Best 2 Wella Toners For Yellow Hair (and how to apply them like a pro)

t14 and t18

  • If your hair is yellow after bleaching, the two best WELLA toners to neutralize the unwanted colors are T14 and T18.
  • If your hair is yellow and you want to take it to ash, I recommend WELLA T14.
  • And, if your hair is yellow, and you want to take it to gray or white, I recommend WELLA T18.


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When you bleach your hair, you can reach different levels of blonde. It depends on your base color and how many bleaching sessions you’ve done.

There are five different levels of blonde:

  • Dark blonde 6
  • Blonde 7
  • Light blonde 8
  • Very light blonde 9
  • Extra light blonde 10


If you bleached your hair, and it turned yellow, you reached the three highest blonde levels:

  • Light blonde 8
  • Very light blonde 9
  • Extra light blonde 10


I imagine you’re happy with the result. If you started from a very dark base color and got to this blonde level, the money spent was worth it.


But you’re not done yet.

You probably notice that your hair  has bright yellow or even unwanted undertones. It’s far from the color you want. 


Don’t worry. These unwanted shades always appear after bleaching.

You need to use a toner to remove them.

The best toners for home use for yellow hair are WELLA’s T14 and T18.

Why are they the best?


  • They’re easy to find.
  • They’re easy to apply if you follow the instructions.
  • The results are very effective.

Having said that, I can imagine your doubt right now.

Which one should you apply to your hair?

Don’t worry. That’s what I’ll talk about next.

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My hair is yellow after bleaching. Which Wella toner should I use, T14 or T18?

using purple toner on bleached yellow hair

Neutralization is an everyday process in beauty salons. It eliminates bright unwanted colors by applying a toner.

Have you ever heard of the color wheel?


It shows the relationships between colors and allows you to see the opposite colors.

If you take a look at the color wheel, you’ll find that:

  •  Purple is the opposite of yellow.  Therefore, purple neutralizes yellow.
  •  Blue is the opposite of orange.  So, they neutralize each other.
  •  Green is the opposite of red. . Neutralization works as well.


Toners work according to that opposite relationship between the colors.

WELLA toners for home and professional use contain the necessary pigments to neutralize unwanted colors.

In this case, both T14 and T18  contain purple pigments that remove the yellowish colors from your hair. 

To decide which of the two you should apply to your yellow hair, you must check the level of blonde you reached after bleaching.


If your hair is light blonde 8 or very light blonde 9, and you want it to be ash blonde, use Wella T14

Wella T14 is used on light yellow or golden blonde bases such as light blonde 8 and very light blonde 9.

WELLA T14 contains purple and very little blue pigments. Therefore,  it’s ideal for golden hair. Although golden hair is yellow, it still has some very subtle oranges. 


Wella T14 will help you get rid of both yellowish and orange unwanted tones.


If your hair is extra light blonde 10, and you want it to be white or gray, choose Wella T18

Even if you reached a very high blonde level, you may notice some yellowish tones in your hair.

In that case, you should use WELLA T18 because it contains only violet pigments. And if you want to achieve a white or gray color, its purple composition will give your hair a unique pearly look.

Now that you know which Wella toner to choose to neutralize your yellow hair let’s move on to the application.


How to apply Wella T14 and T18

before applying to hair

The application of WELLA toners is very simple. However, you need to respect the exposure times indicated by the manufacturer.


If you overdo them, your hair may turn purple. Of course, it won’t stay purple forever.

Remember that toners fade with washes. So, the purple will eventually fade.


Still, you should respect the exposure times because the toner is applied with a 20 volume developer, which is a chemical ingredient.

If you leave the toner on longer, you won’t only end up with purple hair, but you’ll also dry out your hair.

Therefore, not respecting the exposure times recommended by WELLA won’t do you any good.


Another thing to keep in mind is that WELLA toners are not sold as a kit. So, you need to buy the 20-volume developer yourself.

I recommend that you choose WELLA’s BLONDOR developer.

Now, let’s get to work.


What do you need?

  • WELLA COLOR CHARM T18 or T14 according to your hair needs.
  • A 20 volume developer.
  • Dye brush.
  • Hair clips.



  • Comb your hair thoroughly. You can apply the toner to dry or damp hair.
  • To ease the application eas, I recommend separating your hair into four sections, two front, and two back. Divide the sections from ear to ear and from forehead to nape and secure them with hair clips.
  • In a plastic container, place the WELLA toner and add the 20-volume bottle of developer.
  • Mix to blend.
  • Apply the WELLA toner over your hair, starting with the back sections, from roots to ends in each of the sections you separated.
  • Cover every inch of your hair to achieve an even color and neutralize the yellow.
  • Leave the toner on for up to 20 minutes and check the color every five minutes. If you notice that the yellow is neutralized before 20 minutes, you can rinse your hair. Otherwise, continue the process until the 20 minutes are up and rinse your hair.
  • Run clean, warm water over your hair for three minutes, and apply shampoo and conditioner to remove all traces.


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Blow-dry on low heat to see the resulting color. I recommend applying a few drops of anti-frizz oil to restore moisture to your hair.



The best Wella toners for yellow hair are T14 and T18.

Before choosing one of them, remember to consider your level of blonde and whether you want ashy, white, or gray hair.

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