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Seal in shine by pairing this shampoo with Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil.

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair

Birchbox Breakdown

We’re hesitant to call this luxurious cleansing oil a shampoo—its powers go far beyond cleansing. Perfect for all hair types and textures, the oil-to-foam formula binds with the grease and product buildup on your scalp before gently whisking them away. At the same time, it respects your hair’s natural oils, so your strands never feel dry or stripped. Finally, it adds bounce and body to your locks while leaving behind a calming yuzu citrus scent. All in all, it’s a true superhero product.

How it Works

Made with purifying deep-sea volcanic extracts, Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil lathers up into a light foam to transform tired locks into a luscious mane. It gets rid of any and all signs of oily debris while softening hair. Plus, the formula is made without heavy silicones, so it won’t weigh hair down.

How to Use

Dispense a single pump of oil into your palms, and add a splash of water to transform it into a light, fragrant foam. Massage into your scalp, and rinse away.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I definitely want to get the full size after sampling

I loved how soft my hair was after using this sample. I usually do not see much difference when using more pricey shampoos, but i saw a significant difference in the texture of my hair after, so much smoother!!

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What a difference!

I usually don't go for any shampoos that contain sulfates, but the effects I get from this product is so amazing that I'm having to back down on that rule. I normally don't see or feel much of a difference when trying out different shampoos, but this particular one is phenomenal. My hair has never felt cleaner or smoother. And since it's the winter months, my "whispies" (little short hairs that frizz out at my hairline) have been very frizzy. With first use of this product, my whispies were completely smooth without any extra product! It's pricey, but worth it! Get a steep discount by redeeming some of those points I know you have saved up!

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AWESOME product

I have thick dark hair that shows oil and dirt quickly and I LOVED this product. I am definitely going to splurge on it soon because it left my hair feeling so light and it looked so incredibly shiny. Really great product.

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Not as great as I thought it would be

I'm a big fan of the Shu Uemura cleansing oils and thought this shampoo would be a godsend but was utterly disappointed. I have an oily scalp and my scalp doesn't feel clean after one wash. This shampoo is really great if you're looking for a gentle cleaning shampoo.

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Stripped

This would be a great product for those who have overly oily hair. It stripped to much moisture out of my hair.

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Lovely!

This was a new experience for me to use an oil shampoo. I really loved it. It was great for my curls because it provided moisture without stripping what moisture was already there with sulfates. I expect to buy the full size product in the future.

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amazing

I avoided anything with the word oil in my hair for years. This shampoo is amazing--I have never tried another product like it and was very pleasantly surprised. It's awkward to put in due to the consistency, but it lathers up nicely and leaves hair feeling very soft.

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Not impressed

I don't tend to have a lot of oil or grease in my hair, but I just didn't feel like my hair was really clean after using this product. It felt coarse and harder to manage, and I didn't see any noticeable changes in the look of my hair when dry. Maybe more use leads to better results.

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Silky Smooth

I was hesitant considering it says oil but it was great. My hair felt silky smooth and clean. I loved this product!

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Great Product!

My hair can be generally pretty dry. It has been colored and I often skip conditioning. I think this product was great because it looked and felt like I had used conditioner. My hair was soft and shiny. It is something that could easily simplify your beauty routine.

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