Hello Ladies! I have realized that going natural and using natural hair products can go much further than your hair. I feel that when you make the decision to go natural you find yourself wanting to make everything else natural. Everything from hair to what you eat.
For me it started with going natural and then using natural hair products. With researching and trying new things on my hair, I found natural ways to take care of my skin. For example using black soap which combats my eczema and keeps my face acne free. I also use butters like mango butter and aloe butter on my skin. I have recently started using a natural toothpaste, JASON Sea Fresh, which I was surprised that it wasn't completely awful. My teeth feel just as clean and my breath is just as fresh without the unnecessary junk the other stuff has.
After that came wanting to improve what I eat and begin taking more vitamins to help keep me healthy. Eating more healthy has proven to be a little more challenging because in the beginning I was doing it solely for me, but once my husband and children got on board it became easy. Eating more healthy is a family effort. We eat more fruits, more veggies and a lot less junk and sweets. The major change in my diet is not eating meat. I have never been a big meat eater anyway, but it has still been a little bit challenging. My husband has even agreed to cut back on the meat, so most nights I can make an all vegetarian meal and have no issues!! My little ones are excited about all the different meals and snacks that I make for them, and sweets or treats are now something special, not the norm.
I am proud of the ways that my family and I have been taking better care of ourselves. I am hoping to continue the vegetarian diet and maybe get the children completely on board. My husband on the other hand........well meat is just one thing I can't take away completely, LOL!
What are some of the ways you have gone natural beyond your hair? Maybe you were already natural in other areas and decided go natural with your hair, or maybe it all started with your hair. I would love to hear your ways of being natural :-)