First off: PEOPLE, this is a shampoo to remove build up, you are NOT supposed to use it as a replacement for your regular shampoo.
It is to REMOVE build up FROM use of regular shampoo/conditioner!!
.. so OFCAUSE you will end up with straw like hair if you keep using it as a replacement for a normal shampoo.. Its is NOT meant to be used as a regular shampoo... Gheesh - my head hurts just knowing people use it like that, and such an expensive product!
I think it works as it should when used correctly, and smells great - the price however it a little steep even though its a good product in my opinion! :)
OMG! I've tried a lot of good quality shampoos, but I'm amazed here. My biggest hair concerns are oily roots, dry ends, tangles and lack of volume. This shampoo eliminates them all and works wonders in a way I've never seen before.
I use 2 1/2 pumps (always shampoo twice) and it gives me silky soft locks, shiny and bouncy with body (even when air dried), easy to detangle. The ends look supple and healthy. And most importantly it gives me the best second day hair of my life! Not a hint of oil, even after a sweaty workout, and still silky soft and swingy - this is UNHEARD of for my hair. It's so good I almost can't believe it. I might not even need dry shampoo anymore.
If it's gonna keep working so amazing I don't think I'll ever use another shampoo. What a great find. Oh, and I use it with my Redken All Soft conditioner. I'd like to try the Shu Uemura Silk Bloom conditioner next.
I wanted to deeply love this shampoo, but it turns out I can only like it a lot. Here's why:
The scent is divine, the packaging gorgeous and pump design very useful (I hate turning bottles over and waiting for product to ooze its way out, just a pet peeve.) The first week I used this shampoo I adored it, my hair seemed thicker yet still silky (I had also just had a gloss applied at my salon.) But by week two, even having alternated it with a moisturizing shampoo, I noticed the ends of my hair were really drying out!
My hair is very fine and color-treated, and I get occasional highlights. I'm always on the prowl for hair products that give volume at the root but don't dry out my ends. Sadly, this Shu 'poo only delivers volume on top but sacrifices my hair's health farther down the shaft.
I did find a (pricey) workaround: I bought the Shu Moisture Velvet treatment mask and use it whenever I wash with the cleansing oil shampoo. And it's an amazing combo! My hair appears deceptively voluminous at the crown and my ends are still silky soft without being weighed down.
I'll have to wait until I finish the bottle to decide if I will repurchase. Winter is approaching and my hair can get very dry.
I was looking for a shampoo for my thin, limp, greasy hair and a recently itchy scalp. Price did not really matter though I do agree, it is way too expensive (I've paid £31 in a well known Edinburgh hair salon that stocks this brand, next time I should make my purchase on line) even though you are getting a hefty 400 ml and a convenient pump bottle.
I need one and a half pumps for my chin length hair. It is quite thin and despite SLS high in the ingredients list it does not foam much (well, not as much as Elseve shampoos for example) and it does not have a strong fragrance either.
However what is the most important it stopped itching of my scalp after the very first use! I yet have to see if it stops my hair falling out but it makes my hair light, bouncy and clean feeling and this is exactly what I was looking for.
Not a bad shampoo, very pricy though. Does what it is meant to do, which is clarify and it is safe for color treated hair. Won't likely repurchase due to cost. I expected a lot more for the price tag.
I had the same experience with this shampoo as EcoPretty. My hair is curly so it tends to be drier than other types of hair but it also was in really good condition...until I used this shampoo for a length of time. I rotate shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling products so I had a difficult time narrowing down why my hair was looking so dry and dull until I took the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo out of my rotation and my hair went back to its happy, healthy self. I cannot use any salt-based products because it only dries out my hair and makes my curls look limp so I'm sorry I didn't read the first review before I went out and plopped $55 on a shampoo that isn't, in my opinion, worth $12.
On a positive note, I did like the soft floral scent but I can find other shampoos with a nice scent that don't turn my hair into straw.
An oil based cleanser for my dry fine limp flat hair sounded counterintuitive, but man does it work wonders. My hair feels so amazingly healthy and has so much body and volume. This bottle will last me a year most likely, so I don't mind the price, but for $55 I guess a little bit more attractive packaging would be nice. Still, I'm hooked. HG shampoo.
This is the best shampoo on the planet!, the first reviewer please ignore, she is talking about the Shu Uemura Cleanser for the face, this product is for the Hair! this shampoo gives you a Airy feeling to your hair, you know, like when you just washed your hair and it feels silky and bouncy and soft, the first day, well this feeling goes on for days! honest no joke really honest, you don't have to wash your hair again for about 4 to 7 days depending on how oily your hair is, which by the way it is for oilier hair types, but most all hair types can use it, except very dry.You can buy it in select boutiques or on the Shu Uemura website Art Of Hair . it is a pretty penny but worth every one!
$55 for shampoo -- and one that contains the same cheap, drying detergents as drugstore brands?? Give us a break, Shu Uemura. I was moved to write a review of this (and type out its ingredients) after having a money-down-the drain experience and reading a gushing write-up of it in a recent Wall Street Journal. Economic times are still tough, and no woman needs to spend this much on hair wash!
I rushed out like a fool to buy this since facial cleansing oils have transformed my skin. (I love DHC's and Origin's.) Since my scalp's been itchy, ends have been frizzy, and more hairs have been in the drain lately, I thought a cleansing oil shampoo could be a God-send.
Loved this the first 2 weeks. It give nice body and there was less hair in the drain. But it also contains sulfates and sodium chloride in a high concentration -- and it dried my hair and dulled my color after a few weeks. The ingredients aren't outstanding. Its wow factor comes only from an extra dose of emulsifiers and salicylic acid, which can declog the scalp to promote hair growth but not in a rinse-out product. Additionally, it's packed with fragrance, which can make sensitive scalps like mine itchy. Won't repurchase.
Ingredients: Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, mipa-laureth sulfate, sodium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, peg-18 castor oil dioleate, propylene glycol, peg-55 propylene glycol oleate, avocado oil, laureth-5 carboxylic acid, ppg-5-ceteth-20, sodium benzoate, laureth-2, polyquaternium-53, salicylic acid, limonene (fragrance), alcohol, linalool (fragrance), citronellel (fragrance), safflower glucoside, gentiana lutea extract, thermus thermophilus ferment, citrus junos peel extract, sodium hydroxide, citric acid, fragrance