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    Default Re: Use Up Your Stash challenge!!!

    well, one of my bottles of VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Conditioner is gone... however, that is one of my tride and true restock products as I use it as the first conditioner in CO washing so it's not a big deal that it's gone. Still, one bottle down!

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    I desperately need to do this. I keep trying to, and then failing. I just bought a deep conditioner at Sally's online because they had free shipping over $10 and they give you a free full sized shampoo... the deep conditioner is really nice, and I did want to get more, but first I need to use up the GVP joico reconstructor I bought six months ago, and I didn't even need the shampoo!

    My current product rotation (lives in shower or gym bag):
    queen helene mint julep shampoo
    One shampoo bar
    Almost empty bottle of GVP conditioning balm
    Almost empty bottle of Ion Intensive treatment (this is the one I just bought a liter bottle of)
    Ion Swimmer's Shampoo (this will take a while, it's a 1 liter too)
    Ion Swimmer's Conditioner (these two are the ones I've been using almost exclusively the past few weeks, I'm swimming 3x a week. The conditioner will go fast though, I use it before and after swimming. I'll start using up other conditioners when this stuff runs out).

    2 leave ins that are currently used occasionally-- Giovanni Direct and Manor Hall Deep Conditioner

    I have 12 bottles in storage (mostly conditioner but one or two shampoos)
    And probably another 5-10 bottles and tubs of stuff still at my parents house (I think I have 4 half-full tubs of Dairy Whip!)

    So here is my challenge: Use up AT LEAST 5 bottles or tubs before buying anything new-- this includes restocking a favorite!

    Eventual Goal: 2 different types of shampoo with, at most, one back up. 3 conditioners max at any one time, with one bottle as a back up.

    I do need to rotate products to keep my hair feeling its best (i.e. one very gentle shampoo, with an SLS containing shampoo to clarify and keep my scalp happy used about once every 2-3 washes; one light conditioner, one heavy conditioner, one deep treatment), so I'll always have more than one bottle at a time. But I do not need this much redundancy, especially since most stuff isn't even being used right now!

    ETA: though I still have a long way to go, I've already used up 5 bottles of stuff this year. The trick for me is not to try new stuff until I've used up more than I want to buy, so I have a negative balance, and the list of stuff I need to use goes down! The 5 bottles used up before buying anything new is a good way to start.)

    After using up five bottles, I got a bottle of that new tresemme cone-free conditioner, those two bottles of swimmer's stuff (which I argued that I "needed", and now those two bottles of stuff I just bought-- so I've got the exact same number of bottles I did at the start, except the new ones are all full, and most of the ones I used up were already half empty!
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    great start Sissy!!
    and welcome to the challenge chloeishere
    and here is my list of items:
    shampoo: (not really a problem issue)
    1.tresseme moisture rich shampoo (main)
    2.herbal essences break's over shampoo (smells like heaven)
    3.strawberry shampoo (spanish or something)
    Conditioners:
    1.alter ego bone marrow conditioner 3000gm tub (3/4 full,shared with my sisters)
    2.alter ego keratin conditioner 500gm (full)
    3.kanechomn karite butter deep conditioner 1000 gm (full)
    4.kanechomn cermaides deep conditioner 1000gm (full)
    5.herbal essence break's over instensive mask (half full)
    leave-ins:
    1.kanechomn karite butter leave in
    2.kanechomn jaborandi leave in
    3.kanechomn chocolate leave in
    4.garnier fructis long and strong leave in
    5.vatika cream with sweet almond and henna
    6.smooth n shine silk protein leave in
    7.hask placenta spray on treatment
    8.french detangling spray
    9.scruven cream (was precriped from doctor)
    10.kanechomn avocado leave in
    Oils:
    1.hemp seed oil
    2.Olive oil
    3.Coconut oil
    4.Onion oil
    5.Castor oil
    6.Apricot oil
    7.black currant seed oil
    8.sweet almond oil (small bottle)
    9.wheat germ oil (small bottle)
    10.garlic oil (small bottle)
    11.ginger oil
    12.peppermint oil (small bottle)
    Randoms:
    1.about 500gm henna
    2.cayenne pepper (will probably throw it)
    3.apple cider vinegar
    4.lotion for alopecia
    5.about 75 ml glycerin
    6.karite split ends serum

    I dont really use that much hair toys but i have enough to get around.thats all i can remember for now,i hope i didnt forget anything.I have been going crazy to buy more stuff,it's a joke....Wish me luck
    Last edited by Cleopatra18; July 4th, 2010 at 08:49 AM.

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    Default Re: Use Up Your Stash challenge!!!

    I just bought a new bottle of conditioner tonight. I NEED to use up one of the five that is already in my shower... there are three cleansing conditioners and two extra conditioning conditioners. I am surprised there is room for me in the shower!
    My routine has changed since starting to use Rogaine regularly to try to regain some thickness. I still cleanse every other day, but I use T/Sal shampoo, followed by my beloved Suave Wild Cherry conditioner. A vinegar rinse and catnip leave in follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleopatra18 View Post
    great start Sissy!!
    and welcome to the challenge chloeishere
    and here is my list of items:
    shampoo: (not really a problem issue)
    1.tresseme moisture rich shampoo (main)
    2.herbal essences break's over shampoo (smells like heaven)
    3.strawberry shampoo (spanish or something)
    Conditioners:
    1.alter ego bone marrow conditioner 3000gm tub (3/4 full,shared with my sisters)
    2.alter ego keratin conditioner 500gm (full)
    3.kanechomn karite butter deep conditioner 1000 gm (full)
    4.kanechomn cermaides deep conditioner 1000gm (full)
    5.herbal essence break's over instensive mask (half full)
    leave-ins:
    1.kanechomn karite butter leave in
    2.kanechomn jaborandi leave in
    3.kanechomn chocolate leave in
    4.garnier fructis long and strong leave in
    5.vatika cream with sweet almond and henna
    6.smooth n shine silk protein leave in
    7.hask placenta spray on treatment
    8.french detangling spray
    9.scruven cream (was precriped from doctor)
    Oils:
    1.hemp seed oil
    2.Olive oil
    3.Coconut oil
    4.Onion oil
    5.Castor oil
    6.Apricot oil
    7.black currant seed oil
    8.sweet almond oil (small bottle)
    9.wheat germ oil (small bottle)
    10.garlic oil (small bottle)
    11.ginger oil
    12.peppermint oil (small bottle)
    Randoms:
    1.about 500gm henna
    2.cayenne pepper (will probably throw it)
    3.apple cider vinegar
    4.lotion for alopecia
    5.about 75 ml glycerin

    I dont really use that much hair toys but i have enough to get around.thats all i can remember for now,i hope i didnt forget anything.I have been going crazy to buy more stuff,it's a joke....Wish me luck
    Wow, this is a good collection! I still haven't had time to compile my list but am currently having fun trying out my new varieties of Nature's Gate and other conditioners I purchased from Vitacost

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    Default Re: Use Up Your Stash challenge!!!

    I'm so happy someone made this thread!

    I vow not to buy ANYTHING for my hair until the New Year, forcing myself to use up the products I still have. I will edit this list when I finish a product or add a new one to the list. I've been wanting to try WO washing for a while now, and I've decided I can't do that until all my other products are gone!

    They are:

    - An almost-full bottle of Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo
    - 1/2 a bottle of Nature Clean Au Naturelle Herbal Shampoo
    - An almost-fill bottle of Sweet Almond Oil
    - 1/3 bottle of Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Conditioner
    - two squares left of Lush Caca Rouge henna
    - a full bottle of Silkience Regeneration Silky-Smooth Conditioner
    - 1/3 bottle of Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo
    - 1/3 bottle of Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze Conditioner DONE! [July 14, 2010]
    - 80 mL bottle of Biosilk Silk Therapy

    I'd also like to extend this challenge to all beauty products as well (except Blistex Lip Infusion when I run out, it's one of the very few products I can put on my lips that I don't find too heavy; and Lush's massage bars, cause they're the only moisturizers for the skin that actually really work for me). They are:

    - makeup
    - Aveeno Sensitive Skin Facial Cleanser with Feverfew (I really don't need to use it, water works fine for me, but I impulse-bought it a little while ago)
    - Aveeno Creamy Moisturizing Oil (it smells wonderful, but I'd like to use it up since I won't be buying it again and don't want to waste it)
    - bar of soap
    -
    Last edited by Tonks; July 14th, 2010 at 11:44 AM.
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    Count me in I have been using up in June anyway, but looks like I have about 6 months supply of stuff. Lol.

    A bit embarrassed with my list but here goes

    Shampoo
    L'Occitane Repairing
    Supersoft Yogurt & Coconut
    Root Stimulator Olive Oil
    Original Source Almond & Coconut
    Lush Trichomania shampoo bar

    Conditioner
    L'Occitane Olive Oil
    Supersoft Pomegranate
    Gliss Liquid Silk Gloss
    Twisted Sister defrizz

    Pantene Break defense
    Inecto Coconut oil intesive
    Alberto Balsam Honey & Almond
    Lush Jungle (might end up in bin)

    Leave in

    Pantene anti breakage
    Root stimulator Olive Oil
    Vitapointe
    Organix Coconut Milk

    Misc
    Batiste dry shampoo

    Trevor Sorbie shine spray (might throw away)
    Fantasia Frizz buster
    Aloe Vera
    A large bag of shea butter!

    Gulp...its a lot to get through. I've already given some away to my sister and mum!
    Last edited by alwayssmiling; July 8th, 2010 at 02:56 PM.

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    I'll join! The only problem is that I've already used up most of my products. I still have 2 bottles of hair tonic, 2 bottles of shampoo (with sulfates) and there are other conditioners and shampoos I use regulary. I always have several bottles of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sissy View Post
    Wow, this is a good collection! I still haven't had time to compile my list but am currently having fun trying out my new varieties of Nature's Gate and other conditioners I purchased from Vitacost
    lol thanks I added two items today that i forgot to add,I am struggling not to go restock on some leave-ins even though i have dozens as you can see,they just make my hair feel so good (usual excuse lol)

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    I'm in trouble with this one. Five months with only one restock. I have a stash (at least 10 bottles) of my shampoo that they don't make any more and have been trying to find a replacement. How about if I just toss what I don't use? No - didn't think so. Toss and use up. Ok (sigh) I'm in. I just bought the aveno wheat protein conditioner and was thinking of getting the matching shampoo - have coupons will sample. By the way my hair really likes that conditioner.

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