I was going through my morning routine this morning and realized that I have a ridiculous amount of hair and body products and I don’t even remember when I got half of them.
I’m the type of girl that is too cheap to pay for a salon to do my hair. I’ve probably walked into a salon maybe twice my whole life and both times, all the stylists wanted to do is straighten my hair.
I’m not a fan.
My natural, curly Afro locks were not made to be straight and the times I would straighten my hair, the style would last about a day. Would take an entire day to get beautiful, only for a drop of humidity to hit it and poof back to it’s natural state. I’ve experimented with a few different types of products trying to find a good, moisturizing combination. I’m also a sucker for a good deal. For example, last week when I took my husband to get his eye drop prescription after his eye surgery, I saw some Dove shampoo/conditioner on sale 2 for $8. I don’t even use Dove shampoo or conditioner but I bought it anyway cause it was a good deal and they smelled good! I rationalized that you never know when you’ll need a 2 in 1 shampoo even though I already have plenty of bottles at home.
I also buy a lot of body products like lotions, body washes and scrubs. I also get gifted these types of things if I show any interest in them. For example, a friend of mine gifted me with a grapefruit sugar scrub, a tea tree salt scrub and a tea tree body butter from Bath and Body Works because we walked in their store one day and the retail lady was all, ‘You MUST try this! This product will amaze you!” aka “spend lots of money right now please”.
Even though I have all these products and I don’t use them, I can’t bring myself to throw them away. I try not to be wasteful as much as possible so what I’ve resorted to is giving them away to people who come to visit. I end up asking them if they use this or that and maybe embellish a little about how great the products are (even if I only used them once) so they will take them out of my house. But then of course, I go to the store and buy some more if I see another deal or someone swearing by a product in a YouTube video.
Do you find yourself buying a lot of products even if you’ll never use them? What are those products? Are you like me and justify why you buy things you probably don’t need? Let me know in the comments below!
(For the record this DOES NOT apply to books. Books are the exception to the junkie law. There’s no disputing this.)