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2017 Use Up The Stash Challenge


Old School Member
I finished up the Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss. I bought Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair conditioner.
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Well-Known Member
I bought some Chi Heat Protectant and I finished off Motions Heat Styled Cleanser & Twisted Sista Blow Drying Crème.


Well-Known Member
Session 4 Update

USED UP = 46 items

Blue Roze Chai DC
Blue Roze Coconut Cream Vinegar Rinse
CC's Naturals Lavender & Chamomile Scalp Scrub
Coconut Restore Conditioner
Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Leave In Conditioner (2)
Eden Bodyworks Jojoba DC
Elucence Shampoo
Embrace The Natural You Leave In Conditioner
Giovanni Gel
Hesh Skin Life Ayurvedic Powder
High Beam Blonde Spray
High Beam Black Spray
HydroQuench 5 Day Moisture Shea Butter
HydroQuench Coconut Lime CoWash
HydroQuenchPineapple Coconut Oil
HydroQuenchCoconut Strawberry Lime Oil
HydroQuench Greaseless Moisture
Infusium 23 Leave In Conditioner
Kink Drink Wrapper's Delight
Kiss My Face Big Body Conditioner
KJ Naturals Grow It Oil
KJ Naturals Hemp Seed Oil
Mielle Organics Dew Berry Cowash
Motions Heat Styled Cleanser
NaturAll Dry DC
Naturelle Grow Ginger Peach Leave In Spray
Obia Babassu DC
Ouidad Cleansing Oil
Queens of Curls Rejuvenator Oil
Sashapure Healing Conditioner (2)
Sashapure Shampoo (2)
Silk Fushion Leave In
Smooth Naturals Ultimate Hair Treat Conditioner
Soultanical's Strand Poo Bar
Streaks 'n Tips Golden Blonde Spray
TGIN Shampoo
Thann Conditioner (2)
The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
Tukka Le Moka DC
Twisted Sista Blow Drying Crème
V05 Extra Body Conditioner
Zipporah Beauty Hair & Body Serum

PURCHASED = 25 items
Bella Curls Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner
Chi Heat Protectant
Cream & Coco Black Lavender Edge Honey Oil
Cream & Coco Marshmallow Cowash Fluff
Crème of Nature ACV Clarifying Rinse
Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Leave in Conditioner (2)
Eden Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi DC
Eden Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi Shampoo
Emergencia Split Ends Conditioners
Every Strand Shea & Coconut Oil DC
HASK Argan Oil Healing Shine
HASK Argan Oil Repairing Conditioner
Naturelle Grow Indian Rose Clay Moisturizing Hair Mask Conditioner
OGX Awapuhi Ginger Repairing Conditioner
Thann Aromatherapy Conditioner (2)
Tresemme Anti-Breakage
Sasahpure Elixir Samples (2)
Sashapure Healing Conditioner (2)
Sashapure Healing Shampoo (2)
Silicon Mix Moroccan Argan Oil DC


ENDING COUNT = 249 items


DEEP CONDITIONERS (Starting @ 24; #Purchased @ 9): Clay (c = 6), Moisturizing (m = 12) & Protein (p = 15)
GOALS (Year End = 26; Ultimate = 6 maximum of each type)

Alikay Avocado (p)
Aubrey Organics Island Naturals (m)
Aubrey Organics White Camellia (m)
Aunt Jackie's In Control (m)
#Blue Roze Chai Tea (1 on October 14th; 1-p)
#Brown Butter Beauty Babassu Butter Love (m)
Curls Curl Ecstasy (p)
#Eden Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi (p = October 28th)
#Every Strand Shea & Coconut Oil (m)
Hair Yum Blueberry (p)
Hairveda Sitrinallah (m)
HydroQuench Go Deep (m)
Honey's Handmade Tropical Carrots & Coconut Milk Conditioning Cream (p)
Jakeala Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Honey Thang (c)
Kanechom Chocolate (m)
KJ Natural's Neopolitan (c)
KJ Natural's Strawberry Curls (c)
#NaturAll Dry Hair Mask (m = November 18th)
#Naturelle Grow Indian Rose Clay Hair Mask (c)
Obia Naturals Babassu (1 on October 8th & 1-p)
Over The Top Queen Treatment (p)
Pantene Naturals (m)
Shea Moisture Superfruit (p)
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter (p)
#Silicon Mix Moroccan Argan Oil (p)
Silk Elements Megasilk (m)
#Soultanicals Magical Molasses Deep-Constructor (p)
Soultanicals Master Hair Detox (c)
Soultanicals Pumpkin-Kaolin Detox (c)
Sweet Eddie By Nature Admire (p)
Tukka Le Moka (m = October 8th)

POWDERS (Starting @ 9): Ayurvedic (a= 7), Clay (c= 1) & Other (o= 1)

ULTIMATE GOAL: 1 maximum of each type.
AyurNatural Beauty Amla (a)
AyurNatural Beauty Bhringraj (a)
AyurNatural Beauty Fenugreek (a)
AyurNatural Beauty Kapur Kachri (a)
Aztec Secret Indian Healing (c)
Hesh Brahmi (a)
Hesh Kalpi Tone (a)
Hesh Skin Life (o = December 16th)
Hesh Tulsi (a)

SCALP SCRUBS (Starting @ 5; #Purchased @ 1)
GOALS (Year End = 5; Ultimate = 3 maximum)

CC's Naturals Lavender & Chamomile (December 9th)
CC's Naturals Pink Sugar
CC's Naturals Sugar
J. Monique's Green Apple
J. Monique's Honey Lemon
#Sereniti Pink Champagne Scalp Scrub

COWASHERS (Starting @ 8; #Purchased @ 6): Bottles (b = 9 & Jars (j = 5)
GOALS (Year End = 12; Ultimate = 6 maximum)

#Cream & Coco Marshmallow Fluff (j)
#Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea (j)
Honey's Handmade Black Soap, Honey & Avocado (2-j)
HydroQuench Banana Strawberry (b)
#HydroQuench Cocoa Kiss (2-b)
HydroQuench Coconut Strawberry (b)
#HydroQuench Coconut Lime (1 on October 8th; 1-b)
Mielle Organics Dew Berry (b = November 11th)
My DNA Monoi de Tahiti (j)
Sprouted Curlies Washed Gorgeously (b)
V05 Kiwi Lime (b)

SHAMPOOS (Starting @ 43; #Purchased @ 4): Liquid (l = 39), Bars (b = 7), Dry (d = 1) & Creamy (c = 1)
GOALS (Year End = 40; Ultimate = 2 liquids, 2 bars, 1 dry & 1 creamy maximum)

Bath & Body RainKissed - Samples (2-l)
Bobeam ACV (b)
Bobeam Ayurvedic (b)
Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus (b)
Bobeam J'Rel's Detox (b)
Bobeam Shealoe (b)
#Curly Hair Solutions - Sample (l)
Cozy Moments (c)
Cream of Nature Argan (l)
#Eden Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi - Sample (l)
Elucence Volume (l = October 8th)
Embrace The Natural You - Sample (l)
Giovanni Anti-Dandruff (l)
Herbal Essence Body Envy (d)
Kanechom Gloss (l)
Kenet MD - Samples (2-l)
Kurlee Belle - Sample (l)
Motions Heat Styled - Sample (l = December 31st)
Neutrogena Clean - Samples (4-l)
Ouidad Ultra Nourishing - Sample (l = December 16th)
#Sashapure Healing - Samples (2-l = December 16th)
Shea Moisture 10 n 1 (l)
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus (l)
Shea Terra Organics Moroccan (l)
Soultanicals Honey I Shrank the Frizz (1 on October 8th; 1-b)
TGIN Moisture Rich - Sample (l = October 7th)
Verbena - Samples (7-l)
V05 2 in 1 (l)
Zero - Samples (5-l)
Zipporah Beauty Sweet Orange (l)

RECONSTRUCTORS (Starting @ 2; #Purchased @ 8): Bottles (b = 8); Packets (p = 2)
ULTIMATE GOAL: 6 maximum.

Aphogee 2 Minute (b)
#Coconut Restore (b = December 2nd)
#Emergencia Split Ends (b)
#HASK Argan Oil (b)
Joico K-Pak (b)
#OGX Awapuhi Ginger Repairing Conditioner (b)
#Sashapure Healing Conditioner - Samples (2-p = November 27th)
#Shea Moisture JBCO (b)
#Tresemme Anti-Breakage (b)

RINSE OUT CONDITIONERS (Starting @ 4; #Purchased @ 5; *Added @ 1)
GOALS (Year End = 5; Ultimate = 6 maximum)

#Andalou Naturals Argan Oil & Shea
#Bella Curls Coconut Milk
Kenra Moisturizing
#Kiss My Face Big Body (October 8th)
Redken Body Full
The Body Shop Banana (November 11th)
#Thann Aromatherapy - Samples (1 on December 2nd; 1 on December 9th)
*Trader Joe Nourish Spa
V05 Body (December 24th)

ACVS (Starting @ 5; #Purchased @ 1)
ULTIMATE GOAL: 6 maximum.

Blue Roze Coconut (December 2nd)
Cream & Coco Honeyed Tea
#Crème of Nature Clarifying Rinse
Girl & Hair Clarifying
Koils By Nature Hair Growth
Natural Oasis Fruit, Herb & Flower

LIQUID LEAVE-INS (Starting @ 11): Moisturizing (m = 4) & Protein (p = 7)
GOALS (Year End = 8; Ultimate = 0 of each type)

Annabelle's Coconut Pear Bamboo Strengthening (p)
CC's Naturals Marshmallow & Burdock Mist (m)
Cream of Nature Strength and Shine (p)
Curls & Potions Revitalizing Tea (p)
Infusium 23 - Samples (1 on December 2nd; 1-p)
Keirenae Replenishing (p)
Kinky Kashmere Knotty Refresher (m)
Naturelle Grow Ginger Peach (m = December 16th)
Siamese Twists Bamboo (p)
Soultanicals Wrapper's Delight (m = November 4th)

CREAMY LEAVE-INS (Starting @ 26; *Added @ 1; #Purchased @ 3) Thicker (t = 14) & Light (l = 16)
GOALS (Year End = 24; Ultimate = 6 of each type)

Brown Butter Beauty Sweet Milk (l)
Camille Rose Fresh Curl (t)
Cantu Shea Butter (l)
Curly Kinks Satin Roots (t)
#Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea - Samples (l = 1 on October 14th; 1 on December 2nd)
Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter (l)
*Embrace The Natural You (t = December 24th)
Honey's Handmade Knot In My Fro (t)
Hydratherma Naturals Growth Lotion (t)
HydroQuench Greaseless Moisture (1 on October 28th; 2-l)
Inahsi Naturals Aloe Hibiscus (t)
Kinky Curly Knot Today (t)
KJ Naturals Marshmallow Slip Banana Leaf & Acai (l)
Kreyol Essence Palma Shea (t)
Lawrence Ray Concepts Mega Bounce & Body (l)
Marie Dean Rose Jasmine Amla (t)
Mission Condition Arabian Nights (l)
Shea Moisture JBCO (t)
Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab (l)
#Shea Solutions (t)
Siamese Twists Milk (l)
Smooth Naturals Hair Treat (t = November 27th)
Wonder Curl Butter Than Love Whipped (t)
Ynobe Coconut Moisture (l)
Ynobe Hibiscus & Marshmallow (t)
Zipporah Beauty Sweet Orange (l)
Zipporah Beauty Vanilla Mint (l = October 8th)

SEALERS (Starting @ 69; #Purchased @ 12; *Added @1): Butter (b = 24), Oil (o = 55) & Pomade (p = 2)
GOALS (Year End = 75; Ultimate = 6 butters, 12 oils & 3 pomades maximum)

Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal (o)
Alikay Naturals Shea Yogurt - Sample (b)
Ancient Formula Brahmi Amla (o)
Aura Cacia Rosemary Essential (o)
Bekura Citrus Rind (b)
Bobeam Shea Moisturizer (b)
Butters 'n Bars Coco Mango (b)
Bye Bye Parabens Healing - Sample (o)
Carol's Daughter Hair Balm (p)
Country Life Vitamin A (o)
#Cream & Coco Black Lavender Edge Honey (0)
Cream & Coco Moonflower Shimmer (b)
Curls Blueberry Bliss (o)
#Eternally In Amber Styling - Sample (b)
Ginger Essential (o)
Hairitage Hydration Silk 'n Aloe (b)
Hairveda Vatika Frosting (o)
#HASK Argan Healing Shine - Sample (o)
Honey's Handmade Jojoba & Monoi (b)
Honey's Handmade Whipped Vanilla (b)
Hydratherma Naturals Hair Growth (o)
HydroQuench 5 Day Moisture Twisting (1 on October 8th; 2-b)
#HydroQuench Cocoa Brazilian Twisting Crème (2-b)
HydroQuench Coconut Lime (o)
HydroQuench Coconut Mango (o = October 3rd)
HydroQuench Coconut Pineapple (o = December 2nd)
HydroQuench Coconut Strawberry (o = November 4th)
Inahsi Hair Whip (b)
J. Monique's Peppermint Pre-Poo (o)
#Keirenae Chill (b)
#Keirenae Hair & Scalp Elixir (o)
#Keirenae Natural (b)
Keravada Buttercream Wedding (o)
Keravada Cotton Candy (o)
Keravada Cucumber Melon (o)
Keravada Dreamsickle (o)
Keravada Japan Cherry Blossom (o)
Keravada Oatmeal Milk Alter Ego (o)
Keravada Plumeria Green Tea (o)
Keravada Pumpkin Pie (o)
Keravada Raspberry Vanilla (o)
Keravada Sexy Chocolate (o)
Keravada Warm Vanilla Sugar (o)
KJ Naturals Grow It - Sample (o = December 16th)
KJ Naturals Hemp Seed Oil - Samples (1 on November 17th; 1-o)
KJ Naturals Tingly - Sample (o)
Koils By Nature Heavenly Delight (b)
Kreyol Essence Chocolate HBCO (o)
Kreyol Essence Lemon HBCO (o)
Kreyol Essence Orange HBCO (o)
Kreyol Essence Peppermint HBCO (o)
Mielle Organics Mint Almond (o)
Mission Condition Infused Coconut (o)
Naturalicious Heavenly Hydration (o)
Nature's Alchemy Lavender Essential (o)
Nature's Alchemy Lemongrass Essential (o)
NJoy Hair Growth (o)
NJoy Pre-Poo (o)
*ORS Sheen Spray (o = October 8th)
Over The Top Growth Elixir (o)
Queen of Curls The Rejuvenator (o = December 2nd)
Sarenzo Twisted Vanilla Creamy (o)
#Sasahpure Elixir - Samples (2-o)
She Scent It Kiwi Kiss (b)
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Finishing Elixir (o)
Siamese Twists Light Protein (b)
Siamese Twists Pracaxi Preach ButterCreme (b)
Siamese Twists Vanilla Cream (b)
#Simply Organic EVCO (o)
#Simply Organic JBCO - Sample (o)
Solgar Vitamin E (o)
Sunny Isles JBCO (o)
Sunny Isles Lavender JBCO (o)
Soultanicals Afro Scrub Rub (p)
The Vitamin Shoppe Vitamin B (o)
Tree Naturals Citrus & Vanilla (b)
Zipporah Beauty Avocado Cocoa Moist (b)

STYLERS (Starting @ 35; #Purchased @ 3): Cream (c = 13), Gel (g = 15), Liquid (l = 4), Mousse (m = 2), Serum (sr = 2) & Souffle (sf = 1)
GOALS (Year End = 37; Ultimate = 3 creams, 3 gels, 2 mousses & 2 serums)

Africa's Best Shea Butter Curls (c)
#Chi Heat Protectant (l)
Coco Conscious Re-Define Foaming (g)
Coco Curls Styling - Sample (c)
Curl Botanics Yogurt (c)
Curl Keeper Total Control - Sample (sr)
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper - Sample (sr)
Curly Twirls Custard - Sample (2-g)
Design Essentials Curl Enhancing - Sample (m)
Eco Coconut Styling (g)
Eco Olive Oil Styling (g)
Eco Pink Styling (g)
#Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion (m)
#Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Pudding (sf)
Giovanni Volumizing (g = October 8th)
Hawaiian Silky 10 n 1 (c)
High Beams Black Color (l = October 8th)
High Beams Honey Blonde Color (l = October 8th)
HydroQuench Putiful (g)
Inahsi Curl Defining - Sample (c)
Jessicurl Styling - Sample (l)
Keravada Crème Brulee (c)
Kurlee Belle Kurl Defining - Sample (c)
Lustrasilk (c)
Miss Jessie's Soft Curls - Sample (g)
Mission Condition Pop Lock (g)
ORS Olive Oil Edge Control (g)
Ouidad Curl Quencher - Sample (c)
Ouidad Tress Effects - Sample (g)
Queen of Curls Hair Smoothie (g)
S-curl (c)
Smooth 'n Shine Silk Fusion (c = October 8th)
Softee Protein Styling (g)
Streaks 'n Tips Golden Blond Color (l = October 8th)
Treluxe Hi Definition - Sample (g)
Treluxe Supreme - Sample (c)
Twisted Sista Blow Drying - Sample (c = December 31st)

Explain what system you will use to update your list (i.e., different colors/symbols to denote used/purchased items or items added from your current stash):
Products in red will denote ones that have been used, given away or repurposed, products in #green will denote purchased products (the # will identify purchased products if the color changes), products in *blue will denote products that have been added from my current stash (the * will identify purchased products if the color changes), and products in purple will denote products that I am targeting to use up for the year. I will also include the dates used, given away, repurposed, purchased or added in parentheses.


Old School Member
Session 4 followup:
I had a pj moment and bought another dc, tgin Honey Miracle Repair Mask. I also decided to re-enter the two tubes of Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight to my stash since they haven’t sold on the exchange board and we are blow drying more now.

I used up 6 items and gave away 1.
I bought 5 items (one was a reup) and reclaimed 2.

Moving on to the new thread.

ETA: I just remembered that I bought Jamaican Mango & Lime JBCO Rosemary. Adding that.
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Well-Known Member
Session 4 update/December:
I used up Shescentit Moisture Mist, Shescentit Papaya Hydrate Mask, and CRN Cocoa Nibs/Honey growth serum.
I gave away CRN Revitalizing Leave in conditioner, SSI Sugar Peach conditioner to my boys/hubby, and Silk Elements Hair Mayonnaise.
I trashed a can of Isoplus Holding Spray.

I have six products from 2017 that will be carried over to the 2018 challenge:
CRN Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse
Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm
Shescentit Ginger and Green Tea Cowash
CRN Moisture Milk
Mielle Organics Honey and Ginger styling gel
Wetline Extreme Styling gel

I won't include oils anymore in future challenges. I purchase these oils on a continuous basis throughout the year.


Pineapple Eating Unicorn
I never came back with my 2017 finale

For all of 2017, I finished

Shampoo - 15
Quick Conditioner - 17
Deep Conditioner - 11
Protein Conditioner - 5
Leave-in/moisturizer - 17
Oil - 11
Stylers - 6
Color Care - 10

Total Products Finished - 93