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CG & New Psych Disorders?

So... I had an epiphany yesterday. Going CG is doing great things for my hair, but is messing with my head. I have developed the following disorders:
1. Fear of product abandonment - constant fear that current products will be discontinued... Which causes...
2. Product hoarding - i'm nervous if I have less than 2 backup bottles... Which leads to...
3. Compulsive product spending & Inability to stick to budget. I have yet to convince hubby that haircare products do not fall under unnecessary expenses, but belong in the "must have to survive" category. I will keep trying.

Am I alone here? Support group, anyone? ;-)

Comments

  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    I believe the local Chapter of Curly's Anonymous has formed under the 'Hand me the Prozac' thread. Feel free to forward your dues to Myrna. :toothy10:
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I'm there with you! My next purchase will be argan oil lol
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • Melie.Melie. Posts: 43Registered Users
    I will be joining Product junkie anonymous because of the following:
    A walgreens run @ 1 am because I needed to dc my hair today and didnt have a "suitable condish" :banghead:
    then almost had a panic attack because they were moving the hair product aisle and it was mostly empty.
    I also found out that the Walgreens Conditioning balm is discontinued:banghead:
    I did however, get a burts bees GUD condish for $3.79. lol I have issues

    On the budget issue, hubby has now informed me that I have to conjoin my hair product spending and my fun money allowance :/... Which sucks because I was sneaking the hair products into the target/cvs toiletries run smh
    Melie. 2c Coarse Porous(damaged) Learning to battle The FL humid weather, but I love it here!!!
    Trying CG as of 7/8/11

    I will try anything on my hair!:jocolor:

    :blob2:Youtube channel: MsMelySoto
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    How about OCCD (obsessive compulsive curl disorder): not being able to take your eyes off your hair and obsessing over the spirals at inappropriate times.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Guess it's time to resurrect this thread http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/56856-product-junkie-anonymous.html

    Another one that might also help is http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/43982-i-am-product-lady-evening.html

    As an acknowledged product slut, I will tell you that it's not necessary to hoard products. There is always another love out there! Half the fun is trying to find it.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Hahaha :D yeah same here... already have a lot of oils (and conditioners, and styling products, etc) and I'm still ordering a new one (avocado is next!)
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    I'm not much of a PJ but my psych symptoms present when I'm the stylist's chair with paranoia and phobia of unknown products. Do these count? I am terrified of hair salons :lol:
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • hairhealthhairhealth Posts: 90Registered Users
    Yay@these threads.

    I am not alone!!!!!

    ...hums michael jackson's "you are not alone..."
    growout from baldy since 10/11
    modified cg; cones & mild sulfate 'poo
    -cowash: fave 2: vo5 strawberry
    -rinseout:herbal essencesbodyenvy;color mehappy
    -leave in: infusium 23 repair/renew spray
    -dc: gvp conditioning balm

    www.fotki.com/browncoily :toothy4:
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I like this thread. So many products, so little frizz (we wish).

    Betcha can't use just one (to misquote an old ad for potato chips I think).
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    I feel less alone, now!! Thanks :-)
  • ProfessorPuffyProfessorPuffy Posts: 39Registered Users
    How about OCCD (obsessive compulsive curl disorder): not being able to take your eyes off your hair and obsessing over the spirals at inappropriate times.

    Definitely what I have. I was doing that as I read this.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I certainly have hoarding issues because I am so fearful they will discontinue my favorite things. In order to tame the anxiety I MUST have at least 10 bottles of Suave and VO5 conditioner and at least 4 bottles of LA Looks Sport Gel. And I check in every store I happen to be in just to make sure they aren't on sale.

    I also have nightmares that I will be chosen to be on What Not To Wear and they will try to cut, dye, and straighten my hair.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    WNTW nightmares. That's a good one! Hahaha!