Will Great Lengths hair extensions damage my hair?
The main cause of hair breakage in inferior hair extension systems are due to wax, metal or other hard compound hair extension bonds that do not flex when the hair is wet.
The Great Lengths synthesized keratin bond mimics your natural hair’s structure by expanding and contracting with your hair shaft. This results in no strain on the hair. Applied using only the Great Lengths 3200 or 5000 application machine, the applicator simply moulds the bond around your natural hair and leaves it to cool. The bond is small and light weight and virtually undetectable. It causes no stress on your natural hair.
Another key factor that prevents hair breakage is correct application. The Great Lengths keratin bonding process will not damage your hair if applied in the prescribed manner by a Great Lengths Certified hair extension expert. Great Lengths certified hair extension stylists undergo a rigorous training process.
Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup have experienced hair dressers who are fully qualified Great Lengths hair extension experts.
How long will Great Lengths hair extensions last?
With regular maintenance, which includes brushing daily with a Great Lengths special hair extension brush, Great Lengths hair extensions will last up to six months. As your hair grows, the bond will naturally grow out with your hair. Proper treatment, such as using the professional hair care products, will extend the life of your hair extensions.
Will Great Lengths hair extensions hurt?
Have you read a hair extension horror story?
Incorrect application of any hair extensions can cause pain if the bonds are attached very close to the scalp. Great Lengths certified stylists have to be qualified hairdressers before they are thoroughly trained and assessed on their application techniques.
The hair extension experts at Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup have almost 20 years hairdressing experience and at least 10 years experience with hair extensions.
To ensure that the correct amount of hair is placed in the bonds, the bonds are the correct distance from the scalp, the hair extension lies flat and comfortably in the hair. Hair extensions that are placed too close to the scalp will not extend the life of the hair extensions, it will only result in pain, hair breakage, headaches and at worst hair loss.
Will Great Lengths hair extensions affect my lifestyle?
Great Lengths hair extensions will not affect your lifestyle at all. The patented Great Lengths bonds expand and contract with your hair and will not deteriorate over time or cause damage unlike other types of hair extensions such as glues, waxes, metal beads. With a little care, you can wear your Great Lengths hair up or down, go swimming, exercise and do most other things you would normally do without ever damaging the hair extensions or the bonds.
Will people be able to tell I have hair extensions?
Great Lengths hair extensions are virtually invisible when placed correctly. Our hair extension experts are fully qualified and certified by Great Lengths. The bonds are set close to the head and never at the hair part or the hairline. Because the extensions are set in rows, in the natural direction of your own hair, they are discreet and indistinguishable to your own. You are able to wear your hair up, so long as you take a little care to make sure you haven’t pulled your hair back exposing a row of the extensions.
Will Great Lengths hair extensions match my own hair colour?
Great Lengths hair extensions come in over fifty shades from the lightest blonde to the deepest black. Because your own hair may have two to three different tones, our Great Lengths hair extension experts will often select a couple of different shades of extensions so that the additional hair matches your own hair more naturally. You can even get really creative with hair extension colours – call us to book a consultation at the cost of $50 which is redeemable when you purchase your hair extensions.
What does it take to maintain hair extensions?
Great Lengths hair extensions don’t require a lot of maintenance, but like your own hair, to keep it healthy and looking good there is a little work. Brushing it regularly, wearing it up to sleep at night, and using professional hair care products that we recommend will all increase your hair’s longevity. For more information on maintenance, please download our maintenance guide.
What is the difference between flat and round bonds?
You’ll get more voluminous results from the round bond formation while flat bond formations will give a sleeker, more seamless result.
The flat bond formation can be more discrete in especially fine, thin density areas, such as the fringe area but on average density hair neither bond formation will be visible.
Our hair extension experts will know exactly what is right for you.
Can I get my hair coloured/highlighted while I have Great Lengths in?
Yes. Our qualified and certified Great Lengths experts have been hairdressing for nearly 20 years. So they are experts colourists and master stylist/hairdressers and will know how to expertly handle your hair extensions and colour.
Where does Great Lengths hair come from?
See our page on 100% Ethically Sourced Hair.
How much does it cost to get Great Lengths?
How long is a piece of string? A Great Lengths hair extension service costs will vary from client to client because each hair extension application is truly a customised service.
Contact us now to book a consultation and quote. Consultations cost $50 which is redeemable with purchase.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for a Great Lengths application?
You natural hair needs to be at least 10 cm long.
If you have a medical condition that causes excessive hair loss, it is not recommended that you get hair extensions. You should also avoid hair extensions if you have scalp concerns such as (but not limited to) Psoriasis or Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Our Great Lengths hair extension experts will be able to guide you.
What is the difference between synthetic and human hair extensions?
Hair extensions made from human hair can be dyed, heated (curled or straightened), styled, washed, and treated like your own natural hair. Hair extensions made from synthetic hair are sensitive to the sun, don’t last as long as human hair, are difficult to style, and cannot blend in as well with your real hair. Consequently synthetic hair extensions do not cost as much but do not last as long and will more thank likely cause more damage to your natural hair.