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on 11/22/2015 4:15:00 AM
More reviews by GlitterDoughnuts
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
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.
on 11/21/2015 5:22:00 AM
More reviews by CjBursch
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
on 11/18/2015 7:35:00 PM
More reviews by pizzafriedrice
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
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
on 11/16/2015 4:57:00 PM
More reviews by Mintpink
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
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...
on 11/14/2015 5:28:00 AM
More reviews by glassofwater
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
My absolute favorite hair dye! Best I've ever used. Last long, rinses out easy, and has no strong smell. I love this!!
on 11/11/2015 7:06:00 AM
More reviews by MysticDrifter
Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
Horrible, horrible product. It's definitely the worst hair colourant I've ever used and I've been colouring my hair for almost 15 years! I've heard and read so many negative reviews about it but I thought I should try it out myself - probably not the wisest decision made.Costs of curiosity:1. It's not easy to get an even distribution of colour. The colour came out slightly patchy even though I carefully applied them with a hair dye comb (and my friends did warn me about this).2. It's very difficult to rinse out the colour. I think I rinsed my hair under running water for almost half an hour, and three weeks after that, I still get colour on my hair towel. Obviously, colour on my hair faded within a month.3. It dries out my hair A LOT, and I never had problems with hair drying out whether it's perm or colour or blow dry. These days I have to double the amount of conditioner and can't do without hair serum every day.4. Hair fall. I'm definitely losing more hair after each shampooing.So much for being curious. It's supposed to be a gentle and "better" hair dye without ammonia. What a shame! I would avoid at all costs.
on 10/15/2015 2:25:00 PM
More reviews by annabee87
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I'm not so sure why there are so many negative reviews for this product! I guess for those who it works for, it works REALLY well...and for the rest, it just either doesn't work at all or not as well as they had hoped. Let me start off by saying, I have dyed my hair 5 times within the past month because of complications from a dye job gone wrong at the salon (yes, a professional screwed up my hair SO bad that it ended up turning GREEN!!) So, I tried 4 other dyes (all different brands) to correct the color (including a red to counteract the green) but nothing stayed in my hair... I finally had it and decided to go back to brown, so I called the Garnier product consultant number I found on their website and they recommended Olia 5.0 Medium Brown after hearing my story so I bought it at CVS that night. Everything was easy to put together and mix the color and developer. Only thing I will say is the applicator bottle is a bit of an odd shape...it is a bit hard to use if you have small hands like me. Anyway, I didn't find that the product felt super oily or heavy...to me it felt pretty similar to regular dye but it didn't smell as bad or cause my eyes to tear up because it doesn't have any ammonia. The thing I will say about this dye (as with any dye), make sure ALL your hair is saturated and there are no dry spots or patches because that is how your missed spots and patchyness occurs...so be mindful of that, if you can't get the back of your head ask a friend to do it for you! I used the whole bottle and made sure my hair was fully saturated with the dye. Left it on an additional 10 minutes then what the instructions said and washed it out. After washing and putting in a leave in conditioner I let it air dry and combed it out. It was extremely soft and silky and manageable, I didn't have any issues with my hair feeling dry or brittle...on the contrary it actually felt better than before dying it. The color is magnificent, it blended perfectly with the red I had left in my hair to create a dark brown with a hint of auburn. I LOVE it. I have washed my hair twice since dying it with Olia and have not noticed any fading. Make sure you use a color specific shampoo and conditioner and that should help those of you who experience your color fading quicker than 4-6 weeks. If you have brown hair like me I would highly highly recommend the Brilliant Brunette line by John Frieda or Redken Color Extend. Over all, I am very happy with my experience in using Garnier Olia 5.0 (I can't attest for any other colors though). I know that I will be re-dying my hair with this in a month or so when my roots start to show or color starts to fade.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/29/2015 12:04:00 PM
More reviews by kathcoll06
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
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.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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!
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