One of the great things about Paul being a Shu Umeura Shudoku, or ambassador, is that we get their rather fantastic Art of Hair Products first to experiment with. As big fans of their Art of Oils hair care range, especially the best seller Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil we were keen to try out the new Essence Absolue Nourishing Cleansing Milk. We are happy to report that it is the perfect addition to this sell out range.
What Does It Do?
Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil has been created specifically to give extra nourishment and care for seriously dry hair. It gently removes impurities and refreshes hair without removing the natural oils. It has an exquisite milky texture, more reminiscent of expensive skin care than shampoo. This allows it to infuse hair and scalp with precious nutrients whilst gently cleansing the hair. At the same time it detangles and leaves hair soft shiney and manageable.
It has been blended to create a low foaming melting milky liquid whose lipids infuse the and nourish hair fibres and cleans the scalp and hair without removing the natural oils. And of course it doesn’t have any hidden nasties, it is sulfate-free, silicone free, paraben free.
What’s the Secret?
Like the hard working hero product Essence Absolue (which has seen us through many a hair emergency AND is perfect for added UV protection at the beach) it in rich in camellia oil. This luxurious oil is traditionally used by geishas to soften, smooth and enhance the beauty of their hair. Lets face it, geishas know a thing or two when it comes to beauty secrets.
How To Use Essence Absolue Nourishing Cleansing Milk?
We asked Vanessa our Artistic Director and not-so-secret hair treatment fan how to use it.
Apply an walnut size amount of cleansing milk directly onto your damp scalp. Distribute product using circular movements around the scalp. This cleans the scalp of any impurities. Rinse thoroughly.
You then move on to nourishing the hair. Apply a second application of cleansing milk to scalp and mid-length and ends. Use a large comb to evenly distribute the product.
Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Finish the routine with either Essence Absolue or if your hair is particularly dry and unruly Essence Absolue Oil-in-Cream.
We recommend that you alternate using this intensive nourishing treatment with your regular Shu Umeura targeted routine – e.g. the legendary Color Lustre system for colour treated hair.