OLIA Haircolour by Garnier

As you all know, I colour my hair often. I bleach colour out put on a new shade. OFTEN. So, when Garnier announced a new hair colouring system that is permanent, covers greys AND all without ammonia. I HAD to try it out.

The claims:

"Unlike traditional haircolour, Olia uses an exclusive 60% oil blend with natural flower oils in the colorant. Olia achieves maximum colour performance, while visibly improving the quality of hair. The unique oil-based formula maximizes the colouring process to achieve permanent colour results. It propels colorants deep into the hair, without ammonia, for pure, vivid long lasting colour. Olia visibly improves the quality fo hair, as the oils help to reverse roughness and dullness for more brilliant, dimensional colour, and softer, shinier hair, with bounce."

I started out with medium red hair and I decided to go a bit darker. I opted for the color darkest violet. The results where great, but too dark for my liking.

So, once again I bleached out the colour, actually I did 2 rounds of lifting to get to a pale yellow colour. Now this would kill my hair and it would leave it dull, dry & raw but olia actually improved my hair so I was able to this. I don't recommend you doing this if you are an amateur at home Haircolouring. I've been doing this for over 20 years and have learned by mistakes how my hair reacts.

Ok, so now I have pale yellow hair and I need to decide on a colour. I stand in front of the Olia Garnier floor display and can't decide, so many pretty options! I scan over the magazine covers and try to get some inspiration. I spot a JLo cover and I'm inspired.

The colour I choose is light golden brown, I love my results! So, happy with the feel, shine, and texture of my hair.

Now, the actual process is simple. Mix the developer and colour. Leave in for 30 minutes.
What I loved about Olia is that it didn't irritate my scalp. I felt no itchiness or discomfort. It felt more like a deep conditioning treatment. The scent of the product is so pleasant, no one will know you are or have coloured your hair.

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  1. Aw it's a shame that dark violet was too dark for you - it's the only shade I contemplated on getting, which is BIG for me ince Garnier is not crulety-free... might just not waste my money on it then! Shame they offer only one purple shade...