- my HG quest for intensively glossy hair
- the hype
- the fact I adore Shu Uemura's job on makeup products
- the "recommended by terribly succesful models" (That is Karlie Kloss in this case, see here)
- really expensive
- I hadn't had really fantastic results with Shu Uemura Art for Hair in the past
I took the 'stock-market'-mantra of "results made in the past do not guarantee similar results in the future" and bought a bottle after feelunique had a discount going on.
But talking about promises: What kind of promise does Shu Uemura make about the "future of my hair"?
1. For colour-treated hair
3. Essential contitioning to hair fiber
4. Musk rose oil
5. Optimal shine & glazed touch
A mix of the chemicals (mind the Parabens) & naturals. The Rosa Canina Fruit oil is probably the Musk Rose oil that has been promoted.
I talked about the cons that it is rather expensive. For that price you get a beautiful red bottle with a sophisticated dispenser: (so you do not spill too much of your pricy conditioner):
It's a thin condioner in a muddy peach/rosy colour. It smells divine, indeed, of a expensive rose perfume laced with musk.
How did it live up to it's promises?
l: my hair is actually not that colour treated, so I cannot really talk about the effects of that
2: Illuminates: yes, but not excessively more than conditioners such as John Frieda Smooth conditioner or Kose Salon
3: I don't feel it penetrates the hair fibre: not many hairmasks do, only the ones that have a good dose of Keratin or the ones with a high percentage of (natural) oils such as Argan Oil, Camilla Oil, Kukui Nut oil or even Almond Oil
4 : That element was already visible in the ingredients list and it really smells divine as an expensive rose perfume laced with musk. This scent doesn't really linger for a long time, unfortunately. Perhaps 2 hours after washing the hair.
5: I already discussed that in point 2. A good shine but not optimal or a lot better than other good & cheaper conditioners.
It's a beautiful conditioner that is on the thinner side. It does not smooth down the more-damaged ends of my hair that much, but has a glossy effect on the hair. It smells divine, but only for two hours tops after showering. It heightens the niche/luxury factor but it does not really outperform cheaper conditoners on the market.
Where to find?:
Find a hairdresser who works/sells this product on the ShuUemura Website, or you can buy it online at lookfantastic.com and feelunique.com. Promotional offers help to take of a bit of the high pricetag.