Quality, Bond Holding, and Durability of Your Hair Extensions
How do I recognize quality extensions? You will recognize quality extensions when they are not easily distinguishable from your own hair and when the bonding is very thin and almost invisible. Can the strands be removed and can I remove them myself? Removal of the Great Lengths strands is relatively easy. Your hairdresser will apply a special gel on the bonds removing them with a tool. What usually creates a challenge is matting. Matting is due to non-proper or careless maintenance. Never remove your hair extensions yourself. Always return to the salon to have your hair extensions professionally removed. Great Lengths extensionists have all been trained to remove the hair extensions using only Great Lengths removal solution. How are the strands attached to the natural hair? Great Lengths patented protein polymer bond ensures a quick and simple application either with heat or ultrasound system. Bonds are made from synthetic keratin mimicking the molecular structure of natural keratin found in human hair and skin and maintaining a pH value of 5.5 to be compatible with your hair, scalp and skin. How long do extensions last? Quality extensions may last up to about 6 months. This depends on how fast your hair grows. If your hair grows quickly they may last less and vice versa. We recommend removal every 4 to 6 months, depending upon the type of application performed (i.e. lengthening, more volume), the state/condition of the natural hair, and their lifestyle. Must I always wear the same hairstyle? Great Lengths hair has a natural wavy effect and for most clients this is an advantage because they can be easily dried and styled. Any style, color or cut is possible.
Do extensions damage hair? Whichever method of application you choose, hair extensions are a cosmetic procedure and so, as with any cosmetic procedure, if applied and maintained properly, the application will not damage your hair. The key to a successful, damage free application lies in the details of the application. There is no "cookie cutter", "one size fits all" application technique, as each client has different hair conditions and desired results that must be considered.