Who Said You Can’t Keep Your Curls After Going Straight?

Naturals can’t wear their hair straight! That’s a common phrase that lingers around the natural hair community but has been proven to be false. Natural hair is versatile, durable and uncategorized.  Twenty three year old blogger, Lexi Marcella began her healthy hair journey in 2011. Her hair is definitely something to lust over! You can now hear about it from Lexi, herself. I began blogging shortly after and have since received many questions about my natural hair — straight and curly. Even after a short time period of growing and caring for my natural hair, I quickly learned that heat styling Read More

How to Confess Your Love to a #CurlCrush

Happy Valentine’s Day! Does anyone else gawk over the styles you scroll past on social media, posted by influencers you love?! So do I! My Curl Crush is Ashley Hall, aka @curlsfothegirls on Instagram. She created a gorgeous holiday hairstyle that was posted on her page back in December… and I am absolutely in love with it! The style that she created was so simple to re-create. It featured a bantu knot on the side and a twist out on the rest of her hair. To top it off, she added gold bobby pins on the side with the bantu 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

Take Part in our #12DaysOfFunk 30K Instagram Giveaway!

Seasons Greetings, Funky Junkies! If you’re anything like I am, you’re currently knee-deep in the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season – that is, travel, Christmas shopping, family time, holiday parties – you name it, I’ve done it! But no matter how busy we get it, we simply cannot afford to neglect the true spirit of this time of year – the spirit of giving! That’s why we at Uncle Funky’s Daughter are very excited to bring back our “12 Days Of Funk” Holiday Giveaway. For the next two weeks, we will be giving away FREE UFD products to our loyal Read More

Zandra Stovall: Loc’d Into Freedom

As many Funky Junkies will certainly attest, the decision to wear our hair in its natural state, or in a protective style is hardly ever just as easy as talking about it. There are a number of factors we must take into account before making the life-changing leap into the natural realm – how will the look alter my overall appearance? Will my family, friends, significant other, employer, etc. accept my new look? It’s a lot to consider, and our concern about the answer to these questions can make a huge difference in the trajectory of our journey. But sometimes, as Read More

Angela Walker’s Do’s & Don’ts of Daddy-Daughter Hairstyling

One of the most underrated and under-discussed facets of fatherhood is that gut-check moment when it comes time for daddy to do his little girl’s hair. This can be a tricky situation all-around – between the clueless papa, the tender-headed baby girl and the disapproving reviews from mama at the end of the day. There might not be a tougher spot that a father could ever be in. But there is hope! For any and all men who want to do better when a little girl is left in your care – whether you’re her dad, her uncle, her godfather Read More

The Great Debate: LCO vs. LOC

In many ways, the life of a naturalista is a full-time job — accompanying the one that actually pays for your monthly beauty care expenses. Much more than just committing to a certain type of maintenance, there’s an extensive amount of research and education involved, all in pursuit of discovering and understanding the unique complexities of your hair. Finding the styles and treatments that work — and maybe most importantly, the ones that don’t — is truly a tall order. The well here runs deep. One of the most critical concepts that some of us tend to struggle with is knowing the Read More