SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

Stylist Jeff Chastain calls this multitasking hair oil liquid gold—and we can see why. 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. The luxurious, nourishing oil coats dry strands, taming down frizz and flyaways to leave them silky. Antioxidant-packed camellia oil protects and hydrates.

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 258 Reviews 258 Reviews
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Amazing

This is so soft and soaks in well. I used it after I had styled my hair to put a little shine throughout and on the ends. I also used to re-style my dry hair on days I didn't wash my hair.

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Good Hair Product

This product was pretty good. It smelled wonderful and made my African-American relaxed hair very shiny and soft. However, it definitely "nourishes" -- and that's about it. My hair was thirsty for real moisture about 2 days after applying.

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promises made AND kept
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as a woman over 40, my hair is starting to thin -- just a little bit. But I want to grow it out long. Those split ends and thin tips were the bane of my coif's existence. So, I latched on to a glimmer of hope offered up in the form of a review, and ordered a bottle. I was NOT disappointed. My process is to apply a Kerastase product before I blow dry. Then, I add one pump of this oil, rub it between my palms and apply to only the tips, which seem to DRINK it in. Using a curling iron or flat iron seals the oil into the hair with its heat. Lovely shiny locks!

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My go-to. Smoothing, restoring, without being "oily."
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I'm currently alternating between a few different restoring oils with heat-protecting properties and this is by far my favorite. it's a bit more expensive than alternatives I'm using but also comes in a larger bottle. I have oily hair so have to be careful with what products I chose for my hair and this I can put on in the morning (on either damp or dry hair - or both!) and it won't make my hair oily by the end of the day (or as some others have, immediately). This smells great and is very multi-purpose. My new go-to hair product!

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SHU light up my life
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I love straight, shiny hair. Too bad my hair doesn't like straight, shiny hair. It's the opposite. Kinky and dull, like a Kardashian. But SHU UEMURA lived up to it's promise to tame the locks, leaving it soft and sleek and the smell makes you believe that you just left the salon. So my hair and I are friends now. Which is good because it was leaving some seriously nasty message on my Facebook.

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Transformed my hair!

This oil has completely transformed my hair! My hair is super fine and has oily roots and dry ends. I thought this would weigh my hair down but it has the perfect lightness to it. I put one drop on my ends and whatever is left on my fingers I use to smooth flyaways around my face. It is totally worth the steep price because you use such a small amount a day.

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Love love love!!!!!
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I had a moment of self doubt before this oil came to my house: so expensive!!! But, wow! I am impressed!!!! This will last a long, long time, and no other oil has ever been so good to my hair!!! If you have it in your budget, buy it!!! Well worth it! Like an at home hair genie!!!!

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Yummy!
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How can a bottle of oil smell so yummy! Yet you won't feel that you are putting food in your hair (which is something I'd hate). Upon application, it does not feel greasy, as if everything was absorbed by your hair right away. It makes me hair smell great, shiny, and with my curling iron set on 420F, this helps to protect! This is my first Shu Uemura hair treatment product and I love it!

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Holy amazingness.
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I bought this product after reading a story about it on Birchbox.com. I had been debating getting a keratin treatment but couldn't commit to it after hearing conflicting stories about if it is good or not. So I thought I would give this protective oil a try. It has already made my hair so silky and even less oily after just a few uses. I am so excited to see what it can do over time! It is totally worth the cost because it will definitely last a long time. I would recommend it to anyone who's hair has been damaged from colors and treatments like mine!

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Worth the $$$
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My hair has been highlighted and bleached for YEARS. Not to mention years of blow-drying and straightening. However, I've switched over to a no-heat styling method recently, and this product has saved me. I run it thorough my hair when it is still damp and let it air dry. It makes my damaged ends feel silky smooth and my hair is much more manageable. It's a lot of $$, but I will buy this again when I run out.

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