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Are You A Product Junkie?

"Yes, I understand that my phone bill is due, but there's a Shea Moisture sale this week."

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    You own more than 5 different kinds of hair products.
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    You own more than 10 different kinds hair products.
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    You own more than 5 of the same kind of hair product (i.e. 5 different deep conditioners, 5 different shampoos, etc.).
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    You own more than 10 of the same kind of hair product.
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    You genuinely have no idea how many hair products you own.
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    You've run out of space in your bathroom to store all your hair products.
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    And they're currently taking over your bedroom.
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    And you just might have to clear out a cupboard in your kitchen pretty soon.
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    When someone asks you what you use in your hair, you really can't remember.
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    And when you have a great hair day, you know you can't replicate it because you can't remember what combination of products you used.
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    It's gotten so bad that you actually have to write down what you used.
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    You keep products around just because they smell good, not because they do anything.
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    You've never actually had an empty container because you're on to the next product before the first one is gone.
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    You refuse to throw anything away because even though you have thousands of other products, you may want to use this one one day.
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    Or you'd at least rather give it to someone because it's a shame to waste good hair stuff.
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    You've attended product swaps.
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    You've left those product swaps with more products than you had before you went.
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    You have a blog or YouTube channel that you use to regularly review products.
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    You tweet so much about your favorite products that the companies have actually sent you free stuff.
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    You're on the email list for all your favorite lines.
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    And getting a coupon code in your inbox feels EXACTLY like Christmas.
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    You always have to get the newest items when they're announced.
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    You buy your favorite products whenever they're on sale, whether you need them or not.
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    You've even bought products that you know you don't love because they were on sale.
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    You keep products that you don't like so you can try them later, JUST IN CASE your hair decides to love them one day.
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    You've had to choose between buying new hair products and some necessity like paying a bill or buying food.
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    And you chose hair products.
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    You've added a hair product allotment into your monthly budget.
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    You absolutely LIVE for Walgreen's Shea Moisture buy one get one free sales.
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    And Target selling natural hair products was the best thing that ever happened to you.
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    Wash day takes forever partly because you can't decide what to put in your hair.
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    You've watched hours of YouTube tutorials to see what other people are using.
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    And when you found out, you went out and bought them immediately.
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    Your Instagram feed is mostly pictures of new products.
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    So are your TwitPics.
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    You follow tons of natural hair blogs on Tumblr to see what people are using.
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    You're constantly getting deliveries of new products in the mail.
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    You've called our of work so that you can be at home to try them as soon as they get there.
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    You wash your hair more often than you need to because you just can't wait to try the new thing you got.
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    You and your friends get together to discuss your latest hair product discoveries.
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    The only gifts you get for special occasions are hair products or gift certificates for hair products.
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    And you're perfectly OK with that.
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    Everyone comes to you for hair product recommendations.
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    And sometimes you recommend things without being asked.
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    You've made your own hair products.
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    You've got more hair product ingredients in your kitchen (coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, etc.) than you do actual food.
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    Someone in your family accidentally tasted one of your hair concoctions because it was in the fridge and looked like food.
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    You'd actually like to start your own line of natural hair products.
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    But you can't because ALL your spare change goes to buying new products.
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    You know that this will be your life until you find that Holy Grail product, which you are in constant search of.
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    But you don't mind, because you're having a ball looking for it.

Thirty-something from Louisville, KY. Made of bourbon and awesome.

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