Check If The Product Has Been Gently Used
This is definitely important when having or going to a product swap! Please, oh please do not swap your product full of shed hair stuck in the cream. And don’t even think about your burnt-up flat iron* that you’ve had for 15 years is going to make the cut to do a product swap.
Gently used means exactly that, not used over and over and over and just decided to do a product swap to try other products. No one will want your over-used product, so don’t even try it! Also, don’t add your 1-2 more used of product to the swap bin! You might as well finish the rest of the product. When adding a product to swap with, let’s all be respectful and courteous when determining if the product has been gently used.
Note The Expiration Date Of The Product
The expiration date is usually at the bottom of the product near the barcode. It will have an icon showing an opened product with a number and “M” noted on it. Some products may not have expiration dates on them and that does not mean they can last forever. No matter if the product is full or gently used, thrown the product out if it is way past the expiration date. There is a chance that there could be mold at the bottom of the product! Tip: When purchasing a product, note the month and date in your hair diary and keep at max 12 months.
Sell/Swap Products Online
If you are not able to make a product swap event or didn’t get the chance to swap your product, check out Lola’s Green Hair for an online product swap/sell experience. This is an awesome site to swap/sell products on a bigger scale and to check out hair care forums. This is a very secure site, which uses PayPal as a form of payment as well.
If you are just not interested in doing a product swap, you can go the philanthropic route and give them away to those in need. You can donate them to your church, to a women’s shelter, or any other ways for those who need hair care products.
Product junkies and friends! No need to toss out products and burden yourself with products you will never use. There are many ways to get rid of products you don’t use and don’t need!
What do you do with your unwanted products? Tell us your product swap stories below!