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, February 20, 2008

"The Wonderful World of Technology"

Hello All,

I thought you might be interested in this...We found out not too long ago that someone has/had set up a myspace account under my daughter's name. There were pictures on the site that were definitely taken from her pictures that are on specific websites for modeling and so forth. Apparently, the site was set up when she was only 9!!! We just found out about it not too long ago!! The scarey thing is, is that you can't get in touch with anyone from myspace. You can email problems or report them...but so far...NOTHING!!! I have not heard a word from them!!

There were numerous conversations on her site between whoever set it up (pretending to be her) and older men from who knows where!!! This really scared my daughter. We talked about it...but, it just so happens that this week at our school, it is bully free week. The kids went and watched a cyberbullying video showing how easy it is to find someone on the internet!! Well, that really freaked her out!! She came down so my room bawling!! She was SOOO scared that someone was going to come into our house and steal her.

I feel in my heart that it is someone that knows her. There was actually a letter on the site and they were pretending to be her mother and father saying that they/we allowed her to have the site and to not make fun of her because she was on Barney along with other comments!! CRAZY!!! Numerous mispelled words!!! It is obvious that it was written by a kid but they also knew too much personal information about her. I will keep trying to find out who did it but I just want parents to know how easy it is for someone to take your information and make it their own...even a child's.

What a scarey world we live in now!!

Until Next Time,
"Sunflower Mom"

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Using the Texture Softener"


Just wanted to share this with the last person who commented on thinking they left the product on their child's hair too long. She thinks that she left it on too long and her daughter's curls loosened more than she wanted them too. You really have to be careful and make sure that you read the directions for the time really carefully. What is hard is that you start on one side of the head so the product is left on longer on that side. This actually happened to me!! I took too long to get to the other side of Brenna's hair and it loosened the curl more than the other side.

Don't worry, though. It only took about a week and a half for it to curl back up even with the other side. You also need to make sure that you don't comb through the hair repeatedly. Also, using a bottle of the sunflower oil on the hair before you apply the product really helps with my daughter's hair type. I know, of course, that our kids all have different hair textures. Kids of mixed heritage have ALL types of textures. I have found that this is what works best for Brenna's hair!!

I know that there are many people that feel this product will damage the hair, but, I know for a fact it does not. We are soo happy that Brenna booked this job!! It has truly become a blessing in our household when dealing with hair issues!!! :)

Until Next Time...
"Sunflower Mom"