Easy At-Home Hair Dye Kit | Garnier Olia Hair Colour Review

Friday, 8 September 2017

I wish I was someone who was brave enough to change my hair often. I had a sudden urge about 3 years ago when I decided to dip dye my hair bleach blonde but that's about it. I bought one of those Bleach London Ombre kits and me and my sister pretended to know what we were doing in my room one evening. Even though she did a pretty good job, it definitely wasn't the pinterest ombre I'd been hoping for. I loved it for about a week but then completely despised it and wondered why on earth I ever wanted to do it. 

That's me all over though. I know I'll regret the sudden need to cut my hair short or get a piercing. That's why I'm 98% sure I'll never get a tattoo because I'm always changing my mind about things. Indecisive is my middle name. Before the blonde I'd only ever had some dodgy fringe cuts and one very silly red hair dye situation at the age of 12. It was a very spontaneous decision me and 2 friends made at a sleepover where we decided to head to boots, buy some red hair dye and share it between 3 people by dip dying about 2 inches of our hair. Not my smartest idea considering I looked ridiculous and had a funeral to attend the next week. 

I've been umming and ahhing over whether to change up my hair for a while now. I fully embraced the "new year new me" in January and chopped off my super long locks but I've been looking for something new in recent weeks. I know for certain I want to go fully blonde at least once in my life but I'm not there yet so that was off the list. I'm letting my hair grow long again for winter so a cut is out of the running as well. Then I saw a photo of myself in weird lighting that had a VSCO Cam filter on it which made my hair look super dark and I was obsessed. There's not been a huge difference, just a few shades darker. A deeper brown. I'm happy with it for now but I'm fairly sure I'll grow bored soon and want a drastic change again.

Like I said earlier I've only ever used Bleach London and L'oreal kits before and even though they were alright, I wanted something that would sort out my dry hair. I'd seen adverts for the Garnier Olia and Garnier Nutrisse so I knew I wanted to give one of them a go. They didn't have many options for the Garnier Nutrisse in the small boots opposite my work so I picked up this Garnier Olia one after a shift the other day. Can I just say how dangerous it is working in a coffee shop opposite a boots? My wages are spent on makeup before I've even received them. I was so interested in the Olia range purely because of the fact it says it has oils that help restore shine to your hair and god knows I needed it. Also, it was 60% natural oils with no ammonia so I knew it would do more good for my hair than bad. It seemed super easy to do too which put my mind at ease because I always expect my hair to turn green or something. The instructions couldn't have been clearer and had different methods depending on what you were trying to achieve. I wasn't left with any horrible dye stains either which was great and the conditioner included made my hair so soft.

Overall, I'm really happy with this hair dye kit and would defo reccomend to anyone looking to quickly refresh their hair colour. 
Liv xx


  1. That sounds like a great way to experiment a bit with your hair without spending a lot of money if it's made in a salon.

  2. Your hair looks stunning Liv!! I used to be adventurous with mine, I went pink on one occasion! Now I've just got ombré though. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

    1. I wish I was brave enough to go pink!! It really suits some people xx

  3. Your hair is such a gorgeous colour! I've dyed my hair at home, but this sounds like such a good kit!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush


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