Maintain your Mane: Top tips on Hair Extensions Care

Congrats on your gorgeous new hair! Now, let’s talk about how to maintain your mane and top tips on hair extensions care. From sleep to washing and brushing, these tips will keep them stunning. Extensions are a game-changer, but maintaining them is crucial for a lasting, vibrant look.

To keep your Great Lengths hair extensions, use Essentiel Classic Shampoo for daily balancing and a natural shiny finish. Pair it with Essentiel Classic Conditioner to nourish and enhance compatibility, leaving your extensions instantly softer, shinier, and full of bounce. 

Sleeping Beauty: A Gentle Nighttime Routine

Prior to bed, it’s essential to prepare your hair for a night of rejuvenating sleep. Pull your hair back into a soft, loose ponytail to prevent tangling while sleeping. Opt for a silk or satin pillowcase to allow your hair to move freely without causing friction. Make sure your hair is completely dry, brushed, and secured in a ponytail or plait before bedtime. This simple routine helps prevent unnecessary strain and ensures you wake up to smooth, tangle-free locks.

Showering Elegance: Nourish and Protect 

Showering is a critical part of your hair care routine, and with extensions, a few adjustments can go a long way. Use the recommended Great Lengths products specifically designed to improve the condition of your extensions. When washing, tilt your head back to cleanse from the top downward, avoiding facing your head downward to prevent tangles.

Apply conditioners, detanglers, and masks only from mid-lengths to ends, avoiding the scalp/bond area. After showering, treat your hair with the Great Lengths Anti-Tap Water remedy to restore its natural pH balance. Dry your hair by wrapping it with a microfiber head wrap or towel to remove moisture gently. If using a blow dryer, opt for medium to low heat and finish with a cool shot once the hair is completely dry.

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Styling Sophistication: Heat Tools Etiquette

Hot tools and hot rollers can still be part of your styling repertoire with Great Lengths extensions, but maintain a safe distance—keep them at least 3cm to 4cm away from the hair bonds. This precaution prevents excessive heat from compromising the integrity of the bonds. For added protection, incorporate the Heat Protector Spray, guarding against heat damage from styling tools while providing sleekness, softness, and shine. 

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Brushing Brilliance: A Daily Ritual

Brushing is not only a practical task but also a therapeutic one for your extensions. Use a Great Lengths brush three times a day (twice a day for curly hair) to prevent matting. Avoid hard brush strokes and steer clear of hard bristle brushes that can cause the bonds to slip out.

Swimming Sensibly: Protecting Your Locks

Water activities, especially in sea water and chlorine, can pose challenges to your Great Lengths extensions. Before swimming, wet your hair completely to create a barrier against chlorine and saltwater. After swimming, apply the Great Lengths Anti-Tap Water remedy immediately to counteract potential damage from water alkalinity. Dry the base area following the prescribed method mentioned earlier.

Keeping Up With Salon Appointments

For long-lasting Great Lengths extensions, follow these guidelines: Avoid wetting your hair for 48 hours post-service, steer clear of chemical treatments, and skip tinted products. Expect some naturally released hair in the bonds over time. Schedule a check-up after two weeks for adjustments, and if you experience discomfort or bond slippage, contact your Great Lengths Certified salon promptly for assistance.

By incorporating these maintenance practices into your routine, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your Great Lengths hair extensions. Remember, a little care goes a long way in preserving the beauty and vitality of your transformed locks.