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Stylists lovingly refer to SHU UEMURA’s original Nourishing Oil as liquid gold and novelist Julie Klam recently told us the luxurious elixir is the one product she couldn’t live without. Now SHU UEMURA has reformulated Essence Absolue goodness into a nourishing leave-in treatment. The fast-absorbing formula disappears into hair to leave it soft and sleek. Even if you skip heat styling, you’ll notice that your hair looks immediately more polished.
I purchased the full soze tube of this after reading reviews on Birchbox. I never received a sample of it, but out of everything I ordered that day during "Sweet 16", this is a winner.
I have exceptionally dry, fine, color-treeated/damaged hair that can stand up straight in front from breakage. I've tried many prestige-brand oils and creams and found they either did nothing, made my hair dull, flat or felt heavy. I also find I'm allergic to many brands.
This has been a delightful find as it not only smells wonderful, no allergies, no heaviness, makes my hair shiny and easier to blow dry and keeps the flyaways tamed for the most part.
My only caution would be to start with less than a dime-sized amount and build from there. I used more the first time and my hair was a bit flat. Next shampoo I used much less, dried it and used a bit more on my flyaways before flat ironing. That worked wonders. For the price, the tuvbe is large and so small an amount used that it's worth it.
As someone trying to survive breast cancer who still works, I wish they'd make a travel size as I'm on the go a lot.
This and Miss Jesse's Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo, which completely detangled my long hair have replaced almost all other hair products.
The other two products I ordered, Miss Jesse's Rapid Recovery Treatment (way too heavy for my hair texture leaving it looking dull and not nourished) and Bain de Terre Blow Dry Smoothing Cream (smelled heavenly, but didn't do anything and made my eye's red and watery) were not hits.
I wish Birchbox would send samples on request to subscribers or a twice-a-year "design your own box" of 5 samples so many of us could try what we've been thinking about before purchase.
Sidenote: hair and skin change radically over the decades. It would be wonderful if Birchbox would take note of that. I'm in my later 50's, look much younger, not into green nail polishes, bright reds on my lips or fads and work in a high stress field where this stuff is a definite "no". I'm also medium-skinned, but it's translucent with pink undertones. Most boxes end up with my daughter!
This is the most amazing oil in cream product I have ever tried. I have really fine / damaged hair. I wash my hair at night and apply a small amount and massage it though my hair and in the morning I wake up with my most gorgeous healthy, beautiful wavy looking hair I could ask for. Such a shine, simply divine... and the scent is amazing. Top product!!5
I haven't used a Shu Uemura product I didn't love and this is no exception. I received the sample in my Vanity Affair box and began using it after doing a double process on my hair. I work a dime size amount in my hair after washing it and it makes my hair smooth and shiny.5
This product is pricy but worth it. I have wavy hair, not coarse but thick, and I've used a ton of different oils and creams to keep it calm and frizz-free. I bought this product on a whim when I had extra points, and I'm so glad I did. This was one of those times when I look at my other hair products and can't understand how I'll need them again. This product softened my waves, keep the hydration intact, and helped to avoid frizz on a humid day like today. Shu does it again.5
I work in extreme elements; wind, sand, and in the sun ALL day. Usually with my hair in a bunched up bun or braids causing the ends to dry out and look haggard.
I received a sample and waited several weeks before using. Holy smokes I should have been on it sooner!
I've been using it after I wash my hair (about every two or three days) and this product has been keeping my hair fresh as if bran clean! I use about a quarter Size (I have long and THICK but fine hair) and it stays so soft, silky and shiney. I haven't tried blow drying with it yet but I'm sure it will be even more amazing!
I am almost out of my trial size and am ordering more tonight!
The smell is AMAZING TOO!
This is a great! I only need to uses a small amount to calm down the frizziness of my hair. I have wavy/curly-ish hair and this product works well with it by making it smooth, shine, and soft. The best part is it does not weigh my hair down.5
I have fine hair and most products weigh it down. This doesn't. Just use a small amount. It keeps my hair looking great after styling and prevents those little fly aways. I got this as a sample but will probably purchase the full size when the sample runs out.5
This is amazing, I have thin colored hair, and it makes my hair feel soft and beautiful. It smells terrific and held up over night. Today I've gotten compliments all day! Pricey, but shu always is.5
This product is great for someone who is always rushing like me. I have dry, curly, frizzy hair and when I'm in a really big rush I rely on the crème in oil instead of stopping to use conditioner. My hair seems tames and hydrated afterwards. Love it. Oh and it smells like lilacs.5
This product *is* pricey but well worth it. You only need a very small amount - depending on your hair - to be effective. I have long straight hair that is past my shoulders and a pea-sized amount is enough, so don't be scared by the price. I use this when my hair is damp, from the "ears" on down to the ends (not at the crown of near the roots) and style like usual - blow dry, then leave it to rest, flat iron, or use a curling wand. It leaves my hair feeling shiny, smooth, fly-away free. There is a more polished look about it and it feels softer too. The smell is also very faint and disappears after a moment. Highly recommend.5