• How long can you keep a box of hair dye for?

    I’ve had a couple of boxes of permanent hair dye, Schwarzkopf’s Live Color XXL in Real Red, for about 15 or so months that I’ve yet to open. . how long can you keep boxes of hair dye for before they, with lack of a better word haha, go off? Is there such a thing as hair dye going bad? Just wondering whether I should throw them away or if I could use them at some point! Thanks :) x

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    4 thoughts on “How long can you keep a box of hair dye for?

    • Jessica says:

      I was wondering the same thing. I wanna buy hair-dye in a few days, and dye it in December. I’m not sure, but I honestly don’t think it would go bad.
      Good luck :)

    • Andrea says:

      there should be an experation date on the box somewhere. and yes it can loose its purpose after so long. .

    • Veronica Alicia says:

      Expiry dates on most commercial products need to be taken with a pinch of the proverbial salt!
      Your hair dye won’t “go off” in 15 months.
      You’ve nothing to lose by opening and trying one (honestly – your hair won’t turn green just because it’s a couple of months “out of date”) but what you will lose, if you follow best before dates slavishly, is an awful lot of money. You will be popular with the dye manufacturers though – they will see their profits increase!
      Remember the honey found in the tombs of the Pharaohs – it was 5,000 years old and still perfectly good to eat, yet the “pure” honey you buy in sealed jars in the supermarket has a recommended couple of years life!

    • LouiseIsNuttierThanAFruitCake says:

      Well, If I were you, I wouldn’t trust them. Some where on the box should be an expiration date, and if their isn’t, then I would chuck them. I don’t think if you used them that it would affect the colour, but maybe the damage it does to your hair.

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