As a woman, it’s easy to acquire tons of excess hair and beauty products.
You try something once or twice and it doesn’t give the results you expected, you receive gifts from friends, or your Birchbox goodies begin to pile up.
Or maybe you even purchase something you’ve heard great things about but forget to use it for a few months.
But do these hair products have a shelf life? The answer is, yes.
How Long Do Hair Products Last?
When it comes to keeping hair products, it can be difficult to know when long enough is too long. That frizz control spray your friend gave you may still be good a year later, right?
The lifetime of a product depends on several factors and varies from brand to brand. Here are a few things to consider before determining whether to trash that old shampoo:
When your hair product isn’t labeled, you can generally figure that unopened it will last around three years. Once opened, however, the longest you can expect it to last is one to two years. Oribe, for example, lasts approximately one year once opened.
What’s The Difference Between Natural And Chemical-Based Products?
Another thing to consider when it comes to the life of a hair product is what it’s made out of. Natural products often don’t last as long as those that are chemically enhanced. However, the benefits of using natural and organic products may outweigh the drawback of a lesser shelf life.
Natural products use ingredients like oils, minerals, and herbal extracts to nourish your hair, while chemically enhanced products use synthetic materials.
These synthetic materials can sometimes have adverse consequences for your health. And although occasionally more expensive, natural hair products help revive your tresses after years of harsh chemical care.
At The Salon by Lora Brown, we know what it takes to help clients achieve the gorgeous, healthy locks they crave. We only use Oribe products, which are made of natural, high-quality ingredients — no harsh chemicals.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get a look you love.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.