Are you using expired haircare products without realizing it?

(As published in the “What the Pros Know” section of the April 9th, 2014 edition of the Lake Stevens Journal.)

It is time to think about throwing away some of those outdated beauty products you have saved up in your bathroom. You may be applying products thinking they are giving you volume or smoothing your hair when they are actually doing nothing to your hair. Over time, products lose their longevity and become less effective, no longer performing as intended. Products also go bad when they come in contact with human skin and deteriorate, sometimes even causing harmful bacteria to form in the bottle. Always check to see if there is an expiration date. The expiration symbol will typically be located near the UPC code on the back and will have a picture of a container with a number inside of it, such as 6, 8, or 12. This means the product is only good for 6, 8, or 12 months after it is open.

If you are storing old haircare products and need new ones, please visit any of our three locations and we can help set you up with the perfect products for your hair type!