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You shampoo and condition every day without fail, yet split ends and dryness seem to be your perpetual hair curse. The solution? This deep-conditioning mask from cult brand SHU UEMURA. It restores the health of your hair and scalp, and is specially formulated to reinvigorate color-treated or chemically damaged tresses.
I was rather disappointed in this product. It didn't seem to do anything special for beyond what a regular conditioner would do, and it actually might even be underperforming my current drugstore brand conditioner. My hair was still kind of tangled and rough as I rinsed this out and it looked frizzier than normal once it dried (Note: My hair is very healthy and frizz is not normally a problem, no matter the weather). Using Moroccan Oil the second time I used it helped, but if I'm paying almost $70 for a conditioning hair treatment, I expect it to work on it's own without the addition of another expensive hair product. It did smell nice though.2
I didn't like the smell of roses and I didn't notice any added benefit to my hair after use. No more shine, body, or even moisture. I actually thought my hair looked worse after using this. My hair actually looked more dull and weighed down!2
Didn't care for the rose scent and didn't really notice any change to my hair texture or the shimmer it was supposed to do. I've had better conditioner and shampoo2
not that impressed. didn't do much more than a drugstore brand can do. overpriced and I didn't care for the scent (hardly was one)2
I am particularly disappointed because the stylist at the salon "SUPPOSEDLY used this on my hair after a recent highlighting treatment, and it worked great. The version I purchased online-from Birchbox-did not work anywhere near as well. It feels like a different product-much less rich than what was used at the salon. I'm wondering if the salon made a mistake in telling me what they were using. In any case, the "at-home" "Art of Hair" mask left my fine, not particularly damaged hair (other than 4-5 yearly highlighting sessions, I do nothing to my hair-no blow dryer, no curling irons, no hair spray), rather dry. My hair looked dull and slightly brassier after using the illuminating shampoos and mask, which is so weird, as this is not at all what happened in the salon. I am really perplexed and dismayed. Together, the shampoo and conditioner cost me roughly $140, and I feel like I would only use them again in an "I'm all out of every other shampoo/conditioner" emergency. I would not purchase either of these products again (i.e. the illuminating shampoos" or the "Art of Hair" mask). I did everything right- I applied it to damp hair, left in for 12+ minutes, rinsed in cool water....I have no idea what happened. *The only props I can give this product are for its scent, which I'm not that fond of, but which did not irritate my chemical sensitivities, which many products do. Shu Uemura must actually use mostly natural fragrance extracts in its product line. It's the synthetic stuff (the phthalates, etc) that provoke my sensitivities. So, kudos to them for that, but seriously, this product needs to be more shine & moisture enhancing.1
This product did NOT impress me at all. I am currently using a different, much cheaper shampoo and conditioner that leave my hair with much more shine and soft texture. After using this, my hair felt dry and brittle. I did not see any difference at all...1
I was so excited to try the treatment as I have not found one I really like. I couldn't use it, however, because it has a rose scent. If you like rose-scented things you'll love it. It's just not for me.1