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Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Hair Color

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Not true to color

3

I've used this product before a long time ago. Then recently I was selected to test it and I said sure why not. Immediately after I tested it I was reminded why I don't normally use this brand of hair color. The color is not true at all. I have light to medium brown hair and the color I selected was Medium Royal Amethyst. There was nothing purple about this color whatsoever. I mildly reddish tone appeared and even that is a stretch. It actually darkened my hair too. That being said the dye itself is pretty gentle overall. Perhaps too gentle. The box also lists this as a "bold" color and I totally disagree. I wouldn't mind going bolder. Anyway it doesn't look back but it's not the intended color I was going for. Garnier definitely needs to tweak the formula.

New York

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Not my first time using but will be my last

3

I've used this product before a long time ago. Then recently I was selected to test it and I said sure why not. Immediately after I tested it I was reminded why I don't normally use this brand of hair color. The color is not true at all. I have light to medium brown hair and the color I selected was Medium Royal Amethyst. There was nothing purple about this color whatsoever. I mildly reddish tone appeared and even that is a stretch. It actually darkened my hair too. That being said the dye itself is pretty gentle overall. Perhaps too gentle. The box also lists this as a "bold" color and I totally disagree. I wouldn't mind going bolder. Anyway it doesn't look back but it's not the intended color I was going for. Garnier definitely needs to tweak the formula.

New York, NY

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Awesome color

5

I absolutely love this product. I have salt and pepper hair and I chose dark brown to match my natural color. It doesn't smell bad like others I've used. Application was quick and easy. It's been 4 weeks and my color has not faded. I can't wait to touch up my roots. My new favorite.

Coldwater, Ms

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Favorite by far

5

I love this product it don't take forever and a day to get the coloring done, very low odor and the coverage of color for even long hair like mine is excellent. Would and have bought this again.

Westland, MI

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Wonderful for my hair

5

I love how great this makes my hair look. It does not leave my hair dry or brittle. It covers my grays completely. The color is rich and looks professional. My results lasted about 12 weeks before I could tell that my new growth was coming in. It has a pleasant scent and is not messy at all, compared to other at home dyes that I have used. My color looks like I went to the salon only I saved a ton of money and did it at home :)

Arkansas

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I switched to salon color and RAN BACK TO OLIA!!!

5

I LOVE, LOVE & LOVE Garnier's Olia! I product tested it a few years ago and am now a loyal customer. My bff even changed her brand from Revlon to Olia!

New York

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Go to a salon!

1

I used the Garnier Olia Darkest brown box. My hair was blonde when i used this brand I bought two boxes to make sure I got full coverage and after all was set and done my hair was indeed soft and had nice color. Fast forward to about a week later and my hair was horrible! I was using color treated shampoo salon brand and my using hair products and my hair was not only breaking but turning green. Now maybe the green color came from the outcome of going from blonde to brown who knows....but the condition my hair was in was awful it just kept breaking even if it was no tangled i do not recommend this brand at all!

Angiee

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Leaves a beautiful color and my hair feeling healthy

4

Olia hair color is gentle and leaves a beautiful color the only problem is i went with more vivid color like burgundys and reds and im not going to lie the color faded and made me slightly disappointed my burgundy turned into an auburn red. and my red turned to a chestnut brown almost. However with this being said that means it doesnt stain hair or damage it which is amazing because i love to style and change my hair quite frequently and using olia makes this easier

Pittston,Pa

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It is okay but not quite "true to color"

3

I have light blonde hair (from a bottle), my natural color is dark blonde/very light brown (so my roots). Let me start off by saying the product scared me to death before I even started. When I put the mix in the bottle it was Orange. I bought Light Pearl Blonde so I was concerned. Not like a dark or bright orange but a Sherbet Orange. I don't mind "wild" hair color so I decided to just go ahead with it. It was easy to apply and had a pleasant scent. I am so used to choking in the bathroom because of the smell of most hair dyes but this one barely had a scent at all. It worked like all the rest except it wasn't as "bright" in my hair as I was waiting. Last time that happened I ended up with Mousy Brown hair (not fun when you are going for blonde). Thankfully this one didn't do that but it still wasn't "light pearl blonde". My hair came out closer to my natural color which isn't a bad color but wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I want to like it because I love not smelling like I just dyed my hair. And while it isn't terrible, it isn't as nearly as good as the one I normally use. Yes it did a decent job on my roots and blending but I did my hair 3 days ago and this morning I say my signature 5 or 6 gray hairs poking above the rest. The dye had no affect on them. Since my hair is blonde others can't really tell but I can tell. So while its an okay product I wont use it again because the color is much darker than what you think you are buying and it doesn't do anything to gray hairs.

LaPlace, LA

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Garnier's Olia Hair Color is no good

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I have now tried Garnier's Olia Permanent Hair Color . . . or so it states. I have found both times my hair color seems to fade rather quickly. I do not like the color coverage on my grey roots what so ever. They look brassy, and not colored with the color that I thought I purchased. This is not a hair coloring kit that I will ever purchase again after two tries and still don't like it.

Mesa, AZ

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