How To Use Wella Colour Charm Permanent Liquid Colour

The Wella Colour Charm Permanent Liquid Hair Colours allow you to colour and tone your hair at the same time with professional hair colours available for at home and in salon use.

After reading this simple guide, you’ll know exactly how to use the Wella Colour Charm Permanent Liquid Hair Colours at home.

The Essentials

First, you need to make sure you have everything you need to colour your hair at home. You will need:

How Many Bottles Of Wella Permanent Colour Do I Need?

One bottle is recommended for hair that touches your shoulders and is fine/medium thickness. With colour, you really want to make sure you fully saturate your hair - this will ensure you don’t get any patchiness. For thicker or longer hair, I recommend two bottles.

Which Developer To Use With Wella Permanent Colour?

Your colour must be mixed with developer. Developer (also called peroxide) activates the colour - without it your colour won’t work.

It is recommended to use 20 Vol Developer with Wella Permanent Colours, but you can also choose to use 10 Vol Developer if that suits you better.

20 Vol Developer: This is the stronger choice.
Use 20 Vol Developer with your colour if you are looking for the most permanent results and excellent grey coverage.

Be careful with 20 Vol Developer if you have natural roots, as this strength developer will lighten your hair slightly, which can make natural roots look brassy (if using a colour lighter than your natural roots).

10 Vol Developer: This is the more gentle choice.
Use 10 Vol Developer with your colour if your hair is damaged or you’re looking for less permanent results (this will give results similar to a demi permanent colour). 10 Vol Developer is also great if you’re looking for the most powerful toning results on brassy hair.

At Tint Department we use and recommend Hi Lift Developers and have found these give perfect, consistent results. The Hi Lift Developers are Australian made and are much more gentle on your scalp than others we’ve tried.

Pro Tip: Use a combination of developers for best results. Try using your colour with 10 Vol Developer on your hair closer to the roots and then mixing your colour with 20 Vol Developer on the mid-lengths and ends. The result? Brass free roots and even, damage free ends.

How Much Developer To Use With Wella Permanent Colour?

You need double the amount of developer to colour. For example, if you use one 42ml bottle of Wella Permanent Colour, you will need 84ml of developer.

One bottle of Hi Lift Developer will be enough for two bottles of Wella Permanent Colour.

How To Apply Wella Colour Charm Permanent Liquid Colour

Here are your easy to follow instructions for the Wella Colour Charm Permanent Liquid Hair Colours:

Step 1: Put on gloves.

Step 2: In an applicator bottle, mix one part Wella Permanent Colour to two parts developer (this means double the amount of developer to toner). Shake your applicator bottle well to make sure your colour is mixed properly - it will turn into a gel-like formula.

Step 3: Ensure your hair is combed through so it’s tangle free. This colour is applied to dry hair.

Step 4: Snip the end off your applicator bottle, it’s application time!

Step 5: Apply (using the applicator bottle and distributing with a tint brush) to the back sections of your hair first, before moving to the front sections. Your hair around your face is usually the most porous, so apply to this section last.

Step 6: After you’ve applied your colour, pop on a processing cap to avoid drips.

Step 7: Allow your colour to process (sit in your hair) for up to 45 minutes.

Step 8: After 45 minutes, thoroughly rinse the colour out with lukewarm water and style as normal (heat protector is a must).

Do You Apply Wella Permanent Colour on Dry or Wet Hair?

Wella Colour Charm Permanent Colours are applied on dry hair.

There you have it! That’s everything you need to know to colour your hair at home using the Wella Colour Charm Permanent Liquid Colours. Don’t forget to take a before and after photo - I can’t wait to see your results!