What to do with hair products that didnt work for me?

RazanARazanA Registered Users Posts: 14 Curl Neophyte
I have a ton of products that I bought and most of them didn't work (trial and error ugh) I don't know what to do with them know as theyre just taking up space. I cant return kost of them so is there a way to resell or exchange for other products as I'm trying to find ones that work for my hair? 


  • StephC79StephC79 Registered Users Posts: 99 Curl Connoisseur
    I sell mine on eBay.
    3A with tight ringlet underlayer.
    Mixed porosity, medium texture and density.

    Cleaner - Shea Moisture fruit fusion shampoo, Maui Moisture curl quench shampoo, cleansing conditioner.
    Conditioner - L'Oreal Botanicals safflower conditioner.
    P/T - Curl Junkie repair me
    D/T - Shea Moisture manuka honey or fruit fusion mask
    Styling - Paul Mitchell round trip, Paul Mitchell super sculpt glaze, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam.
  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    I usually give it away. You could try to sell on the curltalk swap boards.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order
  • FishellFishell Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 5 Curl Neophyte
    I would try to donate them to a local women’s shelter as long as a lot of product was not used. I also have family members I give them to. 
  • AddeeAddee Registered Users Posts: 412 Curl Connoisseur

    Give away

    Go to natural hair events with product swaps

    Repurpose. I use shampoos I don't like to clean my clips, combs and brushes.

    Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.
  • SavagegirlSavagegirl Registered Users Posts: 383 Curl Connoisseur
    I'm in canada so i have to order most of my products. I keep my fails for retrying or to use when I run out of my favourites and am waiting for a shipment. 
    2C-3A Fine, medium density, very long
    Modified CG Method / Natural Only since 2015
    Earthtones Naturals Lover
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Registered Users Posts: 668 Curl Connoisseur
    I used to be in your boat, now to avoid this, I don't purchase any hair products that cannot be returned. That way, if the product doesn't work it goes back to the store so I save money and space!

    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo, Cantu Quinoa Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair, Decadence No Poo
    Co-wash: Nourish Conditioner, Suave, Aussie Moist, Clairol Natural Blends Coconut
    Deep Conditioner: Loreal Total Repair Balm, Cantu Masque
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's), Decadence Conditioner
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Homemade Flax Seed Gel, Devacurl Ultradefining Gel, Coconut Oil
    Methods: Sleep with extra large satin bonnet. Able to get 7 day hair. Prior to getting 7 day:Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    Use shamoo to hand wash anything woolen, cashmere or delicate.  This tip was given to me in a Hanro store - they sell very fine cashmeres/cottons/silks.  
    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:
  • anajjjanajjj Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 3 Curl Neophyte
    Use any conditioner/leave-in/etc. that you can't use or return as shaving cream (if you shave). Works better than foam shaving cream!
    2c/3a fine/medium texture, medium porosity 
    Washington, DC  B)  CG since 2007

    Clarify: Garnier Pure Clean shampoo (old formula)
    Pre-poo: argan oil
    Poo: NYMN curl defining shampoo (pink bottle)
    CW: Giovanni TTTT
    RO: Suave Ocean Breeze, GVP conditioning balm
    DC: Shea Moisture Weightless Coconut Water Masque
    Leave-in: CRN coconut water
    Enhancer: UFD Curly Magic, KCCC, Ecostyler Argan Oil
    Gels: LA Looks Sport, HESMU
    Mousse: Herbal Essences Body Envy
    Refresh: Noodlehead Curl Glaze, SM Dragon's Blood clay

  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    Some products work well in one season, but not in another (depending on where you live).  So extra moisturizing products that work well in the dry winter, may not work in the summer.  It may be worth another try as the weather changes.  Or, try different combinations.  Since you already own the products you will not be spending $$.

    If all else fails sell them on the swap board.
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    For those you definitely won't use again, consider donating to a women's shelter. 

    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder

    You are beautiful!

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