We’d like to encourage you to get the good kind. The kind of hair extensions that won’t make you bald or look fake and tragic! You should be demanding real hair extensions that are made from top quality human hair that is obtained ethically.
Hair extensions can be loads of fun, will last a considerable amount of time if you follow the simple and easy care instructions and can totally change your look!
Check out our video to see the benefits of these gorgeous Sydney hair extensions. Great for lengthening and thickening hair.
We offer Great Length Hair Extensions and WASP Tape Extensions.
Top 10 things to look for in Hair Extensions
Here are the top 10 things you need to be aware of when thinking of hair extensions:
- ETHICALLY SOURCED 100% HUMAN HAIR
- VIRGIN HAIR
- REMY HAIR
- DOUBLE DRAWN
- DEGREYED HAIR
- DEPIGMENTED NOT BLEACHED
- BOND TYPES
- APPLICATION TYPE
- MAINTENANCE SUPPORT
- EXPERIENCED STYLIST
1. Ethically sourced hair that is 100% human
You would be surprised at what goes on in the hair extension industry. Great Lengths is the only hair extension company in the world that guarantees with documented support that all Great Lengths hair has met the following criteria:
- Every strand has been donated willingly with the full consent of the donor.
- The donor has been treated with respect and care.
- A fair and reasonable price is paid and money is used solely for charitable endeavours.
- There are no middlemen to ensure full and direct knowledge of the origin of the hair.
- In-house end-to-end production process – from procurement of the hair to the wholesale hair extension sales to ensure full and documented traceability.
Why Indian Temple Hair?
Indian hair is considered to be the best hair available in the world. It is strong, thick, healthy and in virgin condition ie has not undergone any chemical processes.
2. Virgin Hair
Virgin Hair is hair that has never undergone a chemical process like colouring or straightening. This means that when Great Lengths receives the hair it is the highest quality and in its most natural state. Many other human hair extensions companies use European or Chinese brushed hair which is proven to be unsuitable for high quality hair extensions because it easily tangles due to the cuticle layers not being aligned. Most European human hair has been chemically treated and therefore is not in its virgin state.
3. Remy Hair
Remy Hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped, like in most other non-Remy hair extensions. Preserving the hair’s cuticle and aligning them in a uni-directional fashion creates extensions that are completely natural in appearance. This process ensures that the hair remains super soft, shiny, silky and completely tangle-free throughout its lifetime.
Great Lengths Hair Extensions use only the finest quality Remy Human Hair, which means that the hair has been carefully sorted after collection to ensure all the cuticles are of the same length and in the same direction. It is by far the best quality of Human Hair Extensions on the market because of the care that is required and the time it takes to sort the hair so meticulously.
4. Double Drawn Hair Extensions
The hair that is used in Great Lengths hair extensions goes through a process of being double-drawn.
This is a laborious manual process the hair goes through to remove all the unwanted short hair. Great Lengths perform this process twice- hence the term “Double Drawn” which ensures that the volume and thickness of the Great Lengths human hair extensions strand is consistent all throughout its length.
Longer women’s hair has the highest demand and is therefore the most costly to purchase at hair auctions. Grey hair sells for not even 10cents a kilo and many inferior companies buy the grey hair, mix it with black hair and sometimes Chinese hair too to bulk out the quantity. It is all bleached, dyed and silicone coated.
5. De-Greyed Hair
Longer women’s hair has the highest demand and is therefore the most costly to purchase at hair auctions. Grey hair sells for not even 10 cents a kilo and many inferior companies buy the grey hair, mix it with black hair and sometimes Chinese hair too to bulk out the quantity. It is all bleached, dyed and silicone coated which affects the overall long term quality of the hair extension. Great Lengths painstakingly take out all the grey hair from their hair bundles prior to the hair extension production process.
6. De-Pigmented Not Bleached
How hair extension companies colour their hair is the single most important factor in achieving luxurious hair extensions of exceptional quality.
Great Lengths is the only hair extension company to de-pigment their hair through a process of osmosis rather than bleach it to remove existing colour.
As Indian Hair is black, the hair is placed in osmosis baths where the black pigments are gently lifted from deep inside the cortex of the hair. This process of gently removing the pigment from the hair can take anywhere from 10 to 25 days to get it to the lightest shade of blonde.
From there on, new colour pigments are slowly inserted into the clean, empty space inside the cortex of the hair to produce the desired colour shade.
7. Hair Extension Bond Type
The Great Lengths Synthesized Keratin Bond molecular structure is specifically designed to mimic the molecular structure of human hair. The result gives the Great Lengths bond functionality that is not available in any other hair bonding compound in the marketplace.
The Great Lengths Synthesized Keratin Bond has the ability to expand and contract with human hair. This makes it easier to maintain, less damaging and compatible with elements such as heat, water, sunlight.
8. How Hair Extensions are Applied
Great Lengths International developed and patented the first pre-tipped, synthesized keratin bond polymer in 1992. Because of this ground-breaking technology, many if not all extension companies now claim a “keratin bond” as their form of attachment.
However, any form of keratin can be combined with any type of polymer to qualify as a “keratin” bond. This means that companies seeking to imitate the success of Greath Lengths Synthesized Keratin Bond can use inferior components that do not provide the same benefits as the Great Lengths bond.
Prebonded hair extensions, such a Great Lengths, are the most discrete hair extensions and are the easiest to maintain.
9. Hair Extension Maintenance
Apart from giving you all the information you need to know about hair extensions BEFORE you buy them, Lily Jackson Hair & Make Up offer a complimentary 2 week follow up appointment to ensure you are 100% over-the-moon with your Great Lengths Extensions. In this follow up appointment you have the opportunity to talk about any concerns you may have with your Great Lengths Specialist to ensure you are aware of exactly how to keep your extensions in great shape for longer.
10. Certified Hair Extension Stylists that are Experienced Hairdressers
You would be surprised to know that many people who apply hair extensions are not hairdressers.
- How can hair extension stylists understand the placement of hair if they are not a hairdresser?
- How can hair extension stylists understand how your hair will behave in the haircut with hair extensions if they are not a hairdresser?
There are plenty of one-man bands out there promoting themselves as hair extension stylists without having hairdressing qualifications. In our opinion exceptional hair extension applications can only take place when an experienced hairdresser who works with hair everyday is performing the application.
All of the hair extension stylists at Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup have been educated and certified by Great Lengths Australia. In addition our hair extension stylists have a significant amount of experience as exceptional hairdressers who colour, cut and style every day.
This means that our hairdressers are able to diagnose your hair and any problems that require addressing, understand how your hair behaves, ensure your hair colour is sensational (by providing you colour services) and your hair extensions are seamlessly blended into your existing hair cut.
Don’t risk your hair health and money on poor quality hair extensions and inexperienced operators! Be wary of these people who say they use Great Lengths Hair Extensions too! The start up costs are significant and it is unlikely that they are using Great Lengths unless they can show you proof.
Call Us for a Complimentary Consultation
Please contact us to arrange for a complimentary consultation at our salon in Darlinghurst, Sydney, which will enable us to supply you with a firm quote. They won’t be the cheapest but you will get a competitive quote for the best quality hair extensions in Sydney.