In order to get the best performance and longevity, maintenance and care for your Great Lengths Hair Extensions is of the utmost importance. Fortunately, Great Lengths Hair Extensions are very easy to maintain!
Once your extensions have been applied, your stylist will instruct you on how to maintain and care for them, providing a Maintenance and Aftercare guide for your reference.
To help further ensure your extensions look fantastic for as long as possible, we have developed a range of products specially designed for use with Great Lengths extensions. These products are available through your certified Salon or Stylist.
General maintenance and aftercare guidelines:
WASHING YOUR HAIR
Don’t shampoo your hair for at least 48 hours after your extensions have been applied, this allows the bonds to set
Use Great Lengths aftercare products to maximize potential wear and protect bonds
Lather gently from roots to tips, don’t use a rough scrubbing motion
When rinsing, tilt your head slightly back and let the water fall through the length, this prevents knotting
Finish by applying a hair mask or conditioner after every wash
DRYING YOUR HAIR
Begin by blotting hair with a towel to remove excess water
Brush or use a wide-tooth comb to gently remove any tangles
If your hair is lacking moisture, spritz with Great Lengths Anti-Tap Water for extra nourishment
Blow-dry as usual, making sure the bonds in particular are completely dried
BRUSHING YOUR HAIR
Always use one of the Great Lengths brushes which are specifically designed to protect the hair extensions
If you suffer from hair static, try using a wide-tooth comb, carefully working through the hair from roots to tips
Using a Great Lengths Paddle Brush, sweep all hair to one side, holding hair in place at the nape of the neck, brush through the length
Remember not to be too rough when brushing your hair as this may damage the bonds
When backcombing, take care to only do so below the bond attachment to prevent knotting
STYLING AND FINISHING
Be sure to use sulphate-free styling products. All of the products in the Great Lengths Aftercare range are sulphate-free.
If you have used a lot of product, spritz hair with our Anti-Tap Water after your next wash to clear any residue
If you use a hair oil, be sure to only apply through the length of the hair, avoiding contact with the bond
Tame fly-aways or fight static with Great Lengths Serum Hair Fluid, work through the length for a smooth finish
PROTECTING YOUR EXTENSIONS
To prevent premature bond breakdown and to protect your hair, always saturate your hair with water and apply Great Lengths Anti-Tap Formula prior to swimming, exercising, using a sauna or any activity that creates moisture in your hair for an extended period of time.
Always tie your hair up in a ponytail and do your best not to submerge your hair into salt or chlorine-treated water. Immediately after such activities, shampoo thoroughly, condition, apply Great Lengths Anti-Tap formula and blow-dry the attachment sites.
Always pull Great Lengths into a softly held ponytail while sleeping and during any activity that has your hair blowing in the wind.