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Seal in shine by pairing this shampoo with Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil.

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair

Birchbox Breakdown

We’re hesitant to call this luxurious cleansing oil a shampoo—its powers go far beyond cleansing. Perfect for all hair types and textures, the oil-to-foam formula binds with the grease and product buildup on your scalp before gently whisking them away. At the same time, it respects your hair’s natural oils, so your strands never feel dry or stripped. Finally, it adds bounce and body to your locks while leaving behind a calming yuzu citrus scent. All in all, it’s a true superhero product.

How to Use

Dispense a single pump of oil into your palms, and add a splash of water to transform it into a light, fragrant foam. Massage into your scalp, and rinse away.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Nice, but didn't change the look or feel of my hair

I have fine curly hair and I rarely find that shampoos make an overall difference in the look/feel of my hair. I loved the scent and feel of this shampoo and it did a decent job, but is no different for me than any of the other decent shampoos I use.

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Fantastic!

I have thin straight hair and this shampoo is absolutely fantastic!

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Cleansing oil

I love shu umera lash curler but as for this product I didn't notice anything special about it. I personally wouldn't purchase this.

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Good brand, but not something I'd use

I don't normally use shampoos, as I cowash, but this one is nice and hydrating since it has an oil base.

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Generous Sample Size

Good job, BB, for the size of this sample and branding. It didn't do any of its claims though except cleansing my hair. That's a good thing for me since I don't need body or bounce. Anyway, I have spent nearly the same amount of $/ml on shampoo before but I don't think this one is worth it.

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Amazing!

Right out of the box this stuff smells wonderful! The size of the sample is huge too. Way more then one use out of it. I really like the way it made my hair feel after wash in it. Very soft and manageable

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The smell!

Not only is this shampooing an excellent cleanser, but it smells amazing! I let it soak in my hair hoping to absorb more of the scent.

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shampoo

I really liked the shampoo. It cleaned my hair and didn't weigh it down. It is a bit pricey though for me to buy the full size.

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Love the way it moisturizes
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I tried this as a sample, and bought the full size. It doesnt lather much, so i use one pump of my regular shampoo and one pump of the Shu Uemura, and I love that combination. My hair feels silky and i love the texture.

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Not in the budget!

Great product, felt it worked exactly as described. Unfortunately, it is not at a realistic price point for me.

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