Being eco-friendly is the way to be says this eco-sista
How long have you been eco-friendly? I wasn't really conscious about that in the past, I started to think about the environment when I stop relaxing my hair and actually read the labels for the first time. At that time I realize what I was putting into my body and how that affect everything around me.
Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? It is actually the way to be. If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on a planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. At the end of the day it is actually not that hard, it is just small changes that if each and every one of us do, we can make a huge difference.
What do you like about it? I don't really know how to say it but I feel good about it, you know like when you help someone in need. It's the most amazing feeling in the world knowing that you are doing something, big or small to make the world a better place for you and your children.
Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Yes, I think the biggest challenge is myself, I wasn't raised doing or thinking about the effect of my acts to the planet, so I have to constantly push myself into the right directions and choices. Braking old habits is not an easy task, but if you want and if you know that is the best for you, your body, and the place you live in things just fall into place.
Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Don't get overwhelmed thinking how you are going to save the planet, instead think how you as an individual can make changes to make the place you live a better place. Being eco-friendly is actually easier than you might think. You recycle, you get money back. You use reusable bags, you look super chic, and you don't have all those ugly plastic bags around your house. You shop local for produce, you get better quality yummy fruits and veggies. I can go on and on but I think you get the idea.
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, I do what I can. I know there is a lot to do but to be honest I can't change the world and everyone around me. I can however change and challenge ME. I am lucky to be a social influencer, so in the process of sharing my way of living, hopefully I can at least change one persons mind. That alone is a huge step forward.
You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? LOL, of course you have to ask :) I've been natural for almost 5 years. It takes a lot of work, love, and acceptance. I do not expect my hair to be "perfect" all the time, so I don't have high expectations. I love it when it's tame. What I do to show how much I love my hair? I eat right, exercise regularly, weekly deep treatment, daily moisture and hydration.
Is there anything you like to add? The power to save the planet rests in you.