If you want to be in the “know” of an array of topics regarding organic events, recipes, articles, business and more, and especially if you are in the Tampa Bay Florida area, Go to http://goinggreentampa.com/. This web site is fun, it is very informative, and best of all, it is my favorite color, GREEN!
Some of you may have recalled a few months back when I did an interview with Lisa Custer. She is the creator/owner of http://goinggreentampa.com/. If by chance you missed reading the interview, Lisa is in The Lovelings Roomsection of this blog. Scroll all the way down as she was my very first interview and I am very honored to have her there.
Named a recipient of the 2012 Earth Charter Award, gives you an idea of the quality of this web site.
As a guest writer for GGT, I was recently invited to write up a post on Organic v.s. Conventional hair color. The name of the article is called, Organic Hair Color- What’s the Difference? You can find it easily on the front page of the goinggreentampa.com web site. Basically I give some insight on the differences between the professional hair color lines, in addition to some tips on what to look out for in terms of toxicity. Hope you enjoy this web site as much as I do. And remember…
I am very happy and proud to announce my up and coming e book! Whether you are a cosmetology student, barber, new hairstylist or a veteran in the industry, this book is filled with a plethora of insights on how to be blissfully successful in the magical world of the hair . This book is my contribution to you, and has helped me to shine with pride. It should be ready to launch very soon, so make sure you keep checking into the blog for more details. Whether it’s for you, or you may decide to give it as a gift, please know that it is my honor to share this lifetime of knowledge with you.
The book is called :
Be Here, HAIR with Jules … How to Get both Financially & Spiritually Rich Being a Hairstylist.
Below is a description of the chapters you can look forward to reading. There could be a slight possibility of a subject to change before the actual launch, however this gives you the gist :
“With my deepest gratitude to you for purchasing this book, I will start by introducing myself. My name is Jules. I have been a licensed cosmetologist for close to thirty years. With no regrets, I share with you that much of the time of my career was perceptively spent in a realm of what could be construed as a toxic wasteland. Before you get a complete vision where you may be questioning if you, or I for that matter, have chosen the wrong or right career, allow me to explain myself…”
Why is it so important to buy organic? For me the number one reason is that it helps heal the planet. In addition, it also tastes better and is has more nutrient density, but that’s besides the point. Conventionally grown crops use soil amendments, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides, and all sorts of other toxic and harmful chemicals that pollute us and our environment. Conventional farming also relies heavily on crude oil and natural gas to run equipment and make fertilizers. More oil = More War. If you don’t care about your own health, what about your loved ones or the future inhabitants of this planet. What kind of world will future generations be left with. Every time you buy organic you are voting. You are saying that you care for the earth and want to see it thrive and be alive.
When you buy conventionally you are saying the earth doesn’t matter and you do not mind living in a plastic artificial world where you are forced to wear oxygen masks and strange suits made of synthetic materials to sustain life.
You can make a difference starting now by taking responsibility for your personal impact on the planet and the choices you make. An easy shift you can start out with is to buy organic and buy local when possible. Think of the big picture. Where is this product coming from? How is it produced? Where will it go after being used? Does it decompose? Remember..Less is more. Natural is preferred to synthetic. Be a savvy shopper! GO Green GO Organic! If you have questions regarding where and how to begin with an organic lifestyle, Goinggreentampa.com is a really good source to look into. Especially if you are in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Please don’t let the word “Organic” intimidate you. There are so many ways to live this lifestyle and do it affordably. Remember if you have any questions, Please don’t hesitate to send us an email. We will be happy to get back to you with an answer soon.
Earlier this year, Brazilian Blowout, which is based in North Hollywood, Calif., agreed to pay $600,000 in fees and penalties in a settlement with the California attorney general’s office in which it agreed to warn consumers that its product emits formaldehyde gas. The federal government listed formaldehyde as a carcinogen last year.
This knowledge, once exposed should be a no brainer. However, I have seen so many hair stylists just turn away and bury their heads into the deep dark pit of poison in the name of greed. That may sound harsh, but it’s true. I know, I know, we all have bills to pay and having a high ticket item makes this seemingly easier…but is it, truly, in the long run? I think not. As a matter of fact, I know “not“.
Michael Brady, Brazilian Blowout’s chief executive, said the proposed settlement would be paid by his insurance company and would end an unpleasant episode for his company. “We get to sell the product forever without reformulation,” he said. “In my eyes, that’s the acquittal we’ve been waiting for.”
I guess this means that they “get” to continue poisoning us and our clients as long as they now, after all these years, warn us of the dangers.
“Mr. Brady said his product posed no issues for stylists or consumers as long as it was used correctly in a well-ventilated area.” “HUH?”