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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
4.2 out of 5 stars, based on 489 Reviews 489 Reviews
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I like the smell of the oil, but my hair felt a little greasy when I was styling it. I used a little less the next time, but still did not like the texture of my hair with the oil.

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Good brand

Since I have very dry hair, this product was a good fit for me. I had also been curious about trying something from this brand, since it gets allot of buzz, and I'm pleased to finally get the chance to give it a go.

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Good but not great

This smelled nice and didn't feel too heavy. It helped with some of my frizz. For the price, I don't feel compelled to buy it.

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Fresh

The first thing I noticed (aside from the horrible packaging of the sample) is the smell. It smells crisp and light--not as heavily scented as other oils. The texture is also a little thinner than many other oils I've tried. The formula and fragrance are perfect for summer, and if it weren't for the price, I would probably have purchased right away...

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Okay.

Overall this product is average to me. I have tried many hair oils so when I revived this one I was excited to try it. I didn't like the packaging to start with everytime I open it I'm afraid I'll drop it. It doesn't have the best smell but I can over look things like that in a product when I first used it it seemed like a regular hair oil. The next morning I felt no differnce in my hair. I don't think this is worth the money but it may work better on different types of hair. I would not purchase a full size of this hair oil

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dry hair miracle
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I tried this product when I received my June Birchbox and it literally transformed my thin and dry brittle hair! Amazing how healthy my hair is now! Wow

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Average

I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. It was light weight and smelled great. It also wasn't too oily/greasy. However, it didn't do anything better than any other product like this that I have tried. It works for it's purpose, but I don't notice amazing results that urge me to pick this product over others.

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Nice hair oil

I've tried many hair oils and this is the greasiest one I've used, but I love that for my coarse hair. I would probably purchase the full size with a discount.

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Wanted to love this

I wanted to love this, but wasn't super impressed with it. It's possible I didn't use quite enough. I already use an argan oil, and I like it better.

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It's watery and doesn't work for me

I didn't like this product. It felt like i was just putting castor oil in my hair because it wasn't a viscous oil like Moroccan or Argan oil. It was watery which made it run down my hands when i poured it out to use. It didn't really make any noticeable change like other oils i've gotten here so no I won't be buying this product.

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