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."

Saturday, September 02, 2006

"Funny Story"


I just wanted to share a story that one of my collegues at work shared with me the other day. She is a white female who is also married to an African American. She has 3 boys and the other day they were giving their dog, Casper, a bath. The youngest, who is in second grade, was trying to control the dog while they were bathing him but the dog would not listen to him. So the mom yelled for the dog to be still and the dog obeyed her. When this happened, the son made the comment to his brother..."You know why Casper listened to mom? Because she is white and white people stick together!!!" Of coarse, Casper's fur is white so he made the assumption that he is a caucasion dog! So the mom said well, how come you listen to me??? Your not all white? He said...That's why I only listen to you "half" the time!! Get it???? Because he is half!! Isn't that funny?? It is also sad in a way that he is already understanding how this society is for the most part. "White people stick together". A second grader is figuring out how cruel the world can be! It kind of shocked her!

We also started sharing stories about other experiences that we have encountered. These are not so funny. I will share them with you in my next blog!! They are actually quite lengthy. I just wanted to share this short story with you!! I would also like to thank all of you that have commented and have given your prayers and your support for my family. I truly appreciate it. I wish the same blessings to all of you as well. Thank you for all of the wonderful compliments on my daughter too!! I feel that I am very blessed to have such a wonderful, grounded family and kids!! God has been good to me!! :)

PS...I was informed that the product should be in the beauty supply stores now!! It should also be in the other stores real soon!! VERY EXCITING!!!! I actually received a comment from one of the mom's who has used it on her daughter's hair and she as well as her daughter were extremely pleased with the product!! She said that it was the perfect fix for her daughter's hair. She actually tried the product a few days before school started (which I thought was kind of brave because usually you don't try anything drastic right before the first day of school). She said that her daughter was glowing!! She sent pictures and as soon as I am able...I will let you see the wonderful results!!! All I can say is...AMAZING!!!

Until next time...
"Sunflower Mom"


At 7:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this product is the answer to my prayers! It works great! Quick you find that it works best if her hair is wet? When my daughter wakes up in the morning I notice her hair is dry and frizzy.

At 8:12 PM, Blogger Kim said...

I am glad that you are pleased with the product!! I have always had to condition my daughter's hair and have it wet before I comb it out. Especially after sleeping on it. I find that it is best if we wash it at night, I braid it and then in the morning I unbraid it, wet it and style it. I use the pro-line comb thru conditioner on it. That helps weight it down and keeps it from frizzing up. Of coarse, the texturizer has helped tremendously with the frizzing.

I hope this helps!! :)

At 1:16 PM, Blogger leo03713 said...

Hi Kim,

I too am the mother of a biracial child (2 actually). I am black and my husband is white. I also face the trauma of trying to conquer her curls and frizz on a daily basis. I unfortunately have taken to relaxing her hair just to be able to run a comb through it. I do not leave the relaxer in long enough to completely remove her curl (just long enough to alleviate our stress!). My question is this: because the Texture Softener is not a relaxer or a texturizer, can it be used in previously relaxed hair? I would like very much stop relaxing her hair before it does any irreparable damage.
As for the ignorance of others with regard to interracial relationships and biracial children, I too have had my fair (or rather, unfair) share. I've even had to address it with my son who is only 8, when he came home from school with some very not-so nice opinions about black people- until he was reminded that he too was half black and that of course he loves his mom who is black! (keep in mind, my children are a lot lighter complected than I am). I figure it this way, I do not owe anyone an explanation of my life or of my family. I do however, owe it to my children to instill the values that will give them the best sense of self and allow them to grow up secure of themselves in a way so that other people's stupidity will have no effect and leave no scars.


At 7:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my daughters hair doesnt appear to be wavy still could it appear wavy after a few washes? what is proline comb thru?


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