4 Life Lessons Your Natural Hair Journey Can Teach You

Having natural hair is hard at times. It’s something our world has just recently begun to accept, and is finally starting to celebrate. It is trying, and educating, but can be rewarding in more ways than one. Some would call it a “beautiful struggle.” Our hair teaches us many things we don’t recognize in the moment, and our Funky Junkies are true testaments of some of the growth and support aspects of the natural hair community. Take Dominique, an educator and freelance makeup artist in the Bronx. She has had a natural hair journey of several years, and still keeps Read More

5 Tips for Starting Your Hair Off Rite!

Hey Funky Family! January has been such a revealing and wonderful month, already. Everyone has set resolutions (or protested doing so), but when it comes down to it, we all just want better lives, better health, and better HAIR than 2018. Here are 5 tips for kicking off your year with great hair in 2019. I had to learn from my mistakes so here’s some great tips to keep in mind on your next wash day, and to prevent “bad hair days” to come. 1. Trim Those Ends! The main reason why your twist-outs or other styles aren’t bomb anymore Read More

Renee’s Corner: The Best of 2018

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius 2018 has taught me that. As you all may know, I took over Uncle Funky’s Daughter back in 2014 after relocating to Houston and figuring out I have what it takes to run a successful, thoughtful company. One of my main goals was to launch these awesome products (which I had already been a fan of for years) on a national level because they deserved to be seen. In 2016, UFD launched in Target, and we remain on those shelves today in over Read More

Don’t Forget About YOU This Holiday Season

Tis the Season… It’s the most wonderful time of the year—but also one of the most stressful!  From work and social commitments, to last-minute shopping and over-scheduled travel plans…  To making the list AND checking it twice… Things can get out of hand very quickly and the holiday season can take a toll on your sanity.  ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but more importantly, ’tis the season for Self-Care.  Here are some quick UFD Holiday Hacks so you don’t forget about you during the holidays! Give Yourself Permission – Allow yourself to do whatever it is that you want…even if your “whatever” 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

Ctrl + Alt + Do You!

Style, grace and creativity. These are all things we all wish to have in this day and age, especially with the social media industry becoming a marketing tool for putting ourselves out there and showing off our stuff! This month, we’re featuring one of our fab Funky Junkies who’s doing just that! Krystal, known as @krysstylzs on Instagram, has caught our eyes on multiple occasions. Krystal happens to be a fashion consultant and stylist (a stylish woman’s dream, right?!), and she’s based right here in Houston, Texas! As you all know, we enjoy taking the time to get to know you Read More

Every Curly Girl Has A Story!

The natural hair movement is continuing in full speed, and we are elated to see it! We often receive emails from our Funky Junkies who’ve just come over to the natural side and are happy to help whenever, wherever! In addition to our platforms, natural hair vloggers and influencers are giving us plenty of advice and inspiration. We also enjoy watching them grow alongside our Funky Empire! Thanks to social media, curly girls from all over the world have started platforms that are blooming and expanding  everyday to chat it up with and inspire our curlfriends. Photo curlspiration is one of Read More