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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 Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

$69.00
150 ml

Availability: In stock

$69.00

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Birchbox Breakdown

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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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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Nourishment for your hair

Loved the product but felt that it was pricey and other brands are much more afforable.

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Best Oil I've Tried
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I have shorter hair that is fine but thick and trying to find an oil that doesn't weigh down my hair is difficult. This is the ticket! I love the smell and texture and it just makes my hair look soft and shiny.

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Made my hair look healthy
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I actually had someone tell me that my hair looked very healthy. Enjoyed the smell. I do get many knots in my hair and didn't seem to work through them like I wanted to.

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helped frizzys

It was nice to see a product for dry hair. Used it on a humid day and it did help with frizz and fly aways! I would use it again.

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