At first I wasn't sure how I would feel about coloring my hair with oil. :-) I tried it and now I am in love with it. I thought it would leak all over my face and my neck. It doesn't! It stays right in your hair. I love it! The coverage is excellent. I couldn't see any of my old hair color after using it. I am very happy with it and will definitely be using it again. So glad I tried it!
I used my Garnier Olia hair color this morning. I am pleased with the product overall. The PROS: Sleek design; Love the black gloves, makes you feel like a premium salon service; No unpleasant odor, very mild scent and best of all No burning scalp. CONS: Although I like the applicator bottle shape, it was a little hard to hold. I Had to use 2 hands to shake. Upon Application the bottle was hard to grip, very slippery. Could use some grip areas maybe? the haircolor solution was a little thin and messy. I Had to be super careful not to have a mess. Overall, I was pleased with my experience and the outcome color was very even and bright without looking heavy. I look forward to seeing how it holds up to washing. I do use a color protect shampoo. I like the after conditioner and am pleased with the texture of my hair. I give Garnier Olia a good review and with a few tweaks, I believe they have a place in the market.
So i got my coupon for a free box of Garnier Olia..I chose a red color which my natural hair is medium to dark brown with a reddish tint. I've tried lots of hair colors in the past they usually dont cover my natural color so i was skeptical about Olia as well, I have long and thick hair so usually two boxes are needed to color my whole head.However with Olia i did only need one box and still had a little left in the bottle. I left the color on for twenty minutes rinsed and conditioned and dried my hair..its red! It came out to be the same color as the box said it would be. I have to same im surprised and very pleased! Its not expensive mine was free but it was 9.99 a box which unless you have alot of hair you'll only need one box. and today my hair doesnt feel or smell "just dyed" Definitely recommend Garnier Olia
I found this product to be easy to use and the smell was not as powerful as a lot of the other ones out there. I usually would get a headache and in this case I didn't. The color took to my dark hair very nicely and I was not disappointed as I usually am. I will purchase this product again. Worth the purchase, you will not be disappointed!
Well I figured since it was made with oil that it wouldn't dry my hair out. Well that wasn't the case. If fried the ends of my hair and didn't cover my grays good either. I bought it in soft black but it just dyed my roots brown. Not sure if I got a bad bottle. I might try this again on someone elses hair
The best thing to do is go online at http://www.garnier.co.uk/_en/_gb/olia/colour-selector.aspx and then use the color select to help you buy the right box of color. There is also some instructions and question and answer section on the website as well. Even though there are some directions on/in the box, I would recommend listening and reading about it online as well. It helps you understand a little more. I have colored hair already so I didn't personally use it, however, my sister did and she had some blonde highlights she was trying to cover up. Her hair is naturally dark so after we went to the website and found the color she should be using, any of the dark brown to brown to go back to her natural color. Well...we colored her hair and it was simple to use. Start at the roots and then work your way down. Her hair is long, so we found it best to part her hair and do it in sections so the hair was covered completely. The color came out nicely and it has a great shine. I would recommend this to anyone.
I will say that while I was washing my hair after dying it I was worried because it felt very dry! I finished and after drying my hair I could not believe the body and bouce my hair had! I didn't even know what to do with it lol I ended up just pulling it back but boy if I could get body like that everyday I would be on cloud 9
I was so happy to find Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Color at Target with a wide variety of colors available. Previously, I had checked Garnier's website and knew what color I wanted and luckily found it in the first store I tried. Preparing Olia is really easy with detailed directions and gloves enclosed in the package. A big bonus for me was no crazy fumes, instead it's a light flowery scent. It was easy to cover all my shoulder length hair with one box, but it's possible longer hair would require a 2nd box. The formula is thick which means it's easy to apply and no dripping. Overall, I really like this hair color and would buy it again.
What can I say about Garnier Olia Oil Powered Hair Color that will convince a person to buy this at-home hair color? I can give my honest opinion on my experience with this product and let others decide for themselves. I had high hopes for this new at-home hair color. The promise of “restoring hair by improving softness and shine” was appealing to me. I am a long time at-home color gal and have used many different brands and varieties over the years. As I approach my mid-30’s, covering my gray has become more important and more difficult. I have also encountered my fair share of dry hair after coloring. The thought of full coverage on my gray paired with potential of my hair feeling and looking like a silken sheath of awesome really spoke to me. It yelled at me. It said “You need me as much as I need you.” And thus my journey with Garnier Olia began… I purchased my Garnier Olia at a local Wal-Mart with my Bzz Agent Bzz Kit coupon. No problem in purchasing. When I encountered the product display I was a bit turned off. The boxes of product were crushed. Some had the tape broken open. I soldiered through the boxes and shades until I found my shade, 4.15 Dark Soft Mahogany. This is my usual shade of color. I purchased and returned home ready to find out just what all the BZZ was about with Garnier Olia. Upon opening the box I noticed that there were a considerable amount of tubes. Many more than I am used to seeing in an at-home hair color kit. This was due to the developer being in a separate tube and not in the applicator bottle like most other brands. I followed the instructions and prepared my application bottle then put the developer into the applicator. Here is my first issue: the quality of the gloves was horrible. I have average sized hands and the gloves were small and tight on my hands. Plus….the gloves were flimsy and they broke. Luckily I had other gloves as a back- up so I carried on. Here is my second issue. I have colored for years and grown up in a salon. For a first-timer or someone not so experienced in color mixing, having the developer in a separate tube then adding it to the applicator bottle could be bad. It took a few attempts of shaking and closing and shaking the developer tube in order to get all of the developer out of the tube and into the applicator bottle. It is not as easy as “squeeze developer into the applicator bottle”. If you foul up the first step – you have messed up the entire color process. Being aware of the importance of proper mixing already saved me and while it was somewhat a pain in the neck, I carried on to adding the color tube. Pretty standard process on this step. I proceeded to shake and mix as usual. Now…on to the coloring. I followed the instructions to a meticulous tee. I am a stickler for this as it will greatly skew your results if you do not apply the color according to instructions. The product was not drippy. It was kind of thick and the applicator bottle tip would clog frequently leaving me to gently squeeze the applicator bottle a little harder to get the product to dispense. Again, if you are not experienced with at-home color you could squeeze too hard and end up with huge glops of color on your head. I continued to color and paid special attention to my areas of gray which are at my part, my hair line, and my temples. I kept waiting to get a more smooth texture as I colored my hair but that feeling never came. In fact, my hair started to dry out more and more during the process. The color did not apply so smoothly to the ends of my hair but after some gentle massaging I managed to get it all in there. I had even coverage and had reapplied the color to the gray and stubborn areas and then I set my timer for 30 minutes. I waited for the oil power to take effect and infuse my hair with rich, full color and softness and shine. When I heard a beep form the kitchen my 30 minutes was up and I was ready to see my new, shining mane of miraculous glory. Here is another issue: this is a more difficult color to rinse than most at-home hair colors. I would say it is the most difficult when it comes to achieving a clear rinse before moving forward. After what seemed like forever I did manage to get all of the color rinsed out. I noticed that my hair felt like a bale of hay. My panic set in however it was conditioning time so I applied the conditioner that came in the Olia kit. I applied evenly and massaged carefully and waited another two minutes before rinsing again. Finally…I was done. I was ready to see and feel the final product. I cannot tell a lie. At first I was pretty upset. My hair felt awful. The conditioner in the Olia kit did little to moisturize my hair and it definitely was not silky and shiny. Combing and blow drying were less than fun but after I added my usual daily products, things went smoothly. I was pretty displeased with the lack of shine and the texture of my hair. I will say that the color itself is very vibrant and a good, solid permanent color. The tone is pretty and it was better than I expected. The color is rich and picks up tones and highlights I did not know I had in my hair. It looks natural as well. Many at-home colors can leave the ends of your hair with a flat, chalky color but Garnier Olia colored nicely and evenly from root to tip. I was not as pleased with the gray coverage as I had anticipated, based on the promises made by Garnier but it is still good coverage and about what one could expect from any average at-home hair color kit. I did not shampoo day one after color but instead chose to rinse my hair in the shower and use a gentle restoring hair treatment/conditioner along with my usual products I use when styling. That made a HUGE difference in the texture of my hair! It is now silky and has lots of shine with natural looking color that is rich and vibrant all over. Garnier Olia is an at-home hair color kit that, based on my vast experience, is average and like many others on the market. The retail price is competitive with other at-home color kits. I believe the “new” and the price will be what sells this product. The price will be what sustains it in retail outlets pending users can see the difference between using Olia and using another at-home color that may be priced $2-$3 less per kit. I do not agree with the restorative effect promises, one of the methods used to market Garnier Olia, but I do agree that it is a very rich and vibrant color that has longevity without using the usual harmful additives that most at-home hair colors use in their products. The kit needs a redesign to be simplified so any consumer can feel confident with using the product without making a mistake mixing and applying. I do not think the public, in general, is stupid but I do think that coloring at home is intimidating enough without opening a box with three tubes and a big bottle. The gloves need to be a better quality. The conditioner included is not of great quality and I would probably recommend using something a bit more effective that does have more nourishing properties to hair post-color. Overall, I like my color and after my own at-home conditioning treatment my hair is beautiful. If a friend asked me about Garnier Olia I would be likely to tell them to buy it but to beware of all of the mixing, the applicator issues, the gloves, and to be sure to have a good conditioning treatment other than what comes with the product. If I had a coupon for Garnier Olia I would buy it again. I do not recommend this color to first-time at-home color folks or to those not experienced in color. If those folks did choose this color I would make sure they had a friend to assist them. Also, for hair longer than slightly shoulder length you will need two boxes to get full coverage. If I had to give Garnier Olia a letter grade and was allowed to grade on a curve I would say it is a ” B-“ at best…maybe even closer to a “C”. Not amazing but not terrible and for the price it is just “okay”.
Although I usually go blonde, I chose the Ganier Olia 4.6 Dark Intense Auburn. The results were outstanding, such beautiful color! The wide-mouth applicator bottle made for easy adding of the coloring products but the shape was a little tricky to hold sometimes once my gloved hand became wet with color. Also, the claim of a pleasant scent is true, there was no offensive odor. I liked that there was a good variety of colors to select from, there was even a blonde shade I liked :) and the price was nice too. At my local WalMart, it was just under $9. All in all, I highly recommend the Garnier Olia hair color to others.
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