Maintaining Your Extensions

Looking after your hair extensions is easy – however to maintain and provide the longest lasting and optimum results our salon will provide you with information and also a maintenance check.

Some basic steps to follow are listed below: your extensions will last anything from 4 to 8 months even some clients have them longer.

Washing your hair

• Do not shampoo your hair for at least 48 hours after your extensions have been applied to allow the bond to set

• Always use Great Lengths aftercare products as these have been specifically designed to prolong the life and appearance of your hair extensions

• Always follow the directions on the bottle

• Shampoo and condition your hair at least once a week

• Finish by rinsing your hair in diluted Final Rinse Anti Tap to restore your hairs pH value

Drying your hair

• Do not towel dry the hair with a scrubbing motion. Instead, use a blotting motion and wrap the hair in a towel to remove excess moisture

• Always blow dry your hair on a cool/warm temperature

Brushing, Styling & Finishing


• Great Lengths flat headed, soft bristle brushes are the most suitable for brushing your hair

• With small sections of hair gently brush from the bonds to the ends of the hair

• Do not comb between the scalp and the bond. On a regular basis, separate the bonds with your fingers to prevent matting

Styling and finishing

• Styling products such as Great Lengths Styling Serum can only be applied to the lengths and ends of your hair and not the bond itself

• The Great Lengths round brush can be used for blow drying

• Straighteners, tongs and heated rollers can be used, however they must be kept away from the bond area

Exercise & Lifestyle

Extensions suit most lifestyles, however be mindful in the following circumstances which may affect the lifespan of your bonds,

• Regular swimming, particularly in sea water and chlorinated water

• Regular sauna or steam room use

• After these activities use diluted Great Lengths Final Rinse Anti-Tap solution to restore your hair and scalp to it’s natural pH balance. Remember to always dry the bonds thoroughly

A full after care range has been developed to prolong the life and quality of your extensions.