Unfortunately for me, this shampoo didn't do much volumizing but it did dry out my hair and make it frizzy and tangled. Too bad, because you can get it for a steal at Costco and it smells good. For reference, I have long, fine, slightly wavy hair that's not color-treated.
I've used this shampoo for weeks, and I think it's a good choice for fine hair. My hair is long, fine, wavy, and on the oily and/or frizzy side with the wrong products. Diametress leaves me with clean, soft, bouncy hair that doesn't look heavy and gunky the day after a wash.
The formula and feel of this shampoo is a bit different. It looks similar to honey, clear and golden, and when it dispenses into the hand, it kind of adheres to itself (like mercury). The smell is fine and is neither here nor there for me. The lather is the only thing I feel could be improved–it doesn't suds as much as other shampoos, and I have to take extra care to work it into my roots to make sure my scalp and all my hair is cleaned thoroughly. It rinses cleanly and doesn't strip my hair or coat it, and when followed by Biolage Detangling, my hair is voluminous all day, which is saying something because my hair is ridiculously thin (the circumference of my ponytails at the band are probably close to that of a quarter, or smaller).
I used to avoid bodifying shampoos because I thought they would just exacerbate the natural frizz of my hair, but surprisingly, this product hasn't done that. In fact, it leaves my hair quite a bit smoother than other shampoos I've used. I don't have color-treated hair, so I can't speak to how well this product preserves color (or doesn't). For me, this shampoo is good enough to be used every day, and I know I'll finish the bottle and consider buying it again.
This is the best shampoo for my fine stick straight hair. I use with the matching conditioner. I wash and condition my hair daily and this combo does the trick. My hair feels and appears fuller and has more body.
I liked it. I do use it with the matching conditioner. With age my hair has become a bit thin and when I use the two together I feel like my hair looks normal again. It didn't make my hair feel crazy thick or anything-just more full and more body.
First off, my hair is already pretty thick and healthy. I've never had problems with dry, thin, or damaged hair because my hair has never been color treated and I don't use heat very often. Typically, I would just pick up a random drugstore shampoo and conditioner, but I was curious, so I bought this shampoo and it's conditioner.
Let me just say that this shampoo improved my hair. I have never felt any difference in my hair when I used other shampoos, but the Diametress shampoo made my hair feel silkier and smoother. I can't really say anything about thickening since my hair is already quite thick (It's asian, so I have individually thick strands), but I am impressed, because I have used many shampoos and none of them have done any noticeable improvement.
Didn't do anything to my hair. Not worth the money. Also was very drying, from the first time.
For someone with straight, fine hair, who is OBSESSED with gaining some volume, at any price, you can trust me - this shampoo is worth a try! I use it all the time now, for about a year. I've switched up once or twice for a day or two, to try samples I've received, but always go back to Diametress. It gives me good volume without stripping my hair, and I use it with a little bit of light conditioner (color assure by Nexxus) and that seems to be a combo that works for me. I have bangs and sometimes they get greasy looking toward the end of the day, but a little dry shampoo perks them up.
I've tried Fekkai, Blandi, Phyto, Rene Futerer, all the pricey volume shampoos, and I can honestly say this $17 product has worked better for me.
I used to use Nexxus Diametress, for years! I LOVED it!!! And their other products. Diametress was the best thing for fine textured hair. Then they changed it. Actually a few times. I have the list of ingredients of the old formula that worked great. I keep looking for bottles of that formula. I've contacted the company to complain. They said they tested it on people and the people loved it. Maybe the way they test their products is flawed. The new formula is no better then the cheapest shampoos on the market. Yet the cost is still the same, around $13 a bottle or more. Very disappointing, very frustrating. If anyone knows a good substitute shampoo for fine hair, please let me know. If you want the list of ingredients for the older, wonderful formula, let me know and I'll send you a copy.
This is a shampoo that is fantastic at volumizing hair! I leave the house with bouncy, soft, shiny hair. The only problem with this is that after going outside your hair is still volumized- but it gets frizzy much faster! Overall I would still buy this, seeing as this is the only one that don't give me flakes. Also it doesn't leave ANY residue whatsoever (that I notice, haha). It smells clean and lathers well.
Lately, I feel I need some more "oomph" and volume to my hair so I tried this shampoo along with others as I am trying to find my best volumizing shampoo. After reading the MUA reviews, I tried: L'Oreal EverPure Volume, Giovanni Route 66 (I loved that it was sulfate free and had minimal ingredients), and Nexxus Diametress Shampoo (great reviews).
1st test: L'oreal - I am impressed with the volume, shine and swing that lasted 2 days (although I also used John Frieda's Luxurious Volume Root Lift and Hair Spray with this and with all the other following shampoos for this "volume" experiment). The packaging and lather is excellent and the scent is so-so, not great but it doesn't linger.
2nd: Giovanni Route 66 had great clean lather with minimal hair coming out during the shampoo however the scent reminded me of cherry cough medicine (yuk). There was a bit of volume however not as much as L'oreal so the 2nd day was "clean" although more flat. The packaging is great (narrow bottle w/ flip top).
3rd: Nexxus Diametress - I had high hopes for this based on the reviews. I don't mind the bottle shape but the grey color is depressing and hideous (makes the product look old). The ingredients seemed old fashioned (too much SLS) however the lather was great although a lot of hair came out during the shampoo (uh oh). My hair did seem thicker (think positive). However after styling and drying, my hair did not lie well. I have long, stick straight Korean silky hair that is 5" past my shoulders. L'oreal left my hair full and silky. Nexus left my hair a bit more "piece-y" - which isn't so attractive for long straight hair and the 2nd day, my hair felt more DIRTY compared to L'Oreal and the Giovanni shampoos. Perhaps the Nexxus is better for wavy, curly hair?
So the winner is the L'oreal EverPure Volume Shampoo. My hair is full, shiny, has body and swing that actually lasts for 2 days. And that has definitely put a little more pep in my step :-). **Update 6/09 - I felt this shampoo is a bit harsh on my hair so I have switched to Wella System Professional Volume.
I have fine (but lots of it) long (5" past shoulders), black, stick straight, Korean hair. Slightly oily scalp with dry ends. I also use: Frederic Fekkai More Shampoo, Kerastase Bain Miroir 1 & 2 Shampoos (my shampoo 2nd rinse staples), Kerastase masques (MasquIntense, Chroma Reflect, UV Defence) Nectar Thermique, Joico (K-Pak deep conditioners), Redken (Hair Cleansing Cream, Extreme Conditioner, All Soft).