Hair Product Addiction

msaviemsavie Posts: 66Registered Users
Help!! I am addicted to buying hair care products!!

I am fairly new to the site and after reading all the threads and comments I've decided to switch to natural products like jojoba oil, coconut oil, rosemary etc. My only problem is that I get carried away and I want to try them all... At once. I know this is bad because it really does give me a chance to see how each product affects my hair, whether negatively or positively.

I spent almost $30 on hair care products last week and I am about to spend another $60 today buying some more online. It must be that I am so excited to grow out a healthy head of natural hair & to get rid of this relaxer but this is really putting a dent in my pocket.


Does anyone else have this problem? Or it it just me? I don't want to risk being broke because I can't control my hair care spending.
Last Relaxer - 4/8/11 BC - 1/5/12
Poos /Condit -
Shea Moisture (SM) Moisture Retention, Tresemme Naturals, Terressentials
DC - SM Deep Treatment Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB

Leave ins - KCKT, Giovanni DLI
Oils - Castor, Argan, Grapeseed, Shea Butter, Jojoba,
Rosemary
Moisturizers - SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, SM Moisture Mist

My Natural Hair Journey

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  • happyfacehappyface Posts: 845Registered Users
    You're not alone. I did the same thing once I joined hair boards and started watching youtube videos. It eventually died down for me. I still love getting packages though.
    “Mama says pretty comes in all different sizes. And my size… is cute!” -Honey Boo Boo
  • curlykristxcurlykristx Posts: 445Registered Users
    same here, once i hear about a good product i find myself in the hair care area with it in hand. its just exciting to know youre working your way to beautiful hair
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ahhh, welcome to the sweet and sometimes cruel world of the product junkie! Come. Come into our arms as we hug you and share your pain and slowly and sneakily slip your credit card out of your back pocket because ours are maxed out and there's a new conditioner out that claims to heal every hair problem in existence and we need it... :evil4:
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My first 2-3 years were not pretty. But it gets better. I've found product I love and I repurchase them, and life is good!
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
    My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/
    comic-p.jpg

    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My first 2-3 years were not pretty. But it gets better. I've found product I love and I repurchase them, and life is good!

    I wonder what my debts are going to be like in 2 more years... :confused5:
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • blueberry2118blueberry2118 Posts: 145Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It has happen to the best of us. It died down for me. I found something that worked in I stick with it. I may buy a new product every once in awhile, but it would be every blue moon or when I run low on the product I have. You can build a regimen of the products you love. Try to stick with them as much as you can. Find what works for you.
  • JessicazFroJessicazFro Posts: 1,446Registered Users
    I'm self treating for product addiction. Resisting the July 4th sales so I can use up the mountain of stuff I have already. Smh

    Sent from my SPH-M920 using CurlTalk App
    tex-laxed(pfffttt) :dontknow:
    Thick/coarse/low porosity/low elasticity
    4a/b cottony/spongy

    At war with my indestructible, armadillo hair...MY WILL BE DONE!

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    :tongue:
  • PinkllSugarPinkllSugar Posts: 259Registered Users
    Ahhh, welcome to the sweet and sometimes cruel world of the product junkie! Come. Come into our arms as we hug you and share your pain and slowly and sneakily slip your credit card out of your back pocket because ours are maxed out and there's a new conditioner out that claims to heal every hair problem in existence and we need it... :evil4:

    :sign5:
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    Curl Junkie Junkie
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  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't know if it ever goes away for everyone. For me after almost 9 years, I realized it comes and goes. Sometimes, I don't care and just stick to the basics, and some years I go crazier with experimentation, etc.

    I did learn more about what ingredients and combos my hair likes and dislikes. That eliminates a lot of frivolous buying. I have a shelf in a bathroom cabinet that I try not to go over (that doesn't include my shower shelf with shampoos, conditioners, etc) I do have some products in a small chest that I will use when I run out of what's on my shelf, but I try not to buy more than what I can fit in those areas. Oils and butters are different because I use them on my skin too.

    I have a lot of hair and its very porous so I go though product quickly (especially conditioners) so I don't worry about what I have too much because it will be gone soon anyway.
    APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
    My Fotki!
    Below: Typical PS bun
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  • BugEyeZBugEyeZ Posts: 314Registered Users Curl Novice
    MissAvie wrote: »
    Help!! I am addicted to buying hair care products!!

    I am fairly new to the site and after reading all the threads and comments I've decided to switch to natural products like jojoba oil, coconut oil, rosemary etc. My only problem is that I get carried away and I want to try them all... At once. I know this is bad because it really does give me a chance to see how each product affects my hair, whether negatively or positively.

    I spent almost $30 on hair care products last week and I am about to spend another $60 today buying some more online. It must be that I am so excited to grow out a healthy head of natural hair & to get rid of this relaxer but this is really putting a dent in my pocket.


    Does anyone else have this problem? Or it it just me? I don't want to risk being broke because I can't control my hair care spending.

    if only it were just you! lol I spent over $2,000 last year alone on products. :puker:
    a good rule of thumb to remember is that no product is going to grow your hair out, they can only maintain it. But, damn, if it ain't fun to try new stuff! :brushteeth:
    when all else fails...eat:icescream:

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