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I am almost done with my Suave Trop. Coconut. I think I might use the rest to shave my legs, thanks to you wonderful ladies for the idea!

I ended up using the 1 pump aussie and 1 pump V05 yesterday. I really liked how my hair came out. I am coming to the realization that I really don't need much leave in conditioner.

I am also beginning a hair journal where I write how I like my hair everyday and what I used. I don't wash everyday, but it can help me evaluate what products did well over the course of a few days and vice versa. Hopefully, this will be a semi-accurate way to figure what products are worth buying again when it comes to that time.
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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
I will be graying my products out that I use up and rating them with a thumbs up or thumbs down to whether or not I liked them. It'd be a great quick reference!
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I will be graying my products out that I use up and rating them with a thumbs up or thumbs down to whether or not I liked them. It'd be a great quick reference!
Originally Posted by sixelamy
Yes, that would be a great idea! It will be quick and easy to realize whether you liked it or not.
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
I think I will start using up products that I don't have a whole lot left of to start. Since it seems I'm wearing my hair straight more than I am curly, it shouldn't matter too much if they weigh me down or not. Use 'em up!
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
[QUOTE=sixelamy;2257569]
Lol... thanks, I need it! I think you mean Yes to Blueberries? I absolutely love it, it's one of my favorites. But don't let that tempt you
Originally Posted by MeeBee
Haha, oh shucks! For some reason I often mix those two up.

And I'll try not too. I better avoid the natural hair care aisle in Fred Meyer next time I go grocery shopping though.
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xox Marieke // Whisperes

2c (on top) & 3b high density, low porosity, fine, protein craving curls

Pre-poo & sealant: HPO Happy Scalp, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Co-wash: Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner
Protein Treatment & Deep Conditioner: CJ Repair Me!, Spiral Solutions Protein Treatment
Rinse-out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner
Detangler: KCKT
Styling: KCSS, Mop Top Curly Custard
I think I will start using up products that I don't have a whole lot left of to start. Since it seems I'm wearing my hair straight more than I am curly, it shouldn't matter too much if they weigh me down or not. Use 'em up!
Originally Posted by sixelamy
I think that is another great idea and a tip for others. It's pretty much like staring basic to more complex. Or starting small to large.
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
Hey Samantha, is this you on IG?The No Waste Challenge-uploadfromtaptalk1394487865716.jpg

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3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
Haha yes!!!! How'd you find me?!! Lol

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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
Haha yes!!!! How'd you find me?!! Lol

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Originally Posted by Samanthascurlz
Lol! I might follow you, not sure, I'll have to go look again.


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3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
Ok, I believe this is my complete list. I will place a ❌next to each item in done with and a 👎 or 👍 based on its performance for me.


Shampoo:

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem cell shampoo
Desert Essence coconut shampoo
Shea Moisture moisture retention shampoo
Motions neutralizing shampoo
Viviscal shampoo

Conditioner:
👍Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle👍❌
👍Acure Moroccan Argan stem cell conditioner❌
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Organic shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse, citrus
👍Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower conditioner❌
Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower conditioner
GVP conditioning balm
👎Mane n Tail conditioner
Aubry Organics GPB sample size
Tarocco conditioner
👍 Suave Everlasting Sunshine conditioner ❌(I use this on my daughter)
Viviscal conditioner

Treatments/Deep Conditioners:

👍Nature's Nectars deep treatment 👍❌
Aubrey Organics blue green algae conditioning mask
Ion repair solutions reconstructor
Colorful neutral protein filler
Ojon restorative hair treatment

Stylers
(9) Kiss My Face upper management gel
👍Aubrey Organics B5 design gel ❌
Aubrey Organics Mandarin magic jelly
Aubrey Organics sea buckthorn leave in conditioner and curl activator
Frizz Ease Curl reviver mousse
Herbal Essence totally twisted Curl boosting mousse❌
Nature's Nectars moisturize and shine styling creme
Kinky curly curling custard ❌
Lee Stafford argan oil shine spray
One n Only argan oil cream to serum styler❌
Paul Mitchell super sculpt
Shea Moisture smoothie
Shea Moisture soufflé
👎Suncoat styling gel❌
👎Suncoat styling mousse❌
Ecostyler olive oil gel
Queen Helene Curl shaping creme
👎Matrix curling elixer❌
👍As I Am curling jelly❌
L'Oreal eversleek serum
L'Oreal eversleek styling creme❌

Oils/Other:
Home Health castor oil
Jojoba oil
Hemp oil
Heritage Products rose petals rosewater
Phyto phytoaxil fortifying intensive care
Phytospecific revitalizing oil
Phyto 9

Shampoo: 5 Conditioner: 11 Deep Treatments: 5
Stylers: 21(+9) Oils/Others:7



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3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net

Last edited by kurlygurly; 04-30-2014 at 12:40 PM.
I have just recently jumped on the wavy-wagon and have been hoarding new hair products like crazy, trying to find the perfect products for my wavy routine.

Shampoos:
- Avalon Organics Lavender shampoo
- Herbina deep-cleansing/clarifying shampoo (local brand, Im not sure if it even has official name in English)

Conditioners:
- Tresemme Naturals conditioner
- Nature's Gate Pomegranate conditioner
- Stonybrook Botanicals uncented conditioner (ok stuff, contains cones though...)
- Noname lavender conditioner of local pennysaver shop chain (Bought this at random because it was so cheap. To my surprise this is actually really nice stuff and it's cheaper than dirt! No cones, sulfates, silicones or perfume. Very moisturizing.)

Styling products:
- Tresemme Volume & Lift hairspray
- Fourty Reasons hairspray

- Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Curl Defining Gel for wavy to curly (absolutely love this stuff!)
- Matrix Curl Definition hair gel
- Rainbow generic hair gel
- NEW: Kinky Curly Curling Custard

- Cien Volume styling mousse

Other:
- Herbina MarjaSpa heat protecting spray
- Lifehair Oliivi leave-in conditioner spray
- Lifehair Aroma Therapy leave-in conditioner spray (contains cones, great if I want to blowdry hair straight)
- Biozell Argan oil serum (contains helluva lot cones, makes my hair limp and greasy looking, can be used in tiny amounts on the ends before shower if I want to straighten hair afterwards, but this I may have to put in the bin if Im not able to give it away to anyone)
- Gazette of Sweden Crush 6 Pineapple Hair Pack (hair mask)
- NEW Jane Carter Solution curl defining cream

GRAND TOTAL:
5 shampoos, 9 conditioners, 10 styling products, 5 other.

In total 29 jars of stuff!

Im shocked and ashamed of myself. I have come a long way from the point where I was some years ago: The only thing I used in the shower was 1 bar of soap and no styling or blowdrying, nothing. Most likely Im not gonna return to that, but I still could easily cut the amount of products by 70%. If I just wasn't so jumpy with trying to find the perfect products and shoving the so-so stuff into to the dark depths of the storage closet... Guess this is a very common problem wavies and curlies have

Luckily most of the products is gonna be tolerable to use up, but what to do with the silicone-laden stuff? Maybe I should just tolerate the limpness from time to time or straighten my hair on occasion? It'll still take forever to use them up that way though.


UPDATE - used up products:
- Yves Rocher Botanical Hair Care Oat shampoo
- Yves Rocher Botanical Hair Care Oat conditioner x 2
- Rainbow generic uncented styling mousse
- Loreal Silver Shampoo (this was so harsh and horrible I decided to throw it out...)
- Gazette of Sweden XL silver conditioner (also horrible, smelled bad and did nothing to my hair, threw it out)
- Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Therapy shampoo
- Nature's Gate Aloe Vera conditioner
- Mrs. Potter's Aloe Vera conditioner
- XZ Tyrni hairspray
- XZ Tyrni styling spray
- Herbina Sensitive Uncented hairspray
- Wella Shockwaves Natural Definition hair gel
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2A fine wavy hair. Hates silicones, polyquats and too much oil, loves protein and glycerine.

Last edited by hallamaa; 07-13-2014 at 07:35 AM.
I forgot I still had my SM Moisture Retention shampoo. I've been using that as a body wash and had put some peppermint and rosemary essential oils in it. I used that up last night.. YESsss!
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I'm in as well, like every kill the stash thread! As I type this of course I have a few products on the way. I am a huge CJ conditioner fan though and I like to have a few extra on hand, since I use them all the time.

Shampoo/low poo:
-Yes to Cucumbers (hate this, may have to give it away)
-Redken Fresh Curls (love this, will eventually repurchase)

No poo:
-CJ Daily Fix

Leave-in:
-Oyin Hair Dew
-Shea Moisture Styling Milk

Conditioners:
-GVP conditioning balm x2 (like it but way too perfumy)
-CJ Curl Rehab x2
-CJ Smoothing
-CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil
-CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
-CJ Repair Me x2
-Trader Joe's TTT
-SCE Deep Conditioner

Curl enhancers:
-UFD's Curly Magic
-KCCC
-SCE Curl Cream
-SCE FSG
-CJ CCCC
-CJ Curls in a Bottle
-Curly Kinks Coil Jam

Gels:
-BRHG
-CJ Pattern Pusha
-CJ Curl Queen

Hmmm, a little more than I thought! A few I don't ever use, maybe I'll try putting them on the swap board for someone else to use!
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Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

hi samantha! im not too sure how to use this but thank you! i was thinking of using the curl enhancing smoothie by itself After using my deva curl one condition. i havent cowashed since saturday and my hair still looks amazing down and curly with my sm c&b milk and smoothie. the giovanni direct leave in never did this for me but then again i havent used it with the smoothie as a styler. i always use it by itseld since its so thick.
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I'm in as well, like every kill the stash thread! As I type this of course I have a few products on the way. I am a huge CJ conditioner fan though and I like to have a few extra on hand, since I use them all the time.

Shampoo/low poo:
-Yes to Cucumbers (hate this, may have to give it away)
-Redken Fresh Curls (love this, will eventually repurchase)

No poo:
-CJ Daily Fix

Leave-in:
-Oyin Hair Dew
-Shea Moisture Styling Milk

Conditioners:
-GVP conditioning balm x2 (like it but way too perfumy)
-CJ Curl Rehab x2
-CJ Smoothing
-CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil
-CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
-CJ Repair Me x2
-Trader Joe's TTT
-SCE Deep Conditioner

Curl enhancers:
-UFD's Curly Magic
-KCCC
-SCE Curl Cream
-SCE FSG
-CJ CCCC
-CJ Curls in a Bottle
-Curly Kinks Coil Jam

Gels:
-BRHG
-CJ Pattern Pusha
-CJ Curl Queen

Hmmm, a little more than I thought! A few I don't ever use, maybe I'll try putting them on the swap board for someone else to use!
Originally Posted by asianrunner
You have the stash that I want!! No fair lol
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Luckily most of the products is gonna be tolerable to use up, but what to do with the silicone-laden stuff? Maybe I should just tolerate the limpness from time to time or straighten my hair on occasion? It'll still take forever to use them up that way though.
Originally Posted by hallamaa
Do you have low dews? I find silicones to be particularly helpful in low dews. Maybe you can keep them for your winter routine?
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I thought this video by waterlily716 would be helpful on how to use up some products that you might not want in your hair.

How to Use Up (Unwanted) Hair Products - YouTube
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo

You have the stash that I want!! No fair lol
Originally Posted by sixelamy
lol I have the stash you want?? Your list is so long! I don't even want to calculate how much I've spent in trying and retrying various products. I think I purchased KCCC 3x and eventually sold/swapped it before figuring out how to use it correctly haha.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG


You have the stash that I want!! No fair lol
Originally Posted by sixelamy
lol I have the stash you want?? Your list is so long! I don't even want to calculate how much I've spent in trying and retrying various products. I think I purchased KCCC 3x and eventually sold/swapped it before figuring out how to use it correctly haha.
Originally Posted by asianrunner
Haha, my list is so long because I hate my products! I am in love with the CJ products, they are so good. I've been dying to try some of the stylers. I looove me some KCCC. I'm pretty sure I could've bought a house with the amount of money I spend on hair products.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I put myself on a no buy in January and until last week I had done pretty well! I went to Sally's on Friday and got castor oil and apHogee 2 minute reconstructor.

These are all the products in my bathroom:
Shampoos
Organix Coconut Milk

Conditioners
Aussie Moist
Suave Naturals
Herbal Essences
Eden Bodyworks deep conditioner
Aussie 3 minute miracle

Leave-Ins
Mixed Chicks
Cantu leave in
Kinky curly knot today

Gels
2 Ecostyler Argan oil
IC Fantasia

Stylers/Moisturizers
Shea Moisture curl&style milk
Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothie
Beautiful textures moisture butter
Black & beautiful organic hair butter

Oils/Sealants
Raw Shea butter
Coconut oil
Castor oil
Olive oil

Other
Curls curl control paste
Biosilk silk therapy
ApHogee 2 minute reconstructor
Tresemme heat tamer spray
Organix Moroccan Argan oil weightless spray

I've returned a lot of things so my stash could've been wayyyy bigger! I also gave some old Organix shampoo & conditioner to my mom
Started my journey September 8th, 2013
High Density, 4A Curls, Fine-Medium Strands, Normal- Low elasticity, LP- porous
Current Hair-length: APL (straight)
Hair-length Goal: AP length when curly
Still trying to figure out my curly hair needs & regimen
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