FAQ: How Long do Great Lengths Extensions Last?

Mar 2, 2020 11:30:00 AM | GL Tapes, Great Lengths Canada

We recently invited our Instagram followers to ask us anything in our Instagram Stories. When we encouraged people to submit their questions they had about Great Lengths, it turns out a number of our followers were wondering about the same thing:


“How long will my Great Lengths Extensions last?”

“If I take really good care of them, how long can I wear the same extensions for?”


We want to make sure we answer this FAQ in detail for all of those wondering! Our keratin bonds are tiny, but despite their size, they have staying power, lasting longer than most other hair extensions. How long exactly?




Great Lengths pre-bonded extensions can last 4-6 months.

GL Tapes can last 4-8 weeks. Upon removal, they can be re-used.




While in general, we recommend removal of Great Lengths pre-bonded extensions every 4-6 months, and removal of GL Tape systems every 6-8 weeks, both of these removal time-frames are dependent on a number of factors, such as:

  • The condition of the client’s natural hair, as well as how quickly it grows

  • Their lifestyle

  • The type of application (i.e. Was it to lengthen or to add volume; were full bonds or half bonds installed etc.)

  • The aftercare products that are used

  • And of course, how well the client follows the very important maintenance routine.


While some of these elements are out of your control, such as how fast your hair grows, the most important factor, the maintenance and at-home care, is solely in your hands. The length of time Great Lengths can be worn truly comes down to how well you take care of them.


In order to maximize your wear-time, we highly recommend the following:

  • Use the recommended aftercare products. Aftercare products specific to Great Lengths extensions are available through all Great Lengths stylists. Stylists will provide instructions for use. Be sure to follow them!

  • Regular maintenance and care are a must. Great Lengths stylists are extensively trained, not only to install the extensions, but also to instruct clients on how to maintain them at home. Your stylist will provide you with expert after-care tips. If you are not clear on an instruction or have questions, always ask your stylist for more clarification.

  • Contact your stylist immediately with any questions or concerns.


Your stylist will schedule you for a follow up appointment and will let you know when your extensions need to be removed. Removal is always done by a Great Lengths Certified Stylist to ensure your hair remains healthy, damage free and ready for your next application.


Interested in learning more? for a consultation and learn how Great Lengths can help you meet your hair goals.