I very rarely divert away from my favourite dependable Nice ‘n’ Easy hair dye, but when I saw that Garnier had released an Ammonia Free home colour range, I decided to give it a go (for my hairs sake!). As a natural blondie, I like to use a root touch up every 4-6 weeks in 2-3 shades lighter than my natural colour. I had a little look on their website at the 21 different shades they offer, and used the colour selector tool to match myself up - Very Light Blonde.
Olia is the first oil-powered home hair colourant that promises a vivid permanent colour without the use of ammonia. The modern drop-shaped bottle is very easy to handle and provides a smooth, controlled application. The texture is something I haven’t seen before - a sweet smelling yoghurt formula which doesn’t give a tingly sensation to the scalp (something which I have experienced a lot). I sectioned off my hair and liberally applied to my roots, before working it through the rest of my hair. After the recommended time, I gently massaged the colour (just like a shampoo) in order to release the concentrated flower oils and followed it up with the provided conditioner.
After use, I couldn’t have been happier with the results - not only had the colour completely removed the existing yellow tones in my hair, but gave the look of multi-tone highlights which peeked through in natural light. My hair feels silky smooth, strong and healthy and it is great knowing I have touched up my hair without the use of ammonia. This fab boxed beauty will definitely be repurchased in the next few weeks!
Purchase yours here: http://www.boots.com/en/Garnier/Garnier-hair-colour/Olia/?page=3&Ns=&Rpp=12