My natural hair color is a dark brown that lightens as it gets exposure to the sun. I had been coloring my hair a light blonde. However, I was wanting to go back to something dramatic and dark, and my husband selected 4.60 - Dark Intense Auburn for me to go with. I had about one to two inches of roots showing when product was applied. When we went to mix the color, we were a bit taken aback at the developer being in a tube rather than in the bottle itself. It made things a bit awkward to mix as a result. On to the actual coloring! We all loved that there was no awful ammonia smell. My husband didn't get his usual headache and we were very happy with that portion of it. However when I went to rinse out the color, I glanced down at my hair for a preview of the color and my hair was PINK! Wow. I got out of the shower, and immediately dried my hair. The roots where my dark hair had been showing was a glorious vibrant auburn color, but as it went to the ends where it had been dyed blonde, the color washed out to a light pink. Had I been in the mood to be a punk rockstar type, it would have been awesome. But I'm in my 40s, so . . . I sent in a comment on the Garnier website, and when I was contacted by their team, they guided me through dying my hair in a couple of steps to achieve the color that I want, as well as refunding me my money for the purchase of the initial box of Olia. So I am gradually working my way to make it so that I can have the Olia color that I want, because the roots did look so stunning. And my hair was a whole lot nicer than normal after coloring, so I agree the product is all it's cracked up to be. Just don't try jumping from a blonde to a dark red - you'll end up with pink hair!
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