Sunday, May 3, 2015

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair The New Lustre Collection | Review

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If you color your hair, then you know that preserving your color requires diligent at-home care to make it last longer. I color my hair periodically, but mostly at the end of the summer after the sun has significantly lightened the color of my hair from dark brown to reddened brown. Add to this that I have naturally curly hair, and the need to nourish my tresses is even more pronounced. For me, the game-changing haircare line has unequivocally been the SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Color Lustre line. Without exaggeration and without reservation, I have to confess that I have never imagined a more effective, gentle, moisturizing and magically scented line. Those among you who are already well aware of the merits of the SHU UEMURA haircare line know firsthand that the quality and efficacy are unparalleled.

According to SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR,

In a nod to the art world, SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR introduces a new innovation to preserve color vitality – the new COLOR LUSTRE BRILLIANT GLAZE line. True to the brand’s DNA, COLOR LUSTRE draws inspiration from painting and art restoration, applying a unique approach to hair care and color protection.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR looked at how artists meticulously care for their masterpieces, often restoring a canvas by employing a varnish of oils to protect the painting against its main attacker – water.  Similar to a canvas, hair has a natural protective varnish which creates a hydrophobic barrier along the fiber. However, the hair coloring process and regular washing break down this protective layer, leaving the fiber rough and causing color to fade, resulting in damaged, dry and dull strands.

With this in mind, COLOR LUSTRE is the first color-treated line specifically formulated with a powerful refining lipid that restores the hair’s natural protective varnish to limit color washout, leaving it vibrant and polished with maximum shine.

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair The New Lustre Collection is a new range of products that features of a sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner, treatment masque and leave-in heat protecting milk to offer an all-encompassing approach to at-home color protection.

Extracted from the Musk Rose Tree since the 16th century for its inherent healing properties, Musk Rose Oil is rich in fatty acids that deeply nourish the hair fiber.

Details of Key Scents:
  • FRAGRANCE: Rose of Japan
  • TOP NOTES: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Black-Currant, Cardamon Essence
  • HEART NOTES: Rose, Freesia, Violet
  • BASE NOTES: Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla
Key Ingredients: Drawing from the brand’s oil expertise, the line is infused with refining lipid (18 MEA) to polish the hair, and reveal true vibrancy and color radiance. Additionally, COLOR LUSTRE is formulated with rare and precious ingredients to prevent oxidation and illuminate hair:
  • MUSK ROSE OIL: Musk Rose Oil is rich in fatty acids and Vitamin A that deeply nourish the hair fiber.
  • NEW GOJI BERRY EXTRACT: Goji Berries are renowned in Asia as the most concentrated natural source of anti-oxidants. They are so delicate they they must be harvested carefully by shaking them free from the trees so as not to crush them. Goji Berry Exract helps protect the hair from oxidation and color fade.
According to SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR,

In a nod to the art world, SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR introduces a new innovation to preserve color vitality – the new COLOR LUSTRE BRILLIANT GLAZE line. True to the brand’s DNA, COLOR LUSTRE draws inspiration from painting and art restoration, applying a unique approach to hair care and color protection.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR looked at how artists meticulously care for their masterpieces, often restoring a canvas by employing a varnish of oils to protect the painting against its main attacker – water.  Similar to a canvas, hair has a natural protective varnish which creates a hydrophobic barrier along the fiber. However, the hair coloring process and regular washing break down this protective layer, leaving the fiber rough and causing color to fade, resulting in damaged, dry and dull strands.

With this in mind, COLOR LUSTRE is the first color-treated line specifically formulated with a powerful refining lipid that restores the hair’s natural protective varnish to limit color washout, leaving it vibrant and polished with maximum shine.

SHU UEMURA Art of Hair The New Lustre Collection is a new range of products that features of a sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner, treatment masque and leave-in heat protecting milk to offer an all-encompassing approach to at-home color protection.

Extracted from the Musk Rose Tree since the 16th century for its inherent healing properties, Musk Rose Oil is rich in fatty acids that deeply nourish the hair fiber.

Details of Key Scents:
  • FRAGRANCE: Rose of Japan
  • TOP NOTES: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Black-Currant, Cardamon Essence
  • HEART NOTES: Rose, Freesia, Violet
  • BASE NOTES: Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla
Key Ingredients: Drawing from the brand’s oil expertise, the line is infused with refining lipid (18 MEA) to polish the hair, and reveal true vibrancy and color radiance. Additionally, COLOR LUSTRE is formulated with rare and precious ingredients to prevent oxidation and illuminate hair:
  • MUSK ROSE OIL: Musk Rose Oil is rich in fatty acids and Vitamin A that deeply nourish the hair fiber.
  • NEW GOJI BERRY EXTRACT: Goji Berries are renowned in Asia as the most concentrated natural source of anti-oxidants. They are so delicate they they must be harvested carefully by shaking them free from the trees so as not to crush them. Goji Berry Exract helps protect the hair from oxidation and color fade.
Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Brilliant Glaze Shampoo ($48.00 for 10 oz. from SHU UEMURA Art of Hair and Amazon): This sulfate-free formula provides delicate cleansing of color-treated hair, while giving it a polished touch.

Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Brilliant Glaze Shampoo is remarkably gentle and moisturizing, and it is perfect for my curly hair. So perfect, in fact, that it is my shampoo of choice even when my hair isn't colored. It effectively and gently cleans my hair without doesn't stripping it, and that is a rare combination.
Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner ($58.00 for 8 oz. from SHU UEMURA Art of Hair and Amazon): Provides lightweight conditioning with a glazed touch and polished shine from mid-lengths to ends while preserving the hair color. Formulated for daily use. A nourishing conditioner that adds vibrancy to hair color for a polished touch from roots to ends.

Lightweight conditioners seldom deliver tremendous moisture and shine without weighing down hair, but this magical conditioner is like a high quality moisturizing serum. My hair is left soft, shiny and moisturized. It is an absolutely amazing conditioner.
Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Treatment Masque ($68.00 for 6 oz. from SHU UEMURA Art of Hair and Amazon).

According to SHU UEMURA,

A treatment masque for added nourishment, shine and color preservation that can be used daily in place of a conditioner on thick hair, or as a weekly treatment for fine hair.

This rich cream masque instantly restores the hair’s protective varnish to preserve hair color and deeply nourishes the hair fiber. Provides a glazed touch from mid-lengths to ends with a vibrant, polished shine. Use as a weekly treatment on finer hair. On thicker hair, use daily in place of a conditioner.

While one only needs to leave this treatment masque on for 2-3 minutes, I prefer to leave it on a bit longer. It deeply nourishes and moisturizes my hair, and leaves it soft, shiny and silky smooth! It's absolutely amazing, and I will promptly buy another jar just as soon as I finish this one.

Suggested Use: After shampooing, massage into damp hair. After 2-3 minutes, rinse out. For finer hair, use as weekly treatment. For thicker hair, use daily in replace of conditioner.
Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk ($38.00 for 5 oz. from SHU UEMURA Art of Hair and Amazon):

According to SHU UEMURA,

Highly concentrated in Refining Lipids, this lightweight, nourishing leave-in milk for color-treated hair provides guilt-free heat styling and all-day shape memory while protecting from color fade. Imparts a vibrant, glazed shine and a polished touch.

This lightweight leave-in milk is concentrated in refining lipid. It instantly provides a glazed finish for long-lasting heat styling, shape memory and brilliant shine.

Whether you are styling your hair, or letting it dry naturally, there is no better leave in treatment to make hair manageable and leave it protected. I apply a small amount from roots to tips and my hair brushes or combs out tangle free. My hair is left soft, shiny, moisturized and manageable.

Suggested Use:

1. On towel-dried hair, apply a quarter-size amount evenly from mid-lengths to ends.
2. Comb through for even distribution.
3. Section hair and blow dry section by section from roots to ends.
4. Use additional heat tools as required by the desired style.
5. Do not rinse.
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Instagram: @Shu_ArtOfHair
Twitter: @Shu_ArtOfHair
Youtube: YouTube.com/ShuUemuraArtOfHair

Overall Assessment: The SHU UEMURA Art of Hair The New Lustre Collection is my new Holy Grail haircare line. It is gentle enough for daily use, and it leaves my hair soft, shiny and hydrated. It is so gentle that I use it whether or not my hair is colored. If you have colored hair, curly hair, or both– then welcome to haircare nirvana! A+

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24 comments:

  1. These products sound like they smell divine! I love a good scent in a product. Also, I'm so glad you found something moisturizing for your curly hair - it is so hard to do!

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      They really do smell divine, and the quality is absolutely unbelievable! It's the perfect line for colored hair, and I agree that it is wonderful that it works well for my curly hair! It really is hard to do!

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  2. This sounds fantastic! I've always wanted to try a reddened brown hair color... my stylist said if we did it I couldn't be as highlighted blonde like I am now... and that scares me LMAO I know it's only hair... but .... gah.

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    1. This range is absolutely AMAZING! Reddened brown hair would look amazing on you, Brooke!

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  3. I didn't even know that Shu U even did haircare! I'm in love with the packaging, and as a color-treated hair person, I will put this line on my list to try!

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    1. Not only do they, but they are truly among the finest haircare products that I have EVER tried! I think that you would find this particular range amazing for your colored hair!

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  4. These products sound amazing! Great review!

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    1. Thanks, Leelo! These products are outstanding!

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  5. I had no idea they made hair products!

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    1. They do, and their products are absolutely amazing!

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  6. Never knew Shu has hair care line! Need everything right meow!

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    1. THey do, and their products are absolutely amazing!

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  7. The whole range sounds great, but the treatment masque sounds perfect. Keeping colour has become my main concern with hair care and some brands just don't do it well (even when they claim they can.)

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    1. The whole range is absolutely amazing, and the treatment masque is outstanding! Keeping color is so hard to do, but this line definitely helps a great deal!

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  8. Sadly I can't use Shu Uemura -- I'm allergic to it. :( But I'm glad you like it!

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    1. That's such a bummer, Jamie! :-( I'm definitely obsessed with this line!

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  9. They sound lovely! Great review! :)

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  10. I have never used anything from Shu Uemura except a few brushes some time back. Never tried their hair products and I don't hear of them often. thanks for sharing - I'll surely check it out

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    1. Their haircare products are outstanding!

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  11. Sounds absolutely fabulous! I'll have to check these out next time I'm restocking my hair products!

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    1. This is an absolutely incredible line, and it's definitely worth trying if you have color treated hair! :-)

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