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Old 09-19-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
 
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The meeting will now come to order. I'll be the first to admit I'm a PJ and I'm proud of it! Anyone else?
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
 
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Hi. My name is Sunshine and I'm a PJ. It's been 2 days since my last purchase. I spent $300 in two days on hair products this week.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
 
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I confess, I'm a PJ. Why, when I have pretty much found my HG, do I keep searching for the next best thing? Why do I have about a thousand (slight exageration) hair related web sites saved as my favorites? Why do I keep stalking the boards and trying every new routine that gathers a following (such as the Denman, CV, shikakai threads). When is enough, enough I ask you????!!!!!!
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:19 PM   #4
 
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Yup, count me in. The only thing stopping me from ordering KBB and Chagrin Valley right now is lack of funds. I just got a scholarship from my university and they sent me a check for my fall semester since I'd already paid for it. I'm seriously considering using some of that to feed my addiction...
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
 
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I confess, I'm a PJ. Why, when I have pretty much found my HG, do I keep searching for the next best thing? Why do I have about a thousand (slight exageration) hair related web sites saved as my favorites? Why do I keep stalking the boards and trying every new routine that gathers a following (such as the Denman, CV, shikakai threads). When is enough, enough I ask you????!!!!!!
You're enhancing your current routine, not going on to new and better things! I confess, I ordered three dairy whips last night and those Curls Like Us Cloths today. If you get rid of something, you're allowed to buy something to replace it on the shelf. The other rule is that if you have money in your PayPal account, it doesn't count.
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I confess, I'm a PJ. Why, when I have pretty much found my HG, do I keep searching for the next best thing? Why do I have about a thousand (slight exageration) hair related web sites saved as my favorites? Why do I keep stalking the boards and trying every new routine that gathers a following (such as the Denman, CV, shikakai threads). When is enough, enough I ask you????!!!!!!
You're enhancing your current routine, not going on to new and better things! I confess, I ordered three dairy whips last night and those Curls Like Us Cloths today. If you get rid of something, you're allowed to buy something to replace it on the shelf. The other rule is that if you have money in your PayPal account, it doesn't count.
Thanks, kathymack. I feel justified now. I'm off to search out and buy the latest, greatest, make my curls perfect thing.
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:54 PM   #7
 
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Thanks, kathymack. I feel justified now. I'm off to search out and buy the latest, greatest, make my curls perfect thing.
It's a pleasure to enable you. Maybe it will work for me, too!!! It so nice that our fellow curlies are willing to sacrifice themselves for the group!
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I confess, I'm a PJ. Why, when I have pretty much found my HG, do I keep searching for the next best thing? Why do I have about a thousand (slight exageration) hair related web sites saved as my favorites? Why do I keep stalking the boards and trying every new routine that gathers a following (such as the Denman, CV, shikakai threads). When is enough, enough I ask you????!!!!!!
You're enhancing your current routine, not going on to new and better things! I confess, I ordered three dairy whips last night and those Curls Like Us Cloths today. If you get rid of something, you're allowed to buy something to replace it on the shelf. The other rule is that if you have money in your PayPal account, it doesn't count.
LOL! This is what I tell myself too! I knew that I liked you for a reason. What is a dairy whip? (Not that I need one, whatever it is.)
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LOL! This is what I tell myself too! I knew that I liked you for a reason. What is a dairy whip? (Not that I need one, whatever it is.)
va_candi, are you losing your edge? You could lose your membership in PJs Anonymous! You let a new product discussion slip by you. I've been watching your purchases (confessions) in some of the other threads. So, I know you've been a busy little pj!

Here's the thread, the Curly Girl Florida must have too much time on her hands. She has her eye on everything! I'm interested because I love my Swastik Shikakai shampoo bar and organic soap bars, but haven't gotten past the waxiness, yet. CGF reports no waxiness!

*UPDATE-REC'D FLOWER MOON SOAP ORDER*This could be interesting...Has anyone tried it?
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I confess, I'm a PJ. Why, when I have pretty much found my HG, do I keep searching for the next best thing? Why do I have about a thousand (slight exageration) hair related web sites saved as my favorites? Why do I keep stalking the boards and trying every new routine that gathers a following (such as the Denman, CV, shikakai threads). When is enough, enough I ask you????!!!!!!
You're enhancing your current routine, not going on to new and better things! I confess, I ordered three dairy whips last night and those Curls Like Us Cloths today. If you get rid of something, you're allowed to buy something to replace it on the shelf. The other rule is that if you have money in your PayPal account, it doesn't count.
LOL! This is what I tell myself too! I knew that I liked you for a reason. What is a dairy whip? (Not that I need one, whatever it is.)
http://www.flowermoonsoaps.com/store...=23&image.y=15

Just your friendly neighborhood enabler, stopping by to pay a visit! *lol*

Yes, I'm a PJ - thankfully, I'm a frugal (read: CHEAP) PJ, and for that, DH is grateful. Although I think he's spent more money on boatbuilding books this summer than I have on haircare stuff, so he doesn't have a leg to stand on when I tell him I need something. *rofl*
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:48 PM   #11
 
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I think of myself as a PJ, but I don't think I qualify for PJA due to the conclusions I come to in order not to buy something else.

I think I'm especially a natural products PJ. That's where my real weakness lies. I have enough natural shampoos and conditioners to last me a whole year. Then there's the new addiction to KBB hair oil. And even though I love Nourish and Shine, you know I couldn't stop myself from trying KBB Hair Butter and Cream. I like N & S better, but I think I'll get some more cream for lighter days when I use it up. The PJ in me just won't let go and stick to N & S and Twist and Lock.

I convinced myself that I really don't need to try Jessicurl, using some of the poor reviews as validation.

I've told myself that after I use up my Innersense, I'll stick with Mop-C, since I like it better, but the good reviews and the idea of having a lighter and a heavier curl cream makes me want to keep it in my routine.


I've decided (so I keep telling myself) that unless I can get it myself, I will stay away. That way I keep my online products to maybe just three. So, stop talking about Boots Curl Creme, please!!! I can't resist curl creams. *Lalala, I'm not listening!* Or reading, whatever . . .
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I used to be, the first 2 months of CG. I am now reformed and buy with more discretion.....
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I used to be, the first 2 months of CG. I am now reformed and buy with more discretion.....
Oh, show off, why don't you?!
Not really. I was INSANE the first 2 months....I bought all the hot popular products in rapid fire succession...It wasnt until I entered the 30 PJ rehab pact that I even got a chance to TRY all I had.... ANd in those 30 days 2 things happened: I broke the habit AND I found my HGs.

So I'm happy for now. But I do admit to always keepin my ear to the ground
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:34 PM   #15
 
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Hello my name is DEL2C and I am a PJ. It's been less than a week since my last purchase and I blame Rudee for it..............Luckily it was only $6.99

I am guilty of looking for the next product that will turn my 2C hair into 3A but it never happens..............
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Hello my name is DEL2C and I am a PJ. It's been less than a week since my last purchase and I blame Rudee for it..............Luckily it was only $6.99

I am guilty of looking for the next product that will turn my 2C hair into 3A but it never happens..............
Rudee, eh? Aha! Kicking the habit while enabling those without the willpower!
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Hello my name is DEL2C and I am a PJ. It's been less than a week since my last purchase and I blame Rudee for it..............Luckily it was only $6.99

I am guilty of looking for the next product that will turn my 2C hair into 3A but it never happens..............
Rudee, eh? Aha! Kicking the habit while enabling those without the willpower!
That's it! She's shopping vicariously through others. Shame on you Rudee!!!! (Maybe I should try this; I could save some money.)
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:43 PM   #18
 
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i am a pj but i am somewhat reformed! i just finished my first full size products (whole jessicurl line!) since going cg (march!) and i ordered more (replacements don't make you a pj right?)

i also ordered kccc because so many raved about it and my curly hair twin loves it (RCC) so thats not too bad.

oh and i recently bought a denman but it was an instant hg so that doesn't count either right?!

when i first went cg i bought all kinds of stuff! then i got overwhelmed with all my new prodcuts and couldn't figure out what was working so i had to take a break to try my new products one at a time and that helped kick the pj-ism

but like rudee i do always keep an eye out for my new HG (it will probably be jessicurl since i have to buy it online!)
i just think before i buy now.


man that felt nice to get all that off my chest!
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LOL! This is what I tell myself too! I knew that I liked you for a reason. What is a dairy whip? (Not that I need one, whatever it is.)
va_candi, are you losing your edge? You could lose your membership in PJs Anonymous! You let a new product discussion slip by you. I've been watching your purchases (confessions) in some of the other threads. So, I know you've been a busy little pj!

Here's the thread, the Curly Girl Florida must have too much time on her hands. She has her eye on everything! I'm interested because I love my Swastik Shikakai shampoo bar and organic soap bars, but haven't gotten past the waxiness, yet. CGF reports no waxiness!

*UPDATE-REC'D FLOWER MOON SOAP ORDER*This could be interesting...Has anyone tried it?
LOL! Thanks for getting me caught up. I don't know how I missed that one! Just when I thought I was recovering, I saw a post about another line of natural products in the 4a forum. Now, I'm getting curious...
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I am a PJ! And trying to be CG and being a PJ in Australia has been hard!!!! After weeks of going into shops and not being able to buy any of the pretty bottles I finally cracked and have allowed some cones back!!! The joy of purchasing!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrr so happy....

Am off today to buy something that I think might do the same as LOOB and to visit Aldi to see if they have a generic Biolage here!!!!!!!

And yes within a week of joining here I had a routine that worked well enough to be called HG!!! But that is sooooo boring....

pretty bottles, pretty bottles, pretty bottles.....
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