Toners are a great way to keep processed hair looking natural, but finding the right shade and learning how to use the Wella toner correctly can take a little practice. A wella toner is used after bleaching hair to neutralize and remove brassy (yellow/orange/red) shades, keeping the blonde color intact.
Wella toner is also used to brighten or deepen a shade of blonde after hair coloring. Beige wella toner is great for getting rid of rusty-looking yellow and orange tones, while ash toner has a tendency to make hair gray. Regular use helps keep the unattractive brassiness at bay. Let us see some steps to use wella toner.
Steps for how to use Wella toner
Choose a toner that suits your particular shade of hair. If your hair is medium brown to black, you will need to use peroxide to lift the color before you can dye it blonde.
Darker hair has a tendency to turn brassy, so you will need a blue-based toner to neutralize the yellow/orange color.
If your hair is dark blonde to light brown, you will need ash or golden toner to brighten or deepen your blonde color.
Mix the toner. Combine 1 part toner with 2 parts 20-volume developer, and blend them together with a brush. If your toner comes with a 10 volume developer, mix in 1 part toner and 4 parts 10-volume developer.
Shampoo your hair, and then apply the Wella hair toner onto strands that require it the most. To avoid getting the toner on strands that don’t need it, apply some hair conditioner to thwart the toner.
Allow the toner to process for about 5 minutes, depending on how much you want to neutralize, brighten or deepen. If your hair is already close to the blonde that you prefer, you can leave the toner in for only 2 or 3 minutes.
Rinse out the toner and apply hair conditioner to rehydrate your colored hair. Do not re-shampoo your hair.