Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Colour 6.60 Intense Red
Picked this up because the colour looked gorgeous on the adverts but I had trouble from the beginning. When shaking the bottle to mix the product, the snap-cap came off, making dye fly all over my carpet and bedsheets! GRRR!! When applying the dye, the applicator bottle kept slipping out of my hand and isn't very comfortable to hold. The dye made my hair feel very matted and difficult to rub in and during the 30min waiting time, turned oily looking and felt as though it was slowly pouring down my head. AFTER- The colour hasn't taken very well, is very patchy in parts and doesnt feel at all conditioned. Have used Garnier products before but never will again. Very disappointed and will be sticking with Schwarzkopf Live from now on.
24 October 2012
Oh dear, I had a chin length curly bob and I have very thin hair, I needed two bottles of dye! When it came to using the conditioner I could tell it was poor quality, when it came to brushing my hair this was actually impossible and my partner had to razor the ends of my hair. When we looked at the cut areas my hair was actually 'glued' together. This was on previously undyed hair, and I have never used anything like henna, chemicals for a perm etc.
I was dying natural red hair, when I dried my hair not only was it significantly shorter due to having to cut it, but it was purple, not a hint or purple, but pure purple. All the tubes had the correct numbers on in the box and I did a skin test 48 hours before, but obviously that doesn't reveal that colour you will actually get.
Due to how much this dye has destroyed my hair I have had to have a pixie cut (which looks hideous) and I have to keep this vile purple colour until my hair is healthy enough to take a professional dye.
21 October 2012
Gives highlights, not colour
I have dark blond/light chestnut hair with shatush. I tried this colour because I love red hair. The application is fairly easy, I poured a little from the bottle and then spread it with a flat brush. I have mid-back long and very full hair and one bottle was more than enough, even though I do not have many grey hair, so I did not need a perfectly spotless application. Anyway, the product was easy to prepare, the smell was pleasant and I didn't find it runny. Even the spots on the skin were easy to remove. What disappointed me was the final result: on the box it shows samples of before and after and even on very dark hair it shows a vibrant red shade. That is not true. I now have pretty red highlights and under direct sunlight my hair looks dark red, but it is not nearly as intense as pictured. I would recommend this product to someone who is not looking for a dramatic change of colour, because if you have dark hair the change is going to be very subtle. Still it is undoubtedly a good product and after using the conditioner included in the package my hair is wonderfully soft and smooth, almost as if I had blow-dried it with a round brush.
29 November 2013