I had the opportunity to do a product test and review on Garnier’s newest hair color product, Olia. I jumped at the opportunity because I had already used Olia once after seeing it at Target about 6 weeks ago. I wasn’t impressed with the product then, but my opinion has since improved with this recent application.
Here’s the before picture. I had my hair cut pretty short last week, so what you’re seeing it mostly my own hair color. Any red hints are what was left of the first application of Garnier Olia.
Here’s what it looks like after applied all over my hair
I got into the shower and washed the product from my hair. I have been coloring my own hair for about 15 years. I am not a newbie. The first time I used this product, for about 4 days, I still had color bleeding in the shower. This time, I did not. I washed my hair as instructed and took a second shower later in the day. I only had a little bit of color bleed, which is easy to tell in your shampoo foam. This morning, my third shower, there was hardly any.
Here’s my still-wet hair after color
My only complaint about Garnier Olia was that the color stained the skin. My regular color is a Garnier product and this never happens with that product. It was so noticeable, my husband and son actually said something about it.
This most recent use of Garnier Olia has changed my mind about it. I wasn’t crazy about the product with the first usage, but this time was an improved experience. I have gotten many compliments on the color; many more than with my usual color.
Garnier Olia comes in 21 vibrant colors in shades of black, red, brown, and blonde. It’s priced around $8.99.
Five days after I’ve colored my hair, I’m still having bleed-through color on my towels. I’m not liking that because I’ve just bought new towels and the red will ruin them. I dried my hair on my t-shirt.
I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.