Monday, August 19, 2013

Review: Redken Diamond Oil Haircare

I've been meaning to review this haircare trio for the longest time but my qualifications in procrastination have stopped that happening until now!

I received these trial sized goodies in a Her Fashion Box earlier this year and as a huge fan of the Redken brand was looking forward to trying them out.  Around the same time I also received a bottle of the Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense which is a silicon-free oil in the same range as the products I'm reviewing today.If you want to read more about the Oil you can read my full review here.

 My hair is fine and damaged.  This means I need hydration but not so much that it weighs my hair down.  I found great success with the Oil in this range so was looking forward to trying the shampoo, conditioner and treatment. 

The Redken Diamond Oil range uses Coriander Oil to smooth, Camelina Oil to soften and Apricot oil to condition.  The unique blend of oil creates a silicone free product suitable for all hair types.

Redken Diamond Oil Shampoo
This is a gentle cleansing shampoo that left my hair feeling immediately soft and hydrated.  I definitely needed to double shampoo with this one to get a really good lather up and ensure it cleansed my whole scalp.  I get oily roots very easily so it's important I don't miss any spots.

 Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner 
Next I applied the conditioner which is not only enriched with the Diamond Oil complex but also an 'Interlock Protein Network' which helps build strength to the hair from the inside out.  This is quite a thick conditioner and I only needed to use a small amount.  I combed it through my hair using my fingers and it very easily dealt with any tangles.  After washing this out I could feel how incredibly soft my hair was straight away.

Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets
Deep Facets is an intensive treatment product for dull/damaged hair.  Just like the conditioner this contains the Diamond Oil complex as well as the 'Interlock Protein Network' but should only be used once or twice a week.  It's applied after shampooing and is to be left on for 5-15 minutes.  This product really is the Diamond Oil Conditioner on steroids, it amplifies both the softness and hydration and you won't be able to stop running your hands through your hair.

I can't deny these products are absolutely wonderful at providing hydration and softness to the hair, however for my fine hair I found them to be a little on the heavy side.  Even when I kept the conditioner and treatment away from my roots I found my hair was weighed down.  It was also hard to find the right amount of conditioner to use, if I used a tiny bit too much it would leave a slight residue to my hair that I just didn't like.

If you have thick dry/damaged hair I think this range would be fantastic for you and I really think you'll notice a big difference.  If, however your hair is on the finer side like me and you're prone to a bit of oiliness I wouldn't recommend it.

Have you tried this range before?  What did you think?

Kayte xx

1 comment:

  1. I do have thick and damaged hair so this sounds pretty good to me!


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