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2018 Use Up The Stash Challenge

YvetteWithJoy

On break
Acquired or recently purchased:
  • Alikay Naturals Honey & Sage DC (very, VERY good on my hipo hair, except for the bits of herbs)
  • Komaza protein treatment (reup)
  • Komaza scalp treatment
Monday I will try to gift little one's teacher with unused hair products.

Friday I will drive to the women's shelter for the mass donation.
 

uofmpanther

4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density
Gave my sister my Argan oil conditioner. I like it, but she was here and loved it and it's her birthday.

Gave my DD the remainder of my Eco Naturals gel because her cheap gel ran out.
 

YvetteWithJoy

On break
:yay:

I found a women's shelter that IS REQUESTING GENTLY USED AFRICAN AMERICAN HAIR PRODUCTS!

What?!?? I will be dropping the products off at a beauty supply store that works in conjunction with the shelter. Excellent!

Items for donation:
  1. 26 sample packets of all sorts of products (hair show samples)
  2. Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1
  3. Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Reconstructor
  4. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
  5. NaturelleGrow Banana Pre-poo (sample)
  6. Long Aid Naturals Manuka Honey & Coconut Curling Jelly (hair show sample)
  7. Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-in Conditioner (hair show sample) x2
  8. Shea Moisture Professional Baotein Precious Oils Complex
  9. Soultanicals Carrot Shampoo Vitamin Hair Dew
  10. Shea Moisture Strengthen & Grow Leave-in Conditioner (sample)
  11. Soultanicals Fro Despair Vitamin Hair Repair
  12. KeraCare Setting Lotion
  13. Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator (sample)
  14. Soultanicals Sprung Coil Boosting Gelly
  15. ORS 12-n-1 Style Defining Crème Gel (hair show sample)
  16. Silk Elements Thermal Silk Styler
  17. Yes to Carrots Normal to Dry Hair Nourishing Conditioner
  18. Cantu Coconut Curling Cream (hair show sample)
  19. TGIN soap (Passion Fruit)
  20. Carol's Daughter's Rhassoul Clay Conditioner
  21. Carol's Daughter's Rhassoul Clay Shampoo
  22. Alikay Naturals Cowash Me Cleansing Conditioner
  23. V05 Herbal Escapes Conditioner
  24. Shea Moisture Anti-breakage Firm Hold Gel Cream (I like this, but the strong smell bothers some family)
  25. Palmer's Zero Break Reconstructor (hair show gift)
  26. Cantu Extreme Hold Styling Stay Glue
  27. Pantene Curl Defining Conditioner
  28. UR Curly Abyssinian Oil
  29. Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly (hair show sample)
  30. Hollylwood Beauty Macadamian Oil (gift from hair meeting host)
Items for trash (either due to scent, almost empty, undesirable ingredients, or does not perform well on my hair):
  1. Mielle Organics Edge Gel
  2. Jakeala Flaxseed Hair Gel
  3. Pure O.N.E. Beauty Pre-poo Hair Mud Wash -- Red Palm Oil Hibiscus
  4. Coconut Water "Style Setter"
  5. Pantene Defining Curls Styling Custard
 

trclemons

Well-Known Member
Forgive me for I have sinned. I purchased 4 Cream & Coco items during their rebranding sale and I received 1 Annabelle's product as a part of a set:

1. Annabelle's Perfect Blend Coconut Marshmallow Moisturizer
2. Cream & Coco Butter Silk Elixir Transforming Co-Washing Butter
3. Cream & Coco Eucalyptus Lemongrass
4. Cream & Coco Gooseberry Aloe Curl Defining Detangling Pudding
5. Cream & Coco Green Tea Guava Milk
 

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
Used up my mini Eva NYC dry shampoo and replaced it with a mini Batiste dry shampoo. My hair is in crochet braids until after I move in June and I'm using dry shampoo to stop my itching. I probably won't finish anything else up until then either.
 

YvetteWithJoy

On break
:yay:

I found a women's shelter that IS REQUESTING GENTLY USED AFRICAN AMERICAN HAIR PRODUCTS!

What?!?? I will be dropping the products off at a beauty supply store that works in conjunction with the shelter. Excellent!

Items for donation:
  1. 26 sample packets of all sorts of products (hair show samples)
  2. Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1
  3. Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Reconstructor
  4. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
  5. NaturelleGrow Banana Pre-poo (sample)
  6. Long Aid Naturals Manuka Honey & Coconut Curling Jelly (hair show sample)
  7. Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-in Conditioner (hair show sample) x2
  8. Shea Moisture Professional Baotein Precious Oils Complex
  9. Soultanicals Carrot Shampoo Vitamin Hair Dew
  10. Shea Moisture Strengthen & Grow Leave-in Conditioner (sample)
  11. Soultanicals Fro Despair Vitamin Hair Repair
  12. KeraCare Setting Lotion
  13. Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator (sample)
  14. Soultanicals Sprung Coil Boosting Gelly
  15. ORS 12-n-1 Style Defining Crème Gel (hair show sample)
  16. Silk Elements Thermal Silk Styler
  17. Yes to Carrots Normal to Dry Hair Nourishing Conditioner
  18. Cantu Coconut Curling Cream (hair show sample)
  19. TGIN soap (Passion Fruit)
  20. Carol's Daughter's Rhassoul Clay Conditioner
  21. Carol's Daughter's Rhassoul Clay Shampoo
  22. Alikay Naturals Cowash Me Cleansing Conditioner
  23. V05 Herbal Escapes Conditioner
  24. Shea Moisture Anti-breakage Firm Hold Gel Cream (I like this, but the strong smell bothers some family)
  25. Palmer's Zero Break Reconstructor (hair show gift)
  26. Cantu Extreme Hold Styling Stay Glue
  27. Pantene Curl Defining Conditioner
  28. UR Curly Abyssinian Oil
  29. Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly (hair show sample)
  30. Hollylwood Beauty Macadamian Oil (gift from hair meeting host)
Items for trash (either due to scent, almost empty, undesirable ingredients, or does not perform well on my hair):
  1. Mielle Organics Edge Gel
  2. Jakeala Flaxseed Hair Gel
  3. Pure O.N.E. Beauty Pre-poo Hair Mud Wash -- Red Palm Oil Hibiscus
  4. Coconut Water "Style Setter"
  5. Pantene Defining Curls Styling Custard
I made the donation! I summarized the experience here: https://blossomingfitnatural.com/20...ion-and-camille-rose-naturals-10-apiece-haul/
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I am ready to get back into using up my stash. I'm still trying to get my regimen down but now I have some products I really like and am ready to get rid of the rest or to use them up.

2. Which session(s) are you participating in?:
  • 2nd Quarter (April - June)
  • 3rd Quarter (July - September)
  • 4th Quarter (October - December)

3. List the products you plan to use or lose and place them in categories (ex. Shampoos, DCs, Leave-Ins, etc.):

Will update this later after I review my stash.


4. 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):
I usually just put the word - add or delete after an entry and include the date.
I also track the number of products I had when I started vs. current vs. the end count.


5. By the end of the challenge, what is the total number of products you hope to have in your stash?:

I don't wash very often so I won't use up things quickly. I hope to use up at least 5 and give away or trash 5.
 

Napturallypretty1908

Well-Known Member
I finished up two of my Camille Rose products including the gel which I loved for wash and gos. Updating my list because I do have a few new products. Still pretty happy with the amount of items I have.

Shampoos:
- Redken All Soft Shampoo

Conditioners:
- Redken All Soft Conditioner
- Annabelle's perfect Blends Passionfruit Conditioner

Deep Conditioners:
- Mane Choice Egyptian Hair Mask
- Annabelle's Perfect Blends Not Easily Broken Herbal Conditioner

Leave In Conditioners:
- Redken Anti-snap
- Annabelle's Perfect Blends Leave In Conditioner Spray
- Annabelle's Perfect Blends Bamboo Strengthening Spray
- Annabelle's Perfect Blends Passionfruit Moisturizing Leave In Serum( New)

Moisturizers:
- Mielle Organics Honey & Pom. Leave In Conditioner
- Eden BodyWorks Almond Marshmallow Hydration Serum - (New) Not all that moisturizing but I love how it clumps my curls together.

Oils:
- Camille Rose Naturals Cocoa Nibs and Honey Growth Serum (Veg)

Gels/Edge Control:
- Mielle Organics Flexible Hold Edge Gel (2)
- Camille Rose Curl Maker (V)
- Mane Choice 24K Gel

Stylers:
- Qhermet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter (Winter HG) (Vegetarian)
- Mielle Organics Honey & Pom Twisting Soufflé
- Mielle Organics Honey & Pom Curl Smoothie
- Mielle Organics Honey & Pom Curling Custard
-Annabelle's Perfect Blends Passionfruit Curl Creme (New)
- Annabelle's Perfect Blends Passionfruit Curl Glaze (New)
 

Kindheart

Well-Known Member
1. Products used up & purchased in the 1st quarter.

USED UP = 13

Aunt Jackie's In Control DC
Curly Hair Solutions - Sample Shampoo
Eden Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi - Sample Shampoo
Hair Yum Blueberry DC
Honey's Handmade Black Soap, Honey & Avocado Cowash
HydroQuench Coconut Lime Oil
Kreyol Essence Palma Shea Leave In
Naturelle Grow Banana Prepoo Leave In
Sarenzo Twisted Vanilla Creamy Oil
Sasahpure Elixir - Sample Oils (2)
Siamese Twists Milk Leave In
Ynobe Hibiscus & Marshmallow Leave In

PURCHASED = 17

HydroQuench Cocoa Brazilian Coconut Oil
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Cowash
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream DC
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Define Elixir Serum
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Texture Cream
Koils By Nature Detoxifying Mangomint DC
Naturelle Grow Banana Prepoo Leave In
Naturelle Grow Indian Rose Clay Hair Mask DC
Naturelle Grow Marshmallow Root DC
Naturelle Grow Sweet Plaintain Leave In
Shea Moisture JBCO Shampoo
Silk Dreams Chocolate Bliss DC
Silk Dreams Razzberry Coconut Affair DC
Silk Dreams Shea What! Deux DC
Soultanicals Bake Berry Knot Fairy Leave In
Soultanicals Knot Sauce Leave In
Soultanicals Wash & Comb Shampoo

2. List the products you plan to use or lose and place them in categories (ex. Shampoos, DCs, Leave-Ins, etc.):
  • Starting Count (April 1st) = 213 items
  • Used Up (June 2nd) = 6 items
  • Purchased (April 20th) = 5 items
  • Ending Count (June 2nd) = 212 items
DEEP CONDITIONERS (Starting @ 33): Clay (c = 8), Moisturizing (m = 13) & Protein (p = 12)
Alikay Avocado (p)
Aubrey Organics Island Naturals (m)
Aubrey Organics White Camellia (m)
Blue Roze Chai Tea (p)
Brown Butter Beauty Babassu Butter Love (m)
Curls Curl Ecstasy (p)
Every Strand Shea & Coconut Oil (m)
Hairveda Sitrinallah (m)
HydroQuench Go Deep (m)
#HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream (p)
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)
#Koils By Nature Detoxifying Mangomint (c)
#Naturelle Grow Indian Rose Clay Hair Mask (c = 2)
#Naturelle Grow Marshmallow Root (m)
Obia Naturals Babassu (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 Dreams Chocolate Bliss (m)
#Silk Dreams Razzberry Coconut Affair (m)
#Silk Dreams Shea What! Deux (m)
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)

COWASHERS (Starting @ 12): Bottles (b = 8) & Jars (j = 4)
Cream & Coco Marshmallow Fluff (j)
Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea (j)
Honey's Handmade Black Soap, Honey & Avocado (j)
HydroQuench Banana Strawberry (b)
HydroQuench Cocoa Kiss (2-b)
HydroQuench Coconut Lime (b)
HydroQuench Coconut Strawberry (b)
#HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream (b)
My DNA Monoi de Tahiti (j)
Sprouted Curlies Washed Gorgeously (b)
V05 Kiwi Lime (b)

SHAMPOOS (Starting @ 40): Liquid (l = 32), Bars (b = 6), Dry (d = 1) & Creamy (c = 1)
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)
Cozy Moments (c)
Cream of Nature Argan (l)
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 = June 2nd)
Neutrogena Clean - Samples (4-l)
Shea Moisture 10 n 1 (l)
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus (l)
#Shea Moisture JBCO (l)
Shea Terra Organics Moroccan (l)
Soultanicals Honey I Shrank the Frizz (b)
#Soultanicals Wash & Comb (l)
Verbena - Samples (7-l)
V05 2 in 1 (l)
Zero - Samples (5-l)
Zipporah Beauty Sweet Orange (l)

CREAMY LEAVE-INS (Starting @ 23; Purchased @ 2): Thicker (t = 14) & Light (l = 11)
#Annabelle's Coconut Marshmallow (l)
Brown Butter Beauty Sweet Milk (l)
Camille Rose Fresh Curl (t)
Cantu Shea Butter (l)
#Cream & Coco Green Tea Guava (t)
Curly Kinks Satin Roots (t)
Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter (l)
Honey's Handmade Knot In My Fro (t)
Hydratherma Naturals Growth Lotion (t)
HydroQuench Greaseless Moisture (2-l)
Inahsi Naturals Aloe Hibiscus (t)
Kinky Curly Knot Today (t)
KJ Naturals Marshmallow Slip Banana Leaf & Acai (l)
Lawrence Ray Concepts Mega Bounce & Body (l)
Marie Dean Rose Jasmine Amla (t = May 19th)
Mission Condition Arabian Nights (l)
#Naturelle Grow Sweet Plaintain (t)
Shea Moisture JBCO (t)
Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab (l)
Shea Solutions (t)
#Soultanicals Bake Berry Knot Fairy (t)
#Soultanicals Knot Sauce (t)
Wonder Curl Butter Than Love Whipped (t)
Zipporah Beauty Sweet Orange (l)

SEALERS (Starting @ 71; Purchased @ 2): Butter (b = 23), Oil (o = 48) & Pomade (p = 3)
Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal (o)
Alikay Naturals Shea Yogurt - Sample (b)
Ancient Formula Brahmi Amla (o)
Aura Cacia Rosemary Essential (o)
Bekura Citriliuind (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 Sample (0)
#Cream & Coco Butter Silk Elixir (p)
#Cream & Coco Eucalyptus Lemongrass (o)

Cream & Coco Moonflower Shimmer (b)
Curls Blueberry Bliss (o)
Eternally In Amber Styling - Sample (b)
Ginger Essential (o)
Hairitage Hydration Silk 'n Aloe (b = June 2nd)
Hairveda Vatika Frosting (o)
HASK Argan Healing Shine - Sample (o = April 21st)
Honey's Handmade Jojoba & Monoi (b)
Honey's Handmade Whipped Vanilla (b)
Hydratherma Naturals Hair Growth (o)
HydroQuench 5 Day Moisture Twisting (2-b)
#HydroQuench Cocoa Brazilian Coconut (o)
HydroQuench Cocoa Brazilian Twisting Crème (2-b)
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 Hemp Seed Oil - Sample (o = May 29th)
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 = May 18th)
Naturalicious Heavenly Hydration (o)
Nature's Alchemy Lavender Essential (o)
Nature's Alchemy Lemongrass Essential (o)
NJoy Hair Growth (o)
NJoy Pre-Poo (o)
Over The Top Growth Elixir (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 @ 34; Purchased @ 1): Cream (c = 13), Gel (g = 14), Liquid (l = 2), Mousse (m = 2), Serum (sr = 3) & Souffle (sf = 1)
Africa's Best Shea Butter Curls (c)
Chi Heat Protectant (l)
Coco Conscious Re-Define Foaming (g)
Coco Curls Styling - Sample (c)
#Cream & Coco Gooseberry Aloe Pudding (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)
Hawaiian Silky 10 n 1 (c)
HydroQuench Putiful (g)
#HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Texture (c)
#HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Define Elixir (sr)
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)
Softee Protein Styling (g)
Treluxe Hi Definition - Sample (g)
Treluxe Supreme - Sample (c)

3. 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 I found in my current stash (the * will identify the products found if the color changes), and products in purple will denote products that I am targeting to use up for the current quarter. I will also include the dates used, given away, repurposed, purchased or added in parentheses.

4. By the end of the challenge, what is the total number of products you hope to have in your stash? 150. Ultimately, I would like to have 6 products in each category & type.
What a yummy stash you have ! How’s the soultanicals Afro scalp rub?
 
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