5 Rules from the Recovering Product Junkie
Wed, Jan 21, 2015   |   Comments(4)
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Angela Easterling
Angela Easterling

I recall glancing over my bathroom counter at an overwhelming amount of hair product containers. Some nearly empty, some barely used. They covered almost every empty space on and under my counter. My husband barely had room for his essentials, imagine his frustration. At that time I knew I needed either an intervention and support group for my addiction or a plan of attack.

Choosing the latter, I came up with 5 rules to keep me in control when adding products to my collection. So far, they've help gain back my counter space and possibly save my marriage *wink*. So I now pass them to you.


  1. Understand What Your Hair Wants and Needs
  2. I can't stress how important this is. If you're like me, you've watched the YouTube videos featuring your favorite Natural Hair Guru with the long perfect hair. You sit glued waiting for her to announce the product that made her hair so gorgeous. Then you rush out to buy it without consulting your own hair. After a few uses, not only does your hair not look like the Guru's, it's either dry, tangled or even worse, BREAKING. Understanding what your hair need and want will assist you in buying the right product for what's most important in your hair journey, YOUR HAIR.

  3. Avoid Stock Piling Favorite Products
  4. It doesn't make sense to have a year's supply of your favorite conditioner. No matter how good the deal, try to limit yourself to no more than 2 of the same product at one given time. Besides, who knows what your favorite product will be next year.

  5. Resist the Temptations of Trending Products
  6. There will always be a new miracle working product, but it's not necessary to try them all. I'm not saying you should never try any new products. Just saying once you find a product that works, there's really no need to continue the search.

  7. Set Product Goals and Do Your Research to Accomplish Them
  8. I'm not talkin' about New Year's resolution type goals. I'm talking about the goal you want to accomplish with your new product. For instance, if your product goal is to find something great for wash n' go styles, look for products that specialize in that. Once you've identified a few, take the time to do your research to find which of these closest meet your hair needs, then buy it. Researching first will ensure you're buying the right product the first time.

  9. Get Rid of The Products You Do Not Use
  10. Last but not least, get rid of those products that didn't work for you. Have a product party, give them away, or find a friend to product swap with. Whatever you choose, resist the urge to hoard them. Hanging onto them doesn't do anyone any good.


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siera_trails
Angela Easterling
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Member Since: Mar 2013
Last logon: May 14 2013
Posted on: Tue 23 Apr 2013 11:36:01AM

Joy, do you live in Arizona?

siera_trails
Angela Easterling
User Type: Noobie
Member Since: Mar 2013
Last logon: May 14 2013
Posted on: Thu 18 Apr 2013 9:01:25PM

You are fortunate @Joy. I have so much stuff that I need to get rid of.

Joy
Angela Easterling
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Posted on: Wed 13 Mar 2013 2:17:39PM

I've never collected products. Thank goodness, cause your counter looks awful.

siera_trails
Angela Easterling
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Posted on: Sun 24 Feb 2013 7:30:34PM

OMG! Ok, I'm such a product junkie. i was cracking up at number 1. Thanks for the tips.