Everything you need to know about hair extensions!
What are Great Lengths Hair Extensions and why should i choose them? We answer your faq’s:
Great Lengths has again won the Stylist Choice Award 2017 from Behind The Chair as the “Favourite Hair Extension Company of the Year” for the tenth time in a row, as well as being the first winners of the newest category title “Favourite Bonded Extensions”. These awards are so significant because they reflect the votes of over 800,000 hair stylists worldwide!
Great Lengths supplies hair that is totally ethical, traceable and in a wide range of rich and vibrant colours which guarantee versatility, satisfaction and creativity to you and to your hair stylist.
Great Lengths only use 100% natural human hair for extensions that, after application, look, feel and behave like clients’ natural hair. All of our strands are 100% remy, meaning the natural hair cuticles on each strand face in the same direction, and so avoid tangling that occurs with non-remy hair. Our hair is also supplied the same thickness from root to purchased length and has natural, uncut lengths for greater styling versatility after application. Consultant Trichologist Iain Sallis recently conducted scientific research on our bonds and their effect on the hair and scalp, determining that they are not only superior to the generic bonds tested, but also proving the Great Lengths bond will not cause damage when attached to healthy, undamaged natural hair.
Great Lengths is the only Company that does not use any toxic chemicals (i.e. ammonia and/or bleach derivatives) in the de-pigmentation and pigmentation process of our hair. The result is colorfast hair that has not been subjected to damaging ammonia and/or bleach chemicals to remove the hairs original color. The benefit of Great Lengths patented process goes beyond the Great Lengths hair quality, it makes Great Lengths International the only Company that can factually state that there is no negative Eco impact from our production process. This fact becomes magnified when compared to the significant negative eco impact created by all hair processing facilities, of which the overwhelming majority are located in China and Indonesia where there are no effective regulatory agencies to monitor such production.
The foundation of the Great Lengths mission is to source, treat and supply 100% human hair extensions of the highest quality in an ethical manner. In fact, Great Lengths is still the only hair extension company that sources and processes its own hair. Great lengths can be traced right back to its roots – ask Gary to tell you the process and about his visits to the production house in Italy!
Great Lengths is the only hair extension company in the world that guarantees with documented support that all Great Lengths hair is ethically sourced.
How do I know I’m getting authentic Great Lengths hair?
There are several ways to confirm a salon/stylist Great Lengths Certification status:
- Check the Great Lengths Salon Locator to see if they are listed.
- Contact Great Lengths on +1300 138452, a Great Lengths Representative will be happy to assist you in determining a salons Great Lengths Certified Status.
REMEMBER: Quality extensions not only depend on the quality of the strands but also on the expertise of the hairdresser. This is the reason why Great Lengths only works with hairdressers that have developed their know-how in special classes. Gary has over 20 years working with Great Lengths meaning you are in the best hands!
In our Great Lengths Partner salons, only experts will advise you and you will find our high quality products.
*You may buy Great Lengths extensions only in one of our certified partner salons.
Do extensions damage hair?
Hair extensions are a cosmetic procedure and so, as with any cosmetic procedure, if carried out by an expert technician and maintained properly, the application will not damage your hair. The heat is only applied to the Keratin bond, not your hair.
Is Keratin a glue?
NO. Keratin is a natural structure found in human hair and skin.
How are the strands attached to the natural hair?
Great Lengths patented protein polymer bond ensures a quick and simple application. 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 does the application take?
Depending on how thick, and long you want your hair to look will depend on how many packets used. It takes an average of approximately an 2 – 6 hours depending on how many extensions you require.
How long do extensions last?
Quality extensions may last up to about 6 months and beyond if you wish. This depends on how fast your hair grows and how well you maintain your extensions. 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 your lifestyle. Gary Rogers Hair Extensions offers a 2 month warranty on his product and workmanship. This is a value discount on your hair extension cost.
The skill level of the stylist is crucial for damage free hair applications therefore ensure your hair stylist is a qualified hairdresser who also has been certified in the application of your Great Lengths hair extensions.
Will my hair be pre-treated before the extension?
Great Lengths hair extensions come in over sixty shades from the lightest blond to the deepest black. Because your own hair may have two to three different tones, an experienced Great Lengths stylist will select 2-3 different shades of extensions to blend so that the additional hair doesn’t look uniform in colour and thus matches your own hair more naturally. Highlights and low-lights can also be added into your extensions if you want more depth and tone without dyeing your own hair.
How much will my hair extensions cost?
Great lengths hair comes in different lengths. The cost will vary to each individual, depending on what you are wanting, i.e volume/length or both. Also depending on your own hair thickness, quality and natural hair direction. A costing can be estimated after your consultation. Gary Rogers offers an initial consultation free of charge. Click here to contact Gary.
May I go swimming with my hair extensions?
Of course you may! The bonds are made of keratin with a structure very similar to your hairs natural structure and therefore it doesn’t melt in water. It is very solid and extremely safe.
You may have extensions applied even if you do water sports. However it is highly recommended you wash your hair afterwards to remove chloride.
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 lack of, or careless maintenance.
Never remove your hair extensions yourself as you could damage your own hair. Always return to the salon to have your hair extensions professionally removed to avoid damaging your natural hair. Great Lengths extensionists have all been trained to remove the hair extensions using only Great Lengths removal solution. Gary is well versed and experienced to manage your removal without damaging your own hair..