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Red roots and too dark ends. Neither colour like the picture on the box. Not happy. My hair is mid to dark brown and the whole lot seems to have gone really dark but I have red roots. Terrible. Off to buy clarifying shampoo hope it works :(
Purchased in September 2021 at Superdrug for $6.00.
Didn't cover the grey roots
I used the product as directed but the grey roots are still there. And according to their instructions, I can't use it for another 4-6 weeks! Not happy the grey wasn't covered and not happy to wait so long to re-apply.
Purchased for $9.00.
Product left my hair dry and limp
I tried Garnier Olia 4.62 Dark Garnet Red recently. The colour is lovely, but the product itself, left my hair dry and in some areas, limp. My hair is naturally curly. It's taken almost a week for my hair's moisture and curl to return. The product needs some sort of protector or bond repair added to help nourish, repair and protect the hair during the colouring process. The developer that comes with the product is too strong, which is also partly to blame. The packet says the developer contains 90ml/ml hydrogen peroxide, which indicates it is 30 vol developer. This strength is too strong for regular colouring. 20 vol developer is all that's needed.
Purchased in July 2021 for $14.99.
didn't cover grey hair
I bought 2 sets of dark brown hair dye. The first time it didn't cover the grey hair. I thought it might be my fault. Second time it's the same. Very disappoint.
Purchased in March 2021 at Woolworths for $20.00.
Flat color and immediate damage
I followed each step, watch the time and when I washed it out my hair felt dry as hell the color was flat, no shine and scalp it is horrifying.
Stay away from this grand, it will wreck your hair
I know I am gonna need a trip to the salon now.
Ugh,, sooooo disappointing
Purchased in August 2021 for $8.99.
Rash on arm, stomach and back after use.
I have previously used this product for 2 years after not seeing a hairdresser during covid lock down.
Had no issues until today. Developed a raised rash on my arm, stomach and back immediately after rinsing the colour from my hair.
I have contacted Garnier to confirm if the ingredients gave changed since I first started using the product. Yet to receive a response.
Purchased in June 2021 at Woolworths.
Horrible and damaging, don't buy this.
I used to have long healthy shiny hair before I messed it up with this product, I'm quite Impressed, I have bleached my hair uncountable times and dyed it with many different box dyes and not anything I've done to my hair has ever damaged it the way this did. It's now super dry, no shine whatsoever. I almost wanted to shave it, but ended up cutting half of it. And on top of it, it came out a different color than it should have, it ended up dark red/brown. And now: the top of my head is dark red, and the bottom is light brown. The red bit just won't fade off, not even hair stylists can fix it. Absolutely terrible, please trust me and don't buy this ever, save your money and hair!
Purchased in March 2021 for $8.62.
Permanent Colour & Shine!
I have naturally dark brown hair and being 37, quite a few greys! I used this on my lightened hair and it was fantastic. It gave the more beautiful deep dark down shade better than my natural shade and my hair was SO shiny afterwards, best hair dye ever!
Hair Dye and Color are Great - New Packaging is Horrible
The hair color is very pretty and my hair feels very nice afterwards. It is good for your scalp and the color lasts. However, the packaging is difficult to use and environmentally unfriendly. Will not purchase again until they replace the packaging.
The applicator bottle is too long to shake the developer and colorant together unless you have large hands or use two hands. The developer came in a separate bottle, which adds one more piece of plastic to the landfill. The applicator bottle design makes it very, very difficult to apply the h...air dye because of its shape. At one point it "jumped" out of my hand and unto the floor. The conditioner is packaged in the same type of packaging as other hair dyes and is the one improvement in the packaging because the old conditioner bottle was harder to empty.
Purchased in January 2021 for $10.00.
Hair is so damaged:(
To any young girl thinking of using this, please don’t! i’m 20 and my hair is falling out so much i could cry :( i read reviews before of this product apparently causing hair loss and now i really wish i wouldn’t of done it, it’s my own fault for not listening. my hair comes out in clumps in the shower, it gets really matted when i leave wit down to sleep to the point it just rips out at the root when i try to brush it, and i can’t have it up to sleep because it makes it fall out even more! my bed and my boyfriends bed are both covered in hair ...all the time, it never stops :( i really regret using it and i hope someone sees this and chooses another instead! i’d say the best and least damaging box dye is the l’oréal semi permanent one. i had lovely hair before this, really thick and shiny and have always used hair masks and sulphate free shampoo and conditioner. not to mention the colour doesn’t stay and did come out a bit patchy, this could be down to user error but my friend did it for me so not really like any parts could have been missed
Purchased in December 2020 at superdrug for $6.00.
Horrendous swelling on face and eyes
First use with this just returned from clinic with severe swollen eyes, forehead and temples. Never seen anything like it always used colours with ammonia thought this would be better, terrifying waking up with this reaction. Be careful with this.
Purchased in December 2020.
Gloves that won't fit
A good product using oils instead of chemicals and leaves a nice smell HOWEVER its let down by the extra small gloves that will only fit my 5 year old granddaughter. I end up with product all over my hands because I can't use the gloves
Purchased in November 2020 for $15.00.
Much darker than box shade
Naturally shade on box, but this dye within 6 minutes begun turning my white hair very dark -- much darker than the box shade. Scary how quickly it turned very dark. Do not recommend.
Purchased in November 2020.
The first issue is the grey coverage. It doesn't do a thing in the prescribed time so I left the tint on for extra few minutes that resulted the colour over-developing to black everywhere else but the roots where it remained kind of orangey-brown. The second issue is the packaging: with osteoarthritis in the hands, it's impossible to squeeze the stuff out of the slippery over-sized (to look more) and rigid plastic container, so I have to cut the end off with a scissor and scoop the developer cream out with a pop stick. The gloves are very slippery too and one pair is not enough. When it's on sale for half price I still buy it because it doesn't contain ammonia, smells nice and the conditioner makes my wrong colour hair shiny at least.
Purchased in November 2020 at Coles for $11.00.
Thank goodness we are in lockdown I wouldn’t like to be seen in public with this awful colour that looks like I have done it for a bet. I am in my 70s but have a young image. My hair has come out a pale shade of lilac so you can imagine that I now look like a member of the blue-rinse set. It was supposed to be very light beige blonde. I recommend you avoid this hair colourant like the plague. Rubbish! As for does my hair shine well it’s totally irrelevant.
Purchased in November 2020.
Questions & Answers
#4 Dark brown was too dark so I am trying #5 medium brown I have thin hair on top due to cancer so on top the scalp and grey show a lot
After leaving the color on the top for 30 minutes do I just comb through the rest of the hair then rinse off as the hair is long and thicker
I am afraid that the bottom of the hair will be a different color from the top
Can you advise
Hi I have brought some deep red colour hair dye to dye my hair and I’ve been reading some of the reviews and now I’m unsure I know that everyone’s hair is different but would like a second opinion
why is light blond hair color being discontinued? I was using with level ten developer for silver/white hair and it works perfectly.
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