How to Mix Wella Color

Updated April 17, 2017

Wella began creating hair-enhancing products for women in the 1880s. More than a century later, the company continues to make a wide variety of hair colour products for professionals and consumers. Wella hair dyes range from permanent solutions to temporary glosses that fade with repeated washes. Regardless of which Wella hair product you choose, mixing your colour involves a simple process.

Wear rubber gloves and an apron to prevent the hair colour from getting on your skin and clothes.

Pour the Wella colour cream into a small metal bowl or the plastic applicator bottle that will come with your consumer product kit.

Add two parts colour developer for every one part colour cream.

Stir or shake the mixture until it is fully blended. If you shake the product in the bottle, make sure the bottle is securely sealed. You can use your hair dye brush to stir it in the bowl if you don't have another stirrer available.

Apply the mixture to your hair using the hair dye brush. Begin at the roots of your hair and work slowly toward the ends of your hair. If you have darker roots, leave the dye on hair closest to your scalp for five minutes before applying it to the rest of your hair.

Leave the colour solution in your hair for 20 minutes. Check the product's instructions to make sure this holds true for your specific dye.

Wash your hair with warm water until all the extra dye has been removed. Shampoo and condition your hair as normal.


Use colour-protecting shampoo and conditioner to help keep your hair colour vibrant.


Do not leave on your hair colour product longer than directed because it can damage your hair.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Rubber apron
  • Hair dye brush
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