Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Colour 3.0 Soft Black
Lovely looking hair colour
I haven't dyed my hair in a while, mainly due to hating the smell of most hair dyes on the market. As this one is uses oil technology I thought I would give it a go and I'm glad that I did. There was no nasty smell and the colour has come out lovely. I find that using dark hair colours they can turn black straight away and then the true colour comes out after a few washes, however this one was pretty true to the packet straight awway. My only problem with it was that I have very long thick hair so using one wasn't quite enough. If you have longer hair I would suggest buying two to make sure you have all the hair covered. Other than that, a brilliant home colour!!!!! I will definitely buy again.
November 7, 2012
Firstly, I found the application of this product rather unpleasant as my hair became rather knotted and dry and it was rather painful to part my hair into sections. After waiting for 30 minutes and letting the colour develop, I decided to rinse my straw-like textured hair and found the colour to run a cappuccino mud like brown rather than a 'soft black' as stated on the box. Then came the glue like conditioner with a chemical toilet duck like smell which is supposed to last 6 weeks but barely covered one wash and as a result didn't make my usual conditioned hair any less straw like. The overall texture of this product really doesn't do it for me and I much prefer a more liquid based dye. After struggling for over 15 minutes to get a brush through my hair I then started to dry nearly using a whole bottle of spray conditioner in the process. My hair felt like there was a type of 'cling film' over it afterwards and I couldn't wait to wash my hair again afterwards. The overall result was a little less disappointing with a reasonably nice colour, greys covered and with a little added shine but well not worth the effort when there are better dyes out there. The gloves and application bottle are very good quality with a nice appearance and didn't slip off as they usually do in the process
May 23, 2014
odd un-natural tone but healty and shiny results....
I actually bought this abroad, where they call it 'darkest brown', and the box shows a natural dark brown colour without red tones, which i usually opt for, but hardly ever get.
It smelled nice, was easy to apply and spread over my hair (which is long but fine). Left my hair feeling soft and undamaged which is a big plus.
My packet actually did not have a bottle which i heard so many complaints about so maybe they took note, or this was a previous version! so i mixed mine in a hair dye dish and used a hair dye brush that i bought cheaply some time ago, as this tends to give me more control when i regularly dye my hair.
I washed my hair with shampoo after as i do not want to leave any chemicals on my hair/scalp.
the immediate out come was jet black! and rather flat with no depth or tone so very un-natural.
After a few washes some areas a dark brown colour and really nice and shiny, but with quite a prominent un-natural red tone and no real depth/multi-tone affect.
Perhaps the results would of been better on more natural hair as i feel it didnt give the same coverage on roots compared to ends that were previously coloured
I would be prepared to try again with a different colour, perhaps a medium brown though as i liked the way it felt less harmful, left my hair feeling healthy and shiny.
February 20, 2015