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To repair damaged hair, use this protective oil as a pre-shampoo treatment and follow with SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo.

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair

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Stylist Jeff Chastain calls this multitasking hair oil liquid gold—and we can see why. 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. The luxurious, nourishing oil coats dry strands, taming down frizz and flyaways to leave them silky. Antioxidant-packed camellia oil protects and hydrates.

How to Use

As a styling aid, apply one pump to your hands (a little goes a long way) and work through hair from mid-shaft to tips. To use as a pre-shampoo treatment, use three to four pumps and comb into dry hair before shampooing. For a conditioning treatment, apply one pump each to four sections of hair from mid-length through ends and massage into scalp. Leave overnight and style normally in the morning.

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethiconol, camellia kissi/camellia kissi seed oil, ethylhexyl, mehtoxycinnamate, butylphenyl methylpropional, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, parfum/fragrance.

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Love!

Leaves my hair soft and shiny without the greasy feeling. It smells great, too

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Tames frizzies
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Great scent and controls fly aways. Light formula
Does not leave a build up on my hair. Excited to use in the summer when I really cut back on blowdrying.

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It's okay
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Hair oil of any kind isn't a great idea but if you make sure not to get it on your scalp and let it clog your pores, it's great.

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New Favorite!

Got this in my Vanity Affair Box. It smells wonderful and makes my damaged hair feel and look smooth and silky. Definitely recommend!

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Smooth and no fly aways

I got this in my vanity affair box, and it's so fantastic! It smooths hair beautifully and makes my hair smell so great.

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Just OK
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I thought it was very heavy, so only use a little at a time. I was not impressed with the scent. For the price, I would not by again.

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Really is liquid gold
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My ends were so dry and brittle and I really struggled to maintain my long hair. This product gives my hair the moisture and protection it needs without weighing it down (my hair is very fine too). My hair is noticeably softer, smoother and stronger. The product is expensive, but worth the $ and lasts for months!

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nice hair oil
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My hair is long, curly and coarse. I used this oil and it makes my hair wonderfully soft with loose curls. I have had so many compliments when I used this product and will definately buy the full size product.

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Great for blowing my hair out straight
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I have wavy to curly, coarse hair that frizzes easily. This product is really nice for blowing my hair straight. I apply to wet hair, before I even pick up the blow drier, and then use a 2nd "glossing product" half way through. I like this product because I feel it makes my hair soft and shiny and appear healthy. I left off one star because it doesn't work for me when I "apply and air dry" - it makes my hair limp in that situation.

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I don't love this as much as I should
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I think this is a lovely oil- I still like Moroccan Hair oil better and it is far less expensive. I had high hopes for this as I love the brand, but I won't be buying it again. Makes my hair a bit greasy too.

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