So I've always gone through various shades of red - from flaming red to medium auburn brown - but I always have at least a little touch of red in my hair color. As someone who dyes red, I know that most shades are either on the orangey side, or the pinky-purple side. And I have pale skin and cool skin tones, so the pinky-purpley shades work best for me. I picked up the Olia shade Deep Violet. The picture on the box shows a really deep shade of Auburn with some pinkish tones. Works for me! No, it came out purple. And I mean, purple. I did this on Sunday and was afraid when I went to work on Monday that I might get called out by my boss. Most of it was just a subtle wash of purple, but on my roots where I'm starting to go grey it was a screaming violet, just like it came out of a crayon box. Outside of that - I give this hair color props for not having that hair dye smell to it. I did also notice less breakage when I went to rinse it out of my hair, so it probably is less damaging. It loses points for not being as convenient as the foam formulas out there (they are much better at not dripping and being easier to rinse out). Overall - if someone isn't interested in the foam colors, and they are more concerned with not damaging their hair, and they are going to pick a normal shade like "medium brown" then I'd recommend it. I would also recommend it if you're looking for purple hair and can't find Manic Panic. However, I suspect most people using hair dye would be better off with one of the many great foam dyes out there.
I recieved a coupon for a free box of Garnier Olia as part of a Buzz campaign. I was very intereested in trying itsh new product. Cons: I had a lot of difficulty finding the product in a shapde for my hair. I checked Target, Walmart, and my local grocery store multiple times without luck. My hair is nautrally strawberry blonde. I found no red shades at Walmart and the grocery store. The first two times I checked Target I found on red shades there either. The last time I visited Target, there was one red shade but it was way too dark for me. I finally found a "light natural auburn" shade at ULta. When I finished coloring my hair, I thought that color seemed to have a lot of brown in it, more than the shade of Loreal that i typically use. There was a very limited range of red shades to choose from. Brunettes and blondes seemed to have dozens of choices. Pros: The color was very easy to mix and use. I liked how easy it was to use the applicator bottle. The bottle allowed for direct application to the root. The smell was great. Whenever I color my hair I hate the way the chemicals smell. And that nasty smell seems to stay in my hair for days afterward. This smelled really nice and left no stinky smell behind. The price is comparable to other brands. After a couple of shampoos, the brown tones I noticed seem to be fading and more red tones are noticable. Conclusion: I would recommend Olia to a friend. I would also purchase the product again, if I could find it in a shade closer to my natural hair color. I gave the product 4 stars out of 5 because of the difficulty I had finding the product.
I liked the variety of colors to choose from. I chose a nice Medium Golden Brown 53. I washed my hair yesterday and didn't use any products like hairspray or gel. I decided to do my hair today. Directions said to use it on unwashed hair. The kit came with the colorant, developer, after color conditioner, gloves, and a cute little round bottle. The same things you would find in most hair coloring kits. I mixed the ingredients and right then I knew I didn't like the cute little round bottle anymore. It was hard to grip as I was covering the applicator tip with my finger. Perhaps I just have small hands. I applied the color to my hair. There was no aroma hardly at all. I managed to get all my hair with just the one kit. I even had about 1/3 of the bottle left over. It took about ten minutes to get my hair all saturated. I started my time for 30 minutes. I looked in the mirror about ten minutes later and decided to cut my time short and just go wash it out. All in all I'm glad I washed it out when I did and I would definitely use this again. It did a great job of covering my gray hairs too. It didn't fry my hair and did what it was supposed to do. Thanks Olia for a great gentle product.
My daughter used Garnier Olia the day before her wedding.
My daughter used the Garnier Olia to color her hair for her wedding day. She has colored her hair a light blond for years using over the counter products. It was easy to find a comparable color. It was pretty pricey compared to the product she usually used. The packaging wss a large size and mixing was awkward. The smell was much milder than traditional coloring products. The color did turn out very well and her hair was shiny and felt silky. A beautiful bride. Thanks for helping in making her wedding day special.
This picture was taken a couple of weeks after my hair was colored. I was not extremely pleased with the color coverage on my hair at the time of application. I had some darker and lighter areas that looked sloppy and unprofessional. I've been coloring my hair for years and never had this issue before. Yet now that I am used to the stark difference in color, these shading differences within my hair may look a little like highlighting. Am I just trying to convince myself that this looking satisfactory?
I've been coloring my hair for years. I HATE coloring my hair. Why? The SMELL! Hair color stinks! I spend the majority of my hair coloring sessions gagging with my head hanging out of an open window just so I can BREATHE! Along comes Olia by Garnier and stinky hair coloring is now a thing of the past. I'm not kidding. I never ONCE had to leave the bathroom for fresh air. The scent alone will bring me back to this product. The product is very user friendly. No drips! Seriously, I usually have to clean every surface in the bathroom after using other products. ( I also noticed less skin staining too!) Olia covered MOST of my grays. I have gray coming in at my roots and around my temples. My roots are gray free, my temples still have some gray. I did pay special attention to this area, but I will STILL use the product again. My hair is shiny and soft and did I mention the smell? AMAZING! I also noticed how much EASIER rinsing was! (some hair colors NEVER seem to run clear no matter how long you rinse) .I used Light Chestnut Brown which is pretty close to my natural color. I wasn't looking to change my color, just enhance it! And I'm very happy with the results! One my of my favorite things were the gloves in this kit. OMG they actually FIT. I have smaller hands and the standard gloves in most kits are made for Sasquatch. They never stay on during the process.If I'm not hanging my head out a window I'm futzing with the gloves in other hair care products. It's about time someone came out with a hair coloring product that you look forward to using! Thanks Garnier! You are now my FAVORITE hair color! If you're looking for a user friendly hair color with an amazing scent (I still can't get over how GOOD it smells) Look no further then Olia by Garnier. You won't be disappointed
When I was asked to join the Garnier Olia campaign it couldn't have come at a better time. While I love the look of my hair colored, as of late I had been extremely busy and hadn't gotten around to coloring my hair in approximately three months. In short, my locks were looking less than desirable. There were a noticeable amount of my roots visible, the color had become dull and most frustrating of all, my hair seemed to be constantly fizzy. Needless to say, I was becoming fairly fed up with my hair's appearance and was desperately in the mood for a change for the better. My natural hair color is a medium ash brown with reddish undertones and when choosing hair color have always preferred shades in the red/ auburn brown spectrum. When I was selecting my new hair color, a major goal for me was finding something that was both vibrant and natural looking against my fair winter toned skin. When I arrived at store and started browsing the available shades of Garnier Olia, there seemed to be a lot of great choices available to me but I finally ended up choosing shade 5.5 in medium mahogany. When I got home, I put on the colorist gloves provided in the box and was excited to get started. The contents of the box seemed to be the standard array of items associated with home hair coloring. There was a mixing bottle, developer solution, a tube of colorant and a tube of after coloring conditioner as I recall. The product was straight forward to mix and I was pleasantly surprised to discover there was no harsh smell reminiscent of other brands I have tried in the past but rather a mild perfume scent instead. It also had a thick non-drip texture which I truly appreciated. I thoroughly saturated my hair in the mixture, piled my hair on top of my head and read a magazine during the thirty minute developing period,. When the time was up, I hopped in the shower and rinsed the coloring mix out. Unlike some of the other products I have used it was easy to wash out and didn't leave me with traces of residue. After conditioning and rinsing I was done! It was time to dry my hair and assess the results. In, conclusion I decided I loved my new hair color! It seemed to provide great color coverage and looked great with my skin tone. After only a wash or two it looked almost as if this pretty shade could be my natural hair color. I also think this product left my hair a lot smoother than it had previously been which was a definite plus for me and left me much more confident with my appearance. In conclusion, I personally had a great experience with this product and am very pleased with the results. I definitely plan to use this again next time I color my hair.
Let me start by saying this is an amazing creme hair color that truly delivers salon results at home. I have long previously colored dark ash blonde hair. I didn't want to change my shade so I selected Garnier Olia 7.0 in Dark Blonde. While this color ended up a little too warm for me, the results were uniform and stellar. The hair color had a pleasant floral smell, did not drip, and produced even all-over color. Since I have long hair, I had to use two boxes to complete the process. It's good to note this hair color takes twice as long to process (40 minutes) compared to other color, but that's the result of no ammonia. In addition, usually after coloring my hair, it's dry as straw. This was not the case with Garnier Olia oil-powered color. The after color conditioner was also amazing and my hair was shiny, silky, and smelled wonderful after the whole process. The issues I had with Garnier Olia was with the applicator, gloves, and lack of color choices. The applicator (large bulb shaped) was hard to mix the product in and bulky to hold with one hand and apply to hair. The gloves were a little small, and thin but did the job. Lastly, I would have loved if Olia came in Dark ASH Blonde instead of only Dark Blonde.
Well firstly I have to say that dyeing my hair has made me feel both young and old - old because I realized that the last time I colored my hair was 17 years ago (yikes!) and young because I no longer have gray hair (whoop whoop!). Now comparing my recent hair coloring experience with Garnier Olia with my previous experience, wow, what a difference!! No horrible ammonia smell, no dripping color down my forehead and clothes, and beautiful shiny hair afterwards (which i assume is because of the 60% oil blend it contains). It was easy to use, clear instructions, gloves were provided for application and the color matched my original hair color nicely ( I used 5.0 medium brown, but there are 24 shades to choose from). My only criticism was that is seemed to take a long time to rinse afterwards, I'm not sure why this would be though? Overall I feel positive about the whole experience and would use Garnier Olia again and recommend it to others. Thanks BzzAgent and #GarnierUSA for giving me the opportunity to try this great hair coloring system! #GotItFree
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