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Expert Maintenance Advice From Our Hairstylists In Townsville

To enjoy and maintain the longevity of your new Great Lengths hair extensions, it is essential that you are aware of and follow these maintenance guidelines. If you have any questions about your Great Lengths products, don’t hesitate to contact Mark James Hair Studio in Railway Estates, QLD.

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General Maintenance Advice

Do not shampoo your hair for 48 hours after your Great Lengths service, including initial maintenance services. This will give enough time for the bonds to settle and ensure that your extensions will not slide out through premature contact with cleaning chemicals.

Expect to see small quantities of naturally released hair trapped in the bonds after some time. This is quite natural and should not be interpreted as hairs being pulled out of the scalp by the extensions themselves. These ends can be cut by your stylist to minimise tangling close to the bonds.


Do not use products that contain sulphur, such as dandruff shampoos. Use recommended Great Lengths products that are specially designed to improve the condition of your hair extensions.

When showering, tilt your head back and cleanse from the top of the head downward. Avoid facing your head downwards. Condition using the Great Lengths conditioner and de-tangle only from the mid-strand to the end, avoiding the scalp area.

After showering apply the Great Lengths anti-tap water remedy to restore your hairs natural PH balance. Dry your hair by wrapping it with a Great Lengths microfiber head wrap or a towel to remove moisture.

Always dry the base area thoroughly to avoid bond breakdown. Avoid drying in a scrubbing motion. If using a blow-dryer, use a medium to low heat and finish with a cool shot once your hair is completely dry.

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Brush your hair twice a day using a Great Lengths brush which is specifically designed for Great Lengths hair extensions. Do not use hard brush strokes.

Separate your applied strands using your fingers and slowly brush close to scalp. This will avoid matting in this area. Do not use a hard-bristled brush. This may cause the extension strands to slip out.

Use a wide-toothed comb to gently remove tangles from mid-strands to hair ends. Do not use a comb near the scalp area and the Great Lengths bonds.


Activities that result in a constant, damp environment, especially swimming in seawater and chlorine, may lessen the longevity of your Great lengths hair extensions.

Prior to swimming, wet the hair completely to prevent chlorine and saltwater sticking to your hair.

Immediately after swimming, apply the Great Lengths Anti-Tap Water remedy to eliminate damage from alkalinity in water and dry the base area as prescribed above.

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Curling irons, straighteners and heated rollers can be used on Great Lengths hair extension, but keep them at least 3cms to 4cms away from the hair bonds.

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To learn more about hair maintenance, just call us on 07 4772 7355

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