One thing I love is to go dancing, with my long, flowing locks moving with me to the music. I love LONG hair! And I used to have really long hair before bleaching the life out of it.
No problem—Zala hair to the rescue! They have the most beautiful, silky human hair extensions at a really good price. Although they have a lot of different colors, they didn’t have a silver that matched my hair. So I got 20 inch clip-in extensions in the color #60 ice queen platinum blonde. They’re 100% remy human hair and you get five pieces, 120 grams.
Oh my, these are gorgeous and thick! Most of the time I only wear two of the larger wefts.
But back to the toning.
Before wearing them, I needed to get them closer to my natural color and keep them as light as possible.
I just happened to have Adore Creative Dye in platinum for toning my own hair so I decided to use that on the extensions.
How to tone Zala hair extensions
First I did a test on a 2 inch weft using the dye full strength. I just brushed it on the hair, making sure it was fully saturated. Twenty minutes later I rinsed it out. (Be sure to use gloves when using dye!)
The color was a very pale blue which was not what I was going for. Here it is compared to the original color.
Next, I diluted the dye with white conditioner, about a half and half mixture, and tested another 2 inch weft. Perfection!
So here you can see the different tones side by side. On the left is the original ice queen color. In the middle is the hair toned with the half and half mixture. And on the right is the hair toned using the undiluted color.
Storing your hair extensions
And here’s a little tip for storing your Zala hair extensions. They sell something for that but I just DIY’ed it using things I already had.
A pants hanger covered by a plastic bag works just as well. Cost: zero dollars. I store them hanging in the closet, ready for the next dance party!
Wearing my Zala hair extensions
Here are some before and after shots. Even though there’s a little pink color on my ends, Zala hair blends in well.
Front, before and after extensions
Back, before and after extensions
Curled hair before and after extensions
And here it is with curled hair.
Ready to party!