Are Great Lengths 100% human hair extensions suitable for everyone?
Hair extensions are a cosmetic procedure and they should be applied to healthy hair. Hair must be at least 5 - 8 cms in length to provide comfortable attachments. There are some medical conditions that may make a minority of clients unsuitable for extensions, which is why Great Lengths certified salons are required to offer a free, no obligation consultation. At this stage the client's suitability can be ascertained and the salon can be confident they can produce a high quality result.
Are human hair extensions better, and why?
Great Lengths only use 100% human hair because it behaves like your own real hair. Human extensions are better because they create a more natural look and effect. This means our extensions can be styled using heated tools and straightening irons, as well as being professionally coloured and permed. They are also suitable for most lifestyle activities. So there really are no limits to what you can do when wearing Great Lengths extensions.
Will hair extensions damage the clients' own hair?
No. If hair extensions are attached by a professionally trained stylist and they are properly maintained by the client, Great Lengths extensions should not damage your hair. Our hair is 100% natural and the bond has been formulated using a special blend of polymers that replicate the molecular structure of keratin. Keratin is a protein from which natural hair is made so if your extensions are maintained in the recommended way, no problems should occur.
How long will my Great Lengths extensions last?
By following our simple maintenance programme, extensions can last up to 5 months (occasionally longer if extra care is taken) using our Classic and Cold Fusion systems and up to 4 months with the Fast Fusion system. Using Great Lengths aftercare products will also prolong the life of extensions as they are designed to protect the hair and the bond.
How should I look after my hair extensions when they're in? Simply follow the guidelines set out on your consultation form and the advice explained to you in detail by your trained stylist. You will also be invited to a free maintenance check after approximately 2 weeks.
There have been some stories in the media about the unethical practises of some hair extension manufacturers. Should I be concerned about Great Lengths?
Absolutely not. Great Lengths prides itself on being 100% ethical and 100% traceable hair. We would recommend anyone interested in hair extensions to research where the hair has come from. Our hair is Indian temple hair and because we are the only extension company to process our own hair, we can confidently guarantee the traceability of every strand. Please take the time to read our ethical statement on this.
There have been similar stories about damage to hair.
Great Lengths are passionate about training their certified extensionists in the correct application so not to pull on your own hair and cause breakage. Ask your extensionist to see their certification.
Are hair extensions expensive?
Great Lengths salons will offer you a full consultation to discuss your hairstyle requirements. Only then will they be able to give you a price for your new look and this can be tailored to suit your budget. Great Lengths hair extensions can last up to 5 months with the correct maintenance and care and, as they are 100% human hair extensions, they can be styled just like your own hair – so have fun and enjoy them!