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2018 Use Up The Stash Challenge


Pineapple Eating Unicorn
I recently finished an Alterna Caviar shampoo and conditioner sample set, a full sized Herbal Essences shampoo and some sweet almond oil.

Haven't purchased anything. I may get some more oil soon though.


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My hair has been looking and feeling meh the last two weeks so I purchased 2 new products to hopefully shake it back to normal.

Adding to stash OGX Shea Sof & Smooth Shampoo and OGX Coconut Curls Conditioner.


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Deep conditioners:
•Ichikami revitalizing treatment (1) Used
•Elizavecca Collagen coating protein and ion injection (2) Used
•Maui moisture strength of mask pink jar (1) Used
•Shiseido moisturizing hair mask
•Mielle organics mint deep conditioner (1) Used
•Aphogee reconstructing kit steps 1&2 (1) Melted down a small amount with my Shea Butter to make a strengthening treatment/leave-in. Used the rest for a hard protein treatment.

•Oversoyed reconstructing conditioners (4) Used two
•Noughty co-wash cleanser (1) Used
•Pantene 4 oz conditioner (1) Used
•32 ounces of BTMS conditioner from Etsy (1)
•Shea Moisture 100% EVCO conditioner (1) Used

•Noughty sulfate free shampoo for fine hair(1)Used
•Pantene gold series 4 oz shampoo (1) Used
•Shea Moisture 100% EVCO shampoo (1)

•Oyin Greg juice(2) Used
•Oyin frank juice(2) Used
•Oyin Hair dew (2) Used
•Oyin honey hemp conditioner (2)
All the Oyin products are 4 oz.
•Miele organic white peony spray (1) Used
•Curls Blueberry bliss leave in (3) small bottles Combined all of them into one larger bottle, Used all of them.

Oils and essentials:
•Almond oil (1) Used
•Shea oil (1) combined with coconut oil
•peppermint essential oil (2) Used 1, combined the other with coconut oil
•Citronella oil (1) Used
•rose water extract (2) Used 1
•coconut oil (1) 8 oz tub
•Shea Butter 10 oz tub (1)

•Curls holding pudding (5) packets Used all
•ORS edge control (3) small jars Used all
•S-Curl styling gel (5) packets 1 packet left. Used all of them for braid outs.
•left over moisturizing packets from Pink relaxer kit. I have like 16 of them. Threw away. Tried to use one of them, hair hates that stuff.

Everything that is left:

•Shea Moisture EVCO shampoo (1)
•Shiseido moisture treatment (1)

•BTMS conditioner about 8-10 ounces left
•Oyin honey hemp conditioner (2)
•Oversoyed conditioners (2)

•Coconut oil mixed with peppermint and Shea oil There’s about 4-5 ounces left
• Shea Butter. Maybe 5 ounces left

• S-Curl styling gel (1)

**** I bought 4 more products:

•Shea Moisture JBCO treatment (1)
• Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain strengthening moisturizer (1)
•Cream of Nature Moisture Milk (1)
•Garnier shampoo (green bottle) (1)

Almost done.


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1. Like this post. Done

2. Which session(s) are you participating in?: ALL

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

Shampoos/Cleansers/CoWash: 5 items
-Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse
-CD Rhassoul Clay Sulfate-free shampoo
-Ayurveda Shampoo Bar
-Ayurveda Shampoo Bar
-Ayurveda Shampoo Bar

-Shescentit Ginger and Green Tea Cowash
-KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo

-ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo

-KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioners: 2 items
-CD Rhassoul Clay Enriching Conditioner
-CD Rhassoul Clay Enriching Conditioner
-Pomegranate Pear Quenching Conditioner
-Aphogee Keratin 2 min reconstructor

Deep Conditioners: 3 items
-Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm
-Naturelle Grow Marshmallow Root and Slippery Elm Bark DC
-Naturelle Grow Aloe and Avocado DC
Pomegranate Pear Restorative Hair Mask

-Pomegranate Pear Restorative Hair Mask
-Rhassoul Clay Softening Hair Mask half jar
-Rhassoul Clay Softening Hair Mask

Leave In Conditioners: 3 items
-Shescentit Moisture Mist Leave in conditioner
-Shescentit Moisture Mist Leave in conditioner
-Pomegranate Pear Hydrating Curl Spray
-Pomegranate Pear Hydrating Curl Spray
-Naturelle Grow Soft n Silky Leave in conditioner
-Pomegranate and Honey Leave in conditioner
-Avlon Affirm MoistureRight Leave in detangler

-Aphogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer
-GVP Leave in treatment with Keratin
-CON Argan Oil Strength and Shine Leave in Conditioner

Creams/Moisturizers/Butters: 1 items

-Shescentit Pomegranate Pear Anti-Breakage hair cream
-Shescentit Pomegranate Pear Moisture Milk
-KBB Super Duper Hydrating Hair Cream

-CRN Moisture Milk
-Naturelle Grow Healthy Hair Moisturizing Hair cream
Shescentit Pomegranate Pear Twisting Butter

Styling Aids: 3 items
-Mielle Organics Honey and Ginger Styling gel
-Shescentit Pomegranate Pear Oil in Gel Hair Pudding
-Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey Curling Custard
-Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey Twisting Souffle

-Nairobi Wrapp It Shine Foaming Lotion
-KeraCare Silken Sheen Liquid Sheen
-Design Essentials Formations Finishing Spritz
-Eden Bodyworks Natural Curl Defining Creme

Miscellaneous Products: 5 items
-Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment
-Ayurvedic herb pomade

-Sulfur hair balm with rosemary and tea tree
-Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Pomade to Oil treatment

-Influence Curling Wax
-Influance Therma Seal
-CON ACV Clarifying Rinse

Total: 45 items-18 items -11 items +6 items = 22 items

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 will use different colors

5. I hope to have 18 items or less in my stash by the end of the year.

Quarter 2 update: I know I'm really late. I got rid of 11 items and purchased 6 items in Quarter 2.

I gave away 5 items:
CRN Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse, Sally's GVP Leave in Treatment w/Keratin, Mielle Organics Twisting Souffle, Mielle Organics Curling Custard, and Mielle Organics Pomegranate leave in conditioner.

I tossed a very old bottle of SSI Green Tea and Ginseng CoWash

I used up 5 items: SSI Pomegranate Pear Hydrating Curl Spray, SSI Anti-Breakage Hair Cream, Mielle Organics Pomade to Oil Treatment, CD Rhassoul Clay enriching conditioner, SSI Moisture Mist.

I purchased 6 items in Quarter 2: CON leave in conditioner, CON ACV Clarifying Rinse, KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo, EdenBodyWorks Curl Defining Creme, Influence Therma Seal, Influence Curling Wax.

Stash is at 22 items.


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My hair is back on track after adding the OGX products to my stash. So far this month I used up Mielle Organics Honey & Pom. Leave In Conditioner and tossed the Annabelle's products that just haven't been working for my hair: Passionfruit Moisturizing Leave In Serum, Passionfruit Curl Creme and Passionfruit Curl Glaze. I usually love her products but these weren't for me. Below is my updated stash, compared to the product junkie I was back in 2016, this is so much progress.

- Redken All Soft Shampoo
- Obia Coconut and Shea Shampoo Bar
- OGX Shea Sof & Smooth Shampoo

- Redken All Soft Conditioner (using as deep conditioner)
- Annabelle's perfect Blends Passionfruit Conditioner
- OGX Coconut Curls Conditioner

Leave In Conditioners:
- Redken Anti-snap
- Annabelle's Perfect Blends Bamboo Strengthening Spray
- Kinky Curly Knot Today

Gels/Edge Control:
- Mielle Organics Flexible Hold Edge Gel (2)
- Mane Choice 24K Gel
- Kinky Curly Curling Custard

- Qhermet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter (Winter HG) (Vegetarian)


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Well, I went to the Tom Joyner Family Reunion and picked up 10 samples:

1. African Pride Olive Miracle DC (3)
2. African Pride Moisture Miracle Curling Cream (2)
3. African Pride Moisture Miracle Shampoo (1)
4. Aunt Jackie's Curl La La (1)
5. Aunt Jackie's Purify Me Co-Wash (1)
6. Aunt Jackie's Knot on My Watch Detangler (1)
7. Aunt Jackie's Fix My Hair DC (1)


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I finished 5 products today:

1. Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls Gel
2. HydroQuench Brazilian Cocoa Kisses Coconut Oil
3. Aunt Jackie's Purify Me CoWash Cleanser
4. Aunt Jackie's Fix My Hair DC
5. Honey's Handmade Coconut Cream Infused Carrot & Vanilla CoWash


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I haven't been very consistent with this challenge. However, I am ready to eliminate as many things as possible. I have really been able to narrow down what works this year. And I want to really use those things consistently to see how well they work. Two or three weeks ago I separated my elimination pile from my other items so I can clearly see what is left.

Since then I have thrown out the S-Curl because it was doing absolutely nothing for my hair. I have relegated the Camille Rose Ginger Rinse to a hand cleanser. I am going to use the whipped shea butter my friend gave me as a body butter. I have 1 or 2 more uses of the Mane Choice Type 4 leave-in. I like her other spray moisturizer better. But I may try Sta Sof Fro again and try diluting it.

I have a box of things on the floor that I think I will take to one of the local centers. I will through through it today to see what I can give away.

I will wash this weekend and see what else I can use up and give away.


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For the next 4 weeks I'm going to try to be consistent with my wash day products. On my list are
Mane Choice Type 4 Shampoo. I won't use all of this up in 4 weeks.
1. Mane Choice Type 4 Deep Conditioner.
2. Kerastase Moisture Masks
3. Carol's Daughter Honey Mimosa Pomade
4. Mane Choice 24K Egyptian Gel.
5. Mane Choice Growth Oil
6. Mane Choice Leave-In Spray

I will see what I can use up by October 13th.


4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density
I am giving the rest of my Mielle Organics Honey Pomegranate products to my sister. They flke so bad on my hair that I just can't. I'm also returning the Curls Blurberry Whipped Cream. This just didn't do anything to my hair.