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

Rescue Your Curls with UFD at CVS!

With winter right around the corner, your hair is likely to go through some changes — like dryness and breakage. You don’t want either to happen, so it is best to take the proper steps and use the best products to prevent those issues from happening. Here are step-by-step ways to keep your hair moisturized and healthy with UFD! Cleanse! Due to the decrease in temperature, I prefer a mild and gentle co-wash to keep the moisture in my hair, while clarifying your scalp and hair. Bye-Bye Buildup from Uncle Funky’s Daughter works great for this! It also has a 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

7 Tips for Natural Hair Newbies

Hey Funky Junkies! It’s your favorite indecisive, product junky, sometime hair neglector, Nia here and we’re going to be discussing the beginner’s guide to natural hair, and no, this won’t be one of those “How To Successfully Be Natural Because I Was Born with Perfect Hair and Never Experienced Struggle” type of guides. I have actually been through many trials and tribulations with my hair from heat damage, damage from bleach, balding… You name it!  On the flip side, my curls have also seen brighter days! I’ve been able to reach waist length hair, aid my hair back to health Read More

Coarse Hair? Don’t Care! Tips For Our Type 4 Curly Girls!

For several years, natural hair was stereotyped and only thought of as ringlet-like, curly, long hair. But now, we’re in a time where Type 4 hair is getting more recognition. Young girls and women are embracing they’re natural kinky textures and I absolutely love it! Now, one problem that is still occurring is not knowing how to properly care for coarse hair. I’m here to help! Textured hair has a tendency to be drier than other hair types. This means you have to show it a bit more TLC, which brings me to the first tip: Add moisture. First, you will need Read More

MrsHairToday’s Wintertime Hair Tips

“Cold” weather is relative to where you live; our Northern curlfriends have a much different idea about chilly temperatures than Southern sisters like me! But no matter where you live, it’s that time of year where the air is dryer, meaning your hair is dryer. Here are a few brief tips for taking care of your tresses in the cold winter months! Wash Your Hair Less: Do not over wash your hair. Wash your hair less in the winter. Try limiting down the products used in your hair to cause less build-up. You should try to wash your hair 8-10 days after each style. Use Read More