Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil is the hottest hair product to hit the shelves quickly sold out in a matter of days, but luckily is back in stock and available for purchase online on Shu Uemura’s website. You can also find it in some hair salons as well.
This serum, similar in texture to John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum, is infused with Camellia Oil; a highly treasured and coveted, age-old ingredient used by Geishas to make hair soft and shiny. Essence Absolue also claims to moisturize and protect the hair fiber, provides intense nutrition, protects against the sun’s UV rays, and adds shine to the hair.
The website states, “Conscious of the various causes and needs of dry hair, ESSENCE ABSOLUE has been carefully designed as a multi-use elixir, repairing dry hair on an individual basis in the following ways:
1- Intensely hydrating leave-in conditioner for very dry/damaged hair
2- Pre-shampoo treatment for deep, nourishing care
3- Protection during color application, adding shine, moisture and elasticity to processed lengths & ends
4- Use in summer time as protective oil against the sun’s harmful rays (UV filter)
5- Ultra-shine finisher along lengths and ends
My reasons for using this are numbers 1, 4 and 5. I use it almost every time I wash and style my hair and I have had serious regrets on the days I didn’t remember to use it…
Now, I’m a sensible woman and I’m not going to tell any of you to run out and buy this, even though it’s the most amazing product on the planet, because it costs $65 for a 5oz. bottle.
Yes, I think this product is amazing, but I can’t justify telling you to run out and buy it. If you have the money burning a hole in your pocket or you have such a problem with dry, frizzy hair that you’re willing to try anything, well then you should try this. But as a general consumer, you probably don’t need to absolutely buy this product.
As for me, I would definitely invest in another bottle of this stuff because it is unlike anything else I’ve tried and I truly believe it’s one of the things that is making my hair manageable and gorgeous. I don’t think I could live without it.
Rating: 5 Stars!
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