How to reuse old styling products w/ cones and alcohol?

FimuFimu Posts: 322Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    The sprays can probably be used for preserving art projects and flowers.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • KaZenner1990KaZenner1990 Posts: 859Registered Users
    What about a mousse? I never knew what to do with those...

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    2C/3A Botticelli/Corkicelli.Growing out color/heat damage
    M/C, Low/Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
    LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
    CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
    DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
    Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
    DT: EVOO, C.O
    HG
    Goal: WL when curly
    CG since Feb 2014
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You could try donating them to a women's shelter. Someone might very much appreciate it.
    :toothy4:

    EDIT: Oops, that's not re-using them, like you asked about.
    Upper Michigan Dews
    3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

    NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

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  • FimuFimu Posts: 322Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Is there anybody you can give it to? I like the idea of donation. I don't think there would really be a use for mousse outside of using on the hair... but I could be wrong.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • KinkyRNKinkyRN Posts: 250Registered Users
    I use the shampoos for washing dishes and general cleaning. The conditioners I use for shaving.

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  • laurabellalaurabella Posts: 91Registered Users
    My friends and family LOVE it when I do a purge day (at least yearly) of personal care (and cleaning,etc) products that didn't work for me.

    Also, the Salvation Army (and similar charities) typically have a shower that people and need can use and having actual products on hand is a real blessing there.

    Also, my "last purge" (a rather large purge---I was moving at the time) went almost entirely to a friend whose home is constantly invaded by teenagers. She appreciated it the crapload, as did they.

    Kudos for not throwing them out! Landfills are too full for too-soon waste.

    You might want to keep one can of serious hairspray in case you run into a fancy formal hairdo that requires it.

    You can also create a bin in your guest bathroom if you have frequent company. Or suggest a "swap day" at work or church or your book club (whatever organizations you belong to).
  • AngelaE8654AngelaE8654 Posts: 1,099Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    I use the shampoos for shaving. I also use the shampoos for washing my husband's prosthetic sock thing. It's a gel sock and can't be washed with dishsoap or anything like that, so it's a great purpose for the shampoo. :)

    Edited: If you know anyone who wears a prosthetic leg, you can give them the shampoo for this purpose. We are told to use handsoap but I've always used shampoo instead, very successfully.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


    All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier. :)
  • laurabellalaurabella Posts: 91Registered Users
    You may also want to check out the No Waste Challenge thread, there are ideas there for repurposing.

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