Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Colour 7.40 Intense Copper
Goods and Bads really
So first off, the no ammonia is lovely, as it doesn't have a horrible smell, it actually smells quite nice and application was quite easy, but I don't know whether its just my hair, but for me this really didn't work. I've been dying my hair ginger for years and thought this colour was gorgeous, however it didn't take to my light brown roots at all, and has left my hair feeling greasy and horrible.
I won't be using it again, however other people seem to have nothing but praise so, maybe it was just a dud or something
29 April 2014
Delivered on almost all promises
I've been dyeing my hair for about five year now; bleaching it blonde for four, red/ginger for one. As a result, my hair is dryer than straw on a sunny day in the sahara desert. It was in desperate need of some compensation. So, I took the risk that most home-hair-dyers will be familiar with and switched from my regular dye to this, based on its seemingly bold claims of improved hair condition. I've got to say, I'm pleasantly surprised (and relieved).
Application is much like any other home-dye; roots first, then whack the rest on. I tend not to use the applicator bottles that get provided, and I'm glad I didn't attempt it with this one. The large tear-drop shaped bottle would have become slippery very quickly, and I doubt I would have been able to stop it from hitting the floor and making a mess. Additionally, the advice in the instructions to shove the bottle into a hole made in the side of the (now empty) box to 'keep it steady' sounded like a recipe for disaster too.
Once you've got the fiddly roots done, putting the rest on is really easy, easier than I've found with other dyes, it very much felt like it was really coating my hair. However, I definitely stretched out the product, and my hair is only just past shoulder length. If you have long or very thick hair, you'll probably need another bottle.
A further claim, that it didn't smell, was also proven to be true. I wouldn't say it was a 'sensorial experience', but it didn't sting my eyes and nose like normal, so that's an improvement.
After washing everything out and letting it dry, I was met with an incredibly bright ginger red colour. Which I suppose is nice, however I wasn't expecting it to be quite this ginger. According to the colour prediction picture on the box, my naturally dark brown hair should have turned a darker shade of ginge'. Not the case, apparently. But I do quite like it; think Christina Hendricks, or Hayley Williams. The back has turned out a bit patchy, but that's probably just the result of having a lot of hair and the fact that it's on the back of my head and therefore hard to see. My hair does definitely feel softer and less brittle, I'm potentially a convert to this brand.
28 October 2013
I find with many red hair dye's that coverage is an issue (as in my roots always turn a different colour to the rest of my hair as my natural colour is lighter). This product has 100% coverage and made my hair look in better condition. By far the best copper hair dye I have ever used!
03 July 2014