When Life Gives You Flowers, Put Them In Your Hair!

Being a woman in this day and age requires a lot of internal strength. Women are required to know themselves, know the world and know that beauty is coveted but not required. Since Uncle Funky’s Daughter is part of the booming beauty industry, we often focus on the external entities of beauty, and work to empower women from the outside in. Embracing our natural hair is one of the things that help us exude confidence in who we really are. We’d say blogger, Kayla Janelle would agree. “What do I love about being a woman? Everything,” she said. “We are Read More

Funky Junky Feature: Masterful Mimi

We think everyone has the ability to develop admiration for someone they see on social media. As interactive as social media is these days, its so easy! From time to time, we host campaigns to highlight a few of our favorite curly girls online who tag us in their awesome photos using UFD products. This month’s #FunkyFeature: Mesmerizing Mimi from Atlanta, Georgia! We first introduced the rest of our followers to Mimi during our Holiday Craft Your Curls campaign for which she styled her tresses with UFD products and produced this! Her photos were so stunning, we had to have Read More

Tarchelle Bryant: Hair, and Life Journaling Her Way Through

Most women who decide to go natural either want the feeling of freeness by going with a big chop, like celeb Sanaa Lathan recently shared, or desire for their hair to be healthy and strong without adding extra chemicals. This is the story of many women across the globe and the natural hair movement has no signs of slowing down.  The popularity of online social engagement — frequency of “hair goals” posts down our timelines — has lead to droves of women and children that have decided to embrace their natural textures. Countless hours of watching video tutorials and spending hundreds of Read More

Patience Pays Off

It’s every curly girls’s worst nightmare: waking up in a hotel room the morning of a business meeting, beginning the readying process, and realizing you somehow managed to leave home without your products! In the summer of 2016, this scenario became a real-life dilemma for Tracy, an anthropologist and college professor. In the midst of pouring rainfall, she realized she’d left her Curly Magic back in Baltimore. Tracy was in North Carolina for a conference, and she needed a solution — and fast. Tracy quickly conducted an internet search for the closest available retailer to purchase her Curly Magic, but without a Read More

Mia Waters: A New Sense Of Freedom

Freedom — arguably the most powerful and thought-provoking concept of humanity there is. There are many different forms and levels of freedom, and it lies at the root of the most basic of our motivations. As a young adult, you move out of your parents’ home in pursuit of personal freedom, the ability to establish your own set of rules and not have to adhere to the bidding of someone else. You find a job and work hard to achieve financial freedom, and the ability to spend money on the things that you like to do. You buy a car to have freedom of transportation, Read More

Shimere Williams Sherwood: The Beginning of a Bond

There’s an immediate, almost universally-felt camaraderie among the women of the natural hair community. Seeing another naturalista anywhere in public is an instant jolt of pride for many curly girls; smiles and compliments can turn into fifteen-minute conversations about regimens and products in the blink of an eye. Likewise, it’s more than commonplace for curlfriends to discuss and exchange products between themselves. In the already vast and ever-growing market of natural hair products, word of mouth is the ultimate tool for naturalistas looking to take their look to the next level. So when Shimere Williams Sherwood, a then-transitioning natural was Read More