Are Great Lengths extensions right for me?

Considering hair extensions for the first time, but not entirely sure if they’re right for you? You’re probably going to have so many initial questions and there’s no need to be concerned about getting the answers you need.

We’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions to help you gain an insight into whether Great Lengths extensions could be right for you. You can never ask too many questions and it’s always best to get the answers you need to make the right decision for you.

Are Great Lengths good quality?

Great Lengths hair is ethically sourced and of the highest possible quality. Both our pre-bonded extensions and GL Tapes are made from the finest Indian temple hair, which is 100% natural and 100% human. Because we only use human hair, your extensions will behave like your own, so you can style, colour and perm them just like your natural hair.

With the correct maintenance and aftercare products, Great Lengths extensions will continue to look sleek and natural for the longevity of your wear.

How can Great Lengths improve my hair?

Gone are the days where extensions are used to strictly add length for mermaid hair. More and more clients are turning to Great Lengths to help combat real hair issues.

From filling in sparse areas and thinning hair to adding volume, colour and depth, Great Lengths aim to inspire women to create the look and style they have always wanted. With over 60 different colours available, including naturally blended base shades, fashion colours, flowstrands and root stretch colours, Great Lengths can offer a seamless blend with your natural hair or help introduce more colour and depth without using chemicals.

Don’t worry if you do fancy changing up your hair colour whilst wearing Great Lengths. As our hair is made from 100% human hair, it can be coloured just like your natural hair. It’s always best to seek professional advice when looking in to this.


Transformation by Great Lengths specialist Tom at Reef Salons

Becky Vardy before and after Great Lengths (@beckyvardy) by Malcom Murphy Hair

Dianne Buswell (@diannebuswell) by Stephanie Fielding for Russel Eaton Hair

GL Tapes or Pre-bonded?

What’s the difference, we hear you ask? Both GL Tapes and our pre-bonded extensions are made from the same, premium quality hair so they’ll always blend seamlessly with your natural hair.

Our pre-bonded extensions are a more semi-permanent solution and can be worn for up to 5 months, whereas our GL Tapes can last between 6-8 weeks and be re-taped up to three times. Perfect if you are time conscious – as application can take as little as one hour, whereas pre-bonded take longer to apply, but last longer once applied.

Our pre-bonded extensions, are secured in place by applying a discreet bond around a small supporting section of your hair.

Our patented bonds are made from keratin and designed to mimic the structure of natural hair. This means bonds will work harmoniously with natural hair when fused.

Keratin bonds are also designed to synchronise with your hair, meaning they offer flexibility and allow your natural locks to move freely whenever hot, cold, dry or wet. In effect, this means no damage and stress will be caused to your hair or scalp.

GL Tapes offer a more temporary solution and can be applied quickly. They feature a medical-grade, hypoallergenic, non-toxic adhesive tape which is placed above and below the hair by our expertly trained, certified stylists. Hair is then sandwiched in the middle for a discreet finish.

How do I look after my extensions?

To keep your extensions in the best possible condition, we always recommend using Great Lengths aftercare products. Designed to work with both GL Tapes and our pre-bonded extensions, they gently cleanse, protect and nourish from root to tip to ensure longevity and superior quality throughout wear. You can find the entire range, from shampoo and conditioners to a finishing spray here.

You will also receive a maintenance and aftercare leaflet to take away with you once your extensions have been applied, so you’ll have all of the information you need to hand. Don’t worry, maintenance and aftercare of your extensions is easy.

For some extra tips make sure you view our Ultimate GL Tapes Aftercare Guide, read our blog featuring top tips from GL Lovelies or speak to your Great Lengths stylist for further information.

Will they damage my hair?

Our patented keratin bonds have been scientifically proven not to damage your natural hair, so you can be assured that your tresses will look and feel 100% all the time.

Upon removal, no compromise will be made to the quality and health of your natural hair. Our certified stylists are trained in safe removal, and you can discover more about how kind-to-hair our extensions are here.

We hope we’ve provided the answers to some of the questions you might have whilst deciding if Great Lengths are right for you. Our stylists are expertly trained in Great Lengths and on hand to answer all of your questions, address any concerns and help you reach a decision which is genuinely right for you.

Book in for a free consultation at your local salon and ask away.

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