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Written on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hi everyone!


Buying a hair color is like playing Russian Roulette ... I mean I’ve literally tried out every hair color available, from those used by professionals to ordinary ones... And every time I either say "well, okay" or "what the hell? What am I supposed to do with this now?”


In my last search for color, my gaze fell on the packaging with a large golden oil drop on it. And that without ammonia. How can you stop a shopaholic here? Smile


I had a hard time choosing a suitable color, but ended up buying 5.3 Medium Brown.


Let’s proceed to the experiments now.


What does the manufacturer promise us?


Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Hair Color Garnier Olia is unlike any other traditional, permanent hair color. Powered by a 60% oil blend formula with natural flower oils, Olia propels colorants deep into the hair, giving you vivid color results and 100% gray coverage. The non-drip formula has no ammonia, so it smells great as you apply, and the oils help to reverse roughness and dullness. The end result? More brilliant, long-lasting color and hair that is hydrated, silky, and up to 3x shinier than uncolored, unwashed hair. What's in the hair dye kit? A developer tube, a colorant tube, after color conditioner, as well as a set of gloves and the instruction sheet.

  • 60 percent oil blend formula with natural flower oils
  • Vivid, long-lasting color with 100 percent gray coverage
  • No ammonia
  • Visibly improves and restores hair


The packaging is a lot bigger than those of Garnier's other hair colors.


There is much more in the pack than usual. Also, it looks more stylish, I’d say.

Finally there is a good balm. But the gloves could have been better, though.


Now to the decisive part:


I must confess, my hair has already experienced a lot - it’s been bleached and dyed many times, and its condition leaves much to be desired. Plus, my hair tips are darker than the roots.

That's why I expected no miracles from this hair color, it was important only that the rest does not fall off Smile


Pictures "before":


The preparation is as always - mix the developer cream with the hair color and get a creamy mousse, which is more liquidy than any ordinary hair color, but it can be applied easily and sparingly. The scent is not strong, a bit chemical, but at the same time, sweet and pleasant.



The mix does not run down, and stays on my hair (I dye my hair myself). The hair color doesn’t provoke itching whatsoever.


After 30 minutes, there was the moment of truth. The question was, what color was it now?


The color is easy to rinse off. The hair is nice and soft and can be combed through very well.


The balm has only made it better. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough for several uses, even though it was promised on the packaging.

What pleased me most is that I only saw 10-15 hairs in the bathroom drain, not the usual way when you think you're bald now.


The long-awaited result:


The color is almost as promised and my hair tips are now the same color as the hair roots.


The hair is soft, shiny and smells great.


I'm very satisfied, and I'm so happy that it didn’t ruin my hair at all.


I can recommend it for anyone looking for new hair dye! Even after a few months, I was happy with the color.




After the first try with 5.3 I also used 4.15 Dark Soft Mahogany.



Unfortunately, my hair became red after 2 months and some time at the seaside.


Then, I bought 3.0 Darkest Brown (just wanted to darken my hair)



P.S. I did not cut my hair tips because of the color, it’s just their time has come.

Thank you for reading my review!

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mystery recommends Garnier Olia Hair color

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Type: Hair Color
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