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Fanola No Orange Shampoo VS No Yellow - What’s The Diff?

Ahh, Fanola - how we love you. If you’re a dedicated bottle blonde, you probably know all about their cult favourite No Yellow Shampoo. And if you’ve just gotten a fresh colour and want to know what the fuss is all about, welcome.

When you dye your hair, it’s a cardinal rule to have a good hair care routine. Why? Because it’s how you’ll maintain your colour between salon visits. Luckily, Fanola’s range of shampoos is exactly what you need. But what’s the difference between the Fanola No Orange Shampoo vs No Yellow shampoo and which one do you need?

We can help! Sit back, relax and get all the details on these two hair care essentials.


Fanola No Orange Shampoo vs No Yellow

To understand the difference between the Fanola No Orange Shampoo vs No Yellow Shampoo, we must first take a look at the hair colour wheel. You’ve heard us talk about this before, but basically - colours that are on the opposite sides of each other on the colour wheel cancel each other out.

This is why you’ll often be told by hairdressers to invest in a good purple shampoo (aka the Fanola No Yellow) after dying your hair blonde. Over time, blonde hair can develop a brassy, yellow tone - whether from swimming in pools, over washing, environmental factors or just because of your natural hair colour. When you use a purple shampoo, the purple pigments cancel out these unwanted yellow tones and voila, you’ve got your gorgeous blonde back.

But what if your hair develops more of a red or orange tone? That’s where the Fanola No Orange comes in, because it’s a blue shampoo! Going back to the colour wheel analogy - blue cancels out unwanted orange and red tones. So, ipso facto, it’s perfect for darker blondes and brunettes.

We’ll go into each more of the shampoos a little more and how to use them, but just to repeat:

No Orange = brunettes and darker blondes
No Yellow = lighter blondes (white, silver, platinum)

Fanola No Yellow Shampoo - for light blondes

So why does everyone obsess over this shampoo? Well, aside from the fact that it brings your blonde hair back to life and gets rid of brassy tones, it’s also incredibly good for your hair. Formulated with elastin proteins and amino acids, this shampoo works hard to strengthen and replenish your golden locks.

How to use

  • Apply to wet hair and massage in.
  • Leave for 1-5 minutes.
  • Lather and rinse off (repeat if necessary).
  • Follow up with the Fanola No Yellow Mask to make your hair extra soft and healthy.

Tip: use a glove if you don’t want to get stained hands!

How often should you use Fanola No Yellow shampoo?

Once a week or when those yellow tones start to become visible! Just use it in place of your normal shampoo.

Fanola No Orange Shampoo - for dark blondes & brunettes

Best suited for darker blondes and brunettes, the Fanola No Orange Shampoo not only hydrates your hair but prevents your colour from fading. Made with blue pigments, this shampoo gently cleanses your hair without stripping it of any of its natural oils. It’s also sulfate and silicone-free and packed full of botanical oils and coconut extract!

Not to mention, Fanola No Orange can also darken grey hairs! Win win, are we right?

How to use

  • Same as the No Yellow Shampoo!
  • Follow up with the Fanola No Orange Mask to nourish and hydrate your hair.
How often should you use Fanola No Orange shampoo?

Use once a week or when those orange tinges start to show! Use it in place of your normal shampoo.



Fanola Shampoos go vegan

Looking to switch to more ethical beauty but still want to maintain your hair colour? It’s your lucky day! There’s both a Vegan Fanola No Orange Shampoo and a Vegan Fanola No Yellow Shampoo! Cruelty free, designed to leave your hair extraordinarily soft, shiny and free from unwanted tones - what’s not to love?

Blue vs purple shampoo takeaways…

Maintaining your hair colour is a lot of work, but it’s totally worth it! And if you want to save some 💰 in the long run, a purple or blue toned shampoo is a must - whether you’re a platinum blonde, brunette or more of a caramel blonde.

And since you now know the difference between the Fanola No Orange Shampoo vs No Yellow shampoo, there’s no time like the present to add one of them to your routine! So, get shopping! We’ve got the entire Fanola range right here at Oz Hair & Beauty.

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posted by

Caitlin Whan on May 27, 2020



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