Cremes vs. Butters: What’s The Difference?

In the world of hair products, and especially within the realm of natural hair, there can be a lot of confusion and misdirection about what type of products one curlfriend needs for her tresses. Finding a brand you like can be a daunting project within itself, let alone choosing between between different products within the same brand — should you get a shampoo, a cleanser or a cowash? If you buy a deep conditioner, do you need a leave-in conditioner as well? Before you can answer any of those questions, the most important piece of information you need to know is your Read More

UFD Partners to Educate Teens on Hair Care Strategies

Every time we step out into the world and interact with the environment around us, we extend our personal reach. We come in contact with people — verbally, nonverbally, directly or indirectly — and have some impact on their day and lives moving forward, based purely on how we treat them in those few seconds or minutes. From smiles and greetings to small gestures of courtesy, our impressions on them have the potential to last much further beyond what we typically imagine. When you look at things from that perspective, it makes the importance of virtues like charity, kindness, and Read More

Kala Garner’s Hair Color Tips for the Summer

Have you ever, or are you currently considering coloring your natural hair? As the seasons change, so do our styles – and coloring your hair can be a great way to spruce up your look, especially for the summertime. Of course, that can be a major decision, and our choice to do so is usually predicated on our ability to answer these questions: Is color safe? Which colors work best on dark natural hair? How do I care for my color-treated curls? Last summer, I got the color-itch. I decided to go brighter and loved it. Well now, the color-itch Read More

Easy Updos For Mothers On-The-Go!

As an educator and mother of three beautiful children, I know all too well how challenging it is to achieve that perfect hairstyle with such a short amount of time with which to work. I simply do not have time in the morning to put together an intricate hairstyle, so I’ve come up with a few quick updos that all mothers can implement within their busy schedules and still look absolutely fabulous! So say goodbye to scarves and hats, because I have the style just for you!   The Ponytail Mohawk The Ponytail Mohawk is a great way to stretch Read More