How to Use Wella Color and Developer for Ash Blonde Hair

Updated on March 8, 2018
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Kerry spends her time researching beauty tips and hair care advice. She specializes in color-treated and bleached blonde hair.

Toner: A Bleached Blonde's Best Friend

Most of us know that to dye our hair blonde, we have to use bleach to lift out the color. Once you bleach your hair, though, there are a surprising number of possible results, and they may not all be what you want.

Have you tried to bleach your hair but ended up with hair that was too brassy or more orange than blonde? Personally, I prefer my hair to be a cool, silvery blonde. That’s an almost impossible color to achieve with just bleach.

That’s where toner comes in. If your hair is a masterpiece and bleach is your paintbrush, toners are the small brushes that allow you to add details and shading. In short, the right toner will let you achieve the exact shade of blonde you want for your hair. Keep in mind, however, that toner won't get your hair lighter if you're going from dark, only bleach will!

How to Remove Brassiness From Hair With Toner and Developer

This article will teach you how to use toner and developer to tone down the brassy, yellow, and orange tints in your bleached hair in order to get a more neutral blonde. There are several steps to this process.

  1. Bleach your hair (I am assuming you have done this). Your hair will need to be lifted to somewhere between orange and lemon in order for the toners I have listed below to work for you.
  2. Buy the right developer.
  3. Buy the right toner.
  4. Mix them.
  5. Apply them to your hair.

This article will walk you through this process using my personal experience experimenting with toners and advice from my hairstylist. Let's begin!

Toners will help you tone down the orange and gold in your hair after bleaching.
Toners will help you tone down the orange and gold in your hair after bleaching. | Source

Where Can I Buy Toner and Developer?

Wella hair care products have become my go-to products for maintaining my blonde hair. You can readily purchase all the Wella Hair Care products from any large online retailers such as Amazon or eBay. You can also purchase them from specialty beauty supply stores like Sally’s Beauty Supplies either in person or online. I went to Sally’s to compare prices and they are around the same for both sites.

Pricing: The only price variation you will find if you search for “Wella toners” or developers is the lower the price, the higher the shipping charge. Select “free shipping” specifically if you’re on eBay.

Which Developer Should I Use?

10 Volume
20 Volume
30 & 40 Volumes
Use this developer with a darker toner or to correct mild brassiness.
Use this developer with light toners and/or more orange-tinted hair.
Do not use these developers at home!

Use Only 10 or 20 Volume Developer

Developer can be purchased in either 10, 20, 30 or 40 volume. As I mentioned in my last post, I am not a professional stylist, but when my hairdresser warned me that I could fry my hair and end up with clumps of it in my hand if I used 30 or above, you can bet I was going to heed her advice!

  • 10 volume: This developer is better if you plan to deposit a darker shade of toner into your hair. If you’re adding an ash brown or dark blonde toner, I recommend this one. It also works well if you are using a light toner but are only trying to soften mild brassiness instead of combatting orange tints.
  • 20 volume: This developer has its own lightening effect. If you have bleached and you are ready to tone with a very light beige, honey, or ash blonde toner, the 10 volume developer might not do the job. 20 volume developer is a little stronger, suitable for use with your lighter blonde toners.

20 Volume Creme Developer
20 Volume Creme Developer

I chose the Wella Color Charm Crème Developer in 20 Volume based on information from my favorite YouTube hairstylist. It was a 32oz bottle and cost $10. I grabbed the larger bottle because although I knew I wasn’t going to need much, I wanted to keep this developer on hand for whenever I needed to touch up my color. It worked great!

 
Ash Blonde Hair
Ash Blonde Hair | Source

Lighter Toners are Not Necessarily More Effective

I started my hair toning adventure using a very light toner, which was a mistake for me because going from very dark brown to blonde, I still had a lot of orange color in my hair so it was just plain ineffective. Actually, my hair was orange, so this will save you a load of time if you’re currently orange. You can’t avoid the orange if you’re dark-haired. Dark hair bleaches in these stages: dark brown/black, red, orange, yellow, and finally lemon. Light toner will not cover very orange hair.

My Favorite Wella Hair Toners

Number
Name
Color Your Hair Should Be Before Using
Use
T-18
White Lady (Toner)
Pale hair
For residual brassiness on already pale hair.
T-11
Lightest Beige Blonde (Toner)
Lemon
On "lemon" bleached hair for a sandy blonde color.
7A/672
Medium Smokey Ash (Color)
Yellow or orange
On yellow or orange hair for a dark, smoky blonde.
7AA/632
Medium Ash Blonde (Color)
Yellow or slightly orange
On yellow or slightly orange hair for a lighter ash blonde look.
Although these are all technically toners, the 7A/672 and 7AA/632 are listed under "Color Charm" on the website. All of these will help remove gold and red tones from hair except the T-11.

How I Got the Perfect Hair Color

What Worked for Me

Color of My Hair
Toner/Color
Result
What Happened?
Orange
Wella Color Charm Toner T-18 “White Lady”
Very little effect in my hair
My hair wasn't light enough.
Orange
Wella Toner T-11 "Lightest Beige Blonde"
Not effective on my hair; just left it a different color of brass
My hair still wasn't light enough.
Orange
Medium Smokey Ash 7A/672 (Color)
Beautiful smokey blonde color
Still a little too dark for me
Dark Smokey Blonde
Medium Ash Blonde 7AA/632 (Color)
Same color as the Medium Smokey Ash, but a much lighter color
Getting closer to the right color
Slightly faded from the Medium Ash Blonde
Mix of T-18 and T-11
Perfect sandy blonde
My hair was already light, so this mix worked.
Note: Names of products might change, but the numbers do not, so look for the number

Details of Each Toner

What they're good for, and how I used them.

Wella T-18 White Lady

My first toner was the Wella Color Charm Toner T-18 “White Lady.” Again, my hair was still orange so this toner didn’t work well in my hair. If you’re quite blonde already, this will work great. It’s an ash color, so use this to remove any residual brassiness and to maintain a light shade of blonde.

Wella T-11 Lightest Beige Blonde

The next Wella Toner I used was T-11, which is a light beige blonde. It has a slightly gold finish—not too gold to make your hair brassy though. If your hair is already bleached to a lemon color and you want a sandy beach-blonde look, this should work wonderfully for you. Again, my hair was not lifted to the lemon color yet, so this was not effective on my hair and merely left it a different shade of brass.

This toner does not have the ashy effect, so it will not neutralize warmer yellow/gold tones. For a cooler tone and to neutralize the sandy effect, look for a toner with the word “Ash” or “Ashe” in the description.

Wella Medium Smokey Ash 7A/672

Next I opted for a slightly different route, and bought Medium Smokey Ash 7A/672 (color). This changed the color of my hair into a beautiful ashen color and, of course, smoky blonde. I loved this color because white blonde isn’t my thing and not what I was ultimately aiming for. It was darker than I wanted though, so I dropped the "smokey" label and graduated to plain medium ash blonde.

Wella Medium Ash Blonde 7AA/632

This Medium Ash Blonde 7AA/632 color is also lovely. It's the same color as the medium smokey ash, only a much lighter shade. It has such a pretty finish: not stark white, not brown, but perfectly in between. I stayed with this color until the next time I needed a touch up, then I let it fade out with several washes and finally got to where I am now: ready to try a mix of T-18 and T-11 together. This will let me keep use the ash tones to keep the brassiness at bay, but give me a more summery look with the "sandy" finish of the lightest beige blonde.


Wella Color Charm Permanent Liquid Hair Color 7AA/632-Medium Blonde Intense Ash
Wella Color Charm Permanent Liquid Hair Color 7AA/632-Medium Blonde Intense Ash

If you have any doubts at all, I would suggest the Medium Ash Blonde 7AA/632. You can’t go wrong here in my opinion because if it comes out a little darker than you wanted, it will fade after a few washes without allowing your hair to revert to the orange/yellow. If you work outside the home, you don’t want to go to work with bright yellow hair! This will help you out until it fades a tad; then you can tone for that lighter blonde look!

 
This is the current color of my hair.
This is the current color of my hair. | Source

The above photo shows exactly what color my hair is today. I do love it, and I hope my hair-color journey provided a useful guide for you.

By using the medium smokey ash and then the medium ash blonde colors first, I suppose I could claim victory at obtaining my desired blonde shade by sheer accident. However, the word accident is probably not a good choice to use when we are discussing bleaching and toning our hair. Suffice it to say my hair color now is perfect for me. It looks natural and not bleached at all, and I don’t have to lighten my brows. I just love it!

Be Patient!

The process of getting your hair the desired color will take time! You can’t bleach hair from very dark to pale lemon in one sitting. If you attempt to do this you will damage it beyond repair. It takes multiple bleaching sessions spaced out over time to lift enough color to get to this point.

Applying the Toner

With that said, here is a brief overview of the toner process. The video below offers an excellent step-by-step tutorial. There will also be detailed instructions on the box.

  1. Optional but recommended: do a strand test. Apply the toner to a small section of hair first, following the same instructions you would normally. Once you see how this turns out, you can decide if it's the right color for you and if you are letting it settle for the right amount of time.
  2. Wash your hair and make sure to thoroughly rinse out any shampoo or conditioner.
  3. Mix your developer with your toner. Use a ratio of 2:1 with your toner: two equal parts of developer to every one part of toner. I use a whole bottle of toner each time. If you're mixing the T-18 and T-11, you use a 1:1 ratio of those.
  4. Apply the toner to your hair in sections, making sure not to miss any desired area. Always start on the hair shaft, then apply to the bottom of the shaft, then apply to the roots last. The heat from your head and the extended time on your roots can make you look more gray instead of blonde. I seriously do not need any more gray!
  5. Once you've applied the toner thoroughly to your hair, let it settle for 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse it out! No need to shampoo, but you can condition.

I use toners about every 5-6 weeks to touch up my color.

FAQ's

How Can I Remove Gold and Red Tones from Only Some Pieces of My Hair

Purple shampoo just might be your best friend. In general, I use either purple shampoo or purple conditioner 2 times a week to keep brassiness at bay. It helps lengthen time between toning sessions.

However, if you're dealing with brassiness after getting some sort of effect and just have parts of your hair that are orange, purple shampoo should be your first try.

  • Try using it a couple of times.
  • Put it on damp, unwashed hair, rub it through evenly, leave it on 7-10 minutes (no longer), then wash it out and condition.
  • Wait two or three days, and then use it again.

To use it for color maintenance, damp your hair once or twice per week, apply and leave it for 30 minutes or so, then rinse and condition.

If the reds or oranges still aren't gone after that, you might want to try something else.

I used 7AA (or Another Product) and It Came Out Way Too Dark. Is the Blonde Gone?

Usually the toners, and some colors like 7AA tend to fade after washing your hair a couple of times. If you're in a hurry, though, you can wash your hair a few times with dishwashing soap, or use my soap cap recipe for bleaching at home.

Here's my “no-bleach soap cap" recipe:

  • 6 capfuls of 20 Volume Developer
  • 2 capfuls of 3% peroxide
  • 2 capfuls of baking soda
  • 6 capfuls of shampoo

Some people have said this is technically bleach, but I still think it's gentler than commercial bleach. It works very fast, so check after 5-7 minutes and incrementally after that. Keep a swatch of unbleached, wet hair close so you can compare.

My Hair Is Already Blonde and I Want to Make My Highlights Stand Out More

There's a product called Chi—actually it will say ChiIonic on the box. It comes in a tube like a large toothpaste tube. It's highlift for hair that is already blonde, so if you click and shop for "Chi Highlift Color 11A", it'll be your magic wand for those highlights!

Use 20 volume developer, and squeeze out one part color to two parts developer. Leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse it off, shampoo, then condition.

Please be aware that this is, as I said, only for use on hair that is already blonde, so if you were to put it on your brown hair, it will potentially create orange. Apply it carefully to your highlights, either wish a brush or freehand. Do not use this all over your head, unless your whole head color is blonde, with lighter lights.

How Do I Reduce Damage to My Bleached Hair?

Here's what I do:

  • As far as conditioning, I don't spend a bomb on conditioner at all, and I often use a favorite inexpensive conditioner, but I find that massaging some through my hair and leaving it for an hour or two before I rinse, lightly shampooing, and then conditioning again really helps a lot.
  • Use the cheaper brand for the deep conditioning and use your favorite for after shampooing. Also, make sure your hair is absolutely saturated before applying shampoo, or you can use way too much, and many brands of shampoo can be very drying if you use too much.
  • You can also try good old mayo and leave on before washing. Coconut oil is also a good choice, which you can wrap or wear a cap and leave on overnight.
  • Obviously you should avoid heat as much as possible with dryers or flat irons. Ironically, however, I've found that spritzing my very damp hair with some of that heat protector spray, or Argan oil, does good things for it, even though I'm not using heat.
  • When you're in the shower and have conditioner on your hair, 'finger comb' your hair, and don't moosh it dry roughly with a towel when you get out. Just gently squeeze the excess water out with your towel, and again, comb with your fingers. You'd be amazed how much your hair will thank you for avoiding a brush. Some are terribly rough on hair, plus if you have waves, the perfect way to get them to stay in place is by finger combing and air drying!

I Toned My Hair and It Turned Green! How Do I Get Rid of It?

Sometimes hair can turn green if it's still too brown when an ash color is used. Try lightening a bit more, and then use a pale ash brown color, not toner. Use 20 volume developer.

You could also try Epsom salts if your hair is very damaged and you don't want to do anything too drastic.

  • Try 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts, mix with the same amount of baking soda, and then add about a cup of shampoo, or enough to cover your whole head. Perhaps a half cup would be sufficient. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes, then check it.
  • When I used this method years ago, I covered my head with plastic wrap to keep the warmth in, and eventually left it on for about 45 minutes. I had a pretty bad pink incident going on at that time (toner catastrophe o.O). In any case, it took out loads of color.
  • Afterwards use a teeny bit of shampoo, rinse very thoroughly, and then condition afterwards.

Difference Between 10 Volume and 20 Volume Developers

The difference between the 10 volume and the 20 volume developers are like this:

  • 10 volume will not light your hair shade or color anymore than it already is. If you're adding a darker color, like that brown you used, this will help it to deposit to your hair.
  • 20 volume developer has 6% peroxide, and will lighten one to two shades, usually. Therefore, if you're adding highlights, it's best to use the 20 volume.

Have you ever dyed your own hair blonde and had a weird outcome?

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        BSmiley 

        11 days ago

        thank you so much for this article! getting the right shade is a struggle. My daughter pays enormously at a salon for the right effect. Her stylist recently also suggested using Gem Diamond Lites Toning Shampoo to help with the brassiness in between coloring

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        Sally 

        5 weeks ago

        Such an amazing article you saved my hair thank you so much. I’m sure this has helped so many people xxx

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        Katie Burkhardt 

        7 weeks ago

        Thank you for this article. I tried to get a dark ash blonde balayage (from brunette) at the salon and the first time it was too golden and so I went back to my stylist to fix and then is was way too brassy...so for the last two weeks I've just hated my hair. Then luckily I found your article and followed your advice and steps and now it's a lovely dark ash blonde!! I may try to go a little lighter in a week or two but it's already much closer to what I originally wanted! Thanks again!!

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        Laceykthoughts 

        8 weeks ago

        I actually used a wells toner mix that I love for harass but on the rest of my hAir it’s too ashy .how do I get some color back from

        blonde yet non color ashy look?

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        July 

        2 months ago

        How to get the perfect Silver/Gray. After so many tries and errors I have finally found the perfect formula for that Gray/Silver effect. After highlighting hair use T-18 (White Lady) and add two capfuls of Wella 050 (Cooling Violet) with 20 Volume Developer. Also, perfect for toning down orange and brassines. Once a week I use Framesi Color Lover shampoo to keep the color alive. You’ll love your hair if you’re into the gray hair

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        Justii 

        3 months ago

        Hi,

        Thanks for the article I find it very useful.

        My hair is already an ash blonde colour but the yellow tones start to come out. What would be the best shade to go for? Would any beige shades actually work on it?

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        veronica 

        4 months ago

        My hair was purple and bleach it not its has like a light green tone ..how can i remove it

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        Leslie 

        4 months ago

        So, I just balayaged my own hair, the first time I used a toner t18 and t10 combined and it cam out orange on the brown parts. The blonde parts came out ok. Then I only used t18 with 20 developer and it still didn’t ash it up. I want all over ash and idk what product to use to do that! Help! I have an even this weekend! It’s Tuesday!!!

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        Kerry 

        4 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Kee - that's a difficult question to answer because there are many shades of green and many ways for hair to be green in the first place. If you used dye, for instance, the green is different to the green you would get from chlorinated water. You could do a strand test, and keep a note of the timing to see how long it takes to alter the color.

        Love, Kerry xx

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        Kee 

        4 months ago

        If I use t18 on green hair what color will I get

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        Kerry 

        5 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Allison90, sorry to take so long to respond to your question, I had some health issues and was off for a while. You could try washing your hair with some dish soap and a bottle of water, or two for rinsing. Do this once in a while, and then use a toner with 20 volume developer when you can afford it.

        You can get toner and a smaller bottle of developer on Amazon, shipped, for around $20. I hope this helps you! You can also check over here out my other article about orange hair problems.https://hubpages.com/style/Daily-Hair-Hack-DIY-Get...

        Blessings,

        Kerry Xx :)

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        Kerry 

        5 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        ZBusters, hey! :) The 20 is much better for lightening and brightening. I always do a strand test first to check what timing I need. Volume 10 is better for depositing color/darkening.

        Kerry Xx :)

        Sorry for the long wait! health issues :/

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        Kerry 

        5 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi NataliaASM, I make sure to have my hair as evenly colored/bleached as possible, then apply all over. Leave the roots until last because they process faster due to the warmth of your scalp. Just remember though, the 7A is somewhat darker than the 7AA. It's easy to mix them up when ordering :/

        I hope this helps.

        Kerry Xx :)

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        Kerry 

        5 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi NataliaASM, I make sure to have my hair as evenly colored/bleached as possible, then apply all over. Leave the roots until last because they process faster due to the warmth of your scalp.

        I hope this helps.

        Kerry Xx :)

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        Kerry 

        5 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Carrie, my apologies, I hadn't been in here for a while. SO glad we caught up on Facebook. XX

        Love, Kerry ^_^

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        Kerry 

        5 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi mishamouse63,thank you so much! That's great! It's so hard going from dark to that color without orange AND some collateral damage. I am happy to have been able to help you.

        Have a wonderful day,

        Love, Kerry xx

        P.S. See my profile and follow along on Facebook if you wish.

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        mishamouse63 

        5 months ago

        SPECTACULAR tutorial! I have naturally dark down hair with warm undertones, and grey. Wanted to get to a silver black. Too expensive at the salon so tried myself. Took a few weeks of slowly processing hair to blonde, but couldn’t get the orange yellow tones out. I read this article and mixed t18 and t14 toner to start. Omg..FinLly...no more orange yellow. Now I have a great shade of ash blonde that I will keep for a while. Need to give my hair and scalp a break. One comment I would like to add..use LOTS and LOTS of deep conditioner consistently throughout the process. I bould Hask purple conditioner, a macadamia nut conditioner, and a coconut conditioner, and more. Got the packets at my local Sally Beauty and deep conditioned twice weekly while zi was playing with blonde color. My hair did break a little on the ends, but overall it is still very soft and healthy! And now..I am a blonde..lol

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        Carrie 

        5 months ago

        Also, how do you achieve those lovely highlights without damage?

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        Carrie 

        5 months ago

        This is a great post and your hair is absolutely beautiful...not only the color, but everything about it!

        I'm curious though, how do you handle roots? Do you have to bleach only your roots and then apply 7A, wait a while and then do 7AA to get light enough to do your usual toner mix?

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        NataliaASM 

        5 months ago

        Hi! Thanks for this, it really helps. I bought the 7aa/632 to correct my gold/orangish hair. My concern is that I have about an inch of very dark brown root and I'm not sure how to apply the 7aa/632. Do I first apply it to my roots and then the rest of the hair? Or the entire hair all together? I also still have some dye left to fill in my roots (I use an online, mail-home service for hair dye) by I was hoping to not have to use it because I want to grow the blonde out, it's too much of a hassle. But in the mean time I wanted the blonde to look nice and not orange, which is why I got the 7aa/632 (: let me know what you think.

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        Kellie 

        7 months ago

        Thank you so much for writing this! I balayage and highlight my own hair and have always toned with T-18 because I thought that was my best chance to remove the red/orange tones but my hair always ends up more brassy than I would like. Going to buy the 7A toner you mentioned and give it a whirl!

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        Emmiebry 

        7 months ago

        Incredibly helpful!!!! Thank you!

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        ZBusters 

        7 months ago

        Hello there! Thanks for all of your generous info :) I have rather balayage hair - quite light at the ends and more of a dirty blonde/ dark mousy brown on top. I am only wanting a minimal effect - not heavy silver or whites - just something to kind of rid the brass/ yellow/ oranges that remain in my hair. I would love as well to minimize damage. Therefore I am thinking of using the Volume 10 Developer with the Wella T18 toner...do you think that would give the desired effect or is it necessary to use Volume 20? Thanks in advance for your time and advice!

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        Shenna 

        8 months ago

        How can you tone hair that has low lights and highlights and still get rid of brassiness?

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        Michelle 

        9 months ago

        Thank you SO much for this article. It was INCREDIBLY useful!!

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        tinacorca@yahoo.com 

        10 months ago

        Hello I just used wella toner and developer. It said when rinsing out you could use conditioner. Does anyone know how long until I can shampoo & Condition?

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        Michelle 

        10 months ago

        I need help I bleach my to get to a platinum blonde and got a orange gold color , should I bleach it again and then tone with developer20 and t11 and t18 ? Please help

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        Allison90 

        10 months ago

        I haven't dyed my hair in a while its a light blonde with highlights. But since I've moved into my new home, we have well water and there's rust in it my hair now has a brassy tone to it in certain spots. What can I do to help take that out don't have the time or money right now for the salon?

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        Roxanne Jenkins 

        11 months ago

        Thank you so much for all your helpful information. I've been doing my hair forever but unlike you, I'd give up and end up with spending a fortune. Thanks again!!!

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        irene 

        12 months ago

        i dyed my hair silver now 2weeks ago now its blue and an orange is coming out what can I do

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        Sailery 

        12 months ago

        so i dye my hair dark blonde and now it is a little bit green, any help please? which toner should i use to fix the color, i would like my hair color be like sandy or light caramel... thanks

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        Victoria 

        12 months ago

        So I was just curious, i bought some ash blonde hair extensions and when I received them they looked more like an ashy champagne blonde, I thought maybe if I washed them it would come out eventually but no. Can't return them now either of course... :( is there anything I can do to get that pinkish color out and get them a little more bleach blonde looking, I do have some ashy tones with my natural hair but it's mostly light vanilla blonde do I don't want to tone them with purple shampoo like I've done before and have them turn an even weirder color.. help me!

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        Geri 

        12 months ago

        Is it safe to tone hair more than once in a day? I Have natural hair

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        Eve 

        12 months ago

        Thank you! My hair turns red no matter what color I seem to put in it. It's to the point that people comment how my ginger daughter got her red hair from me. I've tried various ash tones, as well as ash intensifier. Still red. The colors always look nice, but my ash blonde roots don't look good with the eventual brassy blonde I am left with after a couple months. This time I used the Wella medium smokey blonde with a natural blonde toner. It's still a golden blonde, but definitely not red.

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        NoelBlosser 

        13 months ago

        Hi Kerry~

        I have read off the the comments and your responses. You seem to have this all down to a science. I was in Sally's and the girl there told me about this process, so I came home and found you! =)

        I want to see your take on my hair. I have Olaplex highlights under my current color (changed full head in October) that is L'oreal's Professional Color light brown bought from Sally's (not box brand). I want to lighten the brown up a bit. Over some of the coloring, I have done my entire head and not just the roots and it is a bit darker now. I have to color my hair every 3 weeks since I have that wonderful almost full grey gene. I am seeing what I call "skunking" grey stripe too easily because my hair grows so fast. I do have natural red tones even though my hair is pretty much grey and color grabs pretty quickly. Although my temples just don't seem to grab the color as solid as the rest of my hair.

        Looking for your input to bring my hair color up a shade or two. Would it be best for my to use a 20 or 30? Should I mix with baking soda, developer and shampoo leaving out peroxide since I would not use the bleach? Also, I am coloring my roots today with Ion Dark Blonde and would think that I would not do my roots but the balance of my hair only. I just need to bring the darker part up a bit so there is not such a drastic dividing line. Should I wait till the weekend to do the cap giving my a break on the processing? The girl at Sally's says I could do it same day or the following with no issues so long I condition really good.

        Any suggestions would be very much appreciated... PS...I hope you recent health concerns are being treated well.

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        Kerry 

        13 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Laureleafy, you're welcome! ^_^ XX

        Kerry

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        Lidiya 

        13 months ago

        Okay, that was weird. Not sure why my whole question didn't post...Anyways, I was wondering if that since my roots were lightened by the developer, will the slight brassiness be toned down after washing it a few times? Or am I stuck with it?

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        Lidiya 

        13 months ago

        So I just toned my hair with Wella t18. My highlights look great, but my roots, not so much...The developer definitely lightened them!

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        Shannon Edwards 

        14 months ago

        I don't know what my natural hair color should be, my mom permed my hair every year as a child and I started coloring at 14. Last year I had a baby and let the color go. It grew out a dark dirty blond with gold and red highlights. I recently went light champagne blond and it turned a yellow color. The Sally rep have me T15 toner and 10 volume..whatever that is. How will this work?

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        laureleafy 

        14 months ago

        Thank you so much for this article, it is so clear and the exact information I was looking for.

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        Kat 

        14 months ago

        **In regard to roots, please be aware that using 10 volume can indeed lighten the virgin hair. If you have lightened or colored hair and any substantial regrowth or roots, avoid the root area when toning. Toner with 10 volume lightened my level 6 light brown ash roots to a level 7 dark brassy orange brown. Not cute. The rest of my hair toned looked great.

        If you can't avoid your regrowth it might be better to use a product like Redken Shades EQ to tone. You can get it on Amazon. It uses a processing solution instead of a developer and therefore will not lift any virgin root at all. It's a great option for people like myself who love the very grown out root look but still need to tone their blonde lengths.

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        Stef 

        14 months ago

        Hello, I recently used color oops to remove all the hair dye which did amazingly good job it left a little bit of a red tone and I dyed my hair dark ash blonde I i love you too the color but what can i use to tone down red tint it still has without bleach

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        Valia 

        14 months ago

        Hi I have a very dark brown natural hair . I just bleached with a 20 volume developer and turned like orange color then I bleached again and turned like yellow color. My question is what toner I have to used to get a smoke ash blonde?

        Thabks

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        Stacey 

        15 months ago

        I used a hi lift ash brown on hair that was already light with blonde and red tones. My hair now has platium/white coloring on the ends that were very blonde. How can I fix it to an ash brown?

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        Kerry 

        15 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hey Brianna ^_^ yes, quite likely. However, if it's still more Beige/slightly brassy than you desire, try mixing it equal parts with an ash blonde toner and use 20 volume developer - perfect!

        I hope you're enjoying your day

        Love,

        Kerry xx

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        Brianna 

        15 months ago

        I have a honey blonde ombré and it's brassy now,and it's slightly orange/reddish. There's the Wella toner T27 the color is Medium Beige Blonde,will that tone my hair and keep it honey blonde?

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        Hannah 

        15 months ago

        My hair was very golden but not too orangey but I just put wella t28 and it's just a different color of brass, how long do I have to wait to do another toner or can I do it immediately even if this toner is still in

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        Barbara 

        15 months ago

        After i color my hair at home with box color FERIA platinum blond , can i use wella toner T18 with 20volume?

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        Cbear 

        15 months ago

        I've always enjoyed golden wheat hair. My stylist made the mistake of putting purple shampoo on it (4 mos ago) and now I have two sections that turn a grayish green whenever my hair is dyed. What can I do to go back to the golden wheat and maintain that? 4 mos seems insane but I wuit going to her and it is still happening with new stylist

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        Kerry 

        15 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Rebecca, I see you're in the home stretch here though if you're seeing yellow too. I'd suggest lightening more, but leave the roots until last as they will process faster due to the heat from your scalp. Hence the different color. Lighten until you're at a banana lemon color, then the medium ash should work OK, otherwise you will encounter more grayish issues. I actually had a gray/blue result when I used medium ash over orange/yellow once, I didn't mind it, although it wasn't what I was aiming for. Use 20 volume developer. Let us know when you've finished please? - Love, Kerry Xxx ^_^

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        Kerry 

        15 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hello Tannie, that product is a color not a toner. If you are trying to go light blonde, it will be too dark. I would suggest using the Beige toner, however, you will likely need to lighten a bit more if you're still showing orange. Enjoy your day!

        Kerry Xx

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        Tannie 

        15 months ago

        So I just did my dark roots and that is the only part of my hair that is orange now. Do you suggest just toning the roots with the 632/7AA toner?

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        Rebecca Hd 

        15 months ago

        Hi

        I just bleached my hair from dark brown using wella blendor and it came out to a level 6 - light orange with very yellow roots. I then toned it using wella koleston medium ash blonde (7/1). It has come out very dark at the roots and is a dark smokey blonde with a weird greyish tinge almost. What can I do now as I wanted a lighter blonde? Thanks

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        Kerry 

        15 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi! Thanks so much, I will do just that :) And thanks for keeping me posted, I can't wait to hear how your hair turns out.

        Kerry Xxx

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        Deen 

        15 months ago

        Hi, Kerry

        Thanks for replying so soon. I'm still ordering the permanent color, waiting for delivery. Maybe gonna do my hair two weeks later. Hope things turn out as expected. I'll let you know.

        Just stay energetic, Kerry. You'll be fine

        Have a nice day (:

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        Kerry 

        15 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Kelly, just give it a couple of light washes with dish soap. Wait until it is dry properly before deciding what to do next, but I would suggest the Beige Toner listed above, it'll nudge some of that washy blue away also :)

        Have a wonderful day X

        Kerry

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        Kelly 

        15 months ago

        Just put a T14 blue toner in my hair, just highlighted as well. Have done this before. This time my hair has a blue tinge. What should I do? Will it wash out?

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        Kerry 

        15 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi deen, oh thanks so much for asking, I am doing well right now. Only two more chemo treatments to go, then some radiation for a few weeks. I feel so energetic today due to the steroids, I might get some extra work done! lol.

        As per your questions, yes I have often used those colors for toning, I just don't leave them for the full amount of time if I use them for that purpose. They won't really lift, as such, because the smokey color is considerably darker than one might think, a deep ash, the medium 7AA is slightly lighter, although the same color, if that makes sense, and will be a tad too dark if a true ash BLONDE is what you seek. So, leave it about 8 minutes then check. I know you will love it so much. I always use 20 volume Wella for these colors.

        I bet your hair is gorgeous! Please feel free to message me a photo of your pretty hairstyle on my FB page.

        Have a beautiful day ^_^

        Love,

        Kerry

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        deen 

        16 months ago

        Hi, Kerry. How's your health? Hope things are going well.

        You've been mentioning in some previous answers that the last 2 products (7A and 7AA) in the table were colors. Does that mean you toned brassiness with permanent colors? Didn't they lift?

        I have Asian hair. I'm having a plan to make my hair tip as light as possible (ombre), just for fun, maybe a bit blonde. But I got stuck to decide how I'll tone the blonde-bleached part. Since there's no semi nor demi permanent color sold in my country, is it okay to use permanent color as toner on bleached hair? If okay, what developer should I use? 10vol or 20vol?

        Thanks

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        Kerry 

        16 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Faith, thanks for the kind words. Yes, that smokey ash can be a little dark, the other color, the 7AA is more or less the same color, only lighter. But don't use this over the smokey ash blonde, it won't change anything.

        I didn't bleach again I just waited, however, if your hair is in good condition, wash two or three times with Dawn dish soap, that will strip some of the color. You could also just pull some strands for highlights and bleach those. Add a few more over time to create a whole-head lighter look.

        I hope this helps, and please accept my apologies for the slow response

        Regards,

        Kerry Xx ^_^

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        Faith 

        16 months ago

        When you went from the smoky ash blonde to the medium ash blonde did you have to bleach again? I followed your steps and I'm at the smoky ash and it's way to dark for me. I would like to lighten it up. I absolutely love your article! It has has helped me a lot.

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        Debra 

        16 months ago

        I went to a salon and they left the bleach on way to long. I wanted a golden blonde and now I'm gray. I just finally stopped crying. Is there a toner for that? And do I need a developer when using a toner?

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        Kerry 

        16 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Good afternoon Jill and Susanem3, I really appreciate you coming back to post, that's so sweet :)

        Kerry xxx

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        Jill 

        16 months ago

        Great article. Very helpful. My hair came out exactly as I had hoped.. thank you!

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        Susanem3 

        16 months ago

        Thank you! Tried the T50 with T14 and it made it a grey/silver - nice but a bit dark. Sticking with just T14 or T18 now..

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        Amanda Sykes 

        16 months ago

        Thank you! I had orange brassy hair after a few months of not dying, had about 2 inch new growth. I was dying my hair with box dye for a few years, medium ash brown, but apparently sometime the box dye really lightened my hair...leaving a golden brassy color after months of washing. So I used "Color Prep" by Color Oops last night, which took my hair to its natural state, which was a yellowish brassy dark blonde and it didn't look terrible but I don't like yellow blonde, so I read your blog and took your advice on using Wella Medium Ash Blonde with 20 Developer and it worked wonders on my hair! Thank you!

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        Kerry 

        16 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Susanem3, the t50 will give you anything ranging from silver, to purple/lilac, or even blueish hair. If you have very light bleached hair, I would suggest doing a strand test first, because you could possibly only need to leave it on for a fraction of the suggested time to get the color you want.

        Sorry for the long winded response, I've been out with health issues for a while.

        Please also visit me on FB via my profile page!

        Love,

        Kerry Xxx ^_^

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        Kerry 

        16 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Barbie, I'm so sorry I am having trouble responding to all the comments since I got back from tending to an illness, please forgive the slow answer, I hope your problem has been resolved. If not, try lightening your hair more first where the roots are darker brown. Using an ash blonde over dark hair will make it that greenish swampy color. After it's lightened, use the ash blonde color. Don't use the golden blonde as suggested to you, it'll just be a mess, unless you have once again, lightened first.

        Keep some purple shampoo on hand and use it once per week if you see a tinge of yellow you don't like.

        My regards,

        Kerry xx ^_^

        Love,

        Kerry XX

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        Kerry 

        16 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Mandie788, that's great, thanks for letting us know! That really is a gorgeous color, and if you care to lighten just a little more, you will see an improvement re the green tinge. You could also just chase what you have now with purple shampoo and that should resolve most of the green issue anyway. Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been tending to some health issues.

        Love,

        Kerry XX

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        Kerry 

        16 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hello Anna, how dark was your hair when you applied the 6AA? If it was darker than a mousey brown, you will need to lighten a little first for that to be true color when you use it. The darker your hair, the more orange it will become when you use a light color. Try to lighten it to a banana/lemon color, then use the 6AA again with 20 volume developer.

        Have a great hair day ^_^ xxx

        Kerry

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        Kerry 

        16 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Caroline, you will likely need to lighten those roots a little more. If they're too dark, the toner won't make any noticeable difference.

        Follow up with some purple shampoo :)

        Nice to see you, and thanks for your post.

        Sincerely,

        Kerry

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        Caroline 

        17 months ago

        Hi Kerry, I just did a wella toner t18 on my hair. Love the color my hair came out except for my roots, they are still a little golden...what can I do?

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        Anna 

        17 months ago

        Hi - I used 6AA with a 20% developer on my gray roots and they look brassy orange. What toner do u suggest? Thanks!

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        Kris 

        17 months ago

        I used about 1/3 of the T11 with the full bottle of t18 because my hair is long and thick, mixed with 20 developer on my pale yellow lifted hair, and the outcomewas a gorgeous sandy pale blond BUT some tiny pieces still have traces of lilac.. I've read some threads saying it washes out but I've scrubbed it about 4 times in 2 days and no luck. Anyone else experience this or have any remedies?!

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        Susanem3 

        17 months ago

        Hi there, and thanks for your previous answers. I'm curious - what will T50 do to bleached hair? I've scoured around for reviews on the product, but on sites where the Wella shades are sold the reviews are mixed all together and I can't ferret out the ones for T50. Thanks!

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        Mandie788 

        17 months ago

        Thank you. .the 7AA saved me. My hair was so yellow after bleaching. I want to wait a month to bleach again but I was so embarrassed by the color. I used the 7AA and looked presentable again. I left it on about 10 minutes. I.had a slight green tinge but better than looking like a muppet. Thank you

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        brenda 

        18 months ago

        Hi I boxed dyed my hair about three weeks ago to a blonde and It came out orange on the top and blonde on the bottom I started to read about these wella colors and I was wondering can I dye my hair with a wella color and then tone it or can I use a toner on box dyed hair ? Thanks in advance

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        Lindsey 

        18 months ago

        I have been bleaching and toning my hair for years. For some reason this time the toner just isn't working! I bleached my roots as I normally do, and used T18 with 20 volume developer in a 1:2 ratio (1 part toner, 2 parts developer) ...only on my roots of course.

        I did this twice and most of my hair is nice and platinum blonde but my roots are still slightly yellow/orange-ish! I even made sure to leave the toner on for 30 minutes the second time. I've tried purple shampoo as well. Any idea what might be wrong here? Thanks in advance!

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        Kerry 

        18 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Good morning Jazlyn, sorry I have been away so I'm now trying to catch up with comments and responses. The answer to your question is no, it wouldn't have been too soon for the toner, so long as you don't continue to do it so regularly. Also if your highlights are a little too dark and you don't want to mess around having them lifted more, you might consider just adding more highlights. The more you have, will make your overall highlights seem so much lighter simply due to the number of them.

        Kind regards,

        Kerry X x o o

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        Kerry 

        18 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Anya! Good morning to you. If it were me, I would lighten just a couple of shades more, then use a color, not a toner. Try Light Ash Brown, I know you'll love it. If you need to buy developer separately, you can still use 20 volume.

        Kind regards,

        Kerry X x o o

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        Kerry 

        18 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Good morning Roc13, please forgive the long delay in responding, I've been away with some health issues for a while. I'm so glad you finally got your hair the way you want it. And thanks so much for letting all our readers know how you achieved that look, I know they will appreciate your input.

        Kind regards,

        Kerry X x o o

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        Kerry 

        18 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Good morning, Daileigh November....sure, you can contact me via my Facebook page if you want to send a photo of your hair. Unfortunately this option is not available directly through here at this time. Just click my name to go to my profile page and follow the Facebook icon to get there.

        ....and the shaft of your hair is the middle section :)

        See you there!

        Regards,

        Kerry

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        Kerry 

        18 months ago from The Beautiful United States of America!

        Hi Wendy Leigh! Thank you so much for all that wonderful information. I know everyone will appreciate those product recommendations. I have also added them to my shopping list.

        Have a wonderful day ^_^ Xx

        Kerry

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        Daileigh 

        18 months ago

        I have triesd bottle blonde since 6th grade (I'm 28) and even bleaching every yr at least onice/yr. Long story short, you

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        Daileigh November 

        18 months ago

        Any chance a photo could help someone tell me what category my hair falls in so I can get the right toner? I still have a 20developer I didnt use for bleaching. It did take 2 bottles&pks on already dyed blonde revlon extra light natural blonde hair. My hair is otherwise near black. It's really light now tho, amazingly. Some strands i think are "pale' the rest possibly lemon.

        Which parts are the shaft? I know the middle of my hair seemed to be dar

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        Anya Romaniv 

        18 months ago

        Naturally id say im a level 5. Last my hair was done I'm very unhappy about it wanted a suggestion on how to make it look more natural. Last time it was lifted and highlighted i dont know what with but I ended up with hair between a 10-11/12. Which could be nice except the problem is that the 10 is actually a bit brassy not horrible but not great so last time when we tried toning my hair with the white lady toner and 20 developer it turned the 11/12(highlights) purple and the other hair stayed yellow and I ended up looking silver all together but a ugly silver since the yellow was still there. I just kinda bared with it as I did not want to do more to my hair but now my roots have grown out and I have to do something. the problem is that I feel like my hair just looks very flat and dull all over but then by the root its looking more golden-y. I kinda wanted to lighten by natural 5 root growth to a maybe 7-6 but more ashy than warm. However, I don't know how to do this so that it doesn't go yelow-y on me-I just want more of a root grow-out look like a smudge root (but im not sure if I want to actually apply color, so wanted to just lift my root enough blend? is this possible or do I need to apply color?). But then also the rest of my hair just looks too flat and washed out and idk what to add to the hair to add a bit dimension and still match the roots? thank you!

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        Roc13 

        18 months ago

        Saved my hair from damage. I just bleached with wella twice to acheive an orangy gold yellow mix. I tried a single shade toner that did not seem to work. I decided to tone using wella 8a blonde gel. This really helped out but i felt i still had more gold than i wanted. I debated on eventually having to hi lift bleach or dye again and did not want to. So i found a response on here on mixing toners. So i mixed about half an oz of t11 with 1 oz t14 to 2.5 oz 20 dev. And left in for 30 minutes applying to roots last. Oh thank goodness it removed allllll the brass and gold tones without whiting or greying me out i looove the color!!! Thank youu

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        Genevie 

        18 months ago

        If I'm using color touch 9:16 well a how much developer 40 cream would I use to mix with it

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        Vane 

        18 months ago

        Hi I have an ombre. (my natural hair brown on top, with blond, mid-session to end). I want a little ashy tone. but is turning brassy and a bit orange. how can I tone it without damaging my roots, and what color toner can you suggest. I was looking and want something like T18-T14 from wella. But like a said i don't want to bleach or turn my roots green. Please help.

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        Jazlyn 

        19 months ago

        I just got high lights last week but they wete too dark. Is it too soon to put toner in my hair?

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        AJ 

        19 months ago

        This is a very well written,informative description of bleaching and toning blonde hair. Especially if you aren't a Cosmetologist. You go girl! Some people don't realize you cant go from black or even brown to platinum blonde in ONE STEP. There's different levels you go through to achieve the level of blonde desired. And I use 20v with wella T18 and it works extremely well. I also use purple shampoo in between touch ups. I recently found out about break the bass for in between coloring to lighten your roots. Have you used it?

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        Violet 

        19 months ago

        Hi, I had an ombre from red to blonde a year ago and most of it grew out and faded out. 4 weeks ago I had the bottom portion of my hair bleached to get a dark brown(top my natural color), blonde effect(bleached at bottom). She didn't make it the blonde that I was going for (ash blonde). The bottom part is now turning a bit brassy. I use purple shampoo 2 times a week (both Shampoo and conditioner), even tried leaving it in for over 30 minutes. Nothing. Next, I tried to test a strip of my hair with wella toner(I believe T18 or T11 but will double check)/20 developer and still no effect. When I initially got my hair done 4 weeks ago, she didn't tone my hair at all which seemed odd, so I know the color I'm seeing is straight from the bleach. What should I do to not mess up the rest of my hair and tone the blonde part to ash? It's not 100% the same color throughout the bottom I would say it looks more like a lot of highlights (so some brown and mostly blonde). THANK you in advance!

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        Wendy Leigh 

        19 months ago from Pennsylvania

        I have REALLY hard to bleach/tone hair. Even my medium-light brown "virgin" roots are a nightmare and I've had all bad experiences having salons touch up my roots. I always end up with golden "bands" (which happens when you lighten, get roots, lighten roots, regrow.....and repeat those steps. Eventually you'll get some banding where each touch-up wasn't perfectly the same color. UGH. So my roots end up too gold no matter what I do. So I bleach my roots twice using 20 Developer and Schwarzkopf BlondME bleach.

        I find that T18 is best used AFTER doing just your roots with mostly T14 mixed with some T10 and a capful of T050 (a liquid additive that is basically purple). It helps get the darker gold out of roots first (then I rinse completely, shampoo, and add a light detangler spray so that I can get a comb through my hair to apply the T18). You don't want to condition before using toner because it will make it less likely to stick to your hair.

        Then I do T18 all over (starting at the roots and doing the shaft and ends last) and leave it on just under the standard time (usually about 20 to 25 minutes). I still end up with a silverish color overall for a few days, but then the "fade" is a bit more even. The darker silver toner on the roots keeps the gold away longer and the lighter T18 on shaft and tips keeps the rest platinum.

        If you find that Wella Toners are too difficult to work with (because of all the rules about blue, purple, and neutral undertones)....you can also order the Redken Shades EQ line on Amazon or Ebay and use their version of the Platinum Toner. The difference is that it's much more neutral (no greys left) and the Developer you use with it has no/little peroxide. They have a "Pearl" as well as *what's supposed to be* a true "Chrome" (Silver). But I use the Chrome just to tone out gold and it works pretty well. The silver lasts barely a few days.

        But keep in mind that the Redken Shades EQ Developer does NOT have lift. So if you have really brassy tones, it will only coat them....not lift any additional color away. So this is best if you got an even gold or lemon color all over and want to avoid damage and just get a standard "pearly" blonde. The Chrome I only recommend if you have stubborn roots like I do and don't mind being a cool silver for a few days.

        I use both the Wella and Redken Shades EQ and they're all great for maintaining blondes. Basically you just have to be willing to mix and match toners to get a shade that works for your hair issue. Mine is hot roots and then dry ends so the darker/more purple in the roots and silver tone on the rest ends up making my color most even with the least damage. But you have to find what works on your hair. Everyone is different. But don't be afraid to tone. They come out easily. And once you've bleached, you truly have NOTHING to lose by trying a variety of Toner Colors and mixing them together (obviously only mix toners of the same brand if you're doing it in the same bottle or bowl, though).

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        Michelle 

        19 months ago

        I used a box of Loreal with bleaching to try and lighten and reduce brassiness on the a color that the salon put on my base ( I hated it!). It came out yellow orange :( Now I am scared as to what to put on it to make it look natural again. The rest of my hair is a light summery blonde. I usually use Majiblonde from the salon, but that's a whole other thread. Stupid hairstylist went crazy on grabbed the wrong color on me one time and then blamed me. Weirdo. So now I'm stuck with looking like a lemon head.

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        Hello 

        20 months ago

        I LOVE ALL OF YOUR INFO! I am just about to rinse out my bleach and try wella T10

        I used 14 once and it was ok....so now I'm trying this there was no 14..I have just started using toners....I certainly could have used it more than once in the last 30 years!!!

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        Zee 

        20 months ago

        Hi Kerry!

        I have very orange/red brassy hair. My natural hair color is very dark brown and I ended up with this. Will the 7a/672 get rid of this? Thanks!!

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        Katie 

        20 months ago

        Hey Kerry!

        I'm having a really difficult time with my hair. I used 9A- light ash blonde-on my medium brown hair (wish I would have read your blog first about that...) and it turned orange/yellow kind of like a strawberry blonde. Obviously this is not the ash color I wanted. I took your advice and went out and got T-18 toner the next day and mixed it with a 20 volume developer. It really didn't do much, so I might try dying again and using a mix of toners like you suggested.

        I'm eager to get rid of this color, but don't want to damage my hair badly-- how long would you suggest waiting ?

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        Kasandra Godinez 

        20 months ago

        Hi ,me and my mom just got our hair done about a month ago but the lady who did my hair didn't do it the way I wanted too so I waited about a month researching about the T18 hair toner , I wanted to go a little lighter. I went to Sally's yesterday and got it & put it on my hair but it turned out a little grey , can you please help me ? I want my highlights to stand out more and look more blonde.

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        J. 

        20 months ago

        Hi there. I had aterrible experience at a salon. My roots are now a level 8 n but my highights are a pale blond. My roots have spots of brassy orange in between the color. I would like to know how to fix the brassiness without damaging my highlights. The stylist started with a 7a that was darkn green. I freaked and asked him to put a 9n to give warmth back. The base color is really the problem because of the irange spots.

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        Barbie 

        21 months ago

        OK so question. Not comment. I normally go to salon and get hi and low lights my original roots color grows out dark brown, so I bleached my roots and side roots. It was yellow and orangish, so I was told by Sally's yo put in light ash blonde toner. So I did turned greenish, then I tried to put in lowlights with a DK brown so I had grey greenish. Yellow looking hair, Sally's told me to put in a permanent golden blonde color with 10 v. I did now my hair is thus mucky dull, orange, yellowish, grey green color. So then I put in color remover, now I have yellow orange hair with grey green lowlights. With yellow roots. How the hell do I even this color out. I just want a sandy blond color no ashy green or orange. Would tell t18 fix it? Help

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