Difference Between Fanola No Orange and No Yellow Shampoos

Difference Between Fanola No Orange and No Yellow Shampoos

Nowadays, dyed hair on both men and women has become a norm. Whether you want a copper-red colour, a chocolate brunette look, or you wish to go blonde, a simple trip to your colourist will fix you right up!

However, changing your natural hair colour is a short-term goal with long-term effects. Catering to your newly dyed hair is crucial to making that salon bill worth it.  If you wish to clear away any impurities, moisturize your hair, and protect the colour, then quality Fanola shampoos are a must-have.

Simply put, the better the shampoo you use, the healthier and longer the colour will last. This is where Fanola’s No Yellow and No Orange shampoo products come into play. With them, you can wash your hair knowing that cleansing won’t compromise your new colour but add to its health and shine.

Unmistakable Difference Between Fanola No Orange and No Yellow Shampoos

We’ve all been there; that dread you feel when you leave the salon with colour that looks grayer than platinum or more orange than caramel. To be brutally honest, dyed hair required more upkeep than we like to admit.

Whether you spend a lot of time in the sun, or you simply love washing your hair way too often, the elements seem to always work against our balayage. However, this is nothing a good purple or blue Fanola shampoo can’t fix.

To understand the fundamental difference between these two products, let’s first take a quick look at the colour wheel. Fanola No Orange Shampoo is blue in colour while Fanola No Yellow is purple in colour.

As you may already know, colours that are on opposite sides of each other on the colour wheel tend to cancel each other out.

Using this analogy, we can deduce that blue shampoo will get rid of red or orange tones while purple will cancel and get rid of yellow or greenish hues.

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    No Orange Shampoo 350ml

    £7.99 (INC VAT)

    No Orange Shampoo is suitable for coloured hair with orange tinges and dark shades. It gently cleanses and neutralises undesired copper/red reflections, leaving the hair more shiny and hydrated. This shampoo is best used as a pre-toner in the basin before applying toner.
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    No Orange Shampoo 350ml

    £7.99 (INC VAT)

    No Orange Shampoo is suitable for coloured hair with orange tinges and dark shades.
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    No Yellow Shampoo 350ml

    £8.99 (INC VAT)

    Fanola No Yellow Shampoo is the most popular blonde toning shampoo on the market to date. It is ideal for super-lightened or de-coloured hair. Fanola No Yellow Shampoo is your go-to for maintaining your perfect blonde in between salon visits. No Yellow Shampoo Benefits:
    • Strong violet pigment effectively tones unwanted yellow in bleached, light blonde or streaked hair
    • Makes blonde brighter and shinier

    Apply to wet hair, massage, leave for 1-5 minutes, lather and rinse off. Repeat if necessary. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and absorbent materials. If possible, use gloves as staining may occur.

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    No Yellow Shampoo 350ml

    No Yellow Shampoo 350ml

    £8.99 (INC VAT)

    No Yellow Shampoo is the most popular blonde toning shampoo on the market to date. It is ideal for super-lightened or de-coloured hair.
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Who has more fun – Brunettes or Blondes?

For many years, blondes have turned to purple shampoo such as Fanola No Yellow shampoo to keep that pesky brassiness at bay. Now, thanks to blue shampoos such as Fanola No Orange, brunettes and darker blondes can finally join in on the joys of hair dyeing!

No Yellow shampoo is best suited for coloured hair with lighter tones such as white, silver, or platinum shades while No Orange shampoo works best to remove brassiness in darker blondes and brunettes.

Simply put, Fanola No Orange shampoo works for darker hair shades the same way Fanola No Yellow works for lighter hair colours.

So why exactly Fanola No Orange and No Yellow must-have products for colour-treated hair? Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from each of them:

What’s Fanola No Orange Shampoo?

Blondes aren’t the only ones whose hair colour can be affected by the elements. Even darker shaded hair tends to dry out fast if it doesn’t receive some TLC. A quality hydrating and toning shampoo is the key to not only replenish your locks but also to prevent the colour from fading away.

You can now say goodbye to dry and unwanted red, copper, and orange tones thanks to this highly potent toning shampoo. How? Fanola’s No Orange selection contains blue pigments that gently cleanse hair while neutralizing and eliminating any undesired warm red tones that come with the dyeing process.

This toning shampoo can also darken greys by blending them in to make them appear less noticeable.

The formula is sulfate-free, silicone-free, and is armed with botanical oils and coconut extracts that enhance colour-treated hair while cleaning it.

This powerful blue-toned shampoo will enrich and hydrate darker shaded dyed hair for a silkier and softer finish. Its fast-acting ingredients bind warmer colour shades to the hair, thus balancing out pH levels and canceling out the unflattering vibrancy in orange or red tones.

What is Fanola No Yellow Shampoo?

Fanola No Yellow is a purple shampoo explicitly made for blondes – natural or lightened light blonde hair. This toning shampoo comprises of high violet pigments that remove any unwanted yellow tones to create lusher and shinier silver and ash tones in the hair.

This concentrated formula is filled with elastin proteins and amino acids that aid in strengthening and replenishing hair.

You’ll undoubtedly notice the improvement in your lock’s elasticity against breakage after only 2 – 3 uses (thank us later!)

Fanola No Yellow professional-grade shampoo will give your hair vibrancy and shine that will actually last! This cruelty-free and ethically-sourced hair care product will treat your hair, nourish it, and banish brass, leaving it silky with no yellow in sight.

Final Thoughts

If your bleached mane suffers from unnatural looking yellow and orange tones, consider using Fanola No Yellow or Fanola No Orange shampoos! These affordable and easy-to-use hair care products won’t let your dye go down the drain – literally.

*Remember to use gloves during your wash as the shampoo colours might stain your hands!


26 thoughts on “Difference Between Fanola No Orange and No Yellow Shampoos

  1. It says in this blog article that the No Yellow shampoo is sulphate free, however the 2nd ingredient listed in the formula is sodium laureth sulphate, so not sulphate free! I believe it is only your vegan formula that is sulphate free? This is misleading and a false claim! Unless your formula has been updated since the products I’ve seen???

    1. Hi Claire,

      Our Vegan No Yellow Shampoo is sulphate free. However our original is as always not sulphate free.

      Fanola UK Team x

  2. How often should I use no yellow shampoo I wash my hair normally every day

    1. Hi Natalie,

      Its recommended to use once a week to maintain the shade you desire. 🙂


  3. I have had a root melt done and my roots are brassy the rest come a blonde. Do I need 2 shampoos or can I use the no orange on my blonde too


    1. Hi Carla,

      It sounds like you will need our No Orange Shampoo, as this is orange in pigment and counteracts any orange/brassy tones within the hair. Our no yellow is recommended for blonde as it counteracts any yellow tones, 🙂

  4. On the bottle it tells not to use it on bleached hair but on the end of this article you mention it can be used for bleached hair. So what’s correct? I have bleached my hair and I consider using the No Orange (extra blue pigment) product but I’m confused now. Thanks for explaining.

    1. Hi Martijn,

      Thank you for your questions. Can we please ask if it was on the bottle of the No Orange shampoo that you read this? 🙂

  5. Hi..I have dark tones & some bleached bits in my hair..which shampoo do you recommend

    1. Hi Carol,

      If you are experiencing both yellow tones and brassy orange tones in your hair you could try mixing both of the No Yellow and No Orange shampoo together (one pump of each) or alternatively you could use the No Orange Shampoo and then the No Yellow Mask to fight off both tones 🙂

  6. I have a root melt which has my roots brown, the middle of my hair a little brassy and then platinum blonde ends.. should I mix the no yellow and no orange together or just use the no orange on all of my hair

    1. Hi Stacey,

      It sounds like the No Orange Shampoo and the No Yellow Mask would be the perfect combination for you. As the shampoo will neutralise any brassy, orange tones and the mask will keep your platinum blonde ends free from yellow tones 🙂

  7. I had a great experience using Fanola No Orange shampoo and mask to tone down my overly orangey copper-dyed hair. My goal was bright copper hair, but not carrot orange. The Fanola products did the trick. Hair looked less orange with the first use, and even less with the second use. The end result was the beautiful, bright but natural-looking copper color I had originally been looking for. My hair also feels very soft, healthy and clean, without that sticky/heavy residue that can result from some color-depositing conditioners If I had wanted to get rid of even more orange tones, I could have continued using the Fanola shampoo and mask, and I like how the process was controllable so I could take it one step at a time. I just wanted to mention my experience in case any other customers would like to try these products when warm tones are desired as the end result. Thank you to Fanola!

    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Thank you for your great feedback 🙂 We really appreciate it!

  8. I have light Brown hair with both orange and green tones, as the roots were bleached years ago, but dyed brown ever since. I think half of the length is my natural light brown/mauve tone and the bottom half is both orange and greenish depending on the light.
    Can i use fanola on all of my hair without getting totally different tones between the natural and the coloured parts?
    And which of the shampoos do you recommend? My hair is greenish in bright light, but more copperish in the afternoon sunlight and inside.

  9. Hi I have blonde lightened hair I use no yellow and leave it on for abit so my blonde is a nice lilac colour which I love but if I did the same with no orange shampoo would it leave my hair blue?

    1. Hi Linda,

      The longer you leave the No Orange shampoo on your hair the more the pigment will grab on your strands. So, yes, there is a chance that it could leave your hair with a blue tinge 🙂 Which is why we recommend only leaving it on for 3-5 minutes.


  10. Hi! I have highlighted blonde hair, and I am not sure if I should buy the no yellow or no orange. I have naturally medium brown hair, and I cant tell if my hair is more on the yellow side or orange side when not toned. I dont want super ashy tones in my hair, but also not orange ones; like a good toned mix. I have struggled keeping the color I want longer than a couple days, and it just looks brown by the time I dye it next. Which shampoo should I get?

  11. Wait sorry I forgot something. I also have wavy hair and I feel like my hair is way less blonde when curly with texture.

    1. Hi Ela,

      If you are unsure what shampoo would best suit your hair you can always buy a sample sachet of each to see which results you prefer 🙂 Alternatively, If you sent us a message on Instagram to @fanolaofficialuk with a clear photo of your hair, we will be able to advise you better.


  12. Hi. I’m wondering which would be better for toning down the yellow in my naturally grey hair as it’s growing in to my formerly brown hair. The orange or the yellow? And I get a Brazilian to straighten it. If I only use one product, is the conditioner more effective than the shampoo?


    1. Hi Sara,

      Thank you for your question. If you are experiencing yellow tones in your hair we would recommend our No Yellow Vegan and sulphate free Shampoo. We have provided you with the link below:


      Amy 🙂

  13. Hi. I have recently had a foliage done so balayage and foils. I was advised by my hairdresser of the fanola shampoo. I didnt realise there was more than one type but I bought the purple no yellow shampoo. Can that be used even on blonde hair that isn’t as light as platinum/white or grey ?

    1. Hi Katie,

      Thank you for your question. The No Yellow Shampoo works best on blonde hair level 8 and above 🙂


  14. Hi, I have naturally medium brown hair. I always have blonde highlights added. Tried a new hair dresser and she did a few baby light foils and, in between, brushed on color to lighten my dark roots. BIG MISTAKE!!! In the end, I had gleaming copper roots (like a brand new penny) and all my highlights looked washed out and almost a solid dishwater blonde color. I believe that was from adding toner to my hair.

    I’ve washed it with dish soap several times in hopes of getting the blonde I started with to come back. The brass is more ashey now, but so is my whole head. It looks like a base color ready for highlights. At this point, shall I use the orange or the yellow blue shampoo to brighten up the highlights? I’m terrified the shampoo will turn my hair darker or brown.

    Thank you so much

    1. Hi Lori,

      We are sorry to hear you are having troubles with your hair colour. Unfortunately, from what you have told us about your current hair colour our No Yellow and No Orange shampoo wouldn’t make a noticeable difference to your highlights. The shampoo does not have the ability to lift your hair as it does not contain bleach. The shampoos contain pigments that neutralise yellow/orange tones in the hair.

      We would recommend getting a hairdressers opinion. We hope this helps.

      Amy 🙂

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