Alyssa Hawkins of Naturallycurly writes;
Though not listed in any medical dictionary, and often “harumphed” by doctors, many women of all ages face a serious problem in their daily lives: product addiction. In a 12-Step program, it is said that Step 1 is admitting you have a problem. Okay, I admit it. Now what? Am I ready to change? No way. Am I okay with getting rid of products? Absolutely not! Would I spend a good chunk of change on something I’m not even sure works? You betcha!
Hi, my name is Alyssa and I’m a product junkie. (“Hi, Alyssa!”) I never thought it could happen to me, but it has and I’m here to take full responsibility. I am also here to help you figure out if you’re a product junkie, too. I’ve put together a list of 12 things below, and if any apply to you, it could mean that you are a product junkie, too! Admittedly, this is my own version of a 12-step program—I don’t actually have a cure. Some may point fingers and protest that I don’t truly want help, and they are correct. I love my products! If you are a product junkie, I urge you to take full responsibility for your actions—and you may want to learn to love yourself and your cache of product. Don’t look to me for any real help; I’m happy with all my goodies stashed under the sink, in the shower, in the fridge—wherever I can find a place for them. Plus, I’m busy hoarding more product!
You may be a product junkie if:
1. You make sharing a bathroom impossible for any other person. You need your counter, drawer, cabinet space, wall space and even floor space!
2. You have more products than food in your refrigerator or worse—you have 2 refrigerators to handle your space problem!
3. Your day revolves around mail delivery and you are on a first-name basis with your mail carrier.
4. You purchase products containing ingredients that you have tried before and didn’t work for your hair, but they might work this time, right?
5. You have a product wish list longer than your grocery or To-Do list.
Whoa lawd! I thought I was a PJ, but after reading how many places yall keep your stuff I have concluded that I was an amateur; I only had products fill one shelf on this little bookshelf I use as a tv stand. I think once I finish most of the things I have now I'll start restocking on my staples and favs though.
@Natalie awww wow your man is so sweet! I doubt my boyfriend would travel to 3 different Walgreens for some hair products, but good thing I'm not a PJ anymore. I'm slowly using what I got and I do love to stock when there are sales.
I am such a PJ! I have products under the bathroom sink, in a storage container under my bed, in a rolling cart next to the bathroom sink, and in the fridge. My hubs has offered to purchase a small fridge for me so that I don't take up space and confuse him with my products that have to stay on ice. I think he was joking but I so want to take him up on it!
yeah that Shea Moisture deal at Walgreens is a PJ's dream…I wouldn't wait til APril 2nd to get your products. The feens out here are VICIOUS haha…
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My name is Natalie and I am a PJ. I have 2 bdrms 2 bths and 4 closets to house my stash (I live alone) and that's not including the space I have taken at my man's place.
After taking a brief(1 week)hiatus from feeding my addiction, 4 new outfits have made their way into my closet.
And while I'm here at work typing this, I have my man hitting up every Walgreens to buy Shea Moisture products while they are BOGO. he has just scored 2 elixirs, 2 milks and is going to another store for 2 smoothies and 2 masques…love you babe! Lol
I'm a product junkie and proud of it! LOL! How else will you find out what works for your hair, right??? But, I'm slowly but surely finding my staple products and I'm so happy :)!!
This is so my Best Friend. When I go to her house I bring an extra bag because I go shopping in her closet! Hahahahahaha I was just there and I took pics of her stash and posted it on FB! hahahahahaha I got some good stuff this visit!
You know you're a product junkie when as soon as you get some money you stock up like the apocalyspse is coming.
You know you're a product junkie when you see your bathroom cabinet open and you immediately get irritatted because you think someone has used touched and possibly wasted some or your product
Hi my name is Eunice and I am a product junkie. I am waiting with baited breathe for the new Creme of Nature Shampoo with Argan oil to come out next month. My hair is my hobby.
Lol glad I'm not a product junkie. My priorities don't begin and end with my hair.