Friday, May 7, 2010 - Nisus

I'm so ashamed... Hello, my name is

...Nia. And I am a Product Junkie.

I am the junkie of all junkies. I have more than one- 3 and 4 of things- similar if not the same things. 1 off things, small things, big things, mostly full things of hair product that I mostly do not use.

This pile began because I'm moving this month, and I began to pack up the dark and overlooked shelves of my apartment. I figured I could fit all of my hair products into a small box, but then I kept finding more stuff, and more stuff... and more stuff.

I have at least one of all stuff that were ever hair stuff. I think I have tried almost everything in the universe. Once I force myself to sort through all this, (tonight!) maybe my favorite products will finally take the spotlight and assert themselves in a rotation of sorts. I have said in the past that I have no routine, and perhaps this is why :-/
It's like a little city.

Just this past week I flipped and decided I was tired of gel, and had been wearing my hair fluffy, and then pulled back. I have not co-washed in days. I have no idea what I'll do with it tomorrow for my boyfriend's graduation from law school. Maybe I'll find inspiration shuffling though these products.

Do you recognize these bottles and caps ladies? If so, you too may be a product junkie. I try not to encourage this behavior, so I tend to only review products when I have a strong feeling about them. But as you can see, I have tried everything! My hair generally tells me what it wants, and different products have different uses, and mix with other products to make yet new products.

I'll def have to post a follow up to this exposure of my behavior.

18 comments:

CurlyKye said...

OMG!!!!!!! That is all I can say! Now I don't feel so bad ;-)

AD said...

The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

ItVeganAtGenesis said...

Wow! lol @ AD
I always appreciate candor

sasha-shae said...

WOWZERS! Lol,..man let me stop mine looks almost as bad..and I admit too...I recently became a pj..mercy. but no more..I am letting a lot of my stuff go :) lol

~EssenseVibez~ said...

i'm not even close to that much--guess you can say i have about 10 bottles of PJunk--lol--you have some styles i'd love to twerk on my hair--still tryn to get away from the big puff--take a look at my hair here when you have time--i've added you on my google reader---remain blessed-
http://mizzangieshair.blogspot.com/2010/02/essense-vibznatural-inspiration.html#comments

Yakitori said...

Girl! Lol, I felt bad for having three types of gel, but this gives me hope. XD. I went through that stage where I picked up everything any natural diva on youtube recommended (exasperated by working at a beauty supply store), but no longer! I need a shampoo, a conditioner, a deep conditioner, an oil based sealant, a cream based sealant, and a styling aid (usually gel). I keep it super simple now. ^_^ It was a journey to get there though, hahaha. Best of luck sorting these things out! ;)

Rachel said...

I am a PJ but I do not have that many. and yes I reconized more than half of those bottles





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Lavendar said...

I was happily naming all the products until you bust me out and let me know that means I got issues! LOL I did a major clean-out last year and my stash is sadly still on the rise. Once I started transitioning, a whole new world of products came on the scene. Sigh....what's a PJ to do?

J. said...

hmm i haven't thought to put all of my hair products together but, YOU have a selection LOL! I have products that I don't even use they are just sitting there and I'm trying to stick to one product to finish it. BUT I know that once i finish my products I'm not out of the woods yet.. :-P

Butterfly73 said...

wowzers...your face is priceless as you look up at camera. i was able to get rid of some stuff out of my stash. sadly i think its starting to creep back up.

Anjolcake said...

Maybe I really don't have a problem-you've got me beat sis!

Anonymous said...

You need a PJ Anonymous sponsor!! My bathroom cabinet looked JUST like that until a few months ago when I tossed trash bags full of unused bottles and jars. I only cleaned it out bc I was moving though.

jessimae said...

you should do a giveaway or blog sale

Shones said...

LOL, literally! That picture is simply priceless. You look slightly terrified + "I don't know what I'm gonna do!" at the same time.

I don't feel so bad now when I look under my sink and in my linen closet. However, I do recognize several of those bottles. A giveaway might be a good idea...

Anonymous said...

All of those products were well worth it in my opinion. Your hair is amazing!

Gigi said...

I have a similar collection. The first thing I did was dump all the conditioners together. The shampoos and styling products, are still works in progress.

MiMi said...

Hi Nia - Mia here, fellow product junkie. My trick is that I send the stuff I'm bored with to my mom and then she uses it on her customers and then they go buy it too. Mwaahahahaa!
And if I can't give it to my mom, my apt. bldg. has this little swap place where you can just put stuff and if people want the stuff, they take it.

Lady Mochacurls. said...

and I thought I was a product junkie lol!

My pile is getting pretty close to your size though- sooo I shouldn't be too quick to judge loL!

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