Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom partnered with Influence Central to review the Just For Me Hair Milk line. Although some form of compensation was received, all opinions remain my own. #happyhairtime #5FingerChallenge.

Dear Diary,

My bathroom closet can easily be mistaken for the hair care aisle at almost any drug store. There are rows of shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers and oils. I’ve poured hundreds of dollars into products, in search of one that works well on my daughter’s curly, kinky locks. I haven’t found a line that meets all of my needs, however I discovered a concoction to alleviate dryness, tangling and breakage. Hair styling can be a frustrating process, which sometimes causes Caitlynn to cry. It reminds me of sitting in front of my kitchen stove as a kid and getting my hair hot combed. I’m glad that times have changed and products have advanced.

We recently tested the Just For Me Hair Milk line, which can be found at Walmart. The collection takes detangling and hair washing to the next level by delivering tug-free manageability before, during and after the wash phase. The best part—I can finger comb my daughter’s hair without sparking any tears! The products are also enriched with a blend of natural ingredients, including shea butter, soymilk and honey that seals in moisture, softens hair and prevents breakage that can occur while combing.

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Here are the five steps to achieve moisturized, manageable hair.

Pre-Wash Softening Detangler

I liked that this rich, creamy formula softened and smoothed hair to ease pre-wash detangling and minimize breakage from combing. I could really feel the difference. Caitlynn’s hair didn’t feel dry or brittle.

Sulfate-Free Cleanser

I then used the sulfate-free cleanser to cleanse without stripping her hair of natural oils. This is very important—I never use shampoos containing sulfates. Caitlynn naturally has dry hair, so I must avoid products that make her hair brittle or cause split ends. Caitlynn also has eczema, so some shampoos can irritate her scalp.

Silkening Conditioner

The conditioner contained micro-oils, humectants and proteins, which ensures long-lasting conditioning benefits.

Leave-In Detangler

I loved the leave-in detangler, which made it easier to blow-dry Caitlynn’s hair.

Leave-In Conditioner

While getting her hair braided, we protected her hair and moisturized her scalp with the leave-in conditioner, which was creamy and lightweight. I also applied a mixture of castor and tea tree oils, because her hair is extremely dry.

Hey DFTM–Have you taken the #5FingerChallenge with their kids? Run your hand through your child’s hair to see if it’s manageable and moisturized. 

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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