It’s a new year and the main thing that has been on my mind has been to get rid of the excess, especially when it comes to my material possessions. After recording my “What’s in My Hair Product Stash?” videos, one thing was abundantly clear to me: I need to pare down my hair stash. It’s just too much. I plan to apply this to every corner of my home, but right now the area in most need of attention is my hair product stash. You saw the video — you know exactly what I’m talking about.
First, I need to figure out what types of hair products I want to keep around:
- For Cleansing. I’ll keep keep 2 out of 5:
- a Moisturizing and a Neutralizing Shampoo.
- For Moisturizing. I’ll keep 4 out of 16:
- a Deep Conditioner; a Leave-In Treatment; an Oil for HOT; and a Daily Moisturizer.
- For Strengthening. I’ll keep 3 out of 10:
- a Protein Treatment; a Protein Leave-In Treatment; a Serum.
- For Styling. I’ll keep 3 out of 5:
- a scalp grease; a Gel; and a Hair Spray.
I feel like I’m making life decisions as I decide which hair product is going to fit into (read: win) each category. Here’s what I have to choose from:
GVP Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Elasta QP Stop Action Conditioning Neutralizing Shampoo
Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
GVP Moisturizing Conditioner
GVP Conditioning Balm
Darcey’s Botanical Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
Eden Body Works All Natural Cleansing CoWash Conditioner
Roux Porosity Control Corrector and Conditioner
Roux Treatment and Shine 619 Leave-In Treatment
Darcey’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Cream
Hawaiian Silky 14n1 Miracle Worker Moisturizer
GVP Conditioner Leave-In Conditioner
Roux Fermodyl Extreme Strength Leave-In (619) Vials
Elasta QP Recovery Anti-Breakage Oil Moisturizer
Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
African Royal Hot Six Oil
L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor
Aphogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer
GVP Concentrated Leave-In Treatment
Elasta QP Feels Like Silk Design Silk Thermal Styling Spray
Proclaim Spray On Glosser
Elasta QP Feels Like Silk Silkening Polisher Anti-Frizz Serum
Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide
ORS Olive Oil Smooth n Hold Pudding
Fantasia IC Hair Polish Styling Gel
Sebastians Shaper Plus Hair Spray
Paul Mitchell Smoothing Straight Works Gel
Summit Sensitive Scalp
Second, use up the products that I will not repurchase.
Third, I have to make a commitment to make NO hair related purchases for 2014 (except relaxer, I only have one application left).
, report back when I’ve completed my mission.
If you had to choose keepers from my hair product collection, which ones would you choose?