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on 1/5/2016 10:54:00 PM
More reviews by Rachelme515
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
So I've been wanting to go back blonde for awhile, however it has been awhile since the last time I went from dark to light. I've pretty much forgotten the steps. So of course bleach well I went to Sally's because there are some new products out I suppose since the last time, and improvements. (Supposedly) the woman at Sally's (we will just call her Sally for all intensive purposes) so Sally recommended this wella toner. Well I have used wella in the past and hated it. Again, its been 3 years so I figured meh why not. As it was burning my scalp off I started reading the reviews. First off don't go by the box.... 30 minutes is wayyyyy too long. Second off, I thought it was crazy that some of these women had part of their hair dyed greyish purple. Never once thinking that could be my head. So I get in the shower and start washing the crazy purple toner out of my hair for about 10 minutes, (my hair is very thick). I get out only to look in the mirror and just about go crazy...my roots are fricken purple!!! I calmed down got back in the shower and thinking its possible I didn't wash it all out. Nope not the case my root are pother pricken purple!!!! For the most part my hair is not orange but it is yellow still. It also made ny skin itch quite a bit! Maybe if i had used a ten devolper it wouldnt have done that. I wouldn't recommend this product at all. I would recommend ion high lift cool ash blonde which I would have used if they weren't out.
on 1/2/2016 10:00:00 AM
More reviews by dollfacenot77
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I used this after the second bleach to get to platinum. I use 10 volume with this, and only leave it on for about 10 min. I heeded the advice of others here and stayed close to the mirror to check...glad I listened!I got good results, the yellow is completely gone, but my hair is quite dry. I would never use this with 20 volume. Color Charm did work for me, but I will give the Redken 9V a try, as another reviewer advises.
on 12/25/2015 6:29:00 PM
More reviews by jsope001
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
This product completely removes all brassy/yellow tones from bleached hair, leaving it a brilliant WHITE, or silver if you leave it on a little extra (I've done this a few times and it looks great). Absolutely amazing results. However, this does come at a price. The product contains peroxide and therefore damages the hair quite a bit in comparison to other toners which are not oxidising, so make sure your hair is in good enough condition in the first place and follow with some deep conditioning! Highly recommended for people who have tried other less damaging toners and can't get rid of brassiness in their bleached hair.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/22/2015 5:28:00 PM
More reviews by icarle
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I used to bleach my hair to a very yellow level 10 and use this toner to get a silvery/white tone. It's a miracle worker BUT you have to be careful: you should use a developer 10 not 20 since it's only a color deposit, not a lift and you should monitor your time VERY carefully especially if your hair is porous and damaged. One time, i left it on too long and got muddy grey hair. It faded after a few washes but it was still unpleasant. Sometimes, only 5-7 minutes is enough for this toner to work so don't just assume that 20min is 20min like you would with a regular hair dye. STAY in front of your bathroom mirror =)But other than that, this stuff is the bomb!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 12/22/2015 9:06:00 AM
More reviews by dottielsj
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I've used this toner several times with mixed results. I usually mix it with T11 because I want a neutral result and using T18 by itself gives me an outcome that is ashier than I want. This toner has been around forever and is probably one of Wella's most popular products. It has a violet base, which neutralizes golden tones. However, if left on too long, this can make hair silvery/purplish and overly ashy. So it's important to watch the timing carefully. This toner works for some in just a minute or two. I'm one of those people who's hair absorbs ash very quickly so I only leave this toner on for about one minute, even when mixed with T11. I tried it once by itself and I ended up with a result that was far too cool for my light neutral skintone. It took several shampoos to lift the ashiness out. However, I no longer use this brand of toner. I've found a salon brand that works much better for me. Redken Shades EQ in 9V has a violet base and gives me much better results. It too neutralizes the golden/yellow tones and works in just a few minutes. But it leaves my hair soft and glossy and does no damage. Color Charm always left my hair quite dry and lifeless with no shine at all. SEQ is mixed with the SEQ processing solution, not a standard developer. However, a large bottle of the solution is only $15-$20 on Amazon or ebay and will last forever. I usually use 9V with 9NB (in equal parts). 9NB has a neutral brown base and together they give me a nice neutral result. This formula still cancels out the overly golden tones but does not give me a too cool outcome. I've used 9V alone and I do like the effects but the neutral shade suits my complexion better. SEQ is applied to clean, damp hair for a minute or two up to 15. As soon as you see that the unwanted tones have been neutralized, rinse. Don't shampoo for 48 hours because the color needs time to set and the cuticle needs time to close. The color will last a lot longer if you do this. SEQ lasts twice as long as Color Charm, usually 15-20 shampoos as long as you use a sulfate free formula. And SEQ doesn't leave my hair dry but very shiny and conditioned. There's a reason it's the number one demi permanent formula and has been for 25 years. I buy SEQ on Amazon or ebay, whichever has the best price. Shipping takes about a week. But it's worth the wait, I promise. I much prefer SEQ and would never go back to Color Charm. SEQ is more expensive, but produces salon worthy results that are much more predictable than Color Charm. There are also a wide range of SEQ shades and it's possible to do any kind of color correction. For example, if your hair has too much orange, 9B has a blue base and neutralizes orange really well. If you have a mixture of yellow and orange, usually referred to as "blorange", lol!, then you'll want equal parts 9V and 9B. I can't say enough good things about SEQ. There is no downside. I can't think of one negative thing about it. I no longer use Color Charm because it damages my hair and leaves it flat and matte and very dry. SEQ isn't like that at all. If you want super shiny color that also conditions and leaves hair very healthy looking, then SEQ is what you want. I definitely do not recommend Color Charm T18. You'll like SEQ 9V much better, I promise.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/3/2015 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by lbeautyxo
Unfortunately this did nothing for me. I so wanted it to work because of all the good reviews I've read but it didn't take out any brassiness/yellow in my hair at all. I used it twice. Nothing.
on 11/5/2015 5:58:00 PM
More reviews by Jmharwell8
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
After second bleaching my hair (Dark blonde). Now it's show as Too Brassy! After I saw this page about toner which I didn't know. Will it work if I use that toner T18 or Icy Blond or Frosty Blonde? I noticed some comments about right after bleaching then toner. I did bleached last weekend so? Please help! Much appreciated
on 10/22/2015 12:35:00 PM
More reviews by dionnelove99
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
Only works if your hair is level 10 pale yellow. Does absolutely nothing to orange/level 9 yellow hair. Very disappointing because I was trying to get my hair white before I dyed it. If you have level orange/yellow bellow level 10 you should get t14 which is more blue toned (so I heard).
on 10/21/2015 10:48:00 AM
More reviews by suzanneb
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
My blonde was really yellow after doing an Aphogee two step treatment and I was debating if I needed haircolor or toner, I went for toner this time, T18 with 20% volume, I could have used only 1oz of product since the whole bottle with double the peroxide made too much product, First I left it on for 10 minutes and it toned down the yellow by a lot, I decided to reapply and leave it for another 10 minutes, by then my hair turned greyish purple, washed it and it was very soft and smooshy (damaged) but after applying my mask and drying it it looks back to normal, it took all the yellow but still left me with a natural, believable blonde, no gray, purple, green or ash in sight, I think that I like better to tone with color, we'll see if anything changes and will update.Edit: one week later and my hair is dry and crazy frizzy, I had this problem before with Wella toners and that's why I like to tone with hc, right now the color looks like dirty 10K gold which I dislike quite a bit.EDIT: hell to the no, I have been taking care of my hair like it's a newborn baby because of this toner, my hair tangles and wraps like a vine when wet, those who use bleach know what mean, my hair was awesome after the Aphogee two step treatment and after this it took ten steps back.
on 9/14/2015 9:48:00 PM
More reviews by BrittneyleighT
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
First time using this, and I'm totally impressed. Love it!
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