SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

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.

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 254 Reviews 254 Reviews
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I got this in my vanity affair box, and it's so fantastic! It smooths hair beautifully and makes my hair smell so great.

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Just OK
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I thought it was very heavy, so only use a little at a time. I was not impressed with the scent. For the price, I would not by again.

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Really is liquid gold
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My ends were so dry and brittle and I really struggled to maintain my long hair. This product gives my hair the moisture and protection it needs without weighing it down (my hair is very fine too). My hair is noticeably softer, smoother and stronger. The product is expensive, but worth the $ and lasts for months!

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nice hair oil
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My hair is long, curly and coarse. I used this oil and it makes my hair wonderfully soft with loose curls. I have had so many compliments when I used this product and will definately buy the full size product.

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Great for blowing my hair out straight
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I have wavy to curly, coarse hair that frizzes easily. This product is really nice for blowing my hair straight. I apply to wet hair, before I even pick up the blow drier, and then use a 2nd "glossing product" half way through. I like this product because I feel it makes my hair soft and shiny and appear healthy. I left off one star because it doesn't work for me when I "apply and air dry" - it makes my hair limp in that situation.

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I don't love this as much as I should
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I think this is a lovely oil- I still like Moroccan Hair oil better and it is far less expensive. I had high hopes for this as I love the brand, but I won't be buying it again. Makes my hair a bit greasy too.

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Smells amazing!

I probably overuse this product because it smells so good. It doesn't weigh my hair down so I can use it daily.

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Best hair oil available

I have blonde, color-treated hair. Unfortunately, I do need to wash it every other day. On the days I wash it, I apply two pumps (direx say one, but I use two) from mid-shaft to ends and let hair air dry. My hair is incredibly soft and smooth once dry. The oil penetrates well. Smell is lovely, but not intense. Bottle lasts quite some time, so I don't get too upset over the price. This is one hair product that I've always come back to.

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Good treatment for hair
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I have mid-length hair and use one pump for leave-in treatment. It doesn't weight down or make my greasy at all. I sometimes use it as over night treatment.

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Pros and Cons...

I have very thick unmanageable hair, and usually need a lot of product. Pro...this product works very well, but be warned, it only takes a small amount to go a very long way, so it's also a budget in that regard. Con...if you use too much, you'll have to re-wash your hair and start all over again (learned the hard way)

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