Can you mix two Wella toners? For example, can I mix T18 with T14 or T10?

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before applying to hair

  • Different toners can be mixed as long as you respect the proportions of developer and toner.
  • However, you must identify the color of the unwanted shades you want to neutralize to choose the right Wella toners. Also, take your base color into account. Neutralizing orange tones in a light blonde is different from doing it in medium light blonde hair.

 

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  • You should also mix the correct amount of each toner. For example, if your roots are yellow and the rest of your hair is orange, you should mix 75% of T18 or T14 (depending on how light the yellow is) with 25% of T10.
  • If your roots are orange and the rest of your hair is yellow, you should mix 75% of T10 or T28, with 25% of T18 or T14 depending on how light your hair is.
  • As you can see, neutralization is too complex for an inexperienced person.
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    I know how you feel after reading the first few lines. You feel like you’ve just read basic Chinese. Actually, it is for someone who doesn’t have advanced colorimetry knowledge.

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    Mixing two Wella toners is complex. Even professional stylists and colorists do carefully.

    • Are you thinking about mixing T18 toner with T14?
    • Or maybe you want to mix T18 with T10?

     

     My advice is not to do it. At least, don’t do it at home. Instead, leave it in the hands of a professional. .

    Do you want to know why?

     

    Colorimetry works with exact formulas to achieve exact results.

    For example, do you know the difference between T18 and T14?

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    Although both toners neutralize orange because they contain blue pigments, they are used for different blond shades.

    As you can see, you must be able to recognize both the unwanted shade you want to neutralize and the base color.

     

     If you mix two Wella toners on your own, you’ll just be playing Russian roulette with your hair color.  Is that what you want?

    If you don’t mind taking the risk, go ahead and mix the two Wella toners. Then, start praying to all the saints.

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    If you prefer to take things slower, read on. I’ll tell you:

    • Why should you consider your base color before mixing two toners?
    • What Wella’s toners proportions would a colorist use according to the shade she wants to neutralize?

     

    Why should you consider your base color before mixing two toners?

    Usually, after bleaching, yellow or orange unwanted tones may come out. I simply solve it by applying a Wella toner.

    Now, what happens if yellowish and orange tones appear at the same time?

     

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    We need to neutralize both tones. There’s a specific toner for each of them. Why?

    • You can’t apply a toner to only neutralize the orange because the yellow would not be modified.
    • The same happens the other way around. The orange sections would still be there when you rinse the toner.

     

    That’s why we need to mix toners.

     

    Wella Color Charm offers a large palette of colors to neutralize all unwanted tones.

    You probably already know that neutralization works by applying the opposite color to the one we want to remove

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    • We use violet or pearlescent toner to neutralize a yellow shade.
    • We use blue or ashy toner to neutralize an orange shade. Also, we use green toner to counteract a reddish shade.

    The million-dollar question is:

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    How do you know which Wella toner to mix?

    from yellow to ashy

    Wella Color Charm has a complete line of toners to neutralize every unwanted color after any coloring process.

     

    However, you have to apply the right toner. Each Wella toner has a different pigmentation that should be respected to achieve the expected results.

     

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    Wella Color Charm ashy T18 and T14.

    The ashy color is formed with blue pigmentation. So, if your hair has an orange color, the ashy tone will neutralize it.

    • If your hair is very light to extra light, you should use.
    • If your hair is medium to light, you should apply T14.

    This is simply due to the level of the ashy color in the toner. For example, the lighter the color to be neutralized, the lighter the toner to be applied.

     

    Wella Color Charm silver T10 and T28.

    The silver color is formed with violet pigmentation. So, if your hair is yellow, the silver will neutralize it completely.

    • If your hair is very light to extra light, you should apply T10.
    • If your hair is medium to light, you should apply T28.

     

    Do you realize why I said it’s hard to mix toners?

    It’s not just a matter of buying the toners and mixing them. You need to identify the color of the tone to neutralize and, of course, your base color.

    If you can’t differentiate a medium-light from a light shade, neutralizing unwanted tones will fail regardless of the Wella toners you mix.

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    What Wella’s toners proportions would a colorist use according to the shade she wants to neutralize?

    Firstly, a colorist will carefully observe your hair to identify the shades to neutralize. Then, she’ll respect the mixing proportions.

    Toners must always be mixed with a developer. The proportions are always two parts developer to one part toner.

     

     To give you an example, if you use 20 ml of a developer, you must use 10 ml of toner. That ratio should be maintained even if you mix two toners. .

    Now, how much of each Wella toner should you mix? It all depends on your hair.

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    Situation 1: yellow roots and the rest of the hair orange.

    In this case, you’ll need to use Wella ash toner (blue) and Wella silver toner (violet).

    Remember that you should choose T18 or T14 depending on your base color level. It’s not the same to neutralize a dark orange as a light orange.

     

    Don’t look at me like that! I had already warned you that mixing two Wella toners was for professionals.  This information is for you to know what they’ll do at the salon to get your hair the way you want it. .

    So, what will the colorist do in this case?

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    If she wants to neutralize orange, she’ll mix 75% of the ash toner and 25% of the silver toner with the developer. Then, apply it from root to tip.

    Once the toner is applied, she’ll watch your hair closely. When she notices that the unwanted tones are gone, she’ll rinse your hair.

     

    Situation 2: orange roots, rest of the hair yellow.

    As the hair is mostly yellow, the colorist will use more violet (silver) than blue (ashy).

    Therefore, she’ll mix 75% of the silver toner and 25% of the ashy toner with the developer proportion indicated.

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    Then, she’ll control the exposure time of the toner on the hair.

     

    Conclusions

    I recommend that you visit a professional for neutralization if you have unwanted orange and yellow tones.

    Although mixing Wella toners is very common in salons, it involves deep colorimetry knowledge to achieve the correct shade without damaging the color or the hair fiber.

    A colorist will identify the base color and unwanted tones correctly to use the right proportions of each toner to achieve a perfect color.

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