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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 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
I was expecting more from this product having owned the Oil. DO NOT COMBINE THE TWO. The first time I tried the product I did exactly that. The combination left my hair feel extremely greasy and flat. I later tried this product by itself and blew out my hair. This result was much more successful. It left my hair feeling soft and sleek (in a good way this time). I don't blow my hair out very often. Im more of an air dry kind of gal. Would recommend to someone who does.4
I got a sample of this tube of magic in the Vanity Affair box and immediately ordered a full size after trying it only once. Crazy, but once you try it you'll have the same "I NEED THIS" moment that I did! Now I have the full size and I'm never looking back.
First off, I have long, straight, fine hair that is almost a dishwater blonde color (it has always looked very muted and plain to me). This product seems to make my hair glow; my hair no longer looks dull and lifeless.
The Absolue Cream in Oil also makes my hair look and feel SO soft and healthy, without losing volume and weighing it down. It tames flyaways and leaves hair with a healthy shine, not greasy or "slicked" looking.
My favorite part is that I can use this product alone after doing nothing to my hair (just letting it air dry) and it makes a big difference. Usually I don't use hair products unless I'm using a flat or curling iron, but this made me look like I'd put actual effort into my hair even though I'd only used a dab of this stuff and no heat. Even if I'm running out the door with wet hair, I can put this on (kind of in lieu of a leave in conditioner) and when my hair dries I get a similar effect. I'm honestly not sure if I'll ever use another finishing cream again. I know I sound like a sales rep talking this product up like it's God's gift to woman, but IT REALLY IS THE BEST THING EVER!!