You will need take special care of
lengthened or thickened hair, as everyone with long hair must to
do. Most of the care is identical to that of naturally grown
long hair but there are a few differences. The most significant
difference is in detangling. Your personal commitment to
detangling will drastically affect the outcome of your
experience with Great Lengths Human Hair Extensions. To maintain the integrity of your Great
Lengths service, it is essential that you observe the following
Some hair loss is normal--as with natural hair. Furthermore,
since a person's average natural hair loss is between 50 to
150 hairs per day and a full head of extensions covers
approximately one third of the head, you can expect to see a
small quantity of naturally released hairs trapped in the
attachments after some time. This is quite normal and should
not be interpreted as hairs pulled out of the scalp by the
extensions themselves. Daily brushing close to the scalp and
finger separation of the applied strands will avoid matting
in this area.
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 such as always carry your ANTI-TAP water with you
and use it on the bonds whenever they are moist. Take a blow
dryer with you to the gym and dry your bonds after workouts
etc. Take care when your bonds are in a moistened state not
to pull, tug, or manipulate them until they are returned to
their contracted state and dry.
Shampooing, Conditioning &
- Do not shampoo for 48 hours
after completing any Great Lengths service. This includes the
initial service as well as maintenance services.
- Tilt your head back and
cleanse from the top of the head. Avoid facing your head
downward. Redirection of the bonds when wet is NOT
- Condition and detangle only
from mid-strand to end, avoiding the scalp areas. This is
because the bonds swell when their wet, as does your own
natural hair, allowing your natural hair to “breath.” When the
bonds are wet and expanded, conditioner will encourage
- Do not dry with a scrubbing
motion, but instead wrap hair with a towel to remove moisture.
- Always dry the base area
thoroughly to avoid bonds being in the wet expanded state. Use
medium to low heat when air forming and finish with cool air
once the hair is completely dry.
- Use recommended Great
Lengths products. My personal recommendations
are the Great Lengths NXT Hair Fluid. Basically a serum that
adds intense shine, reduces frizz and smoothes any split ends.
- The Vital Care Lotion is
another favorite, a leave in treatment for normal to dry hair,
reduces tangling and improves comb-ability.
- ALWAYS USE ANTI-TAP after
your final rinse. Do not rinse the anti-tap water out.
Do not use products that contain sulfur, such as dandruff
Prior to Bedtime
It is recommended that you braid your hair or pull it back into
a soft ponytail holder or scrunchy before bed. This prevents
tangling while sleeping.
NEVER GO TO BED
WITH THE HAIR OR BONDS WET!
Brushing & Combing
- Brush with a natural bristle
brush- Bore Bristle Brush- 2-3 times daily.
- Use a wide tooth comb to
remove tangles from hair ends.
- Do not use a comb in the
area between the scalp and the Great Lengths bonds.
Curling Irons/Hot Rollers
Curling irons and hot rollers, flat irons etc. may be used
on Great Lengths Hair Extensions, but they must be kept at an
adequate distance from the Great Lengths bonds.
Sea water and swimming pool chemicals can cause bond
breakage and decrease the longevity of the Great Lengths
extensions. To minimize these effects: Prior to swimming, wet
the hair completely in a shower. After swimming, immediately
rinse the hair and dry the base area. Always use the Anti-Tap
Final Rinse after swimming to prevent bond breakdown.
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