Monday, August 5, 2013

  |  No comments  |  

Green Light- Vitta

An eco-sista who likes having a connection with nature and her environment

How long have you been eco-friendly? Probably for about 2 years now. It all started sometime after I went natural, I began not only wanting to make healthier decisions when it came to the health of my hair but also for the health and benefit of my whole body and the environment. I began to use and make my own chemical free products, eat organically, and do small things to help my environment.

Why did you choose to bee eco-friendly? I choose to be eco-friendly because not only is my health and well being important to me but so is the health of our environment. After all, the only way that we can obtain optimal health and assure that everything we are putting in our body is chemical free, is if we be sure to take care of the very place that supply us with our everyday needs and resources.

What do you like about it? The thing I like most is feeling like I have a connection with nature and my environment. I love feeling like even if it's something small, I am doing my part to make sure I am caring for our environment and preserving it for generations to come. I also love feeling like I am taking proper care of my body and living a healthy lifestyle. We only have one life to live and one body to live it in, so it's important to take care of your body and the environment to assure we live a lengthy, prosperous life.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? My biggest challenges which is still a challenge for me is saying no to processed foods. Here in the U.S. we thrive off of processed foods and fast foods that taste good but are ultimately not good for our body or the environment because of how they are manufactured and produced. I am not sure if you all are familiar with GMO's but if not I strongly recommend you do a little research on them and determined for yourself if they are harmful or not to your body and our environment long-term.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Yes, start off small. Change can be quite fearful and overwhelming but sometimes it is a must. I started with the things that I was putting in my hair. Shortly, after I began to change what I was putting in my body, then I started thinking more about my environment so I began recycling, buying more eco-friendly supplies such light bulbs and household cleaners, being more conscious of how long I would run water, or use electricity when not needed. My boyfriend has a habit of falling asleep with the TV on so I set a timer for the TV to cut off to assure it is not running all night while we are asleep.

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? I don't necessarily feel like a green hypocrite but I do feel like I am not doing enough sometimes. It is important not to feel defeated and if you are search for encouragement or inspiration in others who are living the same lifestyle. One person cannot save the environment on his/her own but if we continue to take steps in living eco-friendly we can set the examples for individuals around us, as well as generations to come. Maybe someday living eco-friendly won't be A way of life or living but it will be The way of life to preserve our environment and bodies.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I have been natural now for 3 years. I would have to say that the most significant practices that have maintained the health of my hair are protective styling and the use of organic plants, herbs, and oils to keep it moisturized, strong, shiny, and healthy. I love the affect oils such as avocado, camellia, macadamia nut, jojoba, brahmi have on my kinky, curly tresses. I use Aloe vera gel to help keep my cuticles closed sealing in moisture and maintaining a healthy pH. Ayurveda oils and herbs help me maintain strength as well as promote healthy hair growth and a healthy scalp.

Is there anything you like to add? Sure, if you are transitioning to natural hair or living an eco-friendly lifestyle be sure to do your research and look for inspirations and motivation from others who have or are practicing the same lifestyle you are. It will help you keep going with your journey's and learn a lot along the way. You can also find my healthy hair journey, as well as tips, inspiration, and information on natural hair care, skin care, health, and fitness at my blog Uniquely Curly. Follow me on instagram and twitter @Uniquely Curly. Like us on Facebook and be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Uniquely Curly to keep with the latest natural hair care tips, inspiration, health, and fitness tools. Until next time, stay beautiful.


Post a Comment