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Questions &  Answers

Find the answers to all your questions about Olia Home Permanent Hair Colour

  • What is Olia?

    Close How does Olia work?

    Olia is an ammonia-free permanent home hair colour with 60% oils. Its innovative Oil Delivery System (ODS) technology propels the colour into the heart of the hair for maximum colour performance. Olia improves the look & feel of hair and offers a unique sensorial application.

    Close My hair is already coloured, can I use Olia?

    It is recommended to wait at least four weeks before re-applying colour to your hair. For already coloured hair, you can use Olia in 2 ways:

    - Choose a shade which is close to or darker than the one you have currently
    - If your roots are showing, to re-touch your roots

    Use our Shade Finder tool

    Close What if I have different colours on my hair?

    If you hair contains multiple colours (e.g. due to previous hair colouring) you may get a different colour result. Also bear in mind that natural roots will need longer development time than the ends.

    Close Can Olia trigger allergies?

    Like with all haircolour you will have to do a skin allergy test 48 hours before use:

    1. Remove earrings. Behind the ear and using a Q-tip, apply a small quantity of the unmixed colorant product (2 – The Colourant Cream) sufficient to cover an area of 1 to 2cm² (e.g. the size of a small coin). Carefully reseal the colorant container and keep it for your application 48 hours later.

    2. Leave for 48 hours without washing, covering or touching. If during this period you notice any abnormal reactions, such as itching or swelling in or around the test area, DO NOT COLOUR YOUR HAIR UNTIL YOU CONSULT A DOCTOR.

    Close How is Olia different?

    When a haircolour product contains oil, it is mostly concentrated in the conditioner to provide shine and care to the hair.

    With Olia, the oil is concentrated directly into the colorant and propels colour deep inside the hair for maximum colour performance.The oil plays an essential and active role directly in the coloration process, not only in the after colour care.

    Close Does it leave marks on the skin?

    No, but we recommend that before applying the colour, your apply some moisturising cream around your hairline to remove any colour residue more easily.

    Tips: Dry-massage the colour (without putting water) with small circular movements on your hairline as this will also help remove any residue.

    Close What is the fragrance of the conditioner?

    The after colour care conditioner for multiple applications has a light, delicate floral fragrance.

  • Find the right shade

    Close How can I choose my shade?

    To choose your shade, we recommend that you use the Shade Finder tool, which allows you to find your perfect match in only 3 steps.

    Use our Shade Finder tool

    Close How is the colour going to be on my hair?

    The results depend on the colour of your base and the percentage of grey hair. To find out what shade suits you best, we recommend using the Shade Finder tool.

    Use our Shade Finder tool

    Close What do the shade numbers mean?

    Like all Garnier shades, the Olia range is labelled according to a base number (between 1 and 10) followed by one or two reflect numbers after the decimal point (between 1 and 6). For base colors, 1 is black and 10 is a very light blonde; for reflects 1 is ash and 6 is red. For example: A 4.3 colour denotes a dark brown base color with a .3 gold reflect. For help finding your perfect shade user our shade finder.

    Use our Shade Finder tool

    Close Which colour will work the best on me?

    Avoid anything more than two shades darker or lighter than your current colour. If your hair is already coloured, we recommend you go darker as it’s difficult to lighten coloured hair. If your skin’s warm or olive in tone, try a warmer hair colour. Cool and rose complexions work well with cooler shades.

    Use our Shade Finder tool

    Close How many tones can I lighten my hair with Olia?

    Olia hair colour allows lightening up to 2 tones for the shades 1 (black) to 7 (dark blonde) and 3 tones for the shades 8 (medium blonde) to 10 (very light blonde). For example, if your hair color is a 7 (dark blonde) you can lighten your hair up to 2 tones. And from a base 8 (medium blonde) you can lighten it up to 3 tones.

    Use our Shade Finder tool

  • Grey coverage

    Ammonia free

    Close Does Olia contain ammonia?

    No, Olia does not contain ammonia. Olia uses its revolutionary oil-based technology to propel colour deep into the hair, without ammonia, for pure, vivid, long-lasting colour.

    Close Is Olia less effective than a haircolour with ammonia?

    No, even though Olia does not contain ammonia, it is as effective as a classic haircolour with ammonia.

  • Application

    Close How should I use Olia?

    For an optimal use, we recommend that you read the instructions supplied with Olia or watch our how-to video. Before you apply the product, please remember do a skin allergy test 48 hours before each use.

    Close What if only my roots need colouring?

    You may need to vary the development time throughout your hair. Follow the instructions leaflet for timings and application techniques or watch the how to video.

    Close If I leave the mixture longer on my hair, will it be more intense?

    No, leaving the colour longer on your hair will not have any additional effect. Please follow the development time as indicated on the instructions for best results.

    Close How long should I rinse my hair afterwards?

    We recommend you dry massage your hair to release the oils, add a little water, massage again and rinse until the water runs clear.

    Close Can I create my own highlights?

    It will depend on your natural or coloured colour and your technical skills. We recommend you talk to one of our experts (see the “Contact us” button above) if this is a look you want to achieve.

    Close How much product should I use to get full hair coloration?

    Like all hair colouring, it depends on your hair length and thickness. For short to mid-length hair: one box should be enough to cover all your hair. For long hair or hair that is very thick, you may need to use two boxes.

    Close Can I apply Olia like a shampoo?

    No, Olia haircolour needs a more accurate application:

    1. Split your hair part by part;
    2. Generously apply the colouring mixture onto your roots;
    3. Massage your roots to propel the colour throughout your hair.

    Close Should I use shampoo to rinse out the colorant?

    When you rinse your hair, the colour will act as a shampoo. Use the conditioner after rinsing, once the water runs clear.

  • Hair quality & long lasting colour

    Close Can Olia improve the look of my hair?

    As the only ammnia-free home haircolour powered by oil, Olia visibly improves hair quality colour after colour for shinier and softer hair.

    Close Will Olia dry my hair out?

    No, Olia does not dry out hair. It visibly improves the quality of your hair colour after colour for shinier and softer hair.

    Close How long does Olia haircolour last?

    Olia is a permanent haircolour and like all permanent haircolours, it is advised to apply it every 6 weeks.

    Close How can I extend my colour?

    To extend the shine and vibrancy of your Olia haircolour, the colouring kit contains a reusable after-care conditioner with 47ml (up to 4 applications).

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