Great Lengths FAQs
What are Great Lengths Hair Extensions for?
There are so many ways you can use Great Lengths:
- Thickening out the fringe area
- Creating volume all over
- Giving length or thickness to a growing out bob
- Transformation to long thick luscious hair
- Adding colour without dying your natural hair
Which techniques of Great lengths application do you offer?
We use the cold fusion single bonded machine as they are very discreet and are fantastic for clients that are 35+ who may have lost volume and thickness in the past few years and don’t want their extensions to be noticeable. Cold fusion is a ultrasonic machine so we don’t use any form of glue and it works by sound molecules vibrating together to break down the bond and fuse it to the hair. We also use the new Great Lengths tapes which are brilliant for girls between 18-35 who have natural thick hair to sit over the tapes and don’t tie their hair up as much.
How long do they last?
The cold fusion bonds can last up to 6 months and then we donate the hair to The Princess Trust where they make wigs for children with cancer.
Can they damage my hair?
The PH level of the bonds matches the level of your hair and skin (which is around 4.5-5.5) so they are completely compatible with your hair and scalp. When the hair is wet, it swells and so do the bonds of the extensions. Once the hair is dry, the bond retracts causing zero damage as the hair isn't trapped. The weight ratio of the bond being attached to the hair is exactly the same so no tension is being created.
Are they visible?
We make sure we position the extensions 2cm up from the nape of the neck and hair line so if you want to create a sleek pony tail then the bonds will not be seen. Also, the bonds are the exact same colour as the hair so they are simply invisible.
Is Great Lengths hair real?
Yes - it is 100% human hair. It's the only hair in the world that comes with a 100% authenticity stamp. When the hair is cut, it is plaited first so that the cuticles all face the correct way round preventing the hair from shedding once it is brushed. So after 6 months the thickness will have remained the same as when they were applied.
Where does the hair come from?
Great Lengths hair is all ethically sourced from India and there is no cruelty whatsoever. The hair is donated as part of a celebratory ritual and for every strand of hair we buy, the money is invested back into local communities in India.
How much does it cost?
The price varies on the desired thickness and length you would like to achieve. If you're interested in coming in for a consultation at Xenos Haven, we can discuss your budget and work out the best treatment for you.
What's the upkeep?
Great Lengths have zero upkeep, you can just treat them as your own hair. After three months, we recommend a maintenance check-up to trim your hair, check the bonds and re-apply any that have been lost (for a small additional charge). We like to make clients aware that it's normal to lose up to a maximum of four bonds in the the first few months but if this happens then you can just pop in and we can re-apply them for you.
Are you covid safe?
Yes, we have been health & safety approved by Peninsula. We use hand sanitiser upon entering the salon, keeping our clients at a 2 metre distance and we will wear visors or masks if requested.
If you have any other questions regarding Great Lengths or would like to book a free online consultation, please get in touch via email or by visiting our Contact Us page and one of our team will get back to you.