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    tamrahennatx
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    Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    Hi all!

    I'm doing some housecleaning today, and I discovered I have a problem: I often buy hair color and then put it up and forget about it...sometimes for a long time. I've just discovered four boxes of hair color which may be at least several months to a year or so old. Do these products "go bad" if they are unopened? Should I throw them out and start over?

    I hate to waste the money I spent on these!


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    Re: Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    The boxes should have an expiration date; if not, call the 800 number and perhaps the operator can tell you the ex date. You can also throw them away and start all over, marking the purchase date on the new boxes.


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    Re: Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    YOU DYE YOUR HAIR!!!!???

    I am so crushed now


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    Re: Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    Quote Originally Posted by sblanck View Post
    YOU DYE YOUR HAIR!!!!???

    I am so crushed now
    LOL

    It's not a drastic difference, I fluctuate between a redder and a more golden brown depending on my mood - and to cover the grey streak I'm developing in my bangs...


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    Re: Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    Quote Originally Posted by maranajla View Post
    The boxes should have an expiration date; if not, call the 800 number and perhaps the operator can tell you the ex date. You can also throw them away and start all over, marking the purchase date on the new boxes.
    There's no indication of an expiration date on the boxes, but there is an 800 number. I'll call them!


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    Re: Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    Okay, so I called - they are good for three years. There is a lot code on the developer bottle, and she helped me to determine...that every single box had expired.

    sigh

    I have one bottle I bought about a month ago and haven't used yet - guess I'd better get on it before 3 years goes by!

    So Sean, what you've learned is that I buy a lot of hair color, but I only get around to coloring my hair about once or twice a year - hence the reason why I never make a drastic change.

    Sheesh, I'm so disgusted with myself - that's probably close to $50 I've wasted over the last four to five years.


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    Re: Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    And yet now you don't have to spend $50 on a wig bc your hair fell out! :egy: ,r:;

    I do understand the frustration~ I've done this myself a few times... cough


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    Re: Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    I would dye mine when I had it. to match my goatee the red that is in it. Of course now the bald noggin is much better and really you cant tell how old I am.

    S


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    Re: Shelf life of unopened hair dye?

    you can also tell if it is bad it will no longer be clear it will look muddy or
    dark in color , always keep it stored in a cool dark place this will help with the shelve life . that is why it is in a brown bottle .


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