After a previous review of Garnier Olia hair colour (With an undesirable result) last year I decided to try it again today in a medium brown shade. I filmed this review, so I could talk through different aspects of it, things you often miss in a written review.
Here is a little information about Garnier Olia Hair Colour…
Olia is the first oil-powered permanent home hair colour. A technology breakthrough, it means that for the first time in home colour, oil does more than condition; it actually boosts the colouring process. With 60% oils**, including natural flower oils.
The results –
1Maximum colour performance – even without ammonia, a vivid permanent colour & perfect grey coverage
2Improves the visible quality of hair – hair feels 35% softer, 17% shinier***
3A new sensorial experience – with a delicate floral fragrance, a non-drip texture and optimal scalp comfort.
Unlike almost all colours I have ever used that are available at pharmacies/drugstores (Not a wholesalers), the Garnier Olia comes with an individual tube containing the developer. The mixing bottle is empty and you have to put the developer and colourant from the tube into the bottle.
As these pictures aren’t always on the web, I ALWAYS include the shade predictions in my posts as these are often what I want to see.
Overall, I like the colour and feel this was much better the second time round. I still would NEVER use 7.13 (Review here) again, as the results were too ashy on my hair and shouldn’t have been. However, 5.0 Brown was a straight brown colour with no secondary tone and has worked marvellously on my dark blonde/light brown gold toned hair, leaving me with a golden medium brown. The colour looks good and even. My hair is glossy, smooth and feels conditioned too. I recommend this hair colour, but would still steer clear of the 7.13 shade.
Please note – I felt in the video it looked slightly ashy compared to in real lifeso I have included a photo below taken in better light with my camera.
The Garnier Olia hair colourants are priced at £6.99 in Boots and Superdrug (Although often on offer, so keep a look out and shop around).