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, May 08, 2007

"Questions and Answers"

In the past few weeks, I have had several questions regarding the use of the product and also reapplying the product. This is what I found works for my daughter's specific hair type.

First, when I applied it to my daughter's hair the second time, I applied it to her entire hair (not just the new growth). BUT...I used two whole bottles of the sunflower oil. This is what I did that worked for me: I applied one full bottle of sunflower oil to her hair while it was dry and gently combed out her hair. I then applied the product to her hair per the directions. I do not have to leave the texture softener on her hair long because of her specific hair texture. Again, that is what I found to work for my daughter's hair.

Second, for the one whose results ended up straightening the curls a little more than you would have liked, this is what I have also tried. Do not apply the texture softener on her hair until the tightness of the curls go back to the way you like them. As far as managing her hair in the meantime...I have applied the sunflower oil onto her hair and used it as an oil treatment. It helped with combing out her hair and helping with the breakage. When you use the product again, make sure that you do a tester on a small section of her hair before you use it on the entire head. That way you can judge how long you need to leave the product on the hair to get the results you want. It will not straighten the hair entirely, but it will loosen the curls quite a bit depending how long you leave the produt on. Again, I can only speak for what I have found to work on my daughter's hair and her texture type. I hope this helps you. If you still have questions, I can have our hair specialist blog to let you know what she thinks from a professional stand point! :)

All I know is that when I use this product, it absolutely makes it 10,000 times easier to comb out her hair and helps prevent breakage. My daughter lets me know when it is time to reapply because she starts having a hard time combing out her hair herself!!

Believe me, if I didn't trust the product, I would not use it. With my daughter being in the modeling business...her hair is one of her best assets. It is actually what helps her book jobs so I would never put a product on her hair that I wasn't sure of the outcome.

I hope this helps with some of the questions and concerns. Again, you can visit the Just For Me webite where there is a q&a section as well as an instructional video for applying the product.

Until Next Time,
"Sunflower Mom"

12 Comments:

At 4:59 AM, Anonymous Kathleen said...

Hello Kim,

I posted a question in a previous post that was over looked. Can you please tell me where I can purchase a second bottle of the the sunflower oil that comes with the product? Can I use any sunflower oil? If yes, which one do you recommend? There are several different types out there.

Thank you,
Kathleen

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathleen,

Hiya, I can't speak for Kim, but I will purchase two boxes of the product and use the oil from the second box. I also purchased sunflower oil, but I'm not certain as to whether the sunflower oil in the texture has other ingredients mixed in.

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Thank you Kim for posting these helpful tips. I was having the same questions! I think it is wonderful how you are helping many families and daughters feel better about their hair! It sure has worked for us!

 
At 7:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When my daughter needs to relax her hair when she gets older, how is she going to apply the relaxer to the already texturized hair without damaging it?
Thanks.
N

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

I have a lot to say so please bear with me. I used this product on my hair. I've been natural for 5 yrs and I'm glad I quit relaxing my hair, there's more freedom and more versatility on styles that i could do. Not only that, i feel and look different, everyone loves the natural look. The reason i tried this product was because i wanted to be able to comb my hair with ease-- now i know that natural hair was not design to be combed dry but wet or with a detangler conditioner. Anyways the product was applied to my hair concentrating on the roots and combing through to the ends. when i washed out my hair, my hair was still thick, still frizzy, but with noticeable curls that fell down to my shoulders, not into a fro. I was so excited. As the days went by i noticed that it was easier to straighten my hair and comb. The only thing was that my roots were straight and my ends were curly. It may sound cool but here's the problem... with my ends being curly i can't comb my hair unless i do my no-shampoo method (check out Motowngirl.com), but the roots (being straight now) could not take all the wetness and conditioner the way my natural curls can. So you could imagine i'm at a dilemma. What i'm trying to say is this product does exactly what it says it does, however the company fails to tell you that this is a very weak version of a relaxer. This product has all of the ingredients of a relaxer except the sunflower oil. African-American hair is beautiful without this chemical product (that did began to burn my head). And Mixed-Heritage hair is equally beautiful and exotic. The reason why our hair are so hard to comb is because we're approaching curly, thick hair the same way we approach silky, straight hair and that's our problem. This product may be the answer for those women who do not understand their hair type, but not for those who are trying to sustain their nappturality. Buyer beware because this product is permanent and it is a form of relaxer. The sunflower girl is beautiful with her new hair texture, but she was just as beautiful before, actually i prefer her hair without it cause it looked more voluminized and it was adorable on her. it showed that she did not have to put chemicals in her hair to look beautful. Sunflower mom, all you had to do was put conditioner in her hair and gently comb it out, starting at the ends and working your way to the roots, with a wide tooth comb, rinse it out and apply a leave-in conditioner. Curly hair loves moisture and water is the best and most natural moisturizer. Afterwards, apply a no-frizz serum or cream for curly hair and allow to air-dry. In no time her hair would be gorgeous, frizz-free, and with curls that's full of body. But we live and learn.

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous The Moderator said...

Moderator here. In response to the above comment, I asked our hair care Expert to offer her advice. It seems this blogger hit on a few key concerns several of you have expressed:

"There are a few issues here:

1. The reason your hair did not turn out as planned is because the Texture Softener should not be applied to the roots. Concentrating on the roots is what you would do when applying a relaxer. Not so with the Texture Softener -- there is a completely different application technique involved with this hair care system. I encourage you to visit www.texturesoftener.com to view the step-by-step instructional video.

2. Texture Softener is not meant to change the natural beauty of the hair. Brenna is a beautiful person, and so are you, no matter what her hair is like. In fact, Sunflower Mom has mentioned repeatedly in her blogs that she uses the hair system for MANAGEABILITY. As you mentioned, your hair became easier to comb as a result of using the system. That is exactly the point: making life a little easier.

3. You're correct: the key to maintaining curly hair is moisture. Curly hair follicles restrict the flow of natural oil to the scalp, which causes dryness. The Sunflower Oil Formula in the Texture Softener system is a key component because the hair follicle below the scalp remains the same and therefore requires moisture and oils with use of the Texture Softener.

I hope this helps. If applied the appropriate way, the Texture Softener will surely provide you with results you can smile about."

 
At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Sugargirl said...

Yes, indeed, where in Europe can a mother purchase an extra bottle of the sunflower oil that comes with the kit?

 
At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put the texture softener in my daughers hair about 2 months ago, she had the curly wavy hair. and I combed all her waves out thinking it was not loose enough. will her waves come back once it grows out or has it changed her texture.

 
At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have checked through all the comments and I just did this on my daughters hair last week. She had beautiful tight curls and I think I left the product in too long.. she has long wavy curls now. I like the fact that I can comb thru it but she doesn't like it now. How long does this last, will her curls start coming back?

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger nickdjh said...

When I use the texture softner in my daughter's hair can she later in life get a perm if she wants one? If she needs or wants a straight look will her hair become straight with the texture softner if I blow dry it?

 
At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Sharon Hill said...

I just bought this product for my daughter and I was wondering if the product came in different strengths for example if you buy a relaxer it may come in mild, regular, or super. I was just wondering if they had these because I don't want to put something in my daughters hair that is too strong for her.

 
At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Barbie said...

Hey My name is Gianni and i really want to get my hair texturised last i straightened my hair was two months ago and i was wondering if it only has a little new growth and the ends of still relaxed etc more relaxed by far the new growth can i still put the texture softener in my hair? and will the whole head be curly?

 

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