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GarnierOlia Oil-Powered Permanent Color
Garnier

Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color

Soft Black 1.0

Item #: 2254573

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GarnierOlia Oil-Powered Permanent Color
 
3.5

(based on 357 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (230)
  • Great color (204)
  • Gentle (198)
  • Natural look (179)
  • Long-lasting (94)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (68)
  • Difficult to use (42)
  • Color misrepresented (40)
  • Too harsh (33)
  • Messy (28)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (160)
  • Touch ups (113)
  • New look (98)
  • Thick hair (61)
  • Fine hair (43)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (264), Semi-permanent (32), Demi-permanent (20), Temporary (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (190), Survivalist / minimalist (76), Product junkie (55), Professional stylist (3)

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5.0

Great Hair Color

By DAT Girl

from Denver, CO

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

        I use hair color every five to six weeks

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        1.0

        Save yourself the damage

        By lulabelle

        from palm desert, ca

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Nice Packaging

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Doesn't Last
        • Time Consuming
        • Too Harsh
        • Uneven

        Best Uses

        • none

        Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

        garnet red, 5.60, I believe.. I had to use a total of 5... That's FIVE... boxes of this dye to cover all the patches, sploches, and different colors this dye put in my hair the first go around. To start I had used two boxes to cover and completely saturate every strand of my hair. Thought it was all good that night when I washed it out.

        That is, until the next morning, when I met my mom and sister for lunch and they were both looking at me from under their raised brows. Eventually, asking why the I looked like a calico cat. I have pics for proof xD... In daylight there were painfully Obvious brown spots All-Over-My-Head!!! So I bought another box and went over the patches... Nothing.. Absolutely nothing but a waste of time.

        I figured it must have been my hair, maybe build up or protein?.. impossible, I only use water soluble ingredients/products in my hair... Regardless, I did a clarifying wash and balanced the PH in my hair. Then bought a few more boxes, tin foil, dye bowl, and a tinting brush. I took hours upon hours seperating sections, carefully dying patches, wrapping in foil, and waiting. Again, for nothing. The patches were smaller but still there. Garnier ended up sending me coupons to buy more of their products that don't work.. riiiiight. /:

        My once lower back length hair has now been SO damaged that it's litterally been breaking off with each brushing. It's now up to the middle of my back ):

        Save yourself the damage, money, and time by using a normal ammonia box dye. If you have to use an ammonia free dye 5 times it defeats the purpose of having a gentler product. The ammonia replacement is worse for your hair then the actual ammonia anyway.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        5.0

        I love this products.

        By Eli

        from California

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Natural Look

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

            I use this product very easily. Is perfect color, exactly what I whant.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent
             
            1.0

            Worst color product I have ever used

            By Lori

            from Ohio

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Color Was Inconsistant
            • Color was off
            • Too Harsh

            Best Uses

            • none

            Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

            I have done hair professional in the past. I have been coloring hair with professional and home color for decades. I normally use Herbashine and LOVE IT. They were out of the color my daughter wanted. Seeing the trusted Garnier name we picked up the Olia in the same shade. My daughters hair turned out streaky and the color was flat and frankly a bit off. It RAVISHED her hair. Made it so dry it was near impossible to comb. Called Garnier and they were frankly not surprised and refunded sent coupons for free deep conditioning products. After 2 weeks of nearly nightly deep conditioning we gave up and cut 8 inches off her hair leaving only enough to put back in a very short pony. THIS PRODUCT NEEDS TO BE PULLED FROM THE STORES ASAP!

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Major breakage

            By Michelle

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Too Harsh

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair

            Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

            I have used Garnier semi-permanent dyes in the past and been happy with the results. I usually go to a salon now that I am probably 20-30% gray. I hadn't been in a long time, so I decided to use this. The color came out great, but it ravaged my hair. I left it on for less time than instructed and I had a lot of hair break off in the next week or two.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Only Color Product I Use

            By HoneyBadger

            from Belchertown, MA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Covers Gray
            • Gentle
            • Great Color
            • Long-Lasting
            • Natural Look
            • Pleasant Odor

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair
            • Thicker Hair
            • Touch Ups

            Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

            I have no intention of looking my age, but I don't want to sacrifice my hair to achieve this purpose. Olia gives me beautiful color, great hair, and a youthful appearance.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE this color

            By FloridaMom11

            from Stuart, Fl

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Great Color
            • Long-Lasting
            • Natural Look
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair
            • New Look
            • Thicker Hair
            • Thinner Hair
            • Touch Ups

            Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

            I have used this color at least 10 times. Its gentle on my very thin hair and the color stays very well! I just have to touch up my roots every 6-7 weeks.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than the in-salon dye!

            By Niecey

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Great Color
            • Long-Lasting
            • Natural Look
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

                As long as the formula stays the same, I will never use another hair color. It actually makes my hair appear and feel soft and healthier. Very shiny

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Product

                By The Amazing Jessica

                from Sioux Falls, SD

                About Me Minimalist

                Pros

                • Great Color
                • Long-Lasting
                • Natural Look

                Cons

                • Time Consuming
                • Unclear Directions

                Best Uses

                • New Look
                • Thicker Hair

                Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

                I have 3 feet of straight brown hair, so I needed a couple boxes to cover everything.

                The first time I tried, I had virgin hair, and it only covered the crown of my head. I found that it covers the rest of my hair if I go a week without conditioning it. So the second time, I got much better coverage. Hey, that's user error, I won't fault the actual product on that. I do think that the directions should be a little bit clearer in case other people with virgin hair try to use the product.

                That being said, I now have beautiful red hair.

                If you have long hair like me, just make sure to set aside enough time to color it all. XP

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Does not live up to the hype!

                By CEO

                from Pittsburgh PA

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Leaves Hair Very Dry
                  • Too Harsh

                  Best Uses

                  • none

                  Comments about Garnier Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color:

                  Coverage is terrible and my hair is very dried out.

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Permanent

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