I may have reviewed this before but since I have just now finally, FINALLY achieved platinum/whitish hair I must write my story. I spent a great deal of time color oopsing, yogurt lightening, vitamin C lightening, oil leeching henna and indigo out of my hair. The henna went bye-bye but the indigo just lightened. (Fr black). So I chopped it off into a pixie. Yes, I sacrificed length for color, something I never thought I'd do! But bleaching indigo turns it the color of a swamp monster. So. I used effasol which turned me orange, bleached twice. Pls note this is over a week's period and I have a pixie cut. Pls do not damage your hair. I tried toners including Virgin Snow and White Lady thru the process but they weren't quite taking me where I wanted to be. So in my final process I used ion's 'high lift ash blonde' for 30 min (30 vol), shampooed, followed by a mix of t14&t18 (20 vol) for 15 minutes. I've always been a wuss of leaving these toners on too long but just when I said 'sh*t, my hair's grey' is the point I took it out (shampooed) and it was PERFECT!!!!! Wella toners for life!!!! Keep your eye on it at ALL TIMES because literally 5 minutes or even 2 minutes is the difference of grey or yellow... Trust me.
After trying to turn my blonde hair red with blonde highlights, I ended up with bright orange hair with neon green highlights. (Curtesy of a well known brand hair college student). Rather than entrust my hair to another student, I purchased Color Oops from Walgreens to strip the color two days later. It removed the green and orange but left me a BRIGHT yellow (I'm pale with blue undertones. Golds do NOT look good on me.). I then applied T10 toner to my hair for 20 minutes and it came close to my natural shade of ash blonde. Dry, processed, but a PERFECT, LIVABLE color.
I purchased Wella Color Charm in T14 (pale ash blonde) to counteract the brassy colors in my hair after using Sun-In. I followed the directions perfectly, mixing with Wella Color Charm 20 developer and processing for no more than 30 minutes. I didn't think it would work, because even after using Sun-In, my hair was no where near "pale blonde," it was actually a somewhat rusty shade of dark blonde. Yuck! But I left the product in for about 25 minutes, and wow! The brassy tones are gone! My hair is a pretty ashy dark blonde shade and my roots appear to blend even better than before! When I bought this product at Sally's for around $8 for the toner and developer, I was extremely skeptical. Now that I see it did everything I wanted it to, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to banish brassy tones!
I have finally found my absolute must-have go to product for achieving the "perfect" blonde! Wella T10- Pale blond which is a blue-violet toner.
After bleaching, dying and toning a few times over the last 2 weeks I was ready to give up and just deal with the undesirable gold blorange color I had. I tried 2 Wella toner before t10. First I tried pale beige blonde which didn't do much then a week later I tried beige blonde which made my hair dark and ashy on the ends. Finally I decided to bleach the t35 out of my hair for about 5 minutes. I was then at a yellow color- not pale inside of a banana color so I was worried that T10 wouldn't work since my hair was more yellow-gold. I put on T10 on my hair after washing the bleach out with wet hair and worked it through the top and back first then down through the ends. I left it on for about 5 minutes and my hair is now a very natural looking light-medium blond. No yellow or orange but, still slightly golden (which is what I need for my warm skin tone). I could have achieved cooler results had I left it on longer I believe but, I didn't want it to dark or to make my ends ashy since my hair is overprocessed.
i used the pale blonde toner in t10, in place of the t18 ivory lady which has apparently become so popular that its ALWAYS out of stock at sally's.
quick background: i had bright BRIGHT red hair for about five months, and after my hair stopped taking the color, i went back to blonde. i spent a good month and a half planning, let it fade out, then stripped it with color oops. at that point it was about a straw color, but not at all damaged. in fact in better shape then it's ever been. after that i bleached it once and it came out absolutely white. not very damaged, but white. sigh. i used the t18 which did take out the yellow, but i was too busy having a mental breakdown to properly observe and review it.
so i've had platinum hair since october 2012 until yesterday (march 3rd), when i decided to tone it and then was planning on putting in lowlights. i used t10 in pale blonde without reading reviews and ended up with purple-grey hair. hmph. i suppose i shouldnt have left it in in for as long as i did, which couldnt have been over fifteen minutes, but i was trying to make sure i got everything. regardless, i'm now a kelly osbourne medium-grey color instead of a platinum blonde. i imagine it could be much worse but all i know is that i'm going to be spending quite a while with clarifying shampoos and lightening sprays to see how much color i can strip to decide whether or not ill have to do a bleach spray or something of the sort. maybe it was my fault due to lack of timing (although the box does say, what, 30 minutes? and i left the t18 in for maybe 25 and didn't even come close to this.) but i just don't suppose i'll be toning my hair with this product ever again.
Shade pale ash blonde t14 has a blue undertone and that's what I needed for my bleached hair that came out orange (which always does since I have brown hair). I left it on 25 minutes and it seriously turned my hair like a light ash brown/dirty blonde! I've tried this toner before but I don't think my hair was a light enough orange. So it works on light orange hair. I didn't even have any blonde in it and it took away the orange, I'm so happy! It's definetly worth a try for all the ladies who are stuck with orange hair from bleaching and have nothing to do but dye it dark again (me in many situations lol). Oh and I used a 30 developer which I actually think helped me better from the last time I used this toner because I used a 20 developer. Sorry this is long I'm just so happy and hopes this helps all you who will try this!
I've used both the T14 and the T10 toners when I bleached my hair and both toners do exactly what they say.
The T14 (Pale Ash Blonde) was great when I bleached my hair using Revlon's Frost and Glow in Honey. When I washed the bleach off my hair it had yellow/ginger tones to it. After applying this toner to my hair for 30 minutes the highlights were a honey shade.
The T10 (Pale Blonde) was great when I went back over these highlights with Clairol Frost and Tip Maximum Blonde highlight kit. When I washed out the bleach this time my highlights were a bright yellow color. I used the T10 toner for 5 minutes and now I have beautiful medium blonde highlights mixed in with the original honey highlights.
T11 is great for touching up my roots without having to worry about the color covering my highlights. If I mix the T11 with a 20v developer and leave it on my roots for 30 minutes it lifts my hair to a light-medium golden brown shade. Perfect for base color for my highlights.
These toners are a must for anyone with dark hair that are looking to add highlights. I did notice my hair was dry but that's expected with all the processing my hair went through with the bleach and toners. Ion's Effective Care Treatment left on for 30 minutes under a shower cap restored the moisture to my hair. If your ends still feel a little crispy then try Cold Pressed Coconut Oil on your ends after styling your hair.
WOWOWOWOW!! This review is for the T15 toner in pale beige blonde. I chose this because of the violet-gold base. Used with a 20 volume developer, this miraculously lightened my roots to blend in with my hair color!!! I technically never have to use permanent color on my roots again! I am so happy. My naturally medium brown hair pulls goldish no matter what, but the gold base in this is more natural. My roots might be slightly 'hot' but nothing I can't fix with shampoo, or possibly a different toner. I previously tried the blue-violet lightest ash blonde toner but can't really say how it worked because I was scared to leave it on for very long. It did work some though.. I might try that one again for my root issue. I would recommend this product to anyone that has darker hair that they lighten, for root touch ups etc :) I haven't been this excited about a hair color product in a veeery long time! Used with 20 volume it significantly lightened my dark roots, so next month I think I will try it with a volume 10 to see if it will still lighten them with less damage :) I used to love the ion brand hair color, but Wella has such nice colors I think I am going to switch.
I NEVER write reviews though I am constantly on this site, but for this product I felt I had to. This product is basically my savior. I went to get subtle highlights done, but they turned out brassy, bright, and just extremely unnatural. I was so frustrated. Upon many trials of shampooing and no succesfull fading, I decided to cave and try this product. I absolutely LOVE the results. The brassy, unnatural look is gone and it looks like I have professionally done lowlights and I could not be happier.
This is for the T14 - Pale Ash Blonde or Silver Lady. I have been trying to achieve the perfect blonde for years. I was blonde as a child and now I have that dark blonde/light brown gunmetal color. My hair was heavily highlighted but I was getting tired of the root look. I used Loreal Mega Blondes about a month ago and my hair was very yellow/orange. It faded a bit and then I toned it with T14 and it helped a lot! I've been in the sun and swimming a lot and it was pretty bright and brassy. I did it again last night. I put it on dry hair (and not my ends) and let it on for 30 minutes. I have a perfect baby blonde hair color. It has some gold but not brass. I even had about a centimeter of roots coming in and it lightened them to match which really surprised me. Now when it comes time for major regrowth I'm not sure what color to use. My hair is very shiny as well!