Sunflower Mom on a Mission

Kim is the official "Spokesmom" for Just For Me(tm) Texture Softener(tm), the brand new breakthrough in hair care for girls of mixed heritage! Her daughter, is featured on the hair care system package, and you may have even seen her on Barney! Kim's blog will contain her thoughts on being a mom in a multi-ethnic family, health and beauty and self-image and self esteem. And for fun, she will interact with other moms who have "hair care chronicles and horror stories."

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"Parade of Products"


Well, I just finished straightening my daughter's hair! It was the first time that I have straightened it since using the JFM Texture Softener. Just to let you used to take me a good 2 hours to get it straightened. Tonight...a little less than an hour!! She has been after me for the last several nights to straighten it and I have been putting her off because it is usually such a pain! I was totally surprised tonight. It was so much easier and straightened soo much faster. I cannot tell you the difference this product has made on her hair. This is how she looks with her hair straight! It smooths out just the same but alot faster with the same results. I can also get a brush through it while it is dry. That would never of happened before. Way less breakage as well! I am telling you, that sunflower oil WORKS!!! Too bad it isn't sold by the bottle!! :)

Straightening her hair also got me to thinking about all of the other products that we haved used on her hair. You know, on my hair when I was little, my mom used to give me a hot oil treatment when my hair would get dried out. Well, I thought if it would work for me then I should try it on her hair for the dryness. It DID NOT WORK. It made her hair so, so greasy. It also would not wash out. It took about 4 hairwashes to get it back to normal...and no, it did not take the dryness out. It made it even harder to comb out because it also made it gummy. I would try African American products as well and they would do the same thing. They were way too greasy for her hair texture or to thick (if that makes sense). Her hair texture was in class of its own and there was absolutely nothing on the market for her. I really didn't understand it. I figured that there had to be something out there somewhere for kids of dual ethnicity...but I was wrong. My mom and I went to every store, beauty supply store and even beauty salon to try to find something for her hair type but we were out of luck! Thank goodness that she was too young at the time to really worry about her hair. She probably would have been devistated on several of those days!! It was a tragedy. Also very frustrating. Thank goodness we do not have that problem anymore!! We will be JFM users for life!!!

Until next time...
"Sunflower Mom"


At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your daughter looks beautiful. My oldest (Aamiah, 6 yrs old) has very tight curls, they are like very small corkscrews. I am one of those hair people, I try lots of things on my own hair. I too have purchased TONS of products for my daughter and nothing has really helped make it more manageable. Sunday nights are a chore making sure her hair is braided or twisted. I straightened it for my Baby shower (Aiyana was born on 6/22) and she LOVED it! I can't wait to try this product so please keep me posted!! I called Sally's but they had no clue as to what I was talking about.
Thanks for your blogs! Looking forward to the product release.
Fresno, CA
Mom to Aamiah, 6
and Aiyana, 2 mos.

At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful child Kim- she looks amazing on the photo. I'll continue to check back because I love the stories. Can't wait until this product hits the market!


At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Kim, I am the mother of a 4 year old and I was wondering about the "straightening" factor. What is it, what types of products or material do you use to do it, and is it harmful for a 4 year old?
Please let me know because I have a lot of problems with managing my daughter's hair. Thank you for the blog also it is very interesting.


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