I am one of those unfortunate gals who have gray hair and do not like it. It seemed that following each surgery I had more gray hair. I was not going to turn gray quietly so I tried home hair coloring kits. I found that they dried my hair out. I switched to salon hair coloring. It was too expensive and was faded within a couple weeks. What is a gal to do? I
I am a bzzagent and was ask to try Garnier Olia hair color. I was excited because I have gotten my hair colored four times since moving to Illinois and they cannot get my hair to take color. They did not even charge me the first three times.
We packing to go to WV when my bzzkit arrived. I took my kit with me and opened it in the van. It had a coupon for a free box of Garnier Olia hair color of my choice. We stopped to gas up and I noticed a CVS across the street. My mind went to the color of hair that I envisioned and across the road I went. They had a very limited choice of colors available but I opted to get the light brown.
I called my daughter and ask her if she would color my hair when we arrived. She said "yeah" and hoped that I would forget. I did not forget. At 9 PM she is coloring my hair.
This has been over three weeks ago. This is my current opinion:
- The color did has not faded in three weeks A+
- The color looks natural and shinny A+
- The color still makes my hair feel soft. A+
Unlike traditional hair color, Garnier Olia uses an exclusive 60% oil blend with natural flower oils to achieve maximum color performance while visibly improving and restoring hair*.
*restores hair by improving smoothness and shine
Yes, I do feel that my hair is in better shape than it has been with other hair colors I have used including salon hair coloring. Like I stated above, it has been over three weeks and my hair is still soft but I do use quality shampoo and conditioner.
Garnier Olia hair color was less drippy than other self-color formulas and it is permanent.
I love the shine and after three weeks, it is still shiny.
It had a pleasant scent. No itching of my head or burning.
The gray was completely covered except there needed to be more in the package. Over-all I am very pleased and will be purchasing Garnier Olia in the future. It is expensive so I will keep my eyes open watching for sales.
The color is a bit darker than it appears on the box.
It took about 30 minutes to color. Easy to rinse out but the tub was messier than other hair colors I have used. Had to scrub it up quickly.
The problems I encountered:
- There was not enough hair color in the package for my hair even though it was short. Normally I do purchase two to three boxes of hair color but my hair was so short that I thought one box would work.
- It is expensive. I suggest watching for sales and using coupons.
I am a bzzagent and did receive a coupon for one box of Garnier Olia Hair color for free. My review is not impacted by this fact. I give honest reviews.