Funky Junky Feature: Tantalizing Tamara

It’s not uncommon we catch you all on social media exercising your rights to be Funky + Fabulous… and it brings us much joy and excitement to our daily work lives here on the inside of Uncle Funky’s Daughter! You keep us going, Funky Junkies! We love to hear all the great things you have to say about not only our products, but your health, your well-being and your progress! We stumbled across this sassy Funky Junky, Tamara, on Instagram one day after her post had us erupting in laughter: Guilty we presume, but we love the effect Curly Magic Read More

Three Tips for Summertime Scalp Health

Temperatures are going up, and the sun is hanging out for longer — summer is here! Between cookouts, graduation parties, vacations, or just days out in the park with your family, your time outside is going to increase significantly. Of course, a major part of this fun is looking (and staying) cute! Many naturalistas use this time to install protective styles for the season, but there are other options as well. Regardless to how you choose to style during the summer, it will be important that you keep your scalp clean and healthy as you expose yourself and your curls to the elements. Read More

Renee’s Corner: Finding Your Holiday Inspiration

In the dictionary, inspiration is defined as “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative”. We’re all creative in some way, and in the natural hair community, finding a new look for your tresses and be stressful for some of us. With the holidays upon us, we are all looking for the extra something to spice up our look. As photos start circulating on Facebook or Instagram this holiday season, we want your curls to be their best! (Can you believe Thanksgiving is knocking on the door already?!) So, we are challenging curlistas everywhere Read More

Michelle Holmes: Sticks and Stones

In a perfect world, people would always be nice to us. They’d always be understanding and accepting of our choices and circumstances, and would never waiver in their support of what we want. But of course, we don’t live in a perfect world. We’re subject to the criticisms and judgement of those around us, be they verbal or nonverbal, intentionally hurtful or simply clumsily worded. Case in point – as naturalistas, many of us can attest to hearing less-than-flattering things during our natural hair journey. It’s one thing when we hear it from co-workers or acquaintances or even strangers; when Read More

Dr. Michelle LeBelle’s Tips for Back-To-School Self-Confidence

Hey Naturalistas! The school year is in full swing, now! You’re likely settling into your classes, and the pace of your schedule is probably fast becoming a challenge. With all of the homework, studying and extracurricular activities you have, looking and feeling your best may become the biggest challenge of all. However, it is important to look and feel your best throughout the school year because it is directly linked to maintaining your confidence. As we know, the high school environment can often take a toll on our self-confidence. Here are some great tips on how to stay confident and Read More

Summer Travel Tips for Naturals

If your summer has been anything like mine, your suitcase has gotten a lot of mileage over the past couple of months. Travelling, either by yourself or with your family, is as much a part of the summer as hundred-degree weather, tasty snowcones, and fireworks in July. Albeit exciting, leaving home to go to new places (or old favorites) definitely comes with a healthy dose of stress – especially for us moms, who tend to bear the responsibility of making sure the kiddos (and even the hubby) are properly packed, in addition to ourselves. That stress level only doubles down Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Detox w/ Sister Scientist

As naturalistas, we put our hair through a lot. Cremes, butters, oils, conditioners – even though these things are designed to help our hair, too much of anything does no good at all. To that point, the ingredients in our products are made to be substantive to the hair cuticle, so it’s important to take time to remove and clarify our scalps. When you feel like your products aren’t working as well as you’re accustomed, or your hair isn’t responding like it used to, it’s probably time to detox! In addition to our products, other stresses like our own mineral Read More