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 have very thick hair, and it usually dries out since I put so much heat in it to keep it straight. I used this product after receiving it in my box. It did nothing for my hair. I was very disappointed.

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Ok, not that bad but I feel like giving it to a friend. Maybe they'll like it better than I do. I bought this after sampling the shampoo that I loved. The Shampoo was out of stock so i figured this was the next best thing. Nope. It just didn't seem to do anything. Disappointed and now it's just taking up space in my bathroom.

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Not for My Type of Hair
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For my hair texture (which is relaxed african american hair) it provide no extra moisture. It didn't dry out my hair, but it didn't help it feel moisturized either.

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I have oily hair
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I was shocked that birchbox would send me a oil for my hair when I have oily hair. I'm not happy. I can't even use the product without looking disgusting.

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My hair is too fine and flat to risk...
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My hair is too fine and flat to risk making it worse with oil.

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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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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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just ok
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made my hair flat. Did smooth down the fly aways. However, my hair did not have any life. Find the Fekkai creams better.

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Sample too small
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I really was looking forward to trying this product, however, the sample was just too tiny to really gauge if I liked it or not. Hair oil sample the size of a perfume sample vial just isn't enough!

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