Happy New Year Ya’ll !!! I know we have been M.I.A. but we started school and we had to figure some things out. Now we are back!!! Alright so being natural it is pretty much a given that you might become a product junkie. There are so many products out there that you almost want to buy them all. So here are our five ways that have helped us to not be product junkies.
1. Get rid of products that you don’t use.
You know that shampoo and conditioner that you bought from Trader Joe’s two months ago. That you only used once. Yeah… that is taking up space and wasting your hard earned money. Giving products that you don’t use to family and friends is a good way to rid yourself of those products you don’t use. It’s a win –win, You free yourself and they don’t have to pay for it.
2. Pick one or two products out of a line
Most companies have several lines under their name. So instead of buying the whole line pick a shampoo and conditioner, styling product or a leave in. This way you can try new things and if you don’t like it you can refer to number one!
3. Use products until the end.
I (Erica) am guilty of this. I will have a product that is halfway full and I will go and buy another one. Especially if it’s on sale! But I don’t use certain products up quickly so it is unnecessary for me to buy the same product again. Just use what you have until you are scraping the container.
4.Dedicate a section for your products
This will help keep the products to a minimum. Instead of a whole shelf or a whole cabinet, use half of the shelf or get a cute bin to house the products. This way only a certain amount of products can fit in that space and nothing more.
5. Stick to products that work
Lesley and I know that Shea Moisture works for us. If we want to branch out, we do that within Shea Moisture. This keeps us from buying products that potentially might not work and wasting money. If you want to try something new ask a friend, look at reviews or head to YouTube. See what other naturals are saying about that particular product.
When we first began our natural hair journey, we tried every product we could. But once we figured out what our hair loves and what it doesn’t like, we realized that having all those products hanging around was unnecessary.
Uhhh…The things us curly girls do for our tresses!!