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Maintenance of your hair extensions

22 Dec 2012

Maintenance of your hair extensions

Maintenance of your hair extensions

General Care

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 and should not be interpreted as hair being pulled out of the scalp by the extensions themselves. These ends can be cut by your stylist to minimise tangling close to the bonds.

Prior to bed, pull your hair back into a soft ponytail to prevent tangling while sleeping.

Use a Great Lengths Satin Pillowcase to allow your hair to move freely while you sleep.

Return to your salon two weeks after your extensions have been applied for a check-up appointment. It may be necessary to replace a few strands if they have not settled correctly.

If you experience bond slippage or any discomfort, contact your Great Lengths Certified technician to determine the cause and remedy the situation.

Looking After Your Hair
If you’ve made the decision to invest in hair extensions you want to make sure that they last for as long as possible. Looking after them is easy you just have to take the time to handle them with care and follow these easy steps.

Maintaining your look
For optimum results you will need to go back to Elaine for a maintenance check after 3-4 weeks of having the extensions applied. She will be able to check that everything is ok and will also be able to provide you with all the advice on how to get the longest lasting and optimum results. 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. If you are a woman who struggles to grow her hair past a certain length or if it lacks volume then Great Lengths hair extensions could be the answer to your problems.

Tips on hair care:
Brush starting at the bottom of the hair and work your way up. This is the opposite of how you normally brush your own hair. Don’t take long quick strokes that could catch on the bonds.
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.

Regular maintenance
With regular maintenance which includes brushing daily with a soft bristle brush, the extensions can last up to six months. However it is recommended that after approximately 3 months some strands will need to be replaced.

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