Looking After Your Great Lengths Hair Extensions

If you’ve made the decision to invest in Great Lengths hair extensions you want to make sure that they last for as long as possible. Looking after your hair extensions is easy you just have to take the time to handle them with care and follow these easy steps. For optimum results you will need to go back to your salon for a maintenance check after 3-4 weeks of having the extensions applied. They will be able to check that everything is ok with your extensions and they will also be able to provide you with all the advice on how to get the longest lasting and optimum results from your salon.

Firstly, you should be careful not to wash your hair for at 48 hours after having your extensions put in so that the bond has time to set. Your salon may provide you with Great Lengths aftercare products, if they do not it is important that you buy these yourself to get the best results. These products have been specifically designed to prolong the life and appearance of your hair extensions so it is important that you use them. Make sure you follow the directions on the bottle in order to get the best results possible. Try not to wash your hair too much as this may cause your extensions to dry out but you should ensure that they are shampooed and conditioned at least once a week. After washing your extensions make sure you finish by rinsing your hair in diluted Final Rinse Anti Tap to restore your hairs pH value, this will help to prolong the life of your extensions.

When drying your hair be sure to always dry it thoroughly, starting at the bond as it is at its most vulnerable when wet. Try not to scrub the hair to dry it as this causes tangles and matting. Instead try gently blotting your hair with a towel to remove excess moisture. Be aware of the temperature of your hair dryer when using it on your hair making sure that it is not too hot as to cause damage to the bonds.

You need to make sure that you are brushing your hair at least twice a week. The best brush to use is the Great Lengths flat headed, soft bristle brush as this will gently remove any tangles. To get rid of tangles take small section of the hair and gently brush from the bonds to the ends of the hair. Make sure you do not comb between the scalp and the bond and regularly separate the bonds with your fingers to prevent matting.

You can use styling products on your extensions but be careful to only apply to the lengths and ends of your hair and not to the bond itself. Feel free to use straighteners, tongs and heated rollers on your extensions but you must be sure to keep them away from the bond area and use a good heat protection spray beforehand.

It is important to tie your hair in a loose ponytail or braid whilst sleeping to prevent tangles.

Your extensions won’t hold you back from living a full life but there are some circumstances which may affect the lifespan of your bonds, or cause them to breakdown. For example, regular swimming, particularly in sea water and chlorinated water, regular sauna or steam room use and excessive aerobic activity can cause damage.