MAINTENANCE GUIDE

Tips on Home Aftercare

We make it as easy as possible to look after your hair extensions with our range of aftercare products. To enjoy and maintain the longevity of your new Great Lengths hair extensions, it is essential that you are aware of and follow these maintenance guidelines:

Hair Extension Home After-Care Tips and Advice
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GENERAL

General

  • DO NOT shampoo your hair for 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.
  • Expect to see small quantities of naturally released hair trapped in the bonds after some time. This is quite normal as hair naturally sheds on a daily basis. These ends can be cut by your stylist to minimize tangling close to the bonds. May be more noticeable with dark hair.
  • Prior to bed, pull your hair back into a soft ponytail or braid to prevent tangling while sleeping. Use a Satin Pillowcase to allow your hair to move freely while you sleep.
  • Return to Hair Fusion Bar two months after your extensions have been applied for a complimentary check-up appointment. During this appointment we will check and separate your bonds which will help maintain healthy hair growth.

BRUSHING

  • Brush your hair twice a day using a Great Lengths brush which is specifically designed for Great Lengths hair extensions. Do not use hard brush strokes. Separate your applied strands using your fingers and slowly brush close to the scalp over the bonds using a natural Boar Bristle Brush. This will avoid matting in this area. Do not use a hard bristled brush. This may cause the extension strands to slip out.
  • Use a wide toothed comb or a vent brush to gently remove tangles from mid-strands to hair ends.  Do not use a comb near the scalp area and the Great Lengths bonds.

STYLING

  • 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 a flat iron or curling iron directly on the bonds.

SHOWERING

  • 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, prevent hair shedding and slippage.
  • 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 de-tangle only from mid-strand to end, avoiding 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 Great Lengths 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 blow dryer, use a medium to low heat and finish with a cool shot once the hair is completely dry.

SWIMMING

  • 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 the Great Lengths Anti-Tap Waterremedy to eliminate damage from alkalinity in water and dry the base area as prescribed above.