27 September 2013

New Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Hair Oil




It might sound dramatic but it's no less true for that: hair oil actually changed my life. Or at least, it changed my dry and frizz prone hair. Now I just wash, condition (alternating with a mask), apply an oil and let my hair dry naturally in its own wavy, dishevelled kinda way (although here, I hasten to point out, it has been treated by the professionals!). 

Trying new hair oils is one of my favourite things to do. I've liked pretty much all of them at first - because they are often loaded with silicone, which has an immediate, cosmetic effect on my unruly hair. But the best oils will also add moisture and strengthen the hair longterm. They don't all do that, and price is no indicator of quality - for example, I used to like Moroccanoil but found it lacking longterm. 



Most recently I've been using Redken's Diamond Oil, which promises to strengthen hair and increase shine, by infusing the hair. At the launch, it was compared with Moroccanoil which, in a demonstration, sat on top of a glass of sand - while the Diamond Oil sank right in. Its shine inducing ways were also demonstrated and I was quite amazed with the softening effect it had on my frazzled, post holiday hair. 



It's an expensive product at €33.95 but everything about it feels high end: from the faceted glass bottle to the pipette dropper and the ingredients list which features coriander oil to smoothe, camelina oil to soften and apricot oil to condition. Silicone doesn't feature but, at least so far, I haven't missed it and my hair remains frizz-free without. 



This is available in two varieties - amber for fine hair and black for thick/coarse - and Emily and I will have a joint review for you soon. If you can't wait, you'll find Diamond Oil in Redken salons, now. 

Are you a hair oil convert and if so, which ones do you favour? 

25 comments:

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

I do like hair oils - and have a review coming up soon looking at a few of them - so you'll see which one is my favourite :o). This seems amazing though and the bottle looks so luxurious! Xx

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♥ vendy ♥ said...

you have really fabolous hair dear
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Emma Henderson said...

aw thanks Vendy _ professional blowdry always helps!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Sounds mega fab to me...you look stunning, love your hair :)) Have a great wekend doll x

Overdose De Maquillage said...

Your hair looks amazing!! I wish my hair could look like that.. Instead I'm stuck with flat, lifeless hair :(

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Adele said...

Wow! You look fabulous in the 1st shot, I love your hair like that so much.
I've been trying the Morrocan Oil products I was recently gifted & to be honest the oil makes my hair look greasy when I wake up in the morning. Seeing the glasses of sand in your post it all makes sense! I'm definitely buying this as although pricey I bet you don't need to use a lot per application.
Have a wonderful weekend Emma xoxo
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Gemma said...

Wow those glasses say it all! I'm shocked, I love Moroccan Oil <3 I reallllllly need to try this as I love Redken xx

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Lilli said...

Hi Emma, very curious to read then your review, it inspires me and I need a new hair oil too. Happy Friday! xo

Keit said...

Sounds very cool and helpful. I have a question, do you know of any hair product that would help during the changing of the season's hair loss >.<

Amy Fashion Blog said...

your hair looks great

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

OMG I was on a focus group for the development of this product and it's so cool to see it out now. Your hair looks fab Emma!

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Anonymous said...

Your hair looks beautiful!

Emma said...

Emma you're an absolute bombshell! What a head of hair you have! I badly need a new hair oil, my serum just isnt cutting it anymore. Will defo look into this one a bit more!

Emma x

Sam said...

Thanks for letting us know about this fabulous product! Your hair looks so stunning! Hope you're having a great unwinding weekend!

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

Hmm, that sounds interesting and I'm out of my Kerastase oil so I'll keep an eye out for this one. x

YourBeauty said...

Gorgeous style and hair Emma, you look like a 50's diva!xo

Anonymous said...

That sounds amazing. The only hair oil I've used so far is Moroccan oil, but I agree that they are a saviour.
I'm definitely interested in trying other ones too, so I'm going to take a look into this one.

Jessica said...

I have never tried hair oil before. I will have to change that soon.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Tina A. said...

Great review! I have a feeling that all the other hair oil brands just got some seeerious competition with this launch! very eager to try it, just wish it was a bit cheaper!

Yolanda Grunewald said...

love the hair colour!!! gorgeous

Breige said...

Your hair looks fab! love the colour

MerakiDublin said...

I was going to buy this on Saturday.. now im wishing i did! Does it leave your hair greasy tho?? Love following your blog x

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Felicity said...

OM actual G, this stuff is good. I know it's a bit of an investment piece price, but I got drownded this morning and my hair did not frizz much at all - a coupla drops and frizz be gone! Seriously worth it.

flysongbird said...

this product looks good..ever since i lightened my hair i have been deep conditioning twice a week..and applying coconut oil a lot!

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Hey Emma!

Do you still like the Diamond Oil? My Moroccan Oil is coming to an end. I really liked it - especially the divine scent - but as of late I am not so sure anymore. I feel like that glass of sand, like it sticks to my hair instead of really sinking in....

So I was curious if you still like it - let me know ;)

Thank you Martie

P.S. I agree with the gals above, you do look gorgeous in that photo.... but then again I can´t recall a bad hair day of yours! Srsly.