Uncle Funky’s Daughter: A World of Curls

Wondering if Uncle Funky’s Daughter products work for your hair? Have you struggled to find products that compliment your hair texture or type? In lieu of our upcoming appearance at the World Natural Hair Show in Atlanta, we wanted to touch base with our funky junkies we may run into and let you know we have a product for each and every one of you! We make it our mission to cater to every curl in the world! Paraben, sulfate and overall junk-free, our product line includes cleansers, conditioners, moisturizers, curl definers and stylers using renewable plant resources of aloe, coconut Read More

The Aesthetics of Being a #BeautyBoss featuring @iknowleee

Life makes many unexpected, tumultuous turns. We sometimes think we are headed straight down a path of success and arrive at new destinations unknown. We strive for normality, but at times our journey allows us to rise to the occasion and become extraordinary. This proves to be true with this month’s #BeautyBoss, Helecia, aka @iknowleee. Helecia, post-university (where she majored in Graphic Design) became a school teacher, and taught fourth, fifth and seventh grade classes over a course of seven years. She also started a blog right after graduation, and, being a side-hustle pro, she also made and sold handmade Read More

IMadameJay’s Spring Vacation Must-Haves

I don’t know about you, but spring break is the time of year that I most look forward to! As we get closer and closer to summer, the warm and breezy, “in-between” weather just makes me a unique kind of happy. This spring, I’ll be visiting the beach and there are definitely some essential items and products that I must have with me on this trip. First and foremost, I’ll need a big stylish tote to carry all of my things in. You always want to make sure you grab a bag that not only fits your style, but one that is roomy 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

Tiffany Lara: Loyal to the Funk

Humans are, by nature, creatures of devotion. Our instincts lead us to find different causes and creeds to lend our dedication and loyalty to – be it our favorite music artist, the church we’ve attended since childhood, or the brand of orange juice we drink every morning with breakfast. While our motivations for that loyalty are usually complex, we tend to act with purpose, no matter how large or small that purpose may be. Tiffany Lara’s very first foray into natural hair maintenance came in 2011, shortly after discovering the Uncle Funky’s Daughter product line. Through education and demonstration of Read More