So, You have just invested in the Great Lengths hair extensions service. Congratulations, and welcome to a lifetime addiction that will bring many years of joy and sexiness!

But, my ladies, there are some things you should know. I do hope this is only a re-hash of the education you undoubtedly received from your responsible stylist, but just in case, here are the Golden Rules of caring for your Great Lengths Hair extensions.

1. BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH: Brush your hair, the way your stylist teaches you,  every morning and every night. If you need to know how to brush your extensions, check out my previous post. “Don’t brush it off” . Remember to braid your hair at night before you go to sleep in a soft loose braid. Seal the deal with a soft scrunchie.

2. NOTHING FROM A DRUGSTORE should ever touch Great Lengths. This means shampoos, box dyes for colouring at home, “professional” products bought at drugstores, stylers-nothing. Why?  Because there is a reason why drugstore brands cost less-they use oils, waxes, and the biggie-silicone-to enhance their products. The problem with these ingredients is that they can break down the polymer bond that  is used with Great Lengths. Remember, you have just invested in the hair equivalent of a Jaguar  sports car. We don’t use economy gas in a Jag. Be ready to purchase the right product to support the hair.

3. NO OILS  should be used near the Great Lengths bonds. Although I can’t see anyone oiling up their scalp, I thought I should include it just in case. the reason for this rule is  the oils would start to soften the bond, and weaken it.

4. STEAM ROOMS, SAUNAS, HOT TUBS, HOT YOGA are  forbidden. Heat and steam will, again, weaken the bond. Heat puts ’em in, heat takes them out.

5. CHLORINE AND SALT WATER are also a big no-no. with repeated exposure, this factors can dry out the polymer bond pretty signifigantly.

6. TRY NOT to wash your hair more than three times a week. The more you wash your hair, the more of a strain on your hair and the extensions. If you work out alot or have an oily scalp, consider using a dry shampoo.

Before I sign off, I want to thank the anonymous lady who suggested this post. You know who you are 🙂

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