Written by

Sarah Ingham


How Do I Make Human Hair Extensions Last Longer?

When the exciting delivery arrived of your gorgeous new hair extensions of course you want them to look just as gorgeous for as long as possible. So, “how do I make my hair extensions last longer?” is bound to be a question you want to know the answer to. So, we are here to help…


When it comes to making your hair extensions last longer, there are two areas you need to be aware of; aftercare and maintenance.

Additional Lengths hair extensions lifecycle

More about these two concepts further down but firstly let’s remind you about the approximate longevities of each hair extension range at Additional Lengths. This will allow you to understand your goals when working on these two areas to help reach the maximum longevity…


Hair Extension Longevities At Additional Lengths 

In summary, following the correct aftercare and maintenance the following ranges have the approximate longevities: 

- Additional Lengths Euro Premium - Up to 3 months

- Remi Cachet Luxury - Between 6 and 9 months

- Remi Cachet Deluxe - 9 months

- Remi Cachet Elegance - Up to 12 months


1.) Aftercare 

Correct aftercare is essential to maintain the quality of your hair extensions and to help prolong their life. It is important to not only follow the correct advice but to also use the correct and recommended products. Failure to do this could result in damage to your hair extensions and overall decrease their lifespan.

Your stylist will be able to give you further expert guidance to match your lifestyle and individual requirements but we always strongly advise using Remi Cachet Aftercare products such as these have been specifically formulated to help care for your hair. 

Across Shampoo, Conditioner, Miracle Mist, Hair Oil and more, each individual product has its own benefits to protect your hair extensions. The result? The haircare range helps to extend the lifespan of your hair extensions so you can have gorgeous hair for longer.


Aftercare Products:

Step 1: Shampoo - Cleanses Away Impurities 

This removes build-up by gently cleaning your hair and scalp leaving them fresh.

Remi Cachet Shampoo 250ml

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Step 2: Conditioner - Leaves Your Hair Silky Soft 

Formulated with argan oil & other invigorating ingredients to create rejuvenated hair. 

Remi Cachet Conditioner 250ml

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Step 3: Miracle Mist - With Added Heat Defence

Nourishes your hair to help retain moisture, repair any damage and enhance its natural beauty.

Remi Cachet Miracle Mist 100ml

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Step 4: Hair Oil - Maintains Healthy Hair

The signature formula penetrates your hair to provide an intense glossy finish that’s noticeably radiant. 

Remi Cachet Hair Oil 50ml

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Don’t forget about…  Hairbrushes and combs. It is always important to use a professional hair extension brush on your hair extensions as these are designed to flow through your bonds.

Do you want to know more about which hairbrushes are best for you? Check out one of our journal posts that give you detail about each hairbrush and comb we sell… "Which Hairbrush Is Right For Me?"


Tips & Tricks 

Not only are Aftercare products key but there are steps we advise you to take when looking after your hair to really help it make it last as long as possible, from brushing to drying all the way to sleeping. Want to know more? Check our previous blog post “How Do I Look After My Remi Cachet Hair Extensions?” as well as our Aftercare page.


2.) Maintenance

Keeping up to date with your maintenance appointments helps ensure your hair quality remains in excellent condition throughout its longevity. 

Your stylist has the knowledge of when exactly you will need your maintenance appointments as everybody is different. However, the list below illustrates the different hair extension categories and approximately how often your maintenance should be…

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions:

Approximately every 8 to 10 weeks (excluding Flat Tips as these last longer being an adhesive method).


Tape Hair Extensions

As Tape Tabs for Tape hair extensions keep the extension in place for approximately 10 to weeks, maintenance appointments will usually be required during this period for retaping and reapplication.


Weft Hair Extensions

Depending on your hair and the application method your stylist has used for your Weft hair extensions, approximately your maintenance appointments should be every 8 to 10 weeks.


Everybody is different so your stylist can give you the best guidance on the frequency of your maintenance appointments as this depends on your personal hair density and your rate of hair growth.

So, what’s your job? Ensure you always listen to your stylist and us as we are professionals, if you follow our recommended aftercare advice, use the correct aftercare products and attend the regular maintenance appointments your stylist has given you, you can have gorgeous hair for longer. So, no Googling any bizarre tips and tricks please and thank you. 


If you have any questions, we are here to help so feel free to contact us and one of the team will be happy to help.

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Thanks for reading! With love, Sarah at Additional Lengths xx