FAQ’s

Will Hair Extensions Damage My Hair?

No. If hair extensions are applied by a Great Lengths certified stylist at our hair salon in Peterborough and they are properly maintained by you, they should not damage your hair. Our hair is 100% natural and the bond has been formulated using a special blend of polymers that replicate the molecular structure of keratin. Keratin is a protein from which natural hair is made so if your extensions are maintained in the recommended way, no problems should occur.

How Long Will My Great Lengths Hair Extensions Last?

By following our simple extensions maintenance programme and aftercare tips, Great Lengths can last up to five months. Using Great Lengths aftercare products will also prolong the life of extensions as they are designed to protect the hair and the bond.

How Should I Look After My Hair Extensions When They’re In?

Simply follow the guidelines set out on your consultation form, the advice explained to you in detail by Melanie and take a look at our expert aftercare tips. Melanie also offers a free maintenance check after approximately 3-4 weeks.
There have been some stories in the media about the unethical practices of some hair extension manufacturers.

Should I Be Concerned About Great Lengths?

Absolutely not. Great Lengths prides itself on being 100% ethical and 100% traceable hair. Here at Melanie Richards we would recommend anyone interested in hair extensions to research where the hair has come from. The hair is sourced from Indian temples and because Great Lengths are the only extension company to process our own hair, we can confidently guarantee the traceability of every strand.

How Long Does It Take For Hair Extensions To Be Applied?

This depends on how many extensions you are having and the application system being used. But expect it to be anywhere between one and four hours. Melanie will be able to discuss this with you further at your consultation.

Are Hair Extensions Difficult To Style?

Because Great Lengths extensions are 100% human hair, they can be treated in just the same way as your own hair –straightened, curled, permed and even coloured. However, we do recommend using the Great Lengths styling range of products to help keep your hair in tip top condition.

Do I Have To Get A Full Head of Hair Extensions?

You can have as many or as few extensions as you need to achieve the look you want – even a few simple strands can make a huge difference for either a splash of colour or a little volume. The possibilities are endless.

How Are The Extensions Removed?

You will need to revisit Melanie Richards Hair Boutique where Melanie will use a specially formulated Great Lengths removal gel. When applied this gel gently breaks down the bond and with the removal tool, Melanie is able to slide the bond down your own hair with no damage.

What Will My Hair Be Like When I Remove The Extensions?

Once you have had your extensions removed, your hair needs to be washed and conditioned with the Great Lengths products to clean away any residue from the removal gel. Your hair will be completely undamaged by the extensions and look a little longer than you remember.