How do you prolong Great Lengths hair extension life? The secret is ensuring your clients follow the at-home aftercare advice you give (and keeping up with maintenance). Sometimes, clients may need reminding that just like our natural hair; extensions require a little TLC too – to guarantee healthy, strong, and protected tresses – and it all starts with the brushing.
TLC for extensions
While Great Lengths extensions require minimal maintenance, to increase longevity between salon visits clients should commit to caring for their hair. The first step to a great haircare routine begins with a great brush. Great Lengths brushes have been formulated for natural hair types as well as extension and wig wearers. Designed with premium quality boar bristles, each tool gently untangles hair from root to tip, causing no damage to the Bonds or Tapes.
Perfect for both in-salon use or at home, the brushes ensure hair remains healthy, hydrated and strong, while promoting shine. Louise Jenkins – Education and Creative Manager, HB Collective (home of Great Lengths) says: “We all know tools of the trade are important and our premium, high performance, award winning Great Lengths bristle brushes are specifically designed for brushing hair extensions – hair is left undamaged, easy-to-manage, tangle free with a sleek, soft and shiny finish.”
Designed and crafted in Italy, these shock and colour resistant, premium accessories come in three different sizes: Large Paddle Brush, Medium Oval Brush and a Small Dressing Brush. Each brush is made with a natural rubber cushion and wooden handle that’s been designed for comfortable grip and action, and effortlessly glides through hair for pain-free brushing.
For the best results, it’s recommended to separate your Bonds or Tapes to reduce matting or any tangles, and brush gradually to ensure minimal pulling on your extensions.
“The bristles encourage the hair to detangle which means that regular brushing can avoid matting. This is vitally important in making sure the extension lifespan is as long as possible!” Adds Louise.
As well as offering a range of high-performance, premium brushes, Great Lengths offer essential after-care to protect your extensions from everyday styling.
Jade Searcy’s client who has been wearing Great Lengths for five years says: “I’m never disappointed with Great Lengths, they always last me 5-6 months and I don’t need to go back into the salon at all in that time. Jade provides all her new clients with a full luxury Great Lengths care pack that contains shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, anti-tap water and a brush. They’re super easy to use and the brush makes tying your hair up so simple. I would never use another extension brand now as these simply are the best!”
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