Regimen + Goals

My Hair Regimen: I moisturize and/or oil my hair daily. As needed (usually weekly) I cleanse my hair and scalp with a moisturizing shampoo (or a clarifying one if there's build up). I do a moisturizing OR protein treatment with every shampoo. I stretch my relaxers 3-4 months.

My go-to protective/low manipulation styles: buns, braid-outs and halfwigs. In 2012 I want to start experimenting with more heat-free styles. I air dry most of the time and flat iron for length checks only.

I'm currently midback length (MBL) and actively working towards reaching waist length by my graduation in mid-2012.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Operation P.U.M.P.

The excessive amount of products in my stash has barely changed since I last complained about it in May.

So I need to change something. Either stop buying stuff or start being heavy handed. Or both.

I've actively used up my stash before and that's when my hair was really thriving the most. Which makes sense because for example I was deep conditioning more and even though my goal was to use up the product, my hair reaped the benefits.

So I'm doing it again, with a fancy name...
Operation PUMP = Pick Up My Products. And finish them up!!!!

My regimen will be the same. Everythings the same. Just gonna start using my "less favourite" products more often. Because I really don't wanna throw products away.

Sometimes my room feels like a BSS...and it's not a good feeling #confessionsofaproductjunkie

Below is a list of the products I'm trying to get rid of. I will cross out things as I use them up! Just because I don't want to repurchase these products doesn't mean it's a bad product, just means I wouldn't repurchase for various reasons (i.e. not sold in stores anymore, too expensive, too hard to find, found something that my hair likes better etc;)

Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Shampoo
Hair One Jojoba
1 Packet Lisa Rachel Jojoba Cleanser & Conditioner
Amla Oil
Redken Heat Glide
Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Lacio Lacio Leave-in Conditioner
Fantasia IC Styling Gel (olive oil)
Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
Darcy's Botanicals Transitioning Creme
Surge Plus 14
One n Only Argan Oil
Black n Sassy Wrap Creme
Lotta Body
Aussie Mousse
Aussie Mega Hairspray
Isoplus Oil Sheen
Aveda samples
Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme

EDIT: I removed my staples and only listed the products I want to use up.

My goal is to cut this list in half by the end of the year.

Any ideas for using up my stash?
If you live in the GTA and want any of these products, let me know!


  1. Looks like you have a good plan. You could also try having a blog sale since they may be staples for others and you'll get some form of return on the money you spent on the products...

  2. Wow! is all I can say, lol. I see why you trying to get it under control. Shika's idea was a good one for getting some return on your money. Otherwise, when I was finding what worked for my hair and experimenting on products, if I didn't like a conditioner I would just use it as a shaving cream or use it on my son's hair. Sometimes I would even put a little in my bath water....

  3. Blog sale..use conditioners as shaving cream...great ideas thanks :)

    @GiGi no words huh *hangs head in shame* I promise the stash doesn't look as bad as it sounds! lol

  4. A lot of people overnight pre-poo with conditioners they don't like. I don't pre-poo but I tend to use the unwanted conditioners when I'm freshly relaxed though since there's no new-growth that needs special attention.

  5. Aireen..great idea. What's the difference between baggying overnight and pre-pooing overnight? does the difference just depend on what you use (ie. moisturizer to call it a baggy and conditioner/oil to call it a pre-poo?)

  6. Hi, I would like to purchase your Lacio Lacio conditioner. I have been looking all over for it. Cant find it anywhere in the GTA


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