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I just refuse..

I just refuse to be a product junkie, shelling out big cash for hair products. Seriously, life is hard enough. Of course, there are many times I just want to throw in the towel, or the t-shirt, but I refuse to be a product junkie. If I can't get it at Sally's or the drugstore forget it!

Does anyone else feel the same?
3a type hair (I think) w/highlights

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  • natalianatalia Posts: 10Registered Users
    Though I have to admit that I did break down and buy the Jessiecurl products.

    <Hangs head in shame>

    I didn't really like them though. I now use the LA Looks sporty blue gel.
    3a type hair (I think) w/highlights
  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,478Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    natalia wrote:
    I just refuse to be a product junkie, shelling out big cash for hair products. Seriously, life is hard enough. Of course, there are many times I just want to throw in the towel, or the t-shirt, but I refuse to be a product junkie. If I can't get it at Sally's or the drugstore forget it!

    Does anyone else feel the same?

    Ah, yes ... I remember feeling that way once upon a time :lol: :wink: . If you look in my bathroom cabinets, though, you'll see I wasn't able to follow through :shock: !
    CG-modified since 4/05
    2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
    Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets. :roll:
    Best definition winner: KCCC
    Best volume winner: LOOB
  • katethegreatkatethegreat Posts: 801Registered Users
    natalia wrote:
    I just refuse to be a product junkie, shelling out big cash for hair products. Seriously, life is hard enough. Of course, there are many times I just want to throw in the towel, or the t-shirt, but I refuse to be a product junkie. If I can't get it at Sally's or the drugstore forget it!

    Does anyone else feel the same?

    AMEN...I don't have the $$
    "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us."
    -Marianne Williamson
  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    I am so not a product junkie! I occasionally treat myself to a few new products but only every few months. My hair pretty much likes the same old stuff I always use anyway!
    MY HAIR ALBUM
    pw - jack

    Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
  • sherry7899sherry7899 Posts: 897Registered Users
    After trying a TON of different products this year, I've finally found that my hair loves Jessicurl.

    I wish I had just gone ahead and ordered her products when I first came here. I thought they were too expensive...but if I added up all the money I've spent on umpteen other products, (that did not work) it would have been cheaper to just start and stay with Jessicurl. I am trying to figure out some cheaper backup alternatives so I don't have to use the products every day. I don't have the money to spend that much on hair products.

    Sherry
  • modegrrlmodegrrl Posts: 273Registered Users
    The only expensive thing I buy is putty for my bangs, a container of which lasts over a year. I just would rather spend my dough on other things. Once in a blue moon I try something like Elucence and if my hair likes it, I find a drugstore substitute. I did that with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink] and VO5 Extra Body conditioner. I actually like the VO5 better, in fact, I love it.
    "For many years the National Pretend Speed Limit was fifty-five miles per hour"--Dave Barry

    PW: frizzella
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I pretty much know what my hair likes, but I don't only use drugstore/Sally's products. I've found that all the best conditioners are only available to me online, and I'm fine with that. Also, my hair loves recoil, which I have to buy online. I see my hair as an important part of my appearance, but also as an accessory. When I don't like my hair, my mood changes accordingly. So I think investing in good hair products is no worse than buying good quality skincare or nice, comfortable clothes.
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,754Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I consider myself lucky. My hair loves cheap stuff so I get most everything at the dollar stores. I do have 5 or 6 bottles of conditioner because I like switching up the different scents. And I treat myself to [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]Jessicurl Confident Coils[/buylink] once in awhile. But most everything I buy is less than a dollar a bottle.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    Ditto to Sherry7899 :) :)

    Kim
  • sherry7899sherry7899 Posts: 897Registered Users
    Hi to you Kim :D

    My son's school was just taking donations for local families in need. One of the requests was for "personal care products" so I donated three bags :shock: of haircare stuff (either new or just used once). I was glad to have someone to give them to.

    Take care,
    Sherry
  • embudiniembudini Posts: 580Registered Users
    I am still resisting the urge to shop on curlmart...
    PW: ihaveafotki :toothy2:
    Fotki UPDATED! 12-14-2007
    3A-3B layered-longer-than-shoulder-length-not-really-CG
    Former Tween Scene Columnist
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Ya'll resiste the urge cause that leaves more of the good stuff for us PJ hehe
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    modegrrl wrote:
    The only expensive thing I buy is putty for my bangs, a container of which lasts over a year. I just would rather spend my dough on other things. Once in a blue moon I try something like Elucence and if my hair likes it, I find a drugstore substitute. I did that with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink] and VO5 Extra Body conditioner. I actually like the VO5 better, in fact, I love it.

    VO5 extra body, eh? My mom has this in her shower. Do you co-wash or shampoo before using it? What do you use for that wash step? Is the extra body's moisture level what makes it as good as elucence?

    Needless to say, I am intrigued! :D
    OMG, LOOK!!

    ...It's a siggie. :shock:
  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    Ab-star wrote:
    I am so not a product junkie! I occasionally treat myself to a few new products but only every few months. My hair pretty much likes the same old stuff I always use anyway!

    Ditto! I don't consider myself a PJ, however, I love to use quality products. My base is Devacurl and Jessicurl, but I love to treat myself every so often. I have bought a lot of the products from the swap board. 8)
    Maya
    3b/c CG routine
    HG line DevaCurl
    Password: Locks

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  • natalianatalia Posts: 10Registered Users
    I'm glad I'm not alone! ;)

    I might treat myself to something once in a while, too. Maybe for Christmas I might get myself some [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Too Shea[/buylink], everyone seems to rave about it.
    3a type hair (I think) w/highlights
  • natalianatalia Posts: 10Registered Users
    Ah, yes ... I remember feeling that way once upon a time . If you look in my bathroom cabinets, though, you'll see I wasn't able to follow through

    Tee hee, I'm fighting it! :lol:
    3a type hair (I think) w/highlights
  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    modegrrl wrote:
    The only expensive thing I buy is putty for my bangs, a container of which lasts over a year. I just would rather spend my dough on other things. Once in a blue moon I try something like Elucence and if my hair likes it, I find a drugstore substitute. I did that with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink] and VO5 Extra Body conditioner. I actually like the VO5 better, in fact, I love it.

    VO5 extra body, eh? My mom has this in her shower. Do you co-wash or shampoo before using it? What do you use for that wash step? Is the extra body's moisture level what makes it as good as elucence?

    Needless to say, I am intrigued! :D

    And now, I will display my haircare desperation by quoting my own question. :roll:
    OMG, LOOK!!

    ...It's a siggie. :shock:
  • PreciousHoneyPreciousHoney Posts: 254Registered Users
    I got lucky and fell in love with the first thing i tried which was the Elucence products. Ive tried a few others.. Trader joes, activate and went through a few V05 CO's and have stuck with the Fresia one. All of which i can get at a place near me, including the Elucence.

    I tried a few gels before I found the HE line. I still am tempted to try other gels but they will be local things.

    The only thing i ordered was the the Jessicurl Awe inspiering (sp) spray for my mother but thats like once a year.

    So for the moment the PJ is tamed 8)
    Precious Honey :)
    3c with some 3b at the bottom.
    Im lovin HENNA
    Light protein use

    Co-wash: Suave Daily Clarifying Co
    Rinse-out: Back to Basics Pom Peach (old bottle) or GVP Conditioning Balm
    DT: GVP Condidtioning Balm with heat
    Leave in: Elucence MBC
    Gel: HEBE or Aussie Instant Freeze gel.
    Shampoo: Elucence Moisture Balance
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