Hair extensions are a widely popular service in a lot of salons, as they can transform hair in various ways. They are a great way to add length and volume to your hair, which is why most people get them, but can also be used to change the color of your hair.
Extensions can be added to create highlights and lowlights, or even add strands of really vibrant colors to your hair, but do not require the same commitment as bleach. After all, they can be taken out whenever you want and will leave your natural hair completely undamaged – if done well, of course.
But not all hair extensions are created equally. They vary widely in prices, quality, and maintenance level. One of the most popular brands of hair extensions is Great Lengths, which we’ll discuss in this little guide.
What are Great Lengths Hair Extensions
Great Lengths hair extensions are made from 100% virgin human hair, so they look natural and blend in with your own hair, while also requiring minimal maintenance.
The hair for the extensions comes from multiple Hindu Temples, where women donate their hair willingly as a sign of devotion. The temples, in turn, use the proceeds of the hair sale to support local charitable causes.
Extensions Great Lengths are made of 100% virgin Ramy hair. Virgin means that the hair was never colored before, and can therefore be easily bleached and colored to match your hairstyle perfectly, while also being very healthy, manageable, and easy to maintain.
Ramy hair, however, is hair in which all the cuticles are facing in the same direction, all the way from the root to the tip. This means that the hair is shiny, soft, and healthy, and will therefore require less maintenance as well.
How long do Great Lengths hair extensions last?
How long your extension will last, depends on a number of factors, but mainly on the type of extensions, type of hair, and how well you take care of them. Generally speaking, most human hair extensions can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, but synthetic hair extensions will only last for about 2 to 3 months.
Great Lengths pre-bonded hair extensions can last up to five months if well maintained and depending on the type of application (if they are used for lengthening your hair or giving it more volume).
Individual hair extensions Great Lengths can last anywhere from six to eight weeks, but it again really depends on how well you take care of them and how often you wear them. They should be washed and conditioned regularly, and you’ll also need to use a hairdryer and hair straightener occasionally to keep them looking their best.
If you’re not careful, they can get matted and tangled, which will shorten their lifespan. So overall, if you take good care of them and don’t wear them every day, they should last for a few months.
How to maintain your Great Lengths extensions
Since all Great Lengths hair extensions are made from 100% human hair, maintaining them will be very similar to your usual hair care routine. You’ll be able to use your regular products, and also style your hair in the same fashion with heated tools and your blowdryer. The extensions can also be professionally colored and permed.
The only key differences are that you’ll want to wash your hair less frequently. It also must be dried after each wash in order to minimize damage, and the hair will need to be brushed more often, as extensions do tend to tangle a bit more than regular hair. They are suitable for most lifestyle activities including swimming and other sports, so you do not have to worry about that.
Are Great Lengths extensions worth it?
Considering how low-maintenance they are, and how beautifully they blend into any head of hair, high-quality extensions are a worthy investment. If you are unsure about the type of extensions you need, how many you’ll need, or the type of application that’ll suit you the best, then try contacting a professional salon.
The trained specialists in the Crown Hair and Beauty salon have years of experience in these matters and will help you turn your hair into a luscious mane in a matter of hours. Book a consultation now and learn how Great Lengths extensions can transform your hair.