• Forum Upgraded: https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/recent-forum-upgrade.849851/

2018 Use Up The Stash Challenge

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
After I dye my hair some time this weekend, I'll put up my session 4 tally as well as my year end totals.
 

JJamiah

Well-Known Member
Happy New Year everyone. I haven't been on but I have used up a lot of my stash (about 75%). I have four boys who run through my product like crazy. I am always giving them the eye but.. I had way too much stuff.
 

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
Session 3 Update/Finale

Used up
Shampoo - 4
Conditioner - 6
Deep Conditioner - 3
Protein treatment - 1
Leave-In - 6
Oil - 2
Styling - 5
Color Care - 1

Total - 28

Brought In
Shampoo - 1
Conditioner - 2
Deep Conditioner - 0
Leave-In - 3
Oil - 0
Styling - 2
Color Care -2

Total - 10


Current Inventory (As of 9/29/18)
Shampoo

Mizani Moistufusion Milk Bath
Cream of Nature Pure-Licious Co Wash
Eva NYC Clean It Up Shampoo
V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Shampoo

Quick Conditioner/Co Wash Conditioner (14)
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
Herbal Essences The Sleeker The Butter Conditioner
Mizani Moisturfusion Conditioner
Herbal Essences Breaks Over Conditioner
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Conditioner
The Mane Choice Easy On The Curls Detangling Conditioner
The Mane Choice Easy On The Curls Detangling Conditioner
Redken High Shine Gel Conditioner
The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Deep Hydration Conditioner
Paul Mitchell The Detangler
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Conditioner

Deep Conditioner (8)
Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk Treatment
Mizani Moisturfusion Silk Cream Conditioner
Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
Cream of Nature Moisturizing Milk Masque
Redken pH Bonder Post-Service Perfector
TIGI Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask
Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer
Naturally Silk Elements Deep Nourishing Conditioner

Protein Treatment (3)
Ion Absolute Perfection Booster
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor
Ion Color Solutions Bond Repair Therapy Masque

Leave - In (4)
OGx Shea Soft & Smooth Creamy Hair Butter
Cream of Nature Pure Honey Knot Away Leave-In Detangler
Cream of Nature Argan Oil Curl Activator Creme
Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl and Styling Milk

Oil (2)
Now Peppermint Oil
Naturally Silk Element Pretreatment Oil

Styling (8)
Lotta Body Wrap Me Foaming Mousse
Deva Curl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Primer
OGx Coconut Curls Styling Milk
OGx Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream
Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel Travel
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Primer


Color Care (4)

Ion Semi Permanent in Clear
Batiste Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
Toppik Hair Building Fibers in Dark Brown
Ion 10V Developer


Total to start Session 4 - 48

I totally can't believe that I'm finally under 50 products in my stash. This legit hasn't happened for me in like 4 years. I always use up tons of stuff in the warmer months due to cowashing and go on my mini braids. And I'd never fathom I'd used up 10 conditioners in 3 months. Most of them were sample sizes, but I do think I got through 3 full sizes. And I just made it over my goal to use up 25 products in the session.

The biggest reason for my success was I did 2 months of a no buy on hair products. I think I made 3 purchases total to get the things I did end up getting. And most of it was to replace staple products. Since the weather is cooling off, I won't be washing my hair as much and I'll be using more heat. I suspect I'll be going through stuff much more slowly. If I can get my stash to under 40 products by the end of the year, I'll be ecstatic.
Session 4 Update/Finale

Used up
Shampoo - 1
Conditioner - 2
Deep Conditioner - 2
Protein treatment - 0
Leave-In - 1
Oil - 1
Styling -2
Color Care - 2
Total - 11

Brought In
Have no idea as I stopped keeping track.


Current Inventory (As of 9/29/18)
Shampoo

Mizani Moistufusion Milk Bath
Cream of Nature Pure-Licious Co Wash
Eva NYC Clean It Up Shampoo
V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Shampoo

Quick Conditioner/Co Wash Conditioner (14)
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
Herbal Essences The Sleeker The Butter Conditioner

Mizani Moisturfusion Conditioner
Herbal Essences Breaks Over Conditioner
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Conditioner
The Mane Choice Easy On The Curls Detangling Conditioner
The Mane Choice Easy On The Curls Detangling Conditioner
Redken High Shine Gel Conditioner
The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Deep Hydration Conditioner
Paul Mitchell The Detangler
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Conditioner

Deep Conditioner (8)
Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk Treatment
Mizani Moisturfusion Silk Cream Conditioner
Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
Cream of Nature Moisturizing Milk Masque
Redken pH Bonder Post-Service Perfector
TIGI Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask
Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer
Naturally Silk Elements Deep Nourishing Conditioner

Protein Treatment (3)
Ion Absolute Perfection Booster
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor
Ion Color Solutions Bond Repair Therapy Masque

Leave - In (4)
OGx Shea Soft & Smooth Creamy Hair Butter
Cream of Nature Pure Honey Knot Away Leave-In Detangler
Cream of Nature Argan Oil Curl Activator Creme
Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl and Styling Milk

Oil (2)
Now Peppermint Oil
Naturally Silk Element Pretreatment Oil

Styling (8)
Lotta Body Wrap Me Foaming Mousse
Deva Curl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Primer
OGx Coconut Curls Styling Milk
OGx Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream
Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel Travel
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Primer

Color Care (4)

Ion Semi Permanent in Clear
Batiste Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
Toppik Hair Building Fibers in Dark Brown
Ion 10V Developer

Total at end of Session 4 - 49

Didn't make my goal to get my products down to under 40 total and even ended up with 1 more item in my stash. I'm still under 50 products, so I can live with that.

Total Products Used Up in 2018
Shampoo - 13
Conditioner - 17
Deep Conditioner - 10
Protein treatment - 2
Leave-In - 16
Oil - 5
Styling -9
Color Care - 6
Total: 77


 

Dayjoy

Old School Member
Fourth quarter update: I did alright. I used up 8 items. I acquired 10, 1 was a reup (plus 4 extra backups:look:), and 2 were items that I re-added to my stash that I had previously put in DD’s stash. I expect to do much better for 2019. Headed over...
 

trclemons

Well-Known Member
1. Products used up & purchased in the 4th quarter.

USED UP = 25

African Pride Moisture Miracle Sample Shampoo
African Pride Olive Miracle Samples DC (3)
Aubrey Organics Island Naturals DC
Aunt Jackie's Knot on My Watch Sample Leave In
Curls Blueberry Bliss Oil
Eternally In Amber Styling - Sample Butter
Honey's Handmade Black Soap, Honey & Avocado CW
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream DC
Keirenae Chill Butter
Keirenae Natural Butter
Kreyol Essence Chocolate HBCO
Queen of Curls Hair Smoothie Styler
Siamese Twists Vanilla Cream Butter
Silk Dreams Chocolate Bliss DC
Soultanicals Bake Berry Knot Fairy Leave In
Sweet Eddie By Nature Admire DC
V05 Kiwi Lime CW
Zero - Samples Shampoo (4)


PURCHASED = 5

4TLOB Moroccan Magic Sample DC
Bekura Apple & Sorghum Oil
Bekura Bahari Water Leave In
Cream & Coco Caribbean Honey Sorrel DC
Cream & Coco Mango Butter CW


ADDED = 1

Cream & Coco Winter Shimmer Illuminating Yogurt Styling Cream


2. List the products you plan to use or lose and place them in categories (ex. Shampoos, DCs, Leave-Ins, etc.):
  • Starting Count (January 1st) = 163 items


DEEP CONDITIONERS (Starting @ 28): Clay (c = 8), Moisturizing (m = 11) & Protein (p = 9)

4TLOB Moroccan Magic Sample (p)
Aubrey Organics White Camellia (m)
Blue Roze Chai Tea (p)
Brown Butter Beauty Babassu Butter Love (m)
#Cream & Coco Caribbean Honey Sorrel (m)
Curls Curl Ecstasy (p)
Every Strand Shea & Coconut Oil (m)
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)
Koils By Nature Detoxifying Mangomint (c)
Naturelle Grow Indian Rose Clay Hair Mask (c = 2)
Naturelle Grow Marshmallow Root (m)
Obia Naturals Babassu (p)
Pantene Naturals (m)
Shea Moisture Superfruit (p)
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter (p)
Silicon Mix Moroccan Argan Oil (p)
Silk Dreams Razzberry Coconut Affair (m)
Silk Elements Megasilk (m)
Soultanicals Magical Molasses Deep-Constructor (p)
Soultanicals Master Hair Detox (c)
Soultanicals Pumpkin-Kaolin Detox (c)


SHAMPOOS (Starting @ 26): Liquid (l = 18), Bars (b = 6), Dry (d = 1) & Creamy (c = 1)

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)
Giovanni Anti-Dandruff (l)
Herbal Essence Body Envy (d)
Kanechom Gloss (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 (l)
Zipporah Beauty Sweet Orange (l)


CREAMY LEAVE-INS (Starting @ 21): Thicker (t = 11) & Light (l = 10)

Annabelle's Coconut Marshmallow (l)
Bekura Bahari Water (l)
Brown Butter Beauty Sweet Milk (l)
Camille Rose Fresh Curl (t)
Curly Kinks Satin Roots (t)
Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Pudding (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)
Mission Condition Arabian Nights (l)
Naturelle Grow Sweet Plaintain (t)
Shea Moisture JBCO (t)
Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab (l)
Shea Solutions (t)
Soultanicals Knot Sauce (t)
Wonder Curl Butter Than Love Whipped (t)
Zipporah Beauty Sweet Orange (l)


SEALERS (Starting @ 64): Butter (b = 21), Oil (o = 41) & Pomade (p = 2)

Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal (o)
Ancient Formula Brahmi Amla (o)
Aura Cacia Rosemary Essential (o)
Bekura Apple & Sorghum (o)
Bekura Citrus Rind (b)
Bobeam Shea Moisturizer (b)
Butters 'n Bars Coco Mango (b)
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 Hazelnut Latte (b)
Ginger Essential (o)
Hairveda Vatika Frosting (o)
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 Twisting Crème (2-b)
Inahsi Hair Whip (b)
J. Monique's Peppermint Pre-Poo (o)
Keirenae Bella (2 - b)
Keirenae Hair & Scalp Elixir (2 - o)
Keirenae Peachy Keen (b)
Keirenae Slay (b)
Keirenae Warm Vanilla (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)
Koils By Nature Heavenly Delight (b)
Kreyol Essence Lemon HBCO (o)
Kreyol Essence Orange HBCO (o)
Kreyol Essence Peppermint HBCO (o)
Mielle Organics Mint Almond (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)
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)
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 @ 24):
Cream/Custard (c = 11), Gel (g = 7), Liquid (l = 1), Mousse (m = 2) & Serum (sr = 3)

Africa's Best Shea Butter Curls (c)
Chi Heat Protectant (l)
Coco Conscious Re-Define Foaming (g)
Cream & Coco Dreamy Baby Hair & Body Milk (c)
Cream & Coco Gooseberry Aloe Pudding (c)
Cream & Coco Green Tea Guava Hair & Body Milk (c)
Cream & Coco Winter Shimmer Illuminating Yogurt (c)
Curl Botanics Yogurt (c)
Curl Keeper Total Control - Sample (sr)
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper - Sample (sr)
Design Essentials Curl Enhancing - Sample (m)
Eco Coconut Styling (g)
Eco Olive Oil Styling (g)
Eco Pink Styling (g)
Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion (m)
Hawaiian Silky 10 n 1 (c)
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Texture (c)
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Define Elixir (sr)
Keravada Crème Brulee (c)
Lustrasilk (c)
Mission Condition Pop Lock (g)
ORS Olive Oil Edge Control (g)
S-curl (c)
Softee Protein Styling (g)


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 was my goal, but my ending count was 175. #2 above lists my starting products for 2019 minus the 11 cowash products, which now fall below the number of products I want on hand for that category.
 

uofmpanther

4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density
I'm giving away Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle because it doesn't have enough hold. Even when I use it as a refresher gel, it's a no-go.

Also giving away the As I Am Dry and Itchy Scalp oil. It leaves a residue on my hair.
 
Top