Best Wella toners for orange hair: how to choose the right one for you

  • The two best WELLA toners for orange hair are T10 and T28.
  • To decide which WELLA toner is the best for your orange hair, you need to know the bleach level you reached and the color you want to achieve.
  • If you reached dark blonde 6 or light brown 5 and want it to have ashy undertones, you should apply WELLA T10.
  • Alternatively, if you reached blonde 7 and want to achieve a deep ash undertone, you should go for WELLA T28.


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The nightmare of any woman who bleaches her hair on her own is to get unwanted shades.

It would also be a hairdresser’s nightmare if there were no  toners. They’re effective tools for bleached hair to get rid of reddish, orange, or yellowish unwanted undertones. 


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Luckily for all women who don’t want to tone their hair at the salon, WELLA developed a full line of home-use toners called WELLA COLOR CHARM.


So,  if you want to fix your orange hair, all you have to do is choose the right WELLA toner  for your hair.

To be honest, if you don’t have a clue about coloring, choosing the right WELLA toner can be a hassle.



WELLA currently offers eight different toners.

So,  how do you know which one is the most suitable one for your orange hair? 


It’s very easy.

You must consider the intensity of orange in your hair and what color you want to reach.

This way,  you’ll reduce the eight WELLA toner options to two alternatives: T10 and T28.


Now, I’ll help you choose the best one for your hair.

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Which WELLA toner to use on my orange hair: T10 or T28?

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If your hair is orange or light orange, you bleached it and it reached the intermediate colors of the color numbering system.

Orange appears when you reach an intermediate blonde or bleach level.


  •   If you bleached your hair and reached dark blonde 6 or light brown 5,  you should apply WELLA T10.
  •  Alternatively, if you bleached your hair to blonde 7,  you should use WELLA T28.[/su_list]

Those two WELLA toners will leave your hair ashy.


How does the magic happen?

It’s not really magic but science. There’s a process called neutralization behind the science.


What is neutralization?

If your hair is orange, you must apply the opposite color on the color wheel to eliminate or neutralize it, which is blue.

Of course, to know whether you should apply Wella’s T10 or T28, there are two things to keep in mind:

  •  The bleach level you reached.  It could be light brown 5, dark blonde 6, or blonde 7.
  •  The color you want to achieve. 


If your hair is dark orange, light brown 5, or dark blonde 6, you should apply WELLA T10.

At that bleach level, although your hair has some yellow pigments, the predominant ones are orange.

Therefore, you need to apply a toner that includes blue pigments.

 After applying WELLA T10, your hair will be ashy  with no bright orange traces.


If your hair is light orange or blonde 7, you should apply WELLA T28.

 At that bleach level, your hair contains orange and yellow pigments. 


Earlier, we talked about neutralization and opposite colors on the color wheel.

Blue is the opposite of orange, and purple is the opposite of yellow.


Since your hair has more orange than yellow pigmentation, you should apply a toner that contains more blue than purple pigments.  

 That toner is WELLA’s T28. 


It has mainly blue pigments while purple is a secondary color.

Therefore, it’ll neutralize light oranges and yellowish oranges in your hair, leaving your hair a deep ash blonde.



before applying to hair

Once you decide which WELLA toner your orange hair needs, you only need to apply it.


What do you need?

  • A 20 volume developer
  • Dye brush
  • Gloves
  • Hair clips
  • Comb


Recommendations before applying WELLA T10 or T28

  • You can apply the toner right after bleaching your hair.
  •  You can apply it on wet or dry hair. 
  • Once you prepare the toner and developer blend, you should apply it to your hair. It loses its effect after 20 minutes.
  • Do not leave the toner in your hair for more than twenty minutes. Otherwise, you’ll only dry out your hair even more.

Having made these recommendations, let’s move on to the step-by-step process.



  • Comb your hair and separate it into four sections, two front and two back, holding them with hair clips.
  • In a plastic container, place the WELLA toner and add the 20 volume developer.
  • Mix to blend.
  • Apply it from roots to ends to each of the sections you separated.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap to keep the heat and leave the toner on for up to 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, rinse your hair with plenty of warm water.
  • You can wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner to remove any toner residue.


Finally, you can leave your orange hair behind and go for ashy blonde hair without any unwanted colors.

Remember to touch up the toner after about three weeks because the pigmentation fades with washes.

You should also use sulfate-free products and wash your hair less frequently to extend the duration of the toner.



The two best WELLA toners to remove the orange from bleached hair are T10 and T28.

Choose the right toner considering your bleach level and make sure to remove it after 20 minutes at most.

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