What’s in YOUR Cabinets? Confessions of a PJ


So, if you remember my PJ Stash posts (Part I and II), you may recall that I suggested that, “What’s in YOUR Cabinets?” might become a feature. I figured it might be fun for us to share our stashes. And, you know, admitting you have a problem is the first step. So, that being said, here’s a glimpse into M’s stash!


by M of Hair and Other Stuff

I confess, I’m a PJ (Product junkie)! Most of my girlfriends and ALL of mycurlfriends know this. It’s a shame. I’m actually doing a lot better than I was, but it still flares up from time to time. Right now, I’m having a mild flare up. Here are some products that are on my list for purchasing soon:

I’m sure I’m forgetting something. My list is never this small! I’ve spent a small fortune on hair products. πŸ˜•

A small sample of products from my product swap. SMH!

Products I’m using and loving right now:

Products that will be back in rotation, once I restock:

  • Oyin Shine and Define
  • Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner
  • Curls Souffle

The jury is still out on my Terresentials Mud Wash. I REALLY want to love this! In part, because it works so well for Naptural 85 (I heart Whitney! :-)) and partly because it’s organic with all good ingredients. I have to figure out why it’s not working for me :-(.

What are your faves? Are there any you would suggest I put in my rotation? πŸ™‚

In 2012, I want to drastically cut the money I spend on hair products. I’m on the prowl for the least expensive, most natural products that work … wish me luck!

… SN – Can we talk about what is going on with my hair for a minute? Ummmm, yeah … no words, side eye …


9 responses »

  1. Even though I’m still transitioning, I use several products:
    Kinky Curly Knot Today, the Entire Shea Moisture Line, Cantu Shea Butter, Organic Root Stimulator Deep Conditioning Treatment, ((Mayo, Egg, Honey (Real honey from a bee keeper) for a DC)), ACV, Kinky Curly Come Clean, organic shea butter, EVOO and Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel. I really love all my products but I still need to try the Giovanni Line, Suave Naturals, and Cocunut Oil.


  2. I am usually an impulsive shopper but for some reason, I never got into trying hair products, especially if I have to order them online. I use the mud wash now and my suggestion will be to try the other “flavors”. I’ve heard that some work for some people and not others. I love mine, maybe you can try their little samples and decide which works the best? Also, using it with different products might make it hard to determine if it’s truly working or not.


  3. I have been doing the same so cut back on spending.
    i buy a just for the winter and save my change for the summer product. that are very high cost.
    I have start work on what i want to buy for the summer, keep it on a budget.
    if i have a extra money then i may pay something.


  4. For me, it’s Jane Carter Nourish and Shine. I LOVE it. I may even add Jane Carter Curl Defining Cream. I used it today on dry hair and it was a pretty good job. However, want to try it on freshly washed hair.


  5. I have been hearing such wonderful things about Jane Carter Nourish and SHine. I really must try it. However, I really am trying to get rid of a lot of stuff in my stash. I say we should all have some kind of product swap meeting to get rid of and try new stuff!! LOL!!


    • My product swap went extremely well! I was thinking of having another one in a few months or so with the naturals in my circle! You should try it where you are. It’s a great idea!


  6. I thought I was the only one. Everyone has given rave reviews on the Terressential Mud wash and since I love naturals products I assumed it would only fit in perfectly in my rotation. The first time I used it, I thought it was hard water giving me bad results but now I’m back home with my shower filter and its still not working. When I wash I get this weird film that just wont rinse off. I dilute with water just like Naptural85, spray hair with water then apply the diluted mixture and finally rinse. Each time a film is left behind. I mostly use natural products, so I don’t think I need the detox. I’m not sure what it is reacting with. I’m afraid to do the detox because I can’t do anything with my hair with that film, let alone last a week of that. Any suggestions.


  7. For those of you lovely ladies that are having issues with the Terresentials mudwash…

    When I first used it ‘lavender’ I went through the detox and it took 5 days to detox my hair (as per their instructions), after I was done detoxing my hair started to respond very different to products. I no longer need a washout conditioner, 60% less of my leave in condish and butters.

    The lavender made my hair soft, but didnt really help as far as definition (initially), so I tried the ‘left coast lemon’ which really defined my hair but I am allergic to something in it, and I recently tried the ‘sultry spice’ which was somewhere in the middle of the other 2.

    Now this is the caveat… once you are done detoxing, then u need very little product, and it vibes best with natural, water soluble products. So, if you use alot of products, or want to try different products, then the mud isnt going to do your hair justice, because you would be continuously detoxing….




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