Will Great Lengths damage my hair?

Will Great Lengths Extensions damage my hair? We’re here to decode the answer and give you all the insight you need on one of our most frequently asked and in turn, one the most important questions when it comes to considering if Great Lengths extensions are right for you.


First things first, at Great Lengths we pride ourselves on quality. From the quality of the hair which we source ethically, to the expert training we provide, and of course our certified stylists who provide the consultation, application and aftercare services to you – their clients.


Our unique bonds have been scientifically proven not to cause damage to your hair or scalp when applied, maintained and removed correctly, so you can be assured that your hair will look and feel 100% natural, and no damage will be caused.


Read on to discover more about our award-winning hair extensions and learn everything you need to know from application to removal, and everything else in between.

100% Human and Ethically sourced

We’d like to begin by giving you a little insight in to our hair, where it comes from and what makes it unique. For those of you who didn’t know, Great Lengths hair is 100% human and 100% ethically sourced. This means it’s fully traceable -we know exactly where it comes from.

All of our hair is sourced from temples in India where it is voluntarily donated during a religious ritual known as ‘tonsuring’. A fair price is paid to the temples for the hair and this is then used to support projects in the local community such as aiding the development of temples, medical services, schools and many other charitable causes. We are completely transparent about how we source our hair, so you can rest assured that you’re not only getting the very best quality hair, but it’s also completely ethical.


Hair Processing

Once collected, the hair is treated with exceptional care to ensure that it remains in immaculate condition. The hair is processed at our Great Lengths Head Office in Italy and by the time it arrives with us, we know it is of the highest possible quality, completely natural and with the cuticle intact; maintaining the cuticle seals in moisture and protects the hair from environmental damage, guaranteeing that the hair (and your own natural hair) is matt and tangle free.

We use gentle processes to colour the hair, beginning with an osmosis bath where the hair colour is lifted by master colourists which can take up to 20 days to achieve. Once this process is complete, specially formulated colours are applied to the hair.  Only a few pigments are required for long lasting colours, meaning less maintenance for you and your hair.

The hair is then hand blended to create over 60 shades so you can be sure that there will be a colour match for you.  Lastly, the hair is carefully brushed to ensure that it is in the best possible condition.

What’s more is that root stretch and balayage blends can be achieved through this careful process, so if you wanted to add a hint of colour to your hair without colouring it, you can!


Patented Keratin Bonds

Our unique keratin bond is specially patented and designed to mimic the structure of your natural hair. This means that when it is fused with natural hair it is lightweight and flexible, working in harmony with it -instead of against it.

Our Classic method uses heat to soften the bond that is attached to the natural hair, while our Cold Fusion method uses vibrations to fuse the bond.  Our application methods are very gentle and the use of heat is very minimal to avoid any unnecessary damage to your natural hair.

The bond synchronises with the hair, expanding and contracting accordingly when wet or dry, cool or heated, allowing for flexibility and for your natural hair to move freely – which in effect means less damage and stress to your hair and scalp.

All of this means that your natural hair will not be damaged whilst wearing Great Lengths.

GL Lovely and beauty blogger, Holly Sheeran, found that her natural hair felt thicker and looked longer, each time she had the bonds removed. This is not uncommon feedback to us – In fact, many of our clients even tell us how much healthier their natural hair feels when they have the bonds removed. Take a look at Holly’s hair journey below.


Great Lengths Stylists

Combining the quality of our hair with the fact that each and every one of our Great Lengths certified stylists has been expertly trained in the art of applying extensions, results in the best possible, natural finish. All our stylists are taught how to customise each bond to suit different hair types and densities before they apply their first extensions.

Extensions which are applied incorrectly can cause many problems including breakage and sore spots. Our training teaches stylists in what proximity the extensions should be applied from the scalp to avoid any strain or tension for the client.


Great Lengths Consultation

Great Lengths hair extensions are popular amongst women of all ages, for many reasons. Aside from adding length, they can be used to help combat everyday hair woes, from filling in sparse areas and thinning hair to adding enviable volume and colour, without causing damage to the hair with chemicals and colouring.

During your consultation, your Great Lengths stylist will carry out a thorough assessment of your hair, and work with you to ensure that the best possible results can be achieved.


Removal of extensions

Upon removal, your stylist will continue to assess your hair and scalp.  The bond is gently removed from the hair using a specially formulated gel, causing the bond to break down and be removed from the hair with ease.

Everything we do is focused on ensuring we offer the absolute best – with no compromises – and no damage caused to your natural hair.

To find out more information or to book a free consultation, get in touch with your nearest Great Lengths certified salon or stylist here www.greatlengthshair.co.uk/salon-locator.



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