Keeping it Cool and Under Control this Winter

Don’t you love the winter season? The holidays are the time when you can gather together with close friends and family! Can’t you feel the warm fire on those cool nights while sipping hot cocoa? I am now thinking of this year’s first snowfall; it’s so exciting and a beautiful sight to see when it arrives. Unfortunately, there is one downfall when it comes to the colder weather… DRY HAIR! The harsh and cold air can wreak havoc on our natural hair by drying it out, making it brittle and even causing breakage and split ends. It can also irritate Read More

Translating Creativity to Signature Style

We often hear stories about our current customers becoming Funky Junkies on accident! That’s right… On accident. Once they try some of our Good Funky Stuff, they never turn back! For this month’s Funky Junky Feature, we’ll be chatting it up with Kenvi of natruallykenvi.com, who fell in love with one of our products and hasn’t looked back since. Keep reading to find out which one! Because very naturalista has a story, aside from hearing about how awesome our products work for your hair, it greatly inspires us to see and read about your many triumphs in the natural hair Read More

The Ultimate Naturalista Gift Guide

Getting the right gifts for the people I care about during the holidays is something I look forward to every year. I usually gift both beauty and hair care products to my family and friends. This year, I went to Target and was able to get everything I needed to complete my gifting list. Check them out below, and happy shopping! Bahama Mama Nail Polish by Essie (Retail: $8.99) — This nail polish is the perfect deep plum color to wear for the holidays. It goes on easy and dries very quickly for that lady on the go! The City Mini Palette Read More

Renee’s Corner: Thankful for the Funk

It’s cooling down, stores are selling pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and we’re snacking on Halloween candy until we can’t anymore… These are signs it is definitely FALL. This also means 2018 is (unbelievably) about to come to a close. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to think about all the success and growth Uncle Funky’s Daughter has had over the course of this year, but the thing I feel most is GRATITUDE! This month we are starting off a period of thanks (stay tuned to our social media for more details)! My Family— My youngest daughter, Laura, started Read More

Discovering the Magic in Curly Magic!

As a naturalista with (as Uncle Funky’s Daughter would say) “Well Put Together” curls, I’ve found it can be sort of difficult to find a curl definer that works for my type of hair. Women with looser curl patterns sometimes have an easier time finding a gel that defines their ringlets, and I want that same kind of definition for my curls! I’ve found that in UFD’s Curly Magic Curl Stimulator. Curly Magic has so many great qualities and ingredients! I love that it has a short, simple composition that WORKS. One of my favorite ingredients that I look for Read More

7 Tips for Supporting Your Survivor Friend

In my experience as a cancer survivor, I find that many women desire different levels of friendship during their cancer journey. Here are a few tips I can offer you while supporting a friend with breast cancer… All based on what I can say I needed most during those times. JUST BE THERE! We’ve never been a cancer patient before, so we don’t know what to ask of you or exactly what we need, usually not until the very second we need it. We need you! This is the scariest time of our lives. A reliable friend is a great Read More

Underneath It All: Protecting Your Hair With Wigs

Protective styling is something many black women are familiar with. The aim of protective styling is to reduce the amount of manipulation done to our natural hair, be it through styling, coloring or heat application, that can cause damage. Protective styles also serve the purpose of allowing us to experiment with different hairstyles and looks. One minute, you could be rocking braids, the next week you could be rocking a sleek red bob, another minute you could be turning heads in a gorgeous afro curly wig; the space for creativity is as vast as you want it to be! With Read More