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Product Review-Olia Permanent Hair Color

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.

Olia Hair Color

Olia Hair Color

Olia Hair Color inside the box

Olia Hair Color inside the box

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 **

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Product Review-Olia Permanent Hair Color

4 Shows I’m Afraid No One Is Watching Please Watch Them!

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It’s so frustrating to fall in love with a show only to find it cancelled for lack of viewers. I tend to gravitate towards the strange sometimes but these shows aren’t weird, some have an certain feel to them. So here are my favorites in no particular order. If you aren’t watching these I would seriously consider catching them online they are good.

1. The Killing on AMC. This show is such a grown up show, the plot lines are gritty, the people are gritty and it seems it does always rain in Seattle. This show is really one can’t jump into whenever you want it’s a plot that has flowed for 2 seasons and gets better and better. Kudos for AMC for creating another well written show. Are you watching?

2. Touch. Touch is a show that when I finish watching an episode I’m usually feeling better than when I started, I usually have a big smile and chances are there are been a couple of tears shed. Each week seemingly random stories all come together in the most amazing ways. There are some back stories going on, but you might be able to jump in. Worth finding online and catching up on episodes.

3. Smash. This show I didn’t expect to like but immediately I was sucked in. The music is fantastic, the cast is great – I’m now a big Katherine McPhee fan. Singing, dancing, funny, sad, it’s got it all.

4. Southland. Southland has had a rough go of it, first cancelled on network tv it moved to TNT and I’m afraid it’s still may be iffy. It’s a well written cop show, with real humans, flaws and all. Love all the characters even the ones you’re supposed to dislike. Please watch it I don’t want it to be cancelled…..again.

Are you watching any of these? What do you think? Do you have shows you worry will go away?

 

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