In my haircare routine post on Monday I stated that I was currently trialing some new hair products and that I would review them in due course, well this is one of them - Redken 5th Avenue NYC's Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense, the next generation oil treatment which is designed to condition hair and get rid of dullness by infusing the hair with a beautiful shine. Now for the science bit, the Diamond Oil is an exclusive multi-faceted Shine Strong Complex which is sillicone-free and 99% natural with a blend of camelina, apricot and coriander oils which seal moisture into the hair and create a glorious shine. I must say I am, in general, a fan of hair oils, I find that they really do help my hair making it more manageable and conditioned, Diamond Oil is no exception. When I first opened the packaging on this product I was so surprised by the faceted glass bottle, to me it's so luxurious! Unlike other hair oils which come with a trusty pump or no dispensing unit at all, Redken 5th Avenue NYC's Diamond Oil comes with a glass pipette dropper, I loved this and found it so charming! You can tell I'm easily amused right but I had never used a product like this before. The smell of the product is divine, I think the apricot oil really made this one special.
I've been using the Diamond Oil for a few weeks now and I can already see an improvement in the condition and strength of my hair. The ends don't break off like they used to and I think the shine which this oil gives to my hair is fantastic making it look very healthy. Diamond Oil is available in two formulations, an amber bottle for fine hair and a black bottle for thick/coarse hair. I'm actually trialing the black bottle even though I have fine hair but it hasn't been a problem. A little goes a long way with this oil and as someone who is extremely free-handed when it comes to hair products I have to be careful not to apply too much. The dropper is designed to dispense the oil one drop at at time which gives total control on usage but I'm the type of person who will keep dispensing, I must stop! I think this 100ml bottle will last me for ages and at €33.95 a bottle it is on the pricier side of the scale but I do think it is worth it. I am very picky when it comes to products I will use on my hair but this product is one of the best I have used in terms of hair oils. Diamond Oil is so versatile and can be used in a variety of ways - as an overnight treatment, a pre-conditioner to shampooing, a blow-drying aid or a finishing product to make your hair sleek and wet look. I would highly recommend Diamond Oil if your hair is in need of some vital tender loving care and you want to experience a little bit of luxury and pamper your hair completely.
You can read more about Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense on the Redken 5th Avenue NYC's website.