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Old 06-26-2007, 01:06 PM   #21
 
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I do the same but emphasize to my DH that many items were obtained through swaps so no actual money exchanged hands. In fact, sometimes money did, but it was from my paypal balance.

You know, as therapy, we should all go thru our stashes and weed out the graveyard items and post them on the swap board. It's been kinda slow over there, and I'm starting to see why.
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My boyfriend knows about my obsession and actually supports it! lol. He doesn't mind when I spend money on hair stuff. Actually if I go a few days without buying anything he'll say something like, "don't you want some things for your hair?". He's a total keeper!
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:23 PM   #23
 
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My husband has never said a thing about my "addiction" because I told him all this was his fault for encouraging me to let my hair go natural which led me to google which led me to nc.com . So, not only does just smile when I buy something (or get something off the swap board), he has now begun helping me weed through all my stuff helping me use up gels . I also told him "going natural" costs money!!

Honestly, he's great about it and never says a word about all the stuff in the closet, the shower or under my sink (we have separate sinks and cabinets, thank goodness!). He only gets the evil eye if he reaches for one of my HG products .
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My SO knows better than to say anything. He has a 4x4 obsession which is considerably more expensive than my hair obsession.
I had two parcels arrive this morning just as the boys were off to school. The oldest asked what it was, I said hair stuff, he said (whilst rolling his eyes) oh, what a surprise. I then found myself trying to justify to a 12 yr old why I needed it! Not good.
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OMG--it is just a nightmare when 2 orders arrive on the same day and DH is home PLUS he walks out to the UPS guy's truck to take the packages from him. Argh!!

At least, now, my UPS guy does not announce who sent the package. I used to hear, "Package from (fill in the blank)" How freakin' embarrassing is that when he says "Jessicurl", "Sephora" "Curls" etc. etc. ha ha!
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:58 PM   #26
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Whie we're venting, does anyone periodically clean out their stash (through swap or otherwise), intent on sticking with ONE routine, only to buy some of the tossed products again? I usually do that when someone on this board says that some given routine is really doing amazing things for them (often CG), so I try again, and buy all the Deva stuff again. And I justify it by thinking of some variation I didn't try the last time. Then I end up tossing out the same pile. I really think there's something wrong with me...
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Whie we're venting, does anyone periodically clean out their stash (through swap or otherwise), intent on sticking with ONE routine, only to buy some of the tossed products again? I usually do that when someone on this board says that some given routine is really doing amazing things for them (often CG), so I try again, and buy all the Deva stuff again. And I justify it by thinking of some variation I didn't try the last time. Then I end up tossing out the same pile. I really think there's something wrong with me...
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I had a date with this new guy, he came to my house to watch a movie. I am getting everything cleaned up beforehand and I look in my cupboard in the bathroom. I was ashamed of all of my crap and I was like "no way can he see all this." I grabbed one of my (many) shopping bags and cleared it all out and into my closet, too funny.

I still buy more though, I just accept it is what I like...it's not like it is cigarettes

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My stash is under the sink, and DH is scared to go down there. Whenever he's looking for something and I tell him it's under the bathroom sink, he gives me this look and says, "You get it!"
This made me laugh. My husband won't get under my sink either! I do clear out things on occasion, but something new comes along, I buy it and there is just more "product buildup" (and I don't mean on my hair!).
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Whie we're venting, does anyone periodically clean out their stash (through swap or otherwise), intent on sticking with ONE routine, only to buy some of the tossed products again? I usually do that when someone on this board says that some given routine is really doing amazing things for them (often CG), so I try again, and buy all the Deva stuff again. And I justify it by thinking of some variation I didn't try the last time. Then I end up tossing out the same pile. I really think there's something wrong with me...
OMGosh csb--I thought I was, yet again, the only one with this problem! Now I keep an empty shoe box and put my "frustrated product inventory" in there. If I go through 2 seasons and still am frustrated, I chuck it. If I know for sure that I hate a product, I will swap it right away--or chuck it right away--or take it back. Whichever works better.
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Whie we're venting, does anyone periodically clean out their stash (through swap or otherwise), intent on sticking with ONE routine, only to buy some of the tossed products again? I usually do that when someone on this board says that some given routine is really doing amazing things for them (often CG), so I try again, and buy all the Deva stuff again. And I justify it by thinking of some variation I didn't try the last time. Then I end up tossing out the same pile. I really think there's something wrong with me...
One routine? That's like one sex position Only product I rejected and now I'm re-evaluating is Devacurl OneC. When I'm on the fence about a product it takes me quite a while to let it go.
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Whie we're venting, does anyone periodically clean out their stash (through swap or otherwise), intent on sticking with ONE routine, only to buy some of the tossed products again? I usually do that when someone on this board says that some given routine is really doing amazing things for them (often CG), so I try again, and buy all the Deva stuff again. And I justify it by thinking of some variation I didn't try the last time. Then I end up tossing out the same pile. I really think there's something wrong with me...
One routine? That's like one sex position Only product I rejected and now I'm re-evaluating is Devacurl OneC. When I'm on the fence about a product it takes me quite a while to let it go.
suburbanbushbabe--you are too funny!!
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:05 AM   #33
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I get your point, Suburbanbushbabe. It's just that my wallet would like it so much more. I did do a massive purge when I realized that there was a preservative in a bunch of products that was causing breakouts for me. I can guarantee I won't re-purchase those. (Though it makes me sad because re:coil was one of them, and there is nothing like re:coil.)
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:00 AM   #34
 
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I love this post!!

My DH no longer says anything at all....as long as he can't see it, he's good! When I first started buying all this stuff, he'd look at me cross-wise and ask how much it was. All I said was, "Do *I* have $3000 worth of bicycles in the kitchen??" Works every time!
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This thread is funny. I only use 2 products in my hair, but for for some reason whenever I need to get more gel my mother always gives me this look and asks "AGAIN?" And then she'll say, "I thought I just saw a bottle of gel there." And I'll reply with, "Yes, I completely finished one bottle but the other one only has a teeny bit left so I only use that for when little sections of my hair decide to fly out. You seriously can't believe I could use that tiny bit in my whole hair"

I think I need to go and buy like at least 5 bottles of gel @ at time and just stash them somewhere so I'll always have some handy and I'll never have to go trough the pain of uh oh I've run out of gel and my hair is a mess and I refuse to go out with my hair looking like this so mom can you please go to the store and buy me some and then have to deal with her wondering why I need gel again so quickly.

Oh the joy of having curly hair. (My mom has straight hair that at times she'll wake up and go out without even doing a thing to her hair and it will look good)
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:58 PM   #36
 
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This thread is funny. I only use 2 products in my hair, but for for some reason whenever I need to get more gel my mother always gives me this look and asks "AGAIN?" And then she'll say, "I thought I just saw a bottle of gel there." And I'll reply with, "Yes, I completely finished one bottle but the other one only has a teeny bit left so I only use that for when little sections of my hair decide to fly out. You seriously can't believe I could use that tiny bit in my whole hair"

I think I need to go and buy like at least 5 bottles of gel @ at time and just stash them somewhere so I'll always have some handy and I'll never have to go trough the pain of uh oh I've run out of gel and my hair is a mess and I refuse to go out with my hair looking like this so mom can you please go to the store and buy me some and then have to deal with her wondering why I need gel again so quickly.

Oh the joy of having curly hair. (My mom has straight hair that at times she'll wake up and go out without even doing a thing to her hair and it will look good)


So funny!

I usually use the excuse of "sale"--on sale, or going on sale, or sale on shipping so I had to STOCK UP! Ha ha. Stock up for freakin' what?? Geez!
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This thread is funny. I only use 2 products in my hair, but for for some reason whenever I need to get more gel my mother always gives me this look and asks "AGAIN?" And then she'll say, "I thought I just saw a bottle of gel there." And I'll reply with, "Yes, I completely finished one bottle but the other one only has a teeny bit left so I only use that for when little sections of my hair decide to fly out. You seriously can't believe I could use that tiny bit in my whole hair"

I think I need to go and buy like at least 5 bottles of gel @ at time and just stash them somewhere so I'll always have some handy and I'll never have to go trough the pain of uh oh I've run out of gel and my hair is a mess and I refuse to go out with my hair looking like this so mom can you please go to the store and buy me some and then have to deal with her wondering why I need gel again so quickly.

Oh the joy of having curly hair. (My mom has straight hair that at times she'll wake up and go out without even doing a thing to her hair and it will look good)


So funny!

I usually use the excuse of "sale"--on sale, or going on sale, or sale on shipping so I had to STOCK UP! Ha ha. Stock up for freakin' what?? Geez!
For the possibility that all the hair care product companies might go out of business on the same day all over the world and all of their products are pulled from the shelves. Thats what for!!
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So right!!!!
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I put my products away before he can see them, and I go through my stash and get rid of my unwanted products as much as possible. I don't want him to see the build up that's forming under there!

I also unpack my Sephora, NC, Jessicurl, boxes as soon as possible - last time my daughter called me out on it! She brings the box to him and is like "look daddy". I was like, AUGH!
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I love this post!!

My DH no longer says anything at all....as long as he can't see it, he's good! When I first started buying all this stuff, he'd look at me cross-wise and ask how much it was. All I said was, "Do *I* have $3000 worth of bicycles in the kitchen??" Works every time!


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