Maintenance & after-care tips

Jun 21, 2019 1:00:00 PM

How to take care of Great Lengths hair extensions.

WASHING YOUR HAIR

 

Do not shampoo your hair for at least 48 hours after your extensions are applied by your hairstylist. This time will allow GL Pre-Bonded or GL Tapes to set. For regular care, it is recommended to shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week, and be careful: never wash your hair with your head upside down - always keep your head upright!  Apply conditioner only to mid-lengths and ends of hair, and be careful to keep away from attachments. 

 

 

DRYING YOUR HAIR

 

Gently de-tangle your hair before drying, following the brushing recommendations: Towel dry your hair with a soft pressure, but never with a rubbing motion. Instead, use a blotting motion and wrap your hair in a towel to remove excess water. Always dry your attachments thoroughly, do not let dry naturally as hair is at its most vulnerable when wet. Blow dry on a low heat, starting at the roots and working downwards with a GL Brush. Remember that styling products should only be applied to the lengths and ends of your hair and never to the GL Pre-Bonded or GL tapes itself.

 

 

BRUSHING YOUR HAIR

 

Great Lengths brushes are the most suitable for brushing your hair. Take small sections of hair and brush from the scalp over the extensions to mid lengths, being careful to tease any tangles out from the bottom lengths first. Do not back comb areas where the GL Pre-Bonded or GL Tapes are placed. For Pre-Bonded wearers, separate the extensions with your fingers on a regular basis to prevent matting.

 

 

SLEEPING

 

At night, tie your hair in a loose ponytail or a braid to prevent tangling and always choose a silk pillowcase to avoid friction.

 

 

EXERCISE & LIFESTYLE

 

Great Lengths hair extensions suit most lifestyles, however, please be mindful of the following activities, which may affect the lifespan of your GL Pre-bonded or GL tapes if daily or frequently repeated:

 

  • Swimming, particularly in seawater and chlorinated water
  • Sauna or steam room use
  • Excessive aerobic activity.

If you prefer GL Pre-Bonded, a great tip to try after these activities is to use diluted Great Lengths Anti Tap Water solution to restore your hair and scalp to its natural pH balance.