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2019 Use Up The Stash Challenge

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
I have far less in my stash than I thought. I was able to put all my remaining products in 1 bin vs. 2. I probably still have 6 months worth of a few things. I just wont buy anything buy staples for the next few months.
Almost the same here. I've gone from a full shelf in the linen closet to a small corner. I have maybe a year or so of product if I don't buy anything new.
 

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
I finished up my cowashing conditioner last night.

I'm on track to finish another 4-5 products by the end of the year. No plans to buy anything but if the after Christmas sales are looking right, I might get some staples.
 

Napturallypretty1908

Well-Known Member
I recently finished or got rid of the following Curls Cashmere & Caviar Hair Bath(not going to miss), As I Am Coconut Co-Wash ( will miss through I go back and forth between this and The Doux cowash) and Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave in Treatment (didn't like it and the spray pump wasn't effective).
 

Napturallypretty1908

Well-Known Member
My Soultanicals Afrotastic DC started to separate so I think it went bad, threw it away. I Actually don't have an opinion on it, wasn't able to use it enough to decide if I like it. Also finished up my staple UFD Curly Magic. I'm hoping to have another update before the new year but just in case.

These yearly threads have been amazing at helping be curve my inner product junkie. Happy Holidays Ladies!


Shampoos:

- Camille Rose Naturals White Orchid Cleansing Milk
- The Mane Choice Cheers Shampoo

Conditioners:
- The Mane Choice Cheers Conditioner

Deep Conditioners:
- The Mane Choice Hair Type 4 Leaf Clover Deep Conditioner

Leave In Conditioners/Sprays
- Uncle Funky's Daughter Defunk Tonic
- Camille Rose Naturals Honey Hydrate Leave In
- Soultanicals Marula-muri Moisture Guru

Gels/Styler:
- Camille Rose Naturals Aloe Whipped Better Gel
- Curls Passion Fruit Paste
- Camille Rose Curl Maker
- The Mane Choice Cheers Gelato

Oils:
- Camille Rose Naturals Buriti Nectar Repar Oil
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil
 
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Dayjoy

Old School Member
Me three. But hopefully I’ll be in a good position to have some empties during the first quarter next year.
 

Dayjoy

Old School Member
Well, well, well! Call me a liar. I just finished up Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother. Excited! DD must’ve been heavy handed when she used it last night. I’m going to add two things to my stash and then no more buying except for reups. I need a purple shampoo to make my grays less yellow and I am just dying to add Cholesterol into my rotation.
 

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
I finished up my bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil pre-shampoo balm. I won't be finishing up anything else this year. I'll have my quarter tally and all year update up tomorrow or Thursday.

I didn't see a 2020 thread but I'll probably be sitting it out. My stash is still big but it's mostly because I have backups of staples. So getting it down is a matter of time, not my will to use stuff up.
 

Dayjoy

Old School Member
Last purchases of 2019:
Saturday: Hollywood Beauty Olive Oil Cholesterol and Jhirmack Silver Brightening Ageless shampoo

Monday: Hollywood Beauty Olive Oil (to mix with the cholesterol)

I will meet everyone in the new thread!
 

B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
Quarter 3 Update

Used up
Shampoo - 2
Quick/Cowash Conditioner - 3
Deep Conditioner - 1
Protein and Bonding Treatments - 0
Leave-Ins - 3
Oils - 1
Styler - 2
Color Care -3
Total - 15

Brought in
Shampoo - 0
Quick/Cowash Conditioner - 17
Deep Conditioner - 1
Protein and Bonding Treatments - 0
Leave-Ins - 2
Oils - 0
Styler - 1
Color Care - 2
Total - 23

Current Inventory for Quarter 4 (As of 9/30/19)

Shampoo (2)

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Shampoo
Shea Moisture JBCO Shampoo

Quick Conditioner (26)
Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Conditioner
The Mane Choice Easy On The Curls Detangling Conditioner
The Mane Choice Easy On The Curls Detangling Conditioner
The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Deep Hydration Conditioner
Paul Mitchell The Detangler
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Conditioner
Shea Moisture 100% Coconut Oil Conditioner

DevaCurl One Condition Decadence
Pacifica Pineapple Curl Defining Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
Earth Tempo Balancing Conditioner
The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
The Body Shop Banana Conditioner

Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil and Cocoa Butter Conditioner
Shea Moisture Cannabis Sativa Lush Length Conditioner

Deep Conditioner (5)
Cream of Nature Moisturizing Milk Masque
TIGI Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask
Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer
Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Preshampoo Masque
OUAI Treatment Masque


Protein and Bonding Treatment (4)
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor
Redken pH Bonder Post-Service Perfector
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3
Redken Extreme Length Primer

Leave - In (12)
OGx Replenishing Water Drops
OGx Replenishing Water Balm
Redken Extreme Length Sealer
Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame Leave In
Redken All Soft Hydramelt Leave-In
Redken One United All In One Treatment

Maui Moisture Shea Butter Leave-In
Maui Moisture Shea Butter Leave-In
Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In
Shea Moisture Silicone Free Leave In
Eva NYC Satin Dream Leave-In Cream
Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Cream


Oil (4)
Now Peppermint Oil
Maui Moisture Shea Butter Raw Oil
NOW Castor Oil
NOW Sweet Almond Oil

Styling (7)
Lotta Body Wrap Me Foaming Mousse
Deva Curl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Primer
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil Primer
Aunt Jackie's Flaxeed Curl Elongating Gel
Ampro Olive Oil Styling Gel
TCB Naturals Argan Oil Edge Silkener

Color Care (3)
Ion Semi Permanent in Clear
Batiste Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
Toppik Hair Building Fibers in Dark Brown

Total for Start of Session 4: 64

Hello all, my name is B_Phlyy and I enjoy taking hotel conditioner samples just because. That is the single greatest reason my stash went up this session. And I wasn't using up as much due to my work and travel schedule. I ended up decluttering a giant liter size of conditioner that took me to long to figure out was damaging my hair. I suspect if I hadn't been using that, I'd have been able to use up more conditioner.

Surprisingly, I did completely run out of 2 full sized shampoos and am halfway through a sample sized one now. And I do think that I am going to stick to only travel sized shampoos for the next year or so. I was gifted one full sized one in October so it didn't make the inventory count but it's in my current stash.

As we've moved into a real fall, I'll be wigging it through the rest of the year. So mostly cowashing with once a week DC and following LOC so my hair is moisturized under the wigs. And I'll be seriously sticking to my no buy until the end of December.
Quarter 4 Finale

Used up
Shampoo - 1
Quick/Cowash Conditioner - 15
Deep Conditioner - 3
Protein and Bonding Treatments - 1
Leave-Ins - 9
Oils - 1
Styler - 0
Color Care -2
Total - 32

Brought in
Shampoo - 5
Quick/Cowash Conditioner - 2
Deep Conditioner - 2
Protein and Bonding Treatments - 1
Leave-Ins - 7
Oils - 2
Styler - 4
Color Care - 1
Total - 24

Current Inventory (As of 12/31/19)

Shampoo (5)


Shea Moisture JBCO Shampoo
Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three
Paul Mitchel Awapuhi Shampoo
Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo
Matrix Biolage Keratindose Shampoo
Mane Choice Type 4 Leaf Clover Shampoo

Quick Conditioner (13)
Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Conditioner
The Mane Choice Easy On The Curls Detangling Conditioner
The Mane Choice Easy On The Curls Detangling Conditioner
The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Deep Hydration Conditioner
DevaCurl One Condition Decadence
Pacifica Pineapple Curl Defining Conditioner
The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil and Cocoa Butter Conditioner
Shea Moisture Cannabis Sativa Lush Length Conditioner
The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate & Repair Conditioner
Matrix Biolage Keratinedose Conditioner

Deep Conditioner (2)
TIGI Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask
Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm

Protein and Bonding Treatment (4)
Redken pH Bonder Post-Service Perfector
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3
Redken Extreme Length Primer
Nexxus Emergencee Conditioner

Leave - In (11)
OGx Replenishing Water Drops
OGx Replenishing Water Balm
Maui Moisture Shea Butter Leave-In
Maui Moisture Shea Butter Leave-In
Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Shea Moisture 100% Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment
Curlsmith Scalp Stimulating Booster
Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
Matrix Biolage 3 Butter Day Cream
Mane Choice Type 4 Leaf Clover Leave-In Spray

Oil (5)
Now Peppermint Oil
Maui Moisture Shea Butter Raw Oil
NOW Castor Oil
Sunflower Oil
Coconut Oil

Styling (11)
Lotta Body Wrap Me Foaming Mousse
Deva Curl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Primer
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil Primer
Aunt Jackie's Flaxeed Curl Elongating Gel
Ampro Olive Oil Styling Gel
TCB Naturals Argan Oil Edge Silkener
Revair Tribology Hair Primer in Wave Goodbye
Revair Tribology Hair Primer in Play It Straight
Revair Tribology Bright Spot Shine Spray
Mane Choice Type 4 Leaf Clover Moisturizing Styling Cream

Color Care (3)
Batiste Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
Toppik Hair Building Fibers in Dark Brown

Total for End of Session 4: 54

I did a lot of great work during this session but I got a few hair care gift sets for Christmas. And I did place a few orders during the after Christmas sales. So my numbers will be going up soon.

Overall I'm happy with what I accomplished through this challenge. But I also know that it's time for me to move on from it. I'm still very much a product junkie but I'm not really try a bunch of new stuff as much as I'm repurchasing my tried and trues over and over. 2019 taught me that I much prefer to buy in bulk during a good sale and then go months with my stash until I need to reup. So I'm going to just do that moving forward.

I think my long(er) term goal is to really get my stash down to maybe 10 products and have backups of those. I won't be able to do it in 2020, but maybee 2021/2022 will be my stash down year.
 
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