Introducing the 4 Step Sustainable CURLS™ Campaign -- Win a bottle of Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream!




Happy April 1st, everyone: Earth Month has begun! We'll be featuring lots of eco-friendly product reviews and giveaways all month long here at Bonggamom Finds, starting with a giveaway from one of my favorite blogger-friendly (and organic!) haircare companies: CURLS™.

In honor of Earth Month, CURLS™ is launching The 4 Step Sustainable CURLS™ Campaign to help consumers reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing style! Just like their “4 Steps to Frizz Free Curls”, they've come up with 4 steps for haircare consumers to achieve a cleaner, greener environment:

  1. Awareness
  2. Educate
  3. Maintain
  4. Sustain.
Each week over the next 4 weeks we'll be talking about each of these steps -- and there will be giveaways to inspire you every step of the way!

This week we're starting with Step 1: Aware. Thanks to your participation in last week's Curly Survey (You did participate, right? Well, did you?!!), we found out that curlies have at least 7 partially used bottles of product underneath their vanity/sinks and 9 different brands. Yikes! Were you aware of that?! Here are some other facts that CURLS™ wants you to be aware of:


Did You Know.....
* Over 30 tons of waste are produced for every one ton of product that reaches the consumer.

* 98% of those products that do reach the end consumer are thrown away within 6 months.
* It takes around 450 years for a plastic bottle to degrade.

* You absorb up to 60% of any substance applied to your skin, you could absorb up to 4.4 pounds of manmade chemicals through your body every year- that's not healthy.

* For those curly girls still relaxing their hair...Sodium Hydroxide is the strongest type of principal chemical used in some chemical relaxers because it provides the most long lasting and dramatic effects. However, this same sodium hydroxide is found in drain cleaners, which well demonstrates the strength of this chemical.


And now that I've shocked you all with evidence of our wastefulness, here's a chance to win something that won't be sitting unused under your sink!

Win a bottle of Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a full-size bottle (8 oz.) of Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and share a tip for becoming more aware of your own impact on the environment.

For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following, (you can only do each extra entry once; please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):

1) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Networked Blogs (leave a comment with your blog URL).

2) Stumble this post (leave a comment with your StumbleUpon username).

3) Join any of the other giveaways currently running on Bonggamom Finds (leave a comment here with the name of the other giveaway you joined).

4) Tweet this (leave a comment with a link to your tweet):

Win a bottle of Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream from @bonggafinds http://tinyurl.com/y9scfpd #giveaway

Maximum of 5 entries per person. This giveaway ends at midnight PST on April 14, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on April 15 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!



Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.

33 Comments, Leave yours here:

Heather! on April 2, 2010 at 1:09 AM said...

A couple of months ago the water in our area was rationed due to shortages. We became SO aware of how much water we really use every day, and, in some cases, how much we waste every day. As a family we all vowed to make efforts to reduce the amount of water we waste, so no more waiting for the water to turn hot before we use it, no more loooong hot showers, no more letting the water run down the drain while we do dishes. Now we fill the basin of the sink and use all our water much more carefully. It was an eye-opening experience, and I'm grateful for what it taught us.

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! on April 2, 2010 at 1:10 AM said...

I follow BF on Networked Blogs.
(www.idigressblog.blogspot.com)

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! on April 2, 2010 at 1:10 AM said...

I entered the Juicy Rewards giveaway!
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Angela on April 2, 2010 at 10:02 AM said...

We simply forgot to take out our garbage and recycling one week. You realize how much you really throw away after just a couple weeks of build up! I try to be careful to recycle everything we possibly can.
veniceangel@hotmail.com

Angela on April 2, 2010 at 10:13 AM said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ChildrensNook/status/11490461444
veniceangel@hotmail.com

mar on April 11, 2010 at 11:04 AM said...

I see so much trash on the beach that now when I take my morning walks I wear gloves and pick up the trash that I see and dispose it.

LWons@HotMail.com

Stephanie on April 11, 2010 at 1:31 PM said...

When I or the kids see trash on the street instead of walking by we pick it up and make the extra effort to keep our environment safe and clean
tvollowitz at aol dot com

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ on April 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM said...

when im out walking my dog around the block i notice a lot of glass n such - so i carry gloves and a bag to get it outta there!

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ on April 11, 2010 at 2:14 PM said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/lilshuga2001/status/12010153805

Aisling on April 11, 2010 at 3:09 PM said...

We've just become so much more aware of waste and the importance of reusing and recycling. We carry reusable bags to the mall and the Farmers Market as well as the grocery and will be growing more of our own vegetables this year.

slb3334 on April 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM said...

find out how much your community recycles and do as much as you can.

Sharon Harmon said...

Everyone should have to use reusable shopping bags and no more plastic. :)
txgigggles@yahoo.com

cmcathiem02@gmail.com on April 12, 2010 at 5:10 PM said...

I can not believe how many plastic bags I see blowin in the wind. They just seem to multiply.

julis55 on April 12, 2010 at 7:48 PM said...

Buying in bulk helps to reduce packaging waste

Erica on April 13, 2010 at 5:39 AM said...

I started paying attention to all the things that I bought with plastic and hidden plastic. I'm starting to cut them from my life. It's really great not having as much garbage and recycling as I used to have! Waste less, want less!

juxta.umino {at} gmail {dot} com

Anonymous said...

We are more aware of recycling and reusing things and when we go out for walks we pick up trash..it's so important for everyone to do their part.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

susan1215 on April 14, 2010 at 10:45 AM said...

We recycle and I take my own bags when I go shopping

susan1215 on April 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM said...

follow via GFC

Melanie said...

I've been trying to do all my errands in one trip, that way I drive less and use less gas.



clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

h. mcnaron on April 14, 2010 at 6:21 PM said...

I just got a used hybrid car and I love that you can tell exactly how many miles per gallon you are getting. It makes me very aware of my speed, of braking and accelorating slowly, and being more cautious all around. I think more people should try to count their miles per gallon and see how high they can go!

Angela G on April 14, 2010 at 9:36 PM said...

Try to reduce waste as much as possible by recycling and reusing items in creative ways.
ag1414@hotmail.com

Angela G on April 14, 2010 at 9:36 PM said...

I follow on Networked Blogs. angela.gaffke

Angela G on April 14, 2010 at 9:38 PM said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ag1414/status/12205210636

Angela G on April 14, 2010 at 9:40 PM said...

I stumbled - ag1414
ag1414@hotmail.com

Gianna on April 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM said...

I grow my own fruit, veggies and herbs..

purango on April 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM said...

Have an audit done of your home to see if any energy is being wasted. Our utility does this for homes in our area. It saves money as well as saving energy. garrettsambo@aol.com

Lauren @ Hobo Mama on April 15, 2010 at 1:16 AM said...

I am currently watching Food, Inc., and considering becoming a vegetarian again. I'd like to buy more organic food and cook at home with the crockpot a lot. High hopes!

mail {at} HoboMama.com

Lauren @ Hobo Mama on April 15, 2010 at 1:17 AM said...

I follow through Networked Blogs (Lauren Wayne).
www.HoboMama.com

mail {at} HoboMama.com

Lauren @ Hobo Mama on April 15, 2010 at 1:18 AM said...

I Stumbled your post (lintpicker).

mail {at} HoboMama.com

lilyk on April 15, 2010 at 2:57 AM said...

My tip is to volunteer to take part in outdoor cleanup days to see how human activity impacts the environment.

lilyk on April 15, 2010 at 2:58 AM said...

I follow you on Facebook Networked Blogs.

http://www.facebook.com/likwan

lisanne on April 26, 2010 at 3:39 PM said...

We are part of a highway cleaning team.

gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

lisanne on April 26, 2010 at 3:40 PM said...

I entered your juicy giveaway.

gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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