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How Long to Keep Your Hair Products and Body Wash

How Long to Keep Your Hair Products and Body Wash

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I love my hair products!! And trying new ones, here I come! But they do have a shelf life. So when you buy hair products (or any products) use them. Most hair products have a shelf life of about 3 years if left unopened. Once you open the products, the shelf life cuts in half to about 1 1/2 years. Because bacteria, air, water, heat, humidity, and contact with your products decreases the shelf life and causes a breakdown of the chemicals, you want to keep your products stored in a cool, dry place when you are not using them. Also keep the bottles shut instead of leaving them open. To help preserve the shelf life, you can transfer the products into a spray can or tube. Label your products with the dates you opened them so it is easy to keep track of. Once they start going bad, your products become useless and can also cause irritation, inflammation, or infection of the skin. You can also tell if they have gone bad by a change in smell, color, or texture. Most products do not have “Best is used by” labels, but you can check the UPC number. Usually the number of months the product lasts is the same as the UPC number on the bottom of the bottle.

 How Long to Keep Your Hair Products and Body Wash

Shampoo and Conditioner: 1 1/2 years if opened, 3 years if unopened

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Hairspray, Leave in Conditioner, and Other Hair Products: 1 1/2 years if opened, 3 years if unopened

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Body Wash: 6 months – 1 year

Stay tuned for how long to keep and clean your brushes, hair and beauty tools. 

What new hair products have your tried and love?

xoxox, Bodeoo

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2 Comments

  • Zeynab August 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Great post, I wouldn’t even think about the shelf of hair products. Thank you, looks like I have to go through my hair products.
    Zeynab x
    The Beautifully Disastrous

    • Kelly K Author August 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      You are so very welcome Zeynab! =D

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