I followed all the directions. I found that the applicator bottle, which is tear drop shaped, is impossible to shake with gloved hands. I had to use both hands on the bottle and awkward shake it. Now the consistency is very awkward. It tends to dry into a hardened shell type thing. As you will see with my after results, apparently I missed a bunch of my hair. I also think that it didn't grab onto my hair that well. I still managed to drip it literally everywhere, the worse I've ever dripped it. It took me forever to apply and I had to wait the thirty minutes. I now know what is so enticing about foam hair dyes. So I washed it out and people don't lie. The water will literally never run clear. So I did my best, applied the conditioner and got out. At first I was happy... until I looked at my after pictures. I basically want to cry:
From the front, it looks great, from any other angle I look like a crazy person. I'm for sure going to try and wash out as much as I can, using lots of sulfate shampoo and conditioner. My hair feels dry and damaged. I will have to wear my hair up for the next month. And you know what I'm doing next month? Natural instincts semi permanent. If only I could afford to go the the salon once a month... sigh. Another bad hair job to put in the books.
I will never ever recommend olia or buy it again. Going back to what I know, the salon and natural instincts.