Garnier Olia

Garnier Olia

2.5

421 reviews

37% 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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on 11/6/2018 7:27:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have mid-length, "mousey" brown hair with a bit of grey starting. I've had a bit of experience with different home hair colouring brands, and after growing my roots out to chin length, decided to try out this brand in Bold Rose Gold. Results were not consistent, which I'd never experienced with home hair colour before - I find that usually the results are more uniform, however saturated (or not) the final results may be. At least it blends in, and sort of looks natural. It didn't stick to the grey I have at all, which is to be expected (I'm around 15% grey). It did give a nice subtle rose colour where it did hold, and the colour really held to about 60% of my hair. It's far from a bright, bold result though. The tips of my hair still had some of an older bleach job on them, and the results were much more of a bright rose colour there. So I think for this colour to give bold results, it's best if your hair is bleached to begin with, that's my tip.



on 9/22/2018 12:10:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I wanted to go back dark and had mad CVS rewards for this — this in soft black and also I got Natural Instincts midnight black. I’m fair and rosy and old 39.5 years; nw15; natural color dark brown. Bleach was eating my hair alive and I want my dark brown/soft black bob back w no ammonia. I also will retry henna & indigo if I decide I permanently want this color. Since I went from blonde I filled with orange, started w this ammonia free perm color so it sticks and will retouch with the natural instincts and/or hendigo. (But can color oops this out just in case). It seems though now that reading reviews I should’ve went straight to natural instincts midnight. I called the hotline it’s 20 volume developer with soft black.

Anyway, I gave 4 stars although I did love the color and shine. Deducted one for amount given (barely enough for my pixie!) and for the inane shape of the bottle which gets slippery as you use it and shoots across the room like a crazy staining ink cartoon dart of blackness. Omg please rethink this bottle Garnier! It’s so un-user friendly it’s CRAZYYY

To sum up, I will not buy this again. Definitely going with natural instincts which is lower developer deposit only and reviewers say lasts longer than perm dyes with even less damage and more shine!!! Please pour contents in a bowl and use brush. Do not use that stupid bulbous bottle!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Very annoyed with this hair dye, i used it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, never had any problems with any other brand but this one is awful.
I dyed it black, there was very little hair dye in the box which barely covered 1/4 of my hair. I always make sure i get the permanent hair dye and after washing my hair a few times its patchy with my natural colour coming through is random spots. I cant afford anymore dye since i already had to buy 4 bottles, my hair now feels awful and is falling out so cant even dye over with another brand.
So to sum up : its not permanent, my hair is destroyed and falling out, price is not worth it. I will NEVER use this brand again. Waste of time and money. Also on the box its advertised 'covers full head' my hair is down to my shoulders and never covered it, not even close.

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on 8/2/2018 8:00:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have been using Olia since it came out and have been consistently happy with it, until the last six months. The previous box that I used contained half the product in both the colourant and the activator, and with the one I used today, the applicator bottle was faulty. It seemed as normal but as I was applying it I realized that the applicator top was not screwed on securely so the mixture was leaking out all over my hands and bathroom counter. I tried several times to re-screw the top onto the bottle with no luck - it kept leaking. Eventually I had to just remove it and pour it into my hands to apply. What is up lately with this product??? If I have additional issues the next time I will have to switch to something else..


on 1/31/2018 1:46:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I previously used Revlon Colorsilk, but their buttercream formulas became hard to find and the new formulas dried out my hair. Since Colorsilk did not contain ammonia, I thought I would try Olia. First, Med Pearl Blonde=good result; Med blonde=good result; Dark blonde=disaster. I am now a brunette! I really hope this color fades fast because it looks NOTHING like the picture on the box and is very ashey. I wish I would have gone with the new Rose Gold color instead, but I was afraid it would look pinkish. Don't know if I'd buy this product again, but definitely NOT this shade!


on 11/24/2017 10:32:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I used this instead of one of the Garnier Ultra colours following a bad experience with it. Both fried my hair and not only came out in the rain onto my clothes following several washes it also went onto a hotel's white towels and while still damp the hotel's white bedding. My hair was left in incredibly bad condition. The colour itself started off OK but faded to a horrible red. I told Garnier on Facebook and they asked me to privately message instead! I emailed them and received no reply. I will never buy Garnier hair colour again.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've use Garnier products before. This was 5.0 Brown. The applicator bottle was such a strange shape it was very difficult to hang onto while applying. In addition having to add the developer yourself seems like a waste of containers. My hair is medium long and I was surprised that I did not have enough product to properly cover my hair. Very disappointed.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love this product. I used to be a hairdresser back in the day and usually still buy my goldwell hair colour from the salon wholesalers but on a whim i picked this up in golden ash blonde. Its gorgeous. Hair feels better than when I colour it with goldewell. As with all hair colours, if you have long hair buy 2 boxes, if extremely long, buy three (if using as a full head colour and not just roots) otherwise you will get a patchy colour as all the hair wont be saturated enough. I do my roots and leave on for 20 mins before applying to my whole head otherwise the ends go darker. I find if i use a box colour I have ro not wash my hair for about 3 days otherwise it fades too fast. I did this with olia and although i’ve had a bit of fading (as you do will all colours) its been minimal. If you are using a red shade, this will fade much faster, this is true for all brands, red just fades faster than any other colour. Im sticking with this colour from now on and hope they never stop making it.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Other

Eyes: Green

Garnier Whole Blends Olive leave in conditioner I love this stuff. This has replaced My Paul Mitchel leave in that I have used for decades. Please don't quit making it.


on 7/26/2017 3:06:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

Bought Olia's Dark Garnet (red shade) colour and hadn't researched the brand at all before use. I am happy I hadn't read these reviews before trying Olia as it came out 100 times better than I could have ever expected. Alot of these reviews complain about the application bottle being hard to use, and I can understand that if you are using the gloves that come with the product it may slip from your hands easily, but I always make sure to have my own silicone gloves handy when dying my hair as they fit better and don't feel like you're wearing a sandwich bag on your hands! So maybe this will help anybody having that problem in the future when dying hair because most of the gloves supplied with box dyes are generally quite terrible! :)

I found the colour itself very easy to put on, smells great and is creamy which makes it easy to spread. I have naturally medium brown hair which has been dyed, bleached and very damaged over time (but is alot better now from various treatments and regular trims!) and was worried how the red tones would come out but I was absolutely delighted to be honest! Rich, vibrant colour even when wet. After drying, my hair felt smooth, soft and looked shiney and I hadn't even used the conditioner that came with it (as I unfortunately misplaced it somehow!) I found this to be a great product (although, it may tangle when rinsing if you have curly hair like myself.) So definitely pile on the conditioner! :)

A great thing I found is that I actually had too much product! It doesn't seem it when you first mix the colour, but there is quite alot in the bottle I found, for me anyway with medium-length hair.

One negative thing I must say about this product is that I'm finding the colour runs after almost every wash. I have only had the colour in for 2 weeks now and it has already begun to fade. I would expect alot more for such a top quality dye in every other area, but I suppose nothing can be perfect! In saying this, I would definitely 100% use this product again. The colour came out beautiful, even better than expected. Maybe I will try leaving the colour in for a little longer next time and see if it lasts a greater period of time.

Thanks to anyone who read my big, long review. Hope it was helpful!

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