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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.
This cream is very moisturizing. I use it after shampooing and let my hair dry. My hair is wavy and tends to be frizzy. This helps a lot with the the frizz. It takes some trial and error to find the right amount to use. It doesn't make your hair crunchy but too much will make your hair appear oily. It smells nice but the scent is not strong and overwhelming.5
This is my favorite hair product of all time and that is saying a lot. I have tried every oil including the one in the blue box, every spray, cream and gel for my super fine and frizzy hair that I blow dry and flat iron every morning. I could never find anything to keep my hair smooth and professional looking until now.
I use the Essence Absolue Cream in Oil (about a dime size) when my hair has been in a towel dried. Because my hair is thin I don't rub it in to the roots but work it thoroughly from about an inch from the scalp down. I then use Oribe thickening spray very lightly at my roots where my part is and then blow dry a bit with a round brush and then flat iron.
The first time I used this I couldn't believe how shiny and straight my hair looked. I waited for the dreaded "temple frizz" and even was out in misty rain and nothing happened. Just to be sure, I have used this product for about two months and am still as happy as I was the first time I used it.
To avoid any build up I use Kerastase Chroma Riche which is a more cleansing shampoo every other day and Oribe Moisturing Shampoo on alternate days.
You must try this ....and use less than you think you should the first time. You can always add more to your dry hair as another reviewer said. When you begin to dry and iron your hair you won't believe how a small amount changes the look of your hair, not weighing it down but giving it a healthy smooth shine. Love this!
I was so excited to try this but didn't feel that it worked well enough for the price I paid. It was decent and didn't weigh down my very fine hair, so that was good. It is OK; however, I won't be buying it again.4
Like some of the other reviews, I purchase this product only after reading the reviews. I am a hair product junkie and this is one of my all time favorite products. It is lightweight and not greasy. I use this after I wash my hair and yes, a little goes a long way (the tube is 5oz). This has become a staple in my hair styling regimen and I can't wait to try other products in this line.5
My go to after shower hair product. Especially if I'm letting it air dry. No frizziness, just soft, shiny, easy to manage hair. In fact this is my second time buying. I go through about one per 6 months and I have medium length hair. Will continue to buy again. Please don't ever stop carrying!5
Best hair oil I have used so far. Leaves hair super smooth and glossy! A little quarter size goes a long way in damp hair, great for drying naturally or for a blow out5
Amazing for styling with my curly hair. Smells great, it is not too thick, and just helps nourish my dry hair.5
This product gets your hair super star shiny and soft without being too greasy. It's heaven in your hair. Plus, you can put it on wet or dry hair.5
This is a great product that I never would have discovered it it were not for birchbox. I highly recommend this for dry damaged hiar. Thanks birchbox!5
I love this! I have been searching for a good company that has great products that really deliver and this is it! Definitely worth the money.