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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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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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Great Product

I had a chance to try the product on saturday and it worked great! I curled my hair that day and it was humid and the oil kept it from getting frizzy. I will definitely be purchasing this product in the future.

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Great Product

I have color treated hair and this product really made my hair shiny and manageable.

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Product Feedback: SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

I used this product prior to spending the day at the pool and found it kept my hair from frizzing and also protected the ends from drying out. I will purchase this again.

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Love it.

This oil made my hair very soft. It only takes about a dime size drop for my short hair and you have to make sure you get it thoroughly throughout your hair. Once it soaks in your hair will feel wonderful.

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Lightweight and didn't weigh down my hair and kept it conditioned for a few days

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Just ok, nothing great

The oil is good, but the usage i got from a sample was very few as I have long hair. In three uses i did not see much of a difference for the price of the product

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Nice product

I have a bunch of other hair products that I'd rather use just because I already have them but this product was really nice. The sample that came in my birchbox was a little too small to really get a feel for the product though.

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My hair loves this!

I usually am not very excited about hair oils, but this stuff smells amazing and after trying it out, I saw a very visible change in my hair- it was smoother, had no frizz, and looked like I just styled it (when it was the only thing I had put in my hair).

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Hair oil

Love this hair oil. Smells great and feels great in my hair

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