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
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I bought the large size and its worth every penny! it was really light and leaves a nice shine. I used it when my hair was straight or when its was in a curly afro!

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My #1 Go To Hair Product!
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This is IT for me! I have oily hair and was extremely skeptical about putting more OIL on my hair. The concept was foreign to me. After a cut/color months ago, my stylist used this on my hair. Before I even touched my hair, I was sold on the scent! This truly smells like a fresh floral perfume and the scent lasts long after application. I don't put this near the roots of my hair because it does seem to make my hair 'slick', but it works beautifully to create soft, smooth, sleek, shiny locks on the lengths of my hair. I have used a similar nourishing oil that weighed my hair down, but this oil is nourishing but light. I have used it almost daily, and my hair has never looked or felt healthier.

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Great product- smells amazing!
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This smells amazing! Have been using it as a leave-in and truly have noticed an improvement in the texture of my hair after only a week. Totally worth it.

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This Stuff Is Amazing!
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Perfect for right after the shower-keeps my flyaways in check. Also great (a teeny tiny bit) on dry hair to keep it sleek and to control frizz.

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smells amazing

I received this as a sample- it smells fabulous. I used it very sparingly and it never felt like it was weighing my hair down. the full size product is a little expensive- but I think it would be good especially in the summer when my hair gets a bit more dry.

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love love love it!

I have very thick hair and sometimes hard to manage. This oil I used after blow drying and I was amazed how calm, not oily, but soft my hair felt. I still had some body it did not make it flat to my head. I was so disappointed when it was gone.

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Amazing with a caveat
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This stuff is amazing for frizz. I <3 it for sure. However, my stylist and I noticed major damage to my ends recently and I think Shu Uemura Protective Oil is the culprit. Why? Because I've been using it on towel-dried hair then blow drying. It doesn't specifically say "use with heat styling". I am going to try the pre-shampoo route to see if that avoids the damage. Even with the end-damage (to my already-dry hair), my frizz was DEFINITELY tamed to an amazing degree with this product.

I hope the pre-shampoo treatment solves my problem because I do love this product!

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how did i ever live without this product
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OMG. This does everything i need (gloss, shine, definition, smoothing) WITHOUT weighing my hair down. i don't know how it works and i don't care. i will never go without it again. pricey but the bottle is BIG and you only use a small bit... ive had it for 8 months and i use it whenever i "do" my hair. (about 5 times per week). i have med/long hair.

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I agree with PantherFanSC
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This is is my "magic oil". Because of PantherFanSC's review, I purchased this oil and I will never go back to my old hair routine again. I use it on wet hair before I blow dry and then about a half a pump a day on dry hair to keep it looking fabulous! This stuff truly is magic. I makes my hair so shiny and sleek without giving me that greasy look. I have tried many hair oils but this is by far the best of the best! I went a little crazy and bought the shampoo and conditioner from this line. It's pricy but it makes my hair look and feel absolutely incredible. Thank you PantherFanSC!

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Best Hair Oil Ever
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This stuff is amazing. I've always had bad luck with hair oil and had greasy areas after using it. This oil however, is idiot proof. It smells so good and feels really silky. It keeps the frizz down bigtime! Love it!

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