Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do Great Lengths extensions damage your own hair?
A. The Great Lengths technologies ensure that there is no damage to your own hair, providing that you follow the correct after care programme as recommended by your Great Lengths technician and you visit the hair salon for a regular maintenance (preferably monthly). Your hair should be in the same condition after the extensions are removed as it was before, if not better.
Q. Where does the hair come from?
A. All Great Lengths hair originates from India. Because of its same genetic origin the basic structure of Indian hair is similar to that of European hair. Indian women traditionally cut off their long plait of hair either at their wedding -as a symbol of starting their new life- or if they want to ask a special favour or offer thanks to a deity at a religious temple. This collection method allows numerous benefits:-
The cuticle layer of the hair is perfectly healthy and intact since Indian hair is of exceptional quality and Indian woman rarely visit hair salons for chemical treatments of any kind.
Weaving the hair into a plait ensures that all the hair is aligned in one direction which minimises tangling.
The hair is homogeneous in colour and thickness
Q. How are the extensions connected to your own hair?
A. It is the bond that distinguishes Great Lengths from all other hair extension techniques. Great Lengths utilises a patented ‘protein’ bond. The ‘protein bond’ is of a similar molecular composition as that of human hair. This technology enables the bond to withstand any condition that your own hair can withstand. The ‘protein bond’ is activated by the Great Lengths applicator that bonds the Great Lengths hair to your own hair. The similarities in molecular composition ensures that there is no damage caused to your own hair, unlike other hair extension technologies that utilise glues, welding, waxing or knotting that can damage your hair.
Q. How long will the Great Lengths extensions last in my hair?
A. We recommend that three months after the initial installation you visit your Great Lengths approved salon for regular maintenance appointments every 4 – 6 weeks. During these maintenance appointments it may be necessary to remove bonds that have become untidy and replace them with new extensions. This is dependent on the individual and will vary according to ones natural hair growth.
Q. I am losing my hair. Should I use Great Lengths hair extensions?
A. This would depend on the reason for the hair loss. Great Lengths is ideal for adding volume to naturally thinning hair. We do not recommend hair extensions for hair loss due to illness.
Q. Can I use chemical products on the Great Lengths hair extensions?
A. Chemical services can be applied by an approved Great Lengths technician only as they are trained to use the correct products and procedures that will maintain the integrity of the ‘protein bond’.
Q. Do the extensions pull your hair out?
A. Great Lengths hair extensions do not add sufficient weight to your own hair to cause the hair to be pulled out.
Q. How much will it cost me?
A. With Great Lengths hair extensions you can achieve so many different looks varying from lengthening, volumising to just adding funky colours. Discuss the various options with the closest Great Lengths approved salon. This consultation is free of charge. The price will vary according to the length of the extensions and the number of extensions you need to achieve your desired look.
Q. How do you take the Great Lengths extensions out?
A. A Great Lengths technician can easily remove the extensions from your own hair, without causing any damage to your own hair, by using a Great Lengths removal solution.
Q. Can I reuse the extensions?
A. Great Lengths hair extensions are not reusable due to the destruction of the ‘protein bonds’ during the removal process.