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on 9/29/2015 12:04:00 PM
More reviews by kathcoll06
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Recently I purchased Garnier Olia in Permanent Hair Color in 4.0 Dark Brown. I wanted to find something for better coverage and longevity of color. I was pleased with the way it applied and did not run or color my skin. I liked the feel of my hair afterwards and the body my hair has ..... my hair was not as dry feeling. The only negative is: when putting the Developer and the Colorant into the application bottle ... the lid for the bottle was very difficult to twist back evenly ... the product was oozing out between lid/bottle. I attempted several times to re-twist the lid on to no avail.....I love the color, the coverage, the after effects.....BUT I DISLIKE THE APPLICATOR BOTTLE. I hope the company will perfect this small problem.Kathy
on 9/17/2015 1:21:00 PM
More reviews by spaceman21
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I purchased this because it was on sale at Shopper's and I've been looking to switch up my hair. As a teen I think I used every box dye there was and always found blacks to wash out or fade pretty quickly so I didn't think too much when picking this one up. It was on sale and I figured the oils wouldn't damage my hair so much.For reference I have medium thickness curly hair with frizz if I don't treat it right. After eliminating silicones and sulfates it has been very soft and manageable. Overall this product I find is mediocre. I got scared reading all the negative reviews about it drying out hair so I used an extremely generous amount of the included conditioner and a generous amount of post shower oil. It still feels a little stiff though.Pros:Didn't stain my scalp or skingood black colour, good coverageCons:Seems really damaging to hair (counterintuitive to what the box would have you believe)bad developer bottle designMy gloves had a hole in one of the fingersREALLY hard to rinse out. Thought I got it all after standing under the shower for ~10 minutes and a cold rinse but still managed to stain my towel.ETA: Downgraded to 1 because this absolutely fried my hair. I'm naturally frizz prone so I thought it might have been that, but my hair has been crunch for days. Colour seems to have faded from my temples. Would not recommend.ETA PART TWO: Honestly if I could give this stuff negative stars I would. My hair is no longer crunchy thanks to masques but the colour has faded like crazy. Unless you're looking to damage your hair for pretty much no reason do not purchase.
on 9/2/2015 5:03:00 PM
More reviews by HeatherTW
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have died my hair at home several times and a range of colours over the years and have always tended to use Loreal dyes because they have the largest choice of colours. My hair was light brown but I was starting to get a little bored and wanted to go back to red which I have been several times before. I picked up a box of garnier Olia in intense red as I loved the colour that was on the box. I thought it would be similar to other dyes I'd used before - I was so wrong!The colour is really easy to prepare and smells a lot better than any other colours I've used. I really disliked the bottle as it was so round. I tend to roll the mixture like a rolling pin as well as shaking it and it was not possible with this bottle.The dye was easy to apply, you apply on dry hair and although the texture is quite runny, it didn't drip. My hair is medium thickness and shoulder length. I'm used to using just one box of dye and although my whole head was covered I didn't feel like there was as much mixture as I'm used to.While I was rinsing off the dye and applying the conditioner, I felt that the texture of my hair was a lot rougher than usual and felt knotted. Once I'd blowdried my hair the results were horrendous! My hair felt and looked dry. The colour was patchy and ranged from bright red, pinky to dull reddish brown. All of the shine was gone and despite rinsing for ages there were a couple of strange oily sections -Not sure if this was the oils in the dye or the conditioner. I am no colouring expert but I've coloured my hair loads of times and have never seen anything like it. I wish I had checked the reviews first!In the end I stripped a lot of the colour out with clarifying shampoo and did a conditioning treatment the next day. A fewdays later I then used a loreal preference colour (dark red) over the top. This covered it really well and gave me an even colour - thank goodness!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/1/2015 8:57:00 PM
More reviews by Anna1208
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I've been colouring my hair for over 10 years now, and I've always been very adventurous with my hair- from bright red to bleach blonde, and everything in between. Black is my default colour when I want something more calm and professional. Last week I had an event to go to and needed to colour my hair, mostly the roots. When I colour my hair black, I always do it at home by myself with professional hair dye, but that day I ran out and had to go to the drug store. Remembering the commercial, I chose Olia. I put the mixture for 20 minutes on my roots and then 10 more minutes on the length and rinsed. When I dried my hair, I was in total shock. My hair was fried. I've never had such damaged hair, even when I bleached it. The next day I went to my hairdresser and she couldn't believe that the hair dye did that. She treated my hair with all that she could, but at the end she said that I have no choice but to cut it short, otherwise it will just break on its own. I'm still shocked that it happened, at a time when I was trying to grow my hair longer- now I have to get a bob again to get rid of the damage. DO NOT USE THIS! This is by far the worst thing that eve happened to my hair.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/29/2015 12:51:00 AM
More reviews by Broni1
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This was the first time I had dyed my hair in about 2 years. I bought two boxes of the intense copper as my hair is on the longer side and a bit thicker. After putting in and getting all of my hair covered a waited the suggested time. When I was rinsing my hair per instructions I found it difficult, it felt like wax had dried and set in my hair. Once I was out of the shower I immediately noticed my roots were the colour on the box but as I dried my hair I realised this is where it stopped. My hair is now extremely patchy my roots and ends are the right colour but all in between is either darker copper or no colour at all it looks like a toddler tried to dye my hair. Very disappointed as I have never had a problem dying my hair before now and have now wasted my money.
on 8/16/2015 6:57:00 PM
More reviews by nigenasai
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse
I have thick hair, and the strands are a bit coarser than medium or average hair, but not exactly coarse hair. Moving on, the scent is pleasant and i find no need to ventilate the smell or anything. I purchased this is Light Garnet Red 6.65. I did have red hair previous in before but it faded (red hair tends to fade fast, so use no sulfate shampoos and conditioners!). I had about a dark orangey copper tone, not light, but a darker version. As i was dying my hair i noticed that it was hard to destribute actually, maybe the bottle was too big for my hands. The color when i applied it was sticky, almost like an elmers glue consitensy. The color looked burgandy when i started applying it, so i got a bit worried. On my roots the color showes up red but everywhere else was burgandy (which is about how it goes cause roots are hot and the ends are mainly harder to dye). I actually left it on for 40 mins so the hair could be penetrated. Anyways, my hair turned out actually a shade level darker which was unsatisfying since it was a level 6. The color did have a bit of a cooler undertone, but it was still red, but not a bright red. It sucked cause my hair was so much lighter and this made it darker. The next day i showered with no sulfates, and when i came out roots and mid hair area was just 1 shade lighter warm brown. But my ends were still that dark-medium red. I was really unsatisfied with this product.
on 8/14/2015 3:49:00 PM
More reviews by yungadubz
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
to the idiot that complained about her burning scalp, that's why they tell you to do a patch test.....they're not liable for your stupidity and lack of reading comprehension skills as they clearly warn you AND provide a step by step process on how to do a skin allergy test 48 hrs before application. They don't owe you anything.
on 8/6/2015 6:04:00 PM
More reviews by LeeRahman
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
It's a nice colour but seriously it washed out after like 3 washes so therefore it is not permanent!!!!
on 8/5/2015 6:45:00 PM
More reviews by fickett36
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I purchased garnier olia hair cooring, This product is the worst hair color I have ever purchased! Just braught and tried this out today the dark intense auburn. It made my scalp burn and my hair was falling out in clumps in the shower while I was rinsing it out. And the color never stops running, I have rinsed it out 5 times and the color still runs, it has stained my shirts and my towels. My scalp is still sore and burning like hell. I will never use this product again. Tried calling to complain and they won't return my calls. I don't recommend this to anyone unless you want your hair to fall all out
on 8/4/2015 10:47:00 PM
More reviews by jesseeboo
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I always do my hair black it is naturally curly. The color I got was black it was not as black as I would like. It certaintly didnt last long I would say it lasted 20 days with me only washing my hair once a week. ......it should've lasted much longer and it did a lousy job covering grays. Fyi. I had to use black mascara to fill in the grays. No would not recommend
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