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."

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

"Not Just For Kids"


I have received numerous comments from adult women who have tried this product and they have nothing but wonderful things to say!! Even though this product is marketed for kids...I feel that it is important for everyone to know that adults can use it too!! :)

It was also brought to my attention that I should also remind people that it is NOT only for bi-racial children. It is for African American children as well!! It is marketed this way on the box, but in this blog, I have really only talked about how it works for my child who of coarse is bi-racial.

Please know that it is for several different types of hair!! :)

I also wanted to share these pictures with you!! My daughter received her own personal JFM doll!! It is actually her!! I thought it was cool! They have the dolls hair styled the way my daughter's is on the JFM Texturizer box!!

In this picture, my daughter's hair is straightened. She actually straightened it all by herself for the first time ever!! :)

Until Next Time,
"Sunflower Mom"


At 1:50 PM, Blogger Just Sarah said...

Your daughter looks beautiful and that doll really looks so much like her!
I was actually coming online to ask about the proline conditioner you referred to a few times in other posts. I looked quickly for it today in the store but gave up because there were so many products and I had no idea what I was looking for! lol Can you tell me what it looks like and if you know which chain stores carry it? Thanks

At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Tera said...

Please tell me if the JFM is gentle enough where it wil not burn my scalp.

At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Teresa said...

I just found your website. This product sounds really good. I am anxious to try it. My daughter is 8 and very into her hair. You're daughter's hair looks great!!!
What hair products do you use on it daily(moisturizer, gel, etc.)?

At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Tera said...

Well I finally became brave enough and tried JFM. I love it! My hair looks really good. My curls are more defined. I have read alot of the differnt comments and stories that you have expreinced and posted. In understanding Afro-americans in their struggles and or past takes a lot of understanding what we have gone through as a people. Our hair is beautiful just the way it is. No, we do not need a chemical to straighten it to look close to white. There are things out there that will help to better manage our natural state. Another phrase is that we need to get away from is the"Good" hair vs. "Bad" hair. If our hair is close to Caucasian does this make it good? I do not think so.There has been an on going struggle with light vs. dark. Good hair vs. Bad Hair since the begining. Black people whether we are multi racial, Afro american, Carribean/Latino, Biracial,Are ALL BEAUTIFUL AND ALL HAVE BEAUTIFUL HAIR. We need to start with our roots from Africa and let our little boys and girls know that their afro-american hair does not "need" to be alterd. And show them "Black" people are beautiful "just" the way they are.
By the way multi, dual or bi racial people are human beings we are not "mixed" for this is a term given to animals ie. dogs that were "mixed" or breeded with other dogs classifing them as mutts.

At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really love this product im not mixed or anything but I have that crazy curly hair and its helped a ton. Your family's so beautiful especially your daughter even though many of us dont comment we still look at your blog and support the product :)

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Kim said...


I am glad you liked the product. I agree with you...all people and their hair are beautiful (both inside and out)!!

We are not out to change hair...just help in managing it. I really never thought about african american's straightening their hair because they wanted to be white. Is this really the case? I honestly never thought of it this way.

Please let me know your thoughts...

Thanks for commenting and I am sooo pleased that the product worked for you!!! :)

"Sunflower Mom"

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Kim said...


Thank you for the comment about my family!! Not to be biased...but I think they are "pretty good-looking" myself!! :) I am glad that you tried the product and that it has helped your hair become more manageable.

Thank you so much for the support!! You don't know how much it means!!

Happy Hair!!
"Sunflower Mom"

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Just Sara and Teresa,

The daily product that I use on her hair is from Proline. It is actually from the men's line. It is pro line comb thru moisturizer. It is in the African American section and it comes in a cylinder bottle with a push lid. There is another comb thru moisturizer that comes in a tube...that isn't the right one!! It is in a solid black bottle. I use it after wetting her hair and then I rub it onto her hair and comb it out. It again just helps keep the curls a little more weighted down.

I love it with the JFM texturizer!!

Let me know if you still can't find it...

I hope this helps,
"Sunflower Mom"

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Kim said...


NO...the product will not burn your scalp!! It is very gentle! :)

It hasn't bothered my daughter's scalp at all.

Thank you,
"Sunflower Mom"

At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Tera said...

Unfortunatly the media sends and have been sending message for along time that Hair that was closer to European was accetable/beautiful This is why 85% of African Americans relax their hair. I am African American and guarantee you that majority of Americans are ridiculed or looked at twice at if they go natural. Sadly but alot of us won't admit it. This is evident as you can tell with the experiences of your daughter and with the experiences that many of African Americans have gone through.

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Boni said...

Hi Sunflower Mom, did your daughters hair become dryer months ater the treatment? I'm a biracial adult woman who sometimes has struggled with keeping my curly hair tame( and down-if you know what I mean) But I have had negative experiences with chemicals in the past. My hair is natural now and I would like something to help stretch my curls out a bit. Please advise.

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous April said...

Hi when i first used this i didnt know if this would work or not i have had a relaxer 15 and full black (mothers black and fathers black)i can wear my hair curly as long as i dry it with a diffuser.When i get ready to blow dry it i know that i put proline wave keeper in my hair out of the ethnic mens hair area it works so well!!!just for the parents with full black kids who dont know if they should use it or not...

At 8:18 AM, Anonymous Thnakful Mom said...

Hi there,

I saw the product in a mag at my hairdresser last week and I can't wait to try the product on my daughter's hair. She is 7 and combing her hair continues to be a painful experience for both of us. I am black, her dad is of mixed black, hispanic, caucasian ancestry. Her hair is very long and very thick. It takes hours to dry after a wash. The first time she slept over at her aunt and her aunt had to wash her hair, her aunt said she got frightened when she saw how much hair my daughter has. We have managed so far by putting her hair into small plaits after each wash usually every two weeks but washing her hair is so stressful it's been stretching out to three weeks. She is also tired of having the same hair style. Her dad has not wanted it straigtened before because he said he didn't want her to think there was anything wrong with her hair and get caught uo in the I have to have straight hair program and everyone I have spoken to has said don't starighten her hair because she'll lose it, but I have to deal with her hair and her tears and I have to do something. So thanks to all of you for your contributions.I just have to wait for my hairdresser to get the product.

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous The Moderator said...

Hi, Thankful Mom! Glad you're exicted. Curious to know which magazine in which you saw the information about the product? Also, you don't have to go to your can visit CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart or your local beauty supply store. Happy Texture Softening!

At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Thankful Mom said...

I actually live in Belize, so I don't have access to the big chain stores like you do. I travel to the US a few times a year so I'll pick up some supplies on my next trip. I havn't seen the texturizer in the stores here but the relaxer is very popular and always stocked. The magazine was a hair mag, I'll find out the name today. They told me to check in today to see if they can do it.

Belize is an extremely multi-cultural place. Many many people are of mixed ancestry so hair like Sunflower Mom's daughter is actually popular. My daughter's hair is more coarse. That brings issues for her at school because at school she is only one of two "black" kids in her class and black kids are a minority in her school. So it's tricky because I need her to be comfortable with her identity. We had one incident at school where she was teased about her "kinky hair" by another girl and she came home in tears. So I had to explain what it meant. She didn't know what kinky meant but she felt it was bad because she was being made fun of. So even now I showed her the pictures from your website she wants her hair straight rather than curly. We'll get there. I understand from the site that she will still be able to get the straight look at times.

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Tricologist said...

Hi Thankful Mom, I visited Belize a couple of years ago with my church group, it was beautiful....and hot. I hate to hear about your daughters experiences. Until you get your Texture Softener, try the Just For Me 2 in 1 Conditioning Detangler. It softens the hair to helps make combing a lot easier. When detangling, comb from the ends first then work your way up...make sure you hold it so that there is limited pressure on the scalp. Also, Just For Me has an Oil Moisturizing Lotion that helps to retain moisture, add sheen and managability. It works great on wet or dry hair. Once you get your Texture Softener, you can continue using the two maintenance products to keep your daughters soft and managble. Send in a before and afer picture!

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Tricologist said...

Hi Boni, just wondering what type of bad experience did you have with chemicals? Inside of the Texture Softener System is a Hair Guide so that you pre analyze your hair. Also, you can do a Strand Test, by applying some of the mixture on a very small section. This will let you know how long you need to leave it on, not to exceed their overall timing. I would suggest the Pre-Testing before you apply it all over to make sure you feel comfortable with your desired results....also, check out the complete video to make sure that you are clear on the applicaiton.... keep us posted.

At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, I love curly hair, my hair's really weird. Like, half is curly an half is straight. Maybe it's because i used to straighten it before using JFM. My hair is also very thick so i want it to get as curly as your daughter's hair but i have no idea what to use in it to get it that curly. Are there particular products that you use in her hair to get it that curly? Or what exactly do you do to her hair?

At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want to get my hair more manageable.To tell you the truth Im a little scared of getting any product in my hair!Im worried that it wont come out how i like it.I would like to know if anyone has any before and after pictures of any users that have kinky hair?Im in the proses of persuading my mom to let me get my hair texturized. So I would really appreciate it if someone would give me some more facts on this product.

At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Mom of Twins said...

I used the JFM Texturizer in my 5 year old twin daughters' hair this weekend and I am SOOOO pleased, I can't say enough!! Before the texturizer, their hair was extremely curly and although when wet it was down almost to their waist, when dry it curled right up to their shoulders. After the texturizer, which I rinsed right after I finished applying it, they now both have beautiful loose curls and their hair stays down past the middle of their backs, almost to their waist! I have washed and combed it 3 times since and didn't get one single "OW!!" I took a before and after pic and BOY what a difference!! They look beautiful! Feel free to email me at if you would like to see the before and after photos.

At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Magsychick said...

Omg...jfm is pretty great...I just used the texture softner anout 2 wks ago...and my hair has been more kinkyness....but the only problem is one side is strighter than the other.....any help here???


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