How to wash your hair extensions

If you’re already a Great Lengths Lovely, or are thinking about having pre-bonded hair extensions applied, here’s a refresher on how to wash your hair extensions – so you can keep your locks looking as healthy and radiant as the day they were applied.

Cleansing your hair extensions

To cleanse your hair extensions, gently massage shampoo into the root area with soft motions – don’t be afraid! – It’s important that your scalp and bonds are clean. Whilst washing your hair in the shower, it’s best to tilt your head back slightly to the flow of the water to rinse to avoid matting. Using Great Lengths’ Daily Moisture Shampoo, which is suitable for all hair types will keep your hair silky and manageable. Rinse and repeat your shampoo treatment when you wash your hair extensions, and if you’re a sporty Lovely, be sure to rinse or wash your hair every time you exercise.

Conditioning your hair extensions

As your pre-bonded hair extensions are made from 100% human hair, it’s also important to use a conditioner to keep them looking silky and smooth. Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, which can be kept moisturised by using Great Lengths Conditioner 60 Sec, enriched with Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil.

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Drying your hair extensions

Now perfectly cleansed and conditioned, it’s best to dry your hair extensions using blotting techniques. Avoid rubbing the hair with your towel, as this can cause matting or unnecessary pressure on your bonds, and keep your drying motions gentle.

Once your hair is towel-dried, use your Great Lengths Plastic Brush to lightly tease out any tangles, taking care not to brush from the roots. When brushing or combing the hair, be sure to secure the tips with your fingers so as not to pull on the bonds of your hair extensions. Once detangled, spritz your hair with Great Lengths Anti-Tap Water to eliminate the effects of alkalinity and promote the natural balance of the scalp and hair.

To keep your Great Lengths locks healthy, it’s recommended that you dry your hair fully with a hair dryer. For Lovelies short on time, make sure you at least dry the area with your bonds.

Do you have any other questions about Great Lengths hair extensions? Visit the FAQ page on our website to find out more.

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