Garnier Olia

2.5

399 reviews

36% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Colorant: Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Aqua/Water/Eau, Ethanolamine, Steareth-20, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Polysorbate 21, Toluene-2,5-Diamine, Steareth-2, Resorcinol, Parfum/Fragrance, M-Aminophenol, 2,4-Diaminophenoxyethanol Hcl, Sodium Metabisulfite, N,N-Bis(2-Hydroxyethyl)-P-Phenylenediamine Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Edta, Polyquaternium-67, Hydroxybenzomorpholine, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil/Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata/Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Thioglycerin.After Color Conditioner: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Amodimethicone, Parfum/Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trideceth-6, Citric Acid, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Cetrimonium Chloride.Developer: Aqua/Water/Eau, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Steareth-20, Peg-4 Rapeseedamide, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-6, Hexadimethrine Chloride, Tocopherol, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Phosphoric Acid.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I soooo wanted to love this product, however I can't say that I did. The idea of an oil in your hair color sounded very appealing. How could it not? Conditioning while coloring all in one all for less than $10! Quite honestly I feel like I get better results with my favorite Revlon Colorsilk that I purchase for around $3 at my local Target. The applicator bottle for the Olia is shaped like an oval which slipped out of my gloved hand while trying to apply resulting in hair color splattered all over my bathroom counter so in addition to application time, be sure to add in cleanup time to the process as I've read that this is a fairly common occurrence while using this product. Overall Garner Olia is just okay for the actual color and product, however I don't think that I will repurchase it when I know that I can get better (and less messy) results from my Revlon Colorsilk at less than half the time and price.

Check out my review (along with many others) on youtube!






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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Hair stylists will kill me for loving box dye. I'm too busy to sit 6.5 hours in a salon for the works. The packaging is uber amazing. I've used box dyes in the past and the gloves were awful and thin. Barely protecting your hands. This is no fuss hair color in a box. Highlights and lowlights I'll occasionally splurge at a salon. I would be silly to think my dyed light brown hair will be honey blonde by way of box dye.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Reviewing "Darkest Brown" shade 3.0.

I hadn't dyed my hair in years, but then I had an existential crisis and decided to dye my hair because why not.
I was browsing the hair dye aisle at the supermarket and I saw this product. I've seen the commercials, and I figured that oil = healthy hair, so I went ahead and bought two boxes of "darkest brown", shade 3.0, which is about two shades darker than my natural hair.
I honestly liked the bulb-shape applicator bottle. It fit nicely into my hand. The mixing instructions were very clear, and the gloves were decent-quality.
I wouldn't go so far as to say it smelled good, but it wasn't horrible. I couldn't detect any ammonia smell and it didn't burn my eyes or my scalp.
It had a workable consistency to it. It didn't drip but it was easy to work through my hair.
After the instructed 30 minutes, I rinsed it out. It actually rinsed out easily and I had minimal "bleeding" on my towel.
After rinsing it out, everything went downhill. Sure, the color is great. It's rich, it's dark, it's what I wanted. But my hair itself...it's fried. The after-color conditioner? It's a joke. It made my hair not as tangled, but it still remained crispy. I've been being extra gentle with my hair in hopes that it will recover. In the past when I used to dye my hair regularly, I used cheap hair dye, like $4 per box cheap and it didn't damage my hair as much as this dye did.

Pros

Reasonably priced
Good color
Workable consistency
Mild smell, no eye burning
Applicator bottle is nice

Cons
Hair is fried
So very very very fried

Please, just think of your hair and don't subject it to this torture.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Well, after much cajoling by L'oreal who owns Garnier I was sent some new shades to try 5.9 and 6.9. The new brunette cool bronze's shades.

This colour line is the same oil powered technology of Loreal prodigy. Lets just say I was not at all impressed with the coverage or the tenacity. Like i have said before all drugstore hair colorants are not pigment rich. If you have white hair above 25% you will not get the opacity of coverage or the colour tenacity.

L'oreal professionals salon colour line Inoa and Inoa supreme are so called ammonia free however they utilise a similar no odour alkaline chemical EMA which swells the hair fibre to enable the colour molecules into the hair cortex.

The only thing thats good about Olia is that if you don't like the colour result or lack off you won't have to worry about stripping it out, several shampoo's and its faded out.






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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This stuff left my hair in terrible condition. But first we'll start with the bottle design. The applicator is an egg shape. When you get the product on your hands and try to squeeze the bottle it slips out of them. Poorly designed. My applicator tip also got clogged.
As I was washing it out in the shower I noticed my hair felt dry and very clumpy. Oh well, that's what the conditioner they give you is for, right? Well it helped with the texture and tangles but my hair still felt dry. First couple of days were OK but I noticed my hair looking dry and stringy about day 3. Skip to a week later and my hair is so dry, stringy and breaking every time I brush it I thought I needed vitamins. It never occurred to me it was the Olia that did this until I saw the reviews here.
The color turned out great but it killed my hair. And I've been coloring my hair at home for 20 years (I'm a natural blonde so any blonde color will work in my hair) The only time my hair was this fried from coloring was when it pulled ot through a cap and used bleach but didn't read the directions and just rinsed it out when I was supposed to shampoo it out.
Been about 3 weeks and I'm getting a different brand and coloring my hair to see if I can't soften it up some.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I decided to try this product because it was amonia free, and I hate the smell of normal hair dyes. I used the colour chocolate brown ? about a month ago and the colour is still going strong- it hasn't faded like other hair dyes have with my hair. I dislike the shape of the bottle- nearly dropped it a few times. Another dislike is in the instructions it could be a little clearer when talking about rinsing out the dye, I know to use luke warm water when rinsing out hair dye as I have used home dyes before, but what about those that haven't done it before and don't know to use luke warm water ? Cute packaging, like the pop out on the back to place the bottle in to prevent it tipping over or getting product everywhere when preparing the dye. The conditioner worked really well and smelt lovely.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

MAGIC!


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

As a person who dyes my hair a lot I'm fairly experienced with home dye so I knew what to expect. Box was lovely, the way the developer and the colour tube was packaged worked really well however the applicator bottle was hard to use as the shape meant a loss of grip when squeezing. I have very short thick hair so I bought two boxes. One box only covered half my hair. The product was runny, not drip free like stated but very hard to spread through hair. It felt like I hadn't put enough on even though I'd saturated my hair.

Fast forward 30 minutes, and I followed the instructions to rinse out and my hair felt incredibly dry and knotty but after a little conditioning it's healthier. After drying the colour result is exactly what I was after, just a lightening on my brown hair.

Would recommend as the colours are lovely and smells fab.
10.0 very light blonde box


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

So the hairdresser messed up my hair and it turned dark brown, i wanted dark blonde. I choose the number 7 from this hair company and it turned a half shade lighter. Its a sort of chocolate brown and milk chocolate in the light. My boyfriend think its a bit lighter but im not so sure as im super paranoid about my hair color now that got way too dark at the hairdresser and wants to make me feel better hehe. Get the lightest color if you want to lighten it up as one-two shades lighter wont do the job...

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

My absolute favorite hair dye! Best I've ever used. Last long, rinses out easy, and has no strong smell. I love this!!


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