How To Use Wella Colour Charm Toner (Updated 2022)

February 09, 2022 2 min read 4 Comments

Wella Colour Charm Toners are easy to use! These liquid toners evenly turn brassy hair in to beautiful shades of ash, beige and silver blonde.
This simple guide will give you all of the information you need to confidently tone your hair at home with Wella Colour Charm Permanent Toner.
How To Use Wella Colour Charm Toner

What Do I Mix Wella Toner With?

The Wella Colour Charm Toners need to be mixed with Developer.
You can use either 10 Vol Developer or 20 Vol Developer (more on this later).

At Tint Department we use and recommend Hi Lift Developers and have found these give perfect, consistent results.

Which Developer To Use With Wella Toner?

10 Vol Developer: This is the more gentle choice.

Use 10 Vol Developer with your toner if you're looking to go darker with your toner, if your hair is damaged or if you have lots of natural colour (think balayage) as it's less likely to alter your hair.

20 Vol Developer: This is the stronger choice.
Use 20 Vol Developer with your toner if you are looking to go lighter with your toner, if you've just bleached and your hair is uneven or if you're seeing a lot of brassy yellow or orange tones. Be careful with using 20 Vol Developer if you have natural roots as it can slightly lighten and make them look brassy.

You can use a combination of developers to get your desired look! E.g. 10 Vol Developer on sections closer to the root and 20 Vol Developer to the mid-lengths and ends.

Do I Use Wella Colour Charm Toner On Wet Or Dry Hair?

Apply your Wella Toner to damp, towel dried hair. This will help the toner not to 'grab' at sections of the hair (which can leave some parts more toned than others).

How Light Does Hair Have To Be For Toner?

To get the best results, your hair needs to be really pale blonde / yellow for the Wella Toners to work.

We have had success in reducing some darker yellow / orange with the toners - the results are just darker and less ashy. If you head to the toner section of our website, you'll see swatches we created with different shades of blonde. I hope this helps!

How Do I Mix The Wella Colour Charm Toners?

Here's a video I created for you!

  1. Using a measuring cup, mix 1 part toner with 2 parts developer (double the amount of developer to toner). For example, for an all over application on shoulder length hair, mix 50mls of toner with 100mls developer.
  2. Using a brush or application bottle, apply the toner mixture to damp, towel dried hair. Apply to the back section of the hair first, starting at the lengths and then moving to the roots (if desired) before moving to the front sections of the hair.
  3. Allow to develop for up to 30 minutes. Check a strand every 5-10 minutes to see if desired colour has been reached.
  4. Rinse the toner out. Shampoo, conditioner and style as normal.

I hope this gave you all of the information you were looking for on the Wella Colour Charm Toners. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact me. I'm always happy to help!

    4 Responses

    Margarita Garcia
    Margarita Garcia

    February 21, 2022

    Thanks for the info 👍

    Bess Hopper Moore
    Bess Hopper Moore

    September 17, 2021

    Wow! I just wish I had found Tintdepartment, the first time I looked for how to use the amazing Wella toners. Thank you for making it so easy to understand for someone like me, who doesn’t speak “tint.” I just became more confused looking at other sites needing to know more. You just made my life so much easier and I am eternally grateful! Thanks! Bess

    Layla Steed
    Layla Steed

    September 17, 2021

    This information added volumes to correcting and achievie=ng the true color that looks fabulous on me. Thank you.

    Linda Hauschild
    Linda Hauschild

    September 17, 2021

    When I am googling away because my hair didn’t turn out as expected, I always read what The Tint Department has to say. I have purchased items from them, and find they always have useful information which is more informative than a lot of other stuff I click on. Who ever you are, good work and thanks for all the helpful information.

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