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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 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
I like this even better than the shampoo! I think they both did an amazing job of keeping my hair light and shiny, but this didn't take as much as the shampoo.4
My hair felt great after using the deep conditioning mask with the illuminating Shu Uemura shampoo.
It was smooth and shiny after using it, but I thought the musk-rose scent was a tad bit too strong. I hope that using this conditioner did not clash too much with my perfume!
I would not buy this, because I did not notice a difference from my usual hair treatment.3
Just as good as the shampoo. Actually better because I had to use less product to get awesome results, so it felt like a better value. Left my hair smelling amazing, looking healthy and not a tangle in sight. Love it!5
This smells really good and brings out my Highlights but I will not purchase due to the price.4
I love the little card this sample is packaged inside. I think that's the best thing about the sample of Shu Uemura shampoo and conditioner. Also, from the Birchbox description, the shampoo sounds amazing, but I have not had a chance to try it yet. This sample, and it's accompanying conditioner, is for color-treated hair, which I do not have, but I do like how the description says it's for any hair type. These are probably the shampoo and conditioner samples I am most looking forward to trying right now, but I have at least 5 others that I haven't even opened yet. They are going to have to wait. Tonight is the first time I've actually read the description for the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Full Shimmer Illuminating Shampoo and Treatment (Conditioner) and they sound awesome. Shu Uemura has the best little artistic cards that their sample come in as well.3
Compared to the other products I use, this product made my hair less shiny, clean and soft. Not impressed.2
The product did seem to make my hair shinier. I initially threw away the card it was attached to and the sample itself didn't have directions so I'm not sure I used it correctly. I would have liked it to have a stronger rose scent.3
Same as the shampoo, I didn't get to use the product enough to tell if I'd spend the money on a full size. I have very long hair and the sample size only allowed me to use it twice.4