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."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

"Positively Texas"


Just an update...My daughter and I appeared on a local television show which aired this morning. We were invited on to discuss the issues of raising multi-ethnic children. Overall, I think the interview went really well. We were able to mention the product on the show!! :) I hope the word gets out even more!!

I am amazed at all of the responses that have been coming in. I know that this product may not work for everyone...but for the has been nothing but positive!! I AM SOO HAPPY!! I also appreciate all of your advice dealing with the "hairy" issues. I have noticed lately, though, that she has been wanting to wear her hair straight and/or down all of the time. The more I thought about it, I think that she is trying to hide her neck. We actually had a long discussion this afternoon about this. It has REALLY affected her more than I thought. We did have a talk about how boys usually say things or will chase and hit you because they like you. They just don't have the social skills yet. That is their way of saying they like teasing you. She finally realized that. She knows that it is what is on the inside that counts but she is VERY sensitive when it comes to her being hairy. We actually made a big decision this weekend and my husband and I let her shave her legs. She wouldn't even wear shorts because of the black hair on her legs. That really helped boost her self esteem. The first thing she said was, "I can wear shorts now!!"

My mom is actually the one who suggested that we let her shave. I really didn't want her to until she was at least 12. I had told her about the teasing at school so they had a discussion about it at her bowling night. My sister-in-law and my mom said that if it would make her feel more confident...then to let her do it. THAT WAS BIG NEWS!!! :) I was trying to remember how old I was when I started to shave. I do not like the fact that she is growing up. It is very depressing!! :(

Oh well...I did want to address one of the comments that I did receive the other day. My daughter had really tight springy soft curls when she was younger. I really thing you should try the product and also use the pro-line comb thru moisturizer. It really helps weight down and tame the hair especially with the texture softener. You have to make sure that you read the time directions. The product will not take out the curls, but it also depends of the results you want. If you want to tame the frizzies and make it easier to manage, as far as combing it out, but still keep it really curly...don't keep it in as long. If you leave the product in longer, it will lengthen the curls and the hair will hang longer. We actually left the product in a little longer the last time we used it (because she had her hair cut on Barney and they chopped it). It helped make her hair hang longer. Also, you might want to try using 2 bottles of the sunflower oil. Use a complete bottle on the hair before you use the product and then mix as the instuctions tell you. We have tried it several ways!! It ALWAYS makes her hair easier to comb and way less breakage.

I hope this helps!!

"Sunflower Mom"