Gels, Butters, Pomades, Cremes, Puddings, Jellies, Milks, Serums, Conditioners (leave in/rinse out, deep), Shampoos (sulfate/sulfate free/clarifying),Oils, Mousses,

20 Jun

Lions, Tigers and Bears….OH MY! Being a new natural can be a challenge. Trying to find hair products while creating a regimen can be overwhelming and with natural hair companies spreading like  reality stars legs  wild-fire it’s very easy to succumb to product junkism. Take myself for instance, I am a product junkie. Whew, that feels good to admit out loud,  let me try that again. Hi, my name is Barbie and I am a product junkie. My last purchase was about a week ago and it was 3 jars of Ampro Olive Oil Gel. I currently have two online shopping carts full of products and as I am typing this post my finger is twitching. I am fighting to keep it from clicking the other windows and hitting the check out buttons. I am not sure how I became a product junkie.  When my was relaxed I only had one shampoo and one conditioner but since I have gone natural…let’s just say I have more products than my three-inch TWA needs.

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Crazy right? This picture was  taken 2 months ago and my product stash has since increased. While I  figure my ever-increasing stash will lead to some pretty awesome hair and a lot of product reviews I can’t help but wonder if I have  been a little over zealous in finding products for my hair. Should I have kept it simpler?  Is there a way to keep it simple since so much of creating a regimen is trial and error? What about you ladies? Have  you too succumbed to  product junkism or have you kept it simple?

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4 Responses to “Gels, Butters, Pomades, Cremes, Puddings, Jellies, Milks, Serums, Conditioners (leave in/rinse out, deep), Shampoos (sulfate/sulfate free/clarifying),Oils, Mousses,”

  1. Diya G. June 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Don’t feel bad. I was the same way. It will wear off soon because you’re gonna get tired of wasting money on products that don’t work for your hair, and products that are just ok but end up sitting and collecting dust. I hit a wall when I gave away a product and decided that would be the last time. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible and have a small rotation of staples. Then think about other things you could use that money for like a fab pair of shoes, or an expensive and great lipstick! 😉

  2. iambarbiedee June 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Diya G -Thanks for the comment and I do love shoes and lipstick! I figure that my product junkism will lessen once I get a good grasp on what my hair likes and doesn’t like (fingers crossed).

  3. Ashley W. July 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    I just posted a pic of all of my stuff this week and I am putting myself on a no buy challenge until it is gone!

    • iambarbiedee July 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      I just checked your pictures of your stash you have a lot of stuff too! 🙂 I may try a no-buy in a month or so there are a few things I that I consider staples that I need to restock up on.

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