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2019 Use Up The Stash Challenge

Dayjoy

Old School Member
Sally just keeps on getting me. :nono: There was a BOGO 50% off sale and I’m reevaluating my regimen so I “needed” (another :rolleyes:) light protein conditioner. I bought two Mielle Babassu and Mints.
 

BrownSkinPoppin

formerly NaturallyBri87
used up my bottle of Mielle Organics. won't repurchase unless she has a sale. I got good results..just want to try something new so I'm doing the nioxin vitamins right now
 

Napturallypretty1908

Well-Known Member
June has been rough for me :spinning: A lot of changes to my stash. First my Camille Rose Naturals order got sent twice, customer service never responded to my email about shipping the second order back so that meant I had two of everything I ordered. I didn't care for the gel so one of them I gave away.

Also did a deep cleaning of my room and got rid of 2 products that I had for 3 years (Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner).

Then I got braids so I purchased Uncle Funky's Daughter Defunk Tonic and Uncle Funky's Daughter Midnite Train Spray ( actually love this stuff) to help keep the braids nice, neat and clean. They braids kept slipping out of my head so they only lasted 10 days. Then I had to purchase the Styling spray and edge control for the wig I plan on wearing until my hair appt at th end of July.


Shampoos:
- Suave Rosemary & Mint Shampoo
- Curls Cashmere & Caviar Hair Bath
- Camille Rose Naturals White Orchid Cleansing Milk (2x)

Conditioners:
- Sally's Version of Shimmer Lights Conditioner
- The Doux One Love Co-Wash

Deep Conditioners:
- Amika Triple RX DC

Leave In Conditioners/Sprays
- Eden Bodyworks Hydration Serum
- Camille Rose Naturals Lavender Whipped Creme Leave In (2x)
- Uncle Funky's Daughter Defunk Tonic
- Uncle Funky's Daughter Midnite Train Spray


Gels/Styler:
- Wetline Gel
- Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic
- Camille Rose Naturals Lavender Crush Defining Gel
- Camille Rose Naturals Aloe Whipped Better Gel
- Gots 2 Be Freezings Spray
- Curls Passion Fruit Paste

Oils:
- Camille Rose Naturals Buriti Nectar Repar Oil (2)
 

Dayjoy

Old School Member
I took advantage of the 50% off shampoo sale Sally had Monday and bought two bottles of Design Essentials Almond and Avocado. I messed around and missed the 50% off conditioner sale Wednesday because I would’ve bought some of that too.
 

trclemons

Well-Known Member
2ND QUARTER RESULTS


USED UP (13)
Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil
Blue Roze Chai Tea DC

Brown Butter Beauty Babassu Butter Love DC
HydroQuench Go Deep DC
J. Monique's Peppermint Pre-Poo Oil
Keirenae Warm Vanilla Butter
NJoy Hair Growth Oil
NJoy Pre-Poo Oil

Pantene Naturals DC
Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Leave In
Soultanicals Magical Molasses Deep-Constructor DC
Sunny Isles Lavender JBCO
Verbena - Samples Shampoo


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  • Starting Count (July 1st) = 136
  • Used Up (September 22nd) = 14
  • Purchased (July 29th) = 7
  • Added (July 1st) =
  • Ending Count (September 22nd) = 129


DEEP CONDITIONERS (Starting @ 19; Purchased @ 2): Clay (c = 8), Moisturizing (m = 7) & Protein (p = 6)

#4TLOB Caramel Hair Fluff (p)
Aubrey Organics White Camellia (m)
Cream & Coco Masquerade Mask (c)
Every Strand Shea & Coconut Oil (m)
Hairveda Sitrinallah (m = August 18th)
Jakeala Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Honey Thang (c = August 25th)

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: 1 = July 28th; 1)
Naturelle Grow Marshmallow Root (m)
Obia Naturals Babassu (p)
Shea Moisture Superfruit (p = July 21st)
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter (p)
Silicon Mix Moroccan Argan Oil (p)
Silk Dreams Razzberry Coconut Affair (m)
Silk Elements Megasilk (m)
#Soultanicals Fro Despair (p = September 22nd)
Soultanicals Pumpkin-Kaolin Detox (c)


SHAMPOOS (Starting @ 18; Purchased @ 1): Liquid (l = 11), Bars (b = 6), Dry (d = 1) & Creamy (c = 1)

#4TLOB Hibiscus Guava (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)
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 = July 6th)
V05 2 in 1 (l = August 18th)

Zipporah Beauty Sweet Orange (l)


CREAMY LEAVE-INS (Starting @ 18; Purchased @ 2): Thicker (t = 8) & Light (l = 10)

#4TLOB Herbal Hair Milk (l)
#4TLOB No Frills Conditioner (t)

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)
Soultanicals Knot Sauce (t)
Zipporah Beauty Sweet Orange (l = September 22nd)


SEALERS (Starting @ 57; Purchased @ 1): Butter (b = 19, Oil (o = 36) & Pomade (p = 3)

4TLOB Castor Marmalade (o)
#4TLOB Edge & Scalp Therapy (o)
Ancient Formula Brahmi Amla (o)
Aura Cacia Rosemary Essential (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 (o)
Cream & Coco Butter Silk Elixir (p)
Cream & Coco Cooling Scalp Smoothie (o)
Cream & Coco Eucalyptus Lemongrass (o)
Cream & Coco Hazelnut Latte (b)
Cream & Coco Infused Orange Honey Marmalade (p)
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)
Keirenae Bella (b)
Keirenae Hair & Scalp Elixir (2-o)
Keirenae Peachy Keen (b)
Keirenae Slay (b)
Keravada Buttercream Wedding (o)
Keravada Cotton Candy (o)
Keravada Cucumber Melon (o)
Keravada Dreamsickle (o = September 8th)
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 Orange HBCO (o)
Kreyol Essence Peppermint HBCO (o)
Mielle Organics Mint Almond (o)
Naturalicious Heavenly Hydration (o = July 14th)
Nature's Alchemy Lavender Essential (o)
Nature's Alchemy Lemongrass Essential (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 = July 14th)
Simply Organic EVCO (o)
Simply Organic JBCO - Sample (o)
Solgar Vitamin E (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; Purchased @ 1):
Cream/Custard (c = 12), Gel (g = 7), Liquid (l = 1), Mousse (m = 2) & Serum (sr = 3)

#4TLOB Banana Pudding Styling (c)
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 = September 8th)
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 = August 3rd)
Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion (m)
Hawaiian Silky 10 n 1 (c)
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Texture (c)
HydroQuench Strawberries & Cream Define Elixir (sr = August 4th)
Keravada Crème Brulee (c)
Lustrasilk (c)
Mission Condition Pop Lock (g)
ORS Olive Oil Edge Control (g)
S-curl (c)
Softee Protein Styling (g)


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): 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.


5. By the end of the challenge, what is the total number of products you hope to have in your stash? 100
 
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B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
Update Quarter 1

Used up
Shampoo - 0
Quick/Cowash Conditioner - 4
Deep Conditioner - 1
Protein and Bonding Treatments - 0
Leave-Ins - 3
Oils - 2
Styler -1
Color Care -0
Total - 11

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

Current Inventory for Quarter 2 (As of 3/31/19)

Shampoo (4)

Eva NYC Clean It Up Shampoo
Mizani Moistufusion Milk Bath
V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Shampoo

Quick Conditioner (12)
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 Diamond Oil High Shine Gel 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
White Tea and Aloe Conditioner

Deep Conditioner (6)
Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
Cream of Nature Moisturizing Milk Masque
TIGI Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask
Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer
Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Preshampoo Masque

Protein and Bonding Treatment (5)
Ion Absolute Perfection Booster
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor
Redken pH Bonder Post-Service Perfector
Ion Color Solutions Bond Repair Therapy Masque
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

Leave - In (3)
Cream of Nature Argan Oil Curl Activator Creme
OGx Replenishing Water Drops
OGx Replenishing Water Balm


Oil (2)
Now Peppermint Oil
Africa's Best Carrot Tea-Tree Oil

Styling (5)
Lotta Body Wrap Me Foaming Mousse
Deva Curl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Primer
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Primer
Just For Me Natural Hair Milk Smoothing Control Gel

Color Care (4)
Ion Semi Permanent in Clear
Batiste Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
Toppik Hair Building Fibers in Dark Brown
Ion 10V Developer

Didn't make my goal to get my stash less than 40 but I'm only one over so I'm okay with this. Plus I historically go through product slower in the colder months. I think if I could get to less than 35 products by the end of session 2, I'll be set to cut the number of products in my stash to half by the end of the year.

I was looking through some older posts in previous shrink my stash challenges and the lowest I ever got was 23 products. I was missing some items and had to shop more often but I wasn't nearly as overwhelmed with my collection as I am now. Which is insane because the height of my PJism, I had 125 conditioners alone. So to be in the 40s for total number of products with goals to get to 20s (or possibly teens) I think is showing some growth.
Quarter 2 Update (as of June 30)

Used up
Shampoo - 1
Quick/Cowash Conditioner - 1
Deep Conditioner - 1
Protein and Bonding Treatments - 2
Leave-Ins -
Oils -
Styler -
Color Care -3
Total - 8

Brought in
Shampoo - 1
Quick/Cowash Conditioner - 2
Deep Conditioner - 0
Protein and Bonding Treatments - 1
Leave-Ins - 11
Oils - 2
Styler - 0
Color Care - 2
Total - 19

Current Inventory for Quarter 2 (As of 6/30/19)

Shampoo (4)

Mizani Moistufusion Milk Bath
V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Oil Shampoo
Shea Moisture JBCO Shampoo

Quick Conditioner (13)
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 Diamond Oil High Shine Gel 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
White Tea and Aloe Conditioner
Pacifica Pineapple Curl Defining Conditioner
Le Grand Bain Citron + Vetiver Conditioner

Deep Conditioner (5)
Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
Cream of Nature Moisturizing Milk Masque
TIGI Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask
Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer
Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Preshampoo 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 (13)
OGx Replenishing Water Drops
OGx Replenishing Water Balm
Redken All Soft Hydramelt Leave-In
Redken One United All In One Treatment
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
Mielle White Peony Leave-In Conditioner

Oil (2)
Now Peppermint Oil
Africa's Best Carrot Tea-Tree 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
Just For Me Natural Hair Milk Smoothing Control Gel
Ampro Olive Oil Styling Gel
Cream of Nature Argan Oil Curl Activator Creme

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 3: 54
I always get sucked in by sales. That's why my number went up so much. I also have a product that is sticking around longer than expected. It should be gone this month and then I can move on to other things. Not going to put a goal number to get to for this quarter. I'm going to be traveling so having a regular schedule for doing my hair will probably be out the window.
 
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