I have been using Nice and Easy #114A forever but I don’t like how fast it fades, especially on grey. So I try new brands every now and then, this time it’s Olia Permanent Hair Color.
The price is more than I have ever paid for hair color and it’s contains no ammonia, so the no ammonia convinced me to try it. The box is cool and the bottle applicator is cool looking.
First impressions, the two tubes you add to the applicator bottle are both creamy looking. Watch out for the big one, it was coming out of the bottle before the lid was barely off. Once mixed you add to hair, I did the allover because grey was everywhere. I applied and it’s nice and creamy, the only problem I ran into was the bottle size and roundness make it very slippery after you’ve been applying for awhile, hold on to that sucker it wants to fly. I chose a color that looked to be the same as what I had used in the other brand. It went on fine and I only had to leave on 30 minutes compared to 45 with the other. No burning or itching.
After 30 minutes I jumped in the shower with the after color conditioner, which you are supposed to leave on for 3 minutes. After the rinse off of the color and before applying the conditioner I was nervous my hair felt awful, stuck together and very rough. I applied and waited the full amount of time. I rinsed and my hair still felt nasty. I combed out, that was painful, really hard to get a comb through it. As I dried my hair it was difficult to get the vent brush through it, it kept getting stuck. Managed to dry it and I have to say the color is no where near what I wanted. Very very dark and my hair feels dried out. Usually after coloring my hair is fantastic, soft and manageable.
I will update later on how long the color lasts, my old hair color didn’t make it 4 weeks.
My rating out of 4 stars **Product Review-Olia Permanent Hair Color