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To repair damaged hair, use this protective oil as a pre-shampoo treatment and follow with SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo.

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair

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Stylist Jeff Chastain calls this multitasking hair oil liquid gold, which is a pretty accurate description. The luxurious elixir protects and hydrates, whether you’re using it as a styling tool, pre-shampoo treatment, or leave- in conditioner. It disappears into hair to leave it soft and sleek — even without heat styling, you’ll look immediately more polished.

How it Works

The luxurious, nourishing oil coats dry strands, taming down frizz and flyaways to leave them silky. Antioxidant-packed Camellia Oil protects and hydrates.

How to Use

As a styling aid, apply one pump to your hands (a little goes a long way) and work through hair from mid-shaft to tips. To use as a pre-shampoo treatment, use three to four pumps and comb into dry hair before shampooing. For a conditioning treatment, apply one pump each to four sections of hair from mid-length through ends and massage into scalp. Leave overnight and style normally in the morning.

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethiconol, camellia kissi/camellia kissi seed oil, ethylhexyl, mehtoxycinnamate, butylphenyl methylpropional, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, parfum/fragrance.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Okay

It wasn't great, it was okay. I don't plan on buying this product. I have products that are just as good.

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Eh?
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What can I say? I read the reviews. Ordered the product. Waited in anticipation and then...nothing. I'm underwhelmed. Pros: It has a nice scent. Cons: It's heavy. I have a lot of hair but it is very fine in texture. This weighed it down and totally made my styling fall flat...and greasy. I've found its best use for me as an overnight treatment. And even then the results have not warranted to price tag. I've been using it on my legs to at least get my moneys worth.

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Lovely!

I started using this after my hair texture and condition changed after having kids. It smells lovely and works very well without being too heavy. I even use a drop on my daughter's hair to tame the tangles and curls. Definitely a good purchase and worth the price.

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Worth it!
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This product is amazing. It has a wonderful scent. It helped to de-frizz and soften my hair. I imagine it will last a long time as I've only needed to use a very small amount each day.

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worth the price!
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I loved this so much I bought the full size bottle!!! The smell is amazing and my hair is like spun gold, I swear!

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Nongreasy hair oil
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I love using hair oil - this one keeps the hair really moisturized without looking greasy -- which is really hard for an oil to do. However, if my ends are really dry, this doesn't help as much (as say coconut oil). Also, it smells really nice so I always run my hands through my hair with a little of this every day.

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I'm hooked – AMAZING!
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I got a couple samples of this magic potion, and now I'm hooked!

My scalp is really oily, while my ends are dry, so it's hard for me to find products that I can use all over. Usually I only put oils on my ends, but once in a while it's good to moisturize all over. I found this product to be so light-weight and perfect for my hair type. It really nourished and smoothed my hair without weighing it down and most importantly tamed down the frizz! – it smells really good too! I would recommend this to everyone. I figure it would work well on all hair types.

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Life changing!
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I have always had dry damaged hair- but miraculously this product has save my hair between blow drys, flat ironing, and curlers. I highly recommend it. I was deeply intimidated by the price, but its worth every penny!

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Hair Saviour!
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I can definitely vouch for this product! I have coarse, dry thick hair. For those who have it, you will certainly understand just how fragile this type of hair can be. The shaft of my hair was frayed and it felt wiry. This product has changed the condition and changed the texture of my hair. I use it 2- 3x per week for styling purposes. It leaves my hair with a wonderful shine and light perfumed scent. Also, a little goes a long way.

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love this product
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I ordered full size a few months ago and now reordering. I have dry thin curly hair. doesn't weigh hair down. great product

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