- Do not shampoo your hair for at least 48 hours after your Great Lengths service, including initial and maintenance services. This will give enough time for the bonds to settle and ensure that your extensions will not slide out through premature contact with cleansing chemicals.
- Some hair loss is normal – as with natural hair. Since an average person’s hair loss is between 50-150 hairs a day and a full head of extensions covers about 1/3 of a head, you can expect to see a small quantity of naturally released hair trapped in the attachments after some time. This is quite normal and should be interpreted as hairs being pulled out of the scalp by the extensions themselves. These ends can be cut by your stylist to minimise tangling close to the bonds.
- Prior to bed, pull your hair back into a soft ponytail to prevent tangling whilst you sleep. Use a Great Lengths Satin pillowcase to allow your hair to move freely while you sleep.
- Return to your salon 2 weeks after your extensions have been applied for a check-up appointment. It may be necessary to replace a few strands if they have not settled correctly.
- Activities that result in a constant damp environment such as regularly scheduled aerobics, gymnastics, steam baths or saunas may lessen the longevity of the Great Lengths service. Precautions should be taken to avoid these conditions frequently.
- Brush your hair twice a day using a Great Lengths brush which is psecifically designed for Great Lengths hair extensions. Do not use hard brush strokes. Seperate your applied strands using your fingers and slowly brush close to the scalp. This will avoid mating in this area. Do not use a hard brislted brush. This may cause the extension strands to slip out. Start at the nape of the neck and work your way up.
- Use a wide toothed combe to gently remove tangles from mid-strands to hair ends. Do not use a comb near the scalp area and the Great Lengths bonds.
- Curling irons and hot rollers may be used on Great Lengths hair extensions, but keep them at least 3cm to 4cm away from the hair bonds.
- Do not use products that contain sulphur, such as dandruff shampoos. Use recommended Great Lengths products that are especially designed to improve the condition of your hair extensions.
- Hair should be washed at least once a week. Only use products recommended by our stylist (ph 5.5).
- We highly recommend Great Lengths products (shampoos, conditioners, styling products, anti-tap water).
- Avoid protein treatments and products that contain silicones as this can breakdown the bonds.
- When showering, tilt your head back and cleanse from the top of the head downward. Avoid facing your head downward. Condition using the Great Lengths conditioner and detanlge only from mid-strand to end, avoid the scalp area.
- After showering, apply the Great Lengths Anti-Tap Water remedy to restore your hair’s natural ph balance. Dry your hair by wrapping it with a microfibre headwrap or a towel to remove moisture. Always dry the base area thoroughly to avoid bond breakdown. Avoiding drying in a scrubbing motion. If using a blowdryer, use a medium to low heat and finish with a cool shot once the hair is completely dry.
- Activities that result in a constant damp environment, especially swimming in sea water and chlorine, may lessen the longevity of your Great Lengths hair extensions. Prior to swimming, wet the hair completely to prevent chlorine and salt water sticking to your hair. Immediately after swimming, apply Great Lengths Anti-Tap Water remedy to eliminate damage from alkalinity in water and dry the base area as prescribed above.