Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you all had a good weekend. I really need to work on getting into a schedule of posting, it’s just so complicated to set an exact time when life gets in the way. So, my topic of choice for this post is going to be Garnier’s Hair color Olia line in the shade 5.60. I recently used it when I colored my hair about a week ago and I have been really wanting to post about it! I hope many of you have tried this product too! Let’s get chatting in the comments about Garnier Olia after you finish the post!
So the product I used to color my hair was the Garnier Olia in shade 5.60. It was the first time I used this hair color line. Usually, I don’t color my hair too often with a store-bought product but when I do touch up between salon appointments, I often use the Garnier Nutrisse Line but,one day I stumbled upon the Garnier Olia when it was on sale. So, I decided to try it. The Garnier Olia Line has approximately 35 different colors in their line. What makes the Garnier Olia line different from the rest is that it is it is the first and only home hair color kit that is ammonia free. It uses natural flower oils to achieve its vibrant colors! These oils are supposed to have benefits for your hair to visibly improve the appearance, roughness, and vibrancy over time.
So, this is odd I know and, I’m sure I’m not the only person who does this since I was actually told to do this by another woman when I was younger but I actually leave hair color in my hair for a significant amount of time longer than the box tells me to. I know I know, it’s ruining my hair, it’s a terrible thing to do. But well, I personally don’t think it is that bad, I haven’t looked into that fact too much but you go to the salon and they leave the color on your hair for about 45min to an hour so I generally leave it on for about the same time. It’s never hurt my hair and I actually have always come out with a beautiful glossy healthy finish no matter what product I have used (I have only tried a few). Lucky me but, it always seems that the hair color doesn’t have a harsh effect on my hair. It could be because I don’t color my hair every month or so either. But, enough rambling.
Point is, I leave my hair color on my hair for a significant amount longer than specified and depending on how experienced you are personally, I would NOT try that at home… So to apply the hair color I mixed it into the dispensing bottle that it comes with, put on the gloves, and started with my roots. I ended up using two bottles because I was about 3/4 done the first bottle when I finished my roots. Wow, who knew I had that much hair again, YAYY!!! I did have a bit of extra product left over so, I just deposited the rest on my hair, the more the merrier. It’s always best to make sure that the hair is nice and saturated in the hair color so that each strand is evenly colored. After about an hour had gone by I hopped in the shower and rinsed out all the product from my hair, then I did a shampoo and put on the conditioner that comes in the box. I pinned up my hair with the conditioner in it for about 10min while I did some other showerly things. I got out and towel dried my hair for a bit and then blow dried the rest of it. The color looked great, very vibrant and red!!! At this point, I was very pleased.
I feel like the product lives up to what it says its supposed to do, it gives you great vibrant color without the use of ammonia, my head didn’t burn or itch the slightest. The timer was up before I even knew it. Meanwhile, I loved the initial product it’s been about a week almost two now. I have washed my hair less than I normally would because of the hair color and, unfortunately, I feel like it washes out way quicker than other home hair color kits. It was no longer vibrant after the second wash and, it still bleeds many washes longer than supposed to as well. I feel like that might be on purpose since this product is sort of like depositing a bunch of oils rather than a chemical reaction happening within the shaft. That explains why they advertise that it could visibly improve the quality of everyone’s hair. I’m glad that the product doesn’t damage your hair and when I first washed my hair the vibrancy was amazing. So my thoughts on the pros and cons of this product…
- safe to use on hair because no ammonia, no itch, no burn,
- the product lives up to expectations
- the product doesn’t last as long as other store bought brands it washes out very quickly and bleeds for a while.
- it washes out very quickly and bleeds for a while.
I think I will use Garnier Olia again a few more times just to compare results and see how long it lasts until it stops bleeding. I love testing and playing around with products and it did not damage my hair! I would like to say that I would recommend it but I would like to try the product a few more times before I actually tell everyone to go out and try it. I like how the product was safer to use on your hair but, considering how quickly it washes out I’m wondering if there was a little bit of a marketing scheme behind it to get you to buy more product.
So, my final thoughts about this product are neutral for the time being. I enjoyed using the product and it did live up to the labels claims but unfortunately, it washes out a little bit too quickly for my liking so far. I do plan on trying the product again a few more times and I will also be keeping you updated on the washout and the next times I use the product.
How many of you use the Garnier Olia or have tried it? What do you think of the product? How did your experience go? Does it compare to your normal “go to” store brand? Let me know what you think everyone! Thanks for reading my post and don’t forget to follow me on my social media, Twitter and Instagram!!! I hope you all have a great week!