Self Storage And Bulk Buy Haircare Products

Posted on: 25 September 2020

Did you recently buy shampoo, conditioner, or styling products in bulk? If you don't have enough space to comfortably keep cases of haircare products at home, take a look at what you need to know about self storage.

What Is the Shelf Life of a Haircare Product?

Before you store your bulk haircare buys, you need to know how long they can safely stay in a rental unit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn't require cosmetic and beauty product manufacturers to label products with an expiration date.

Even though your shampoo or conditioner won't have a specific use-by date, you can't store these products in your rental unit indefinitely. Provided you haven't opened the bottles or packaging, it's possible haircare items could have a shelf life of a few years or longer.

To get the most out of your haircare products, store the oldest items in the front. Remove these first to reduce the overall storage time. Add newer cases or bottles of shampoo and other beauty items to the back of the stack to keep your storage stash stocked.

How Should You Store Haircare Products?

Along with storing shampoo, conditioner, and other haircare products with the oldest items first, you can also take steps to reduce the risks of damage in storage. Keep the bottles and other containers closed. If you open the items, the air and moisture could potentially damage your haircare products.

Leave the products in the original packaging and place each bottle/container into a sturdy box or bin. Reduce the likelihood of a mid-storage spill and cover the top or opening of each item with masking tape or plastic wrap.

While vertically stacked storage can create space in a rental unit, this strategy can also lead to pressure-related damage. A stack of boxes/bins can add enough weight to damage anything on the bottom. This can result in unusable products or a messy spill in your storage unit. Instead of vertical placement, place each box or bin on it's own shelf or flat on the floor.

Do You Need to Label Haircare Product Containers in Storage?

After you place your bulk buy shampoo or other product in a box or bin, you need to label the storage container. Write directly on cardboard boxes or add a label to a plastic bin. Include the name of the product, category (such as shampoo, conditioner, treatment, or styling product), date of purchase, and quantity.

For more information about self-storage, and storage unit pricing, contact a local storage facility near you, such as AA All American Airborne Self-Storage.