Sunday, 28 February 2016

REVIEW: Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Colour - Best in Beauty 2015

I first tried Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Colour when it was released in 2013, and loved it - with no ammonia, no stinky smell, and a high oil content, this was the home dyeing kit I'd been waiting for. My penchant for fire engine red hair got the better of me though, and with only one clear red in the range that was too dark for me, I switched back to my usual brand. But then a box of Olia Very Light Blonde(!) arrived in my beautyheaven Best in Beauty 2015 prize pack, and it started me thinking...

...time for a change - how about a new lighter colour? And as fate would have it, another part of the BIB prize got me there quite by chance (you can read about it here), and in the space of one afternoon, I became a copper babe. Well it just so happens that there's a stunning copper in the Olia range (7.40 Intense Copper), and that's one of the products I'm using to keep my new tresses looking fresh and vital...


I used the copper to dye my white roots, and then experimented with mixing the Very Light Blonde with what was left of the copper concotion, and applied it all over for 10 minutes - turned out to be just the ticket to prevent the ends turning out too dark or orangey, and both roots and lengths were blended with no tide mark - woo hoo! I've done this combo twice now, and it's perfect  Who new? 

Anyways I'm thrilled to be back in Olia land, and I bet my scalp is breathing a sigh of relief. This really is a gentle yet effective option for home dyers - everything you need is in the kit, it's super easy to apply (with no drips), it smells fresh and florally, and leaves my hair even softer and more manageable than before...


Here's the blurb from the box, front and back...


The instructions are a snap to follow, and the whole process takes me 45 minutes max.  There's also a perforated circle on the back of the pack which you punch out, and it holds the mixer bottle steady while you're dispensing the developer cream and the colourant - clever. You can bet I'll be stocking up whenever I see this range on special, which seem to be fairly often at Coles 

Do you colour your hair at home, and if so, have you tried Garnier Olia?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. I've linked this post to Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party 

11 comments:

  1. I haven't done a home colour since my teens - I get it done at the hairdressers. It's my little treat though since I DIY just about everything else beauty related.

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    1. Good on you Shell for treating yourself! Believe me I would too only my regrowth happens so fast, and I simply couldn't afford to go the salon every two weeks, nor would I have the time, so this is the best option for me - thank goodness someone makes something gentle enough for my frequent applications ♥

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  2. A hair dye that smells fresh and florally! Wow, that's so refreshing from the normal hair dye stenches! You look good with copper tresses!

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    1. Yes it's quite amazing Ingrid - some brands try to change the smell, but it's like a cover-up and I can always still detect the chemicals. But not this formula - it makes a nice change ♥

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  3. Your hair looks amazing. So shiney. I love the fresh dye look. Sounds like a nice hair dye to use considering it doesn't stink lol

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    1. Hey Louise, thanks hon - yes there's a pretty good gloss happening, and my hair feels nice and soft. The absence of pong is a bonus when you colour your hair as often as I do xxx

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  4. I do colour at home, but haven't tried this one. The results look great and how clever of you to mix them together! :)

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    1. Worth a go Di - it's quite often on special for $10 at the supermarket. As for mixing, I rarely find exactly the colour I want off the shelf, and it always seems to work ok so long as I use the same brand ♥

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  5. You and your new hair colour look fabulous!! Really great job! xo

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    1. Thanks so much hon - I'm still deciding what colour to stick with! These days there's so many choices hey xxx

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    2. Thanks so much hon - I'm still deciding what colour to stick with! These days there's so many choices hey xxx

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