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Nourishing, protective and lightweight, SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR Essence Absolue is infused with rich camellia oil to help protect the hair fibre against dryness, frizz and UV damage.
SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR Essence Absolue offers intense nutrition and protection against sun damage. Your hair is left easier to detangle with a unique shine and a supple touch.
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Not as good as my usual kerastase elixir (gold one). Think this one tends to be more oiler/greasy/heavy. Use sparingly. Smell is ok. Was expecting this to be better than the kerastase one. I only use this after washed and when styling. Not tried this as a pre-treatment. It does keep my hair in place when used as a serum. I would give it 3 stars. But because I don't hate it I give it another star. Would I buy again? No. Would I recommend.... Erm? No. Might work for other people. But not for me. Chinese black hair
26 January 2016 by
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Love this product! I've been using this for a couple of weeks and it's transformed my long hair. Its made my hair so soft.
25 January 2016 by
Not my first time purchasing this product. This product helps moisturize the roots of my dry hair makes it easier for me to comb! Love this and will continue using it!
12 January 2016 by
I used a lot oils before and I though they really worked for me. But after reading reviews I though I try Shu oil. I would definitely recommend this oil. It leaves my hair smooth and looking gorgeous. If you love your hair you MUST buy it.
29 September 2015 by
Great oil. Expensive but worth it. Non greasy at all.great results
27 July 2015 by
This oil is probably the best hair oil on the market. I've tried Redken, Moroccan Oil and the Kerastate ones none of which nourish, smooth and gloss hair like this oil. Even my friends have started to buy it now after trying it...you won't be disappointed if you buy it.
28 June 2015 by
I have used so many hair oils and this is the best BY FAR. It is light but visibly improves the condition of hair. It made my hair so shiny! It also smells wonderful. BUY IT!
22 June 2015 by
I have very curly hair and this product did not succeed to define my curls although it make them very very soft and shiny. Maybe it has a better result when I am using it on dry hair before shampooing.
23 March 2015 by
I brought the moisture velvet shampoo and conditioner along with this. All three product are expensive but having tried many leave in conditioners and finishing oils/creams this one is good. I've used it on the mid length to ends of my hair which is very dry after styling, I have yet to try it as a pre conditioner. I wish it was a little less expensive but if my hair condition keeps improving with using it I will buy it again.
20 March 2015 by
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue is an outstanding product.
It is light but emollient. It leaves no residue. It has a wonderful scent that is not overwhelming.
I have not had a split end since applying it everyday after shampooing.
I have been using this fine product for at lest three years and I have no intention of trying any other similar one.
7 March 2015 by
if I finish a bottle it says alot... to repurchase is even bigger thing! I love the smell, I like that my sculp doesn't get oily and my hair is super shiny! I'll continue to purchase And recommend this to my friends.
4 March 2015 by
The best hairproduct ever, the one thing i cant live without. Thank you to the lookfantastic team for being there for me when needed
17 February 2015 by
Love love love this! I have extremly curly hair that can be slightly unmanageable. My hair has been dry, started using this product and saw a dramatic difference after just a few washes. Would highly recommend this as it's helped with the dryness. It smells beau and leaves hair with a nice shine. Thumbs up
9 February 2015 by
This was the first time I bought a Shu Uemura product and I'm very pleased with the purchase. Although it's quite expensive, compared to other brands, I must say it's worth the money. The bottle is large (150 ml) and I need a tiny amount for my fine hair, only 1 squeeze, so I think it will last for ages. It's quickly absorbing, without the greasy feeling, and the hair is left shiny, silky, with a beautiful, gentle smell. Now I want to try other products of this brand, but I wish there were promo packs or samples, so we can decide which line is good for us before spending a little fortune on Shu Uemura products.
5 February 2015 by
This is the best hair oilk ever!Amazing smell, performance,results. This is my third bottle
2 February 2015 by
It actually does make my hair feel like I just came out out of the hairdressers, even though I rather need a hair cut!
19 January 2015 by
well I love this! Smells great and does the job.
19 January 2015 by
I love the product / Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue. I always apply on my wet hair before i blow dry. It leave my hair soft and smells good
31 December 2014 by
I tend to get very dry hair and have used many good brands over the years like Aveda and Redken, but I find Shu Uemura a class better. My hair gets silky and shiny and looks really healthier than ever. Gives a great finish.
18 December 2014 by
I applied on my towel dry hair after shower and feels my hair softer.
It is non greasy and leaves a very light pleasant smell.
28 September 2014 by
This unique oil is a must-have starting point for any styling of full, wavy to curly hair. Though seemingly unnoticeable, I apply it to towel-dried hair before applying the Essence absolute Oil-in-Cream, and after blow drying frizz is entirely gone. Without it, there is still some frizz left. I use it generously--four pumps--even though my hair is cut in a short bob. It disappears into the hair completely, as does the Shu Uemura Oil-in-Cream, and has no weight whatsoever. It probably has more noticeable effect on straighter, or thinner hair, but it still adds a quiet force to the styling and conditioning of fuller, curlier hair, when used in combination with cream.
23 September 2014 by
Hello everybody, I bought Shu Uemura Essence Absolue two weeks later and I just can say that this serum is fantastic!!, the very best of the very best, my hair is beautiful shine, straight, soft, without frizz. My hair seems nourished, and is like it floating!!. It's really amazing.
1 September 2014 by
I used my GHD everyday, my hair was a mess and I have tried every single hair oil in the market, cheap brands, expensive ones, even oils that had no brand and this was the best of the best.
Smells very good, leaves the hair shiny but not oily, has never failed me and my hair is so much better.
It is a bit expensive but it lasts a long time and it is so worth it.
7 August 2014 by
This is fantastic. A wonderful smell, beautiful texture and somehow it makes the hair silky, not oily. Also you get a large amount and so for the price this is amazing value!! Will always buy.
15 July 2014 by
First of all, the oil is great - it smells beautifully, does nourish the hair and you only need a small amount (I only use it for ends). However, I was under the impression it's going to another argan/macadamia oil product, but in fact it's CAMELLIA oil. Still, I think the oil is fab. The only downside is the price, but all Shu product are expensive and the bottle will surely last a long time.
24 June 2014 by
Very good! Love it! The hair is very soft, not greasy. I recommend :)
9 June 2014 by
I have tried a number of hair oils and this is the only one I have had success with, my hair is in the best condition it has been in a long time and this oil doesn't weigh in down or make it greasy.
I highly recommend!!
5 June 2014 by
I'm so in love with this product! It smells divine. highly recommend this oil, It's worth it! I have very dry thin hair and only use 1 pump of this oil. It's better than morrocan oil.
4 June 2014 by
Favourite oil ever. Wouldn't choose anything else
15 April 2014 by
I can't fault this product!! Definitely worth paying that bit more and investing in a quality product. It smells divine and a couple of drops go a long way so it lasts ages! Much better than cheaper brands and other types of serums that do nothing but make your hair look greasy. I'd definitely recommend this product!
15 April 2014 by
Escuche hablar de este serum maravillas por lo que me decidi a comprarlo por esta pagina.
Me llego super pronto, en unas dos semanas y con un embalaje perfecto.
Sobre el producto el mejor serum que e probado nunca y por su tamaño tendre para mucho tiempo y cuando se acabe sin duda repetire de nuevo y lo volvere a comprar por aqui.
28 March 2014 by
I can highly recommend the essence absolute.
It really works and smells lovely.
Well worth the investment as a little goes a long way.
10 March 2014 by
Absolutely my favourite hair care product, I can't live without this. It has transformed my hair and made it soft without greasy, and really really healthy. This is a must buy!!
17 February 2014 by
I have very fine, color treated hair and am always looking for a product that will truly make a difference in my overall hair health. This is it. I am on my third bottle of this and will continue to purchase. A little goes a long way-- I use half a pump daily on my hair from the mid section through my roots. Buy this-- you won't regret! I have also tried conditioners from Shu Uemura and would recommend those as well. All of Shu's products are of excellent quality.
14 February 2014 by
Pour ma fille ou moi, nos cheveux n'ont jamais été aussi doux et aussi brillants ! Une odeur classe, une texture divine, un rendu extra, quel bonheur !!!
22 December 2013 by
This is the best hair oil I have ever used. I have course, coloured red hair that tends to be very fizzy, but since I have been using this product I no longer need to use the straightners. I have tried many oils but nothing comes close to this. I have been searching for ages but the search is now over. Thank you Shu Uemura for this amazing product, that I can not live without.
9 December 2013 by
I'm happy that I've found Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue. It is much better than Moroccanoil etc.
27 October 2013 by
This Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue is by far the best hair oil I´ve ever had. Its very light, yet incredibly nourishing. Leaves the hair very soft and shiny. Really nice smell. I bought the 30 ml limited edition first to try it, and I came back for the 150 ml version :D Highly recommended!!
15 October 2013 by
I love this hair oil, it leaves my locks feeling silky smooth and ultra shiny! It smells divine and fresh. It doesn't weigh down your hair at all and doesn't leave it looking or feeling greasy! A product I would buy again and happily recommend.
13 September 2013 by
This Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue is the best hair oil ever! I've tried other oils but this is amazing.
Hydrates, gives shine to your hair, and the smell is spectacular. It doesn't get you're hair greasy at all. I would recommend this if you're looking for a nourishing oil. I always use it with dry hair, but it can be used with wet.
3 September 2013 by
This Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue is a great product for dry, unruly hair. It's expensive but it does last for ages.
26 August 2013 by
This Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue is a real luxury for my hair. It smells lovely and makes my hair shiny. Love at first application!
13 August 2013 by
This Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue smells absolutely delicious,like sweet peach ice tea in my opinion. It has no tint so it is excellent for light blonde hair, and it makes me happy every time I use it!
6 August 2013 by
I absolutely fell in love with this Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue - it is great for my hair. Does what it says on the box, doesn't weigh down my hair and leaves them incredibly shiny and soft. I justify the cost because a little of this product goes a long way. Highly recommend!
6 August 2013 by
This Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue is superb hair oil. Hair feels wonderfully nourished without feeling greasy. Would definitely recommend.
30 July 2013 by
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue (150ml) is the best hair oil I have bought to date! It not only adds shine, makes my hair feel moisturised and smells amazing, it also doesn't weigh down my hair. I have used it before washing my hair and after. It makes my hair feel like silk. I also use it before straightening my hair, it helps it stay straight and makes my hair super soft and shiny. I am in love! Highly recommended, well worth the price.
3 July 2013 by
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue is addictive!
You can use every day and your hair is left fantastic!!!
The best the price. Highly recommend.
22 May 2013 by
Shu's Uemura's essence absolue is absolutely amazing. It made my hair soft and amazingly shiny. I used it before straightening my hair felt healthy and hydrated. Totally worth the money!
17 May 2013 by
Pure luxury. This oil is by far the thickest, richest and most nourishing I've used. Smells divine and didn't leave any pigment in my platinum blonde hair. I preferred this to Kerastase's Elixir Ultime, I like to use it as a leave in conditioner the best.
10 April 2013 by
Shu Uemura hair oil really helps to make my hair shiny and healthy. I tried many products but this is the best to get rid of my dry hair. And it doesn't make my hair oily.
1 April 2013 by
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