essence absolue hair oil-in-cream

Moisturizing hair cream that adds softness & shine.


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  • Multi-use oil-in-cream that nourishes and softens the hair. Rapidly absorbed into hair fiber, it re-balances the moisture level of dry hair while providing humidity-resistant smoothness and frizz control. The soft, sleek velvety oil creates a supple touch with high gloss shine and provides UV protection.

    Formulated for daily use. Safe on color-treated hair.

    1. Apply to damp hair, mid-lengths to ends.
    2. Blow dry for smooth finish.
    3. Diffuse for defined/controlled curls.

    HAIR TYPE: For thick, coarse and unruly hair.


      Essence Absolue Nourishing Oil-in-Cream won an honorable mention in the 2016 The Knot beauty awards

  • Ingredients


    The Camellia Japonica is a tree known for its strength.
    It can survive for hundreds of years and withstand
    very low temperatures. Very rich in essential lipids,
    Camellia Oil is one of the most rapidly absorbed oils.
    It provides deep nutrition and moisture as well as
    helps to maintain the lipid balance of the hair fiber,
    imparting a supple and velvety feel.


    FRAGRANCE: Camellia Petal

    TOP NOTES: Grapefruit, Green, Aqueous

    HEART NOTE: Camellia, White Essence, Heliotrope

    BASE NOTES: Powdery, Gourmand, Musk

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essence absolue hair oil-in-cream is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My hair looks, feels, and smells great! My thick hair has strange waves with lots of frizz - and is also very coarse so the ends can look like sticks, really difficult to tame. But this product made my hair soft and silky, and hurray the ends actually "settle" so my head doesn't look like a helmet on a humid day. Love the smell, too. I hesitated to buy it because of the price but you only need just a little bit, so it's worth it.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Living in South Florida forces you to deal with humid weather. This product is the best I have found at taming frizz. I apply to wet hair and air dry. Truly amazing results!!
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I did not like this product at all I have used this expensive product twice and it turned my gray hair into a frizz ball. I get better results with John Frieda. I used it after washing and conditioning with the brand's shampoo and conditioners for damaged hair which come in a green bottle. What a waste of money!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hair has new life! Like many women i've tried endless hair products that eventually end up in the trash! I received a sample of this wonderful product and was sold on it first use. I have fine dry hair that has been given a new life ...LOVE it & pray that its never discontinued.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product ever Got this from Birchbox. I am African American with relaxed hair. I use the other oil in this product line and I love it (Essence Absolue) and it is also excellent. I condition wash my hair and use either this Oil-in-Cream product or the other oil as a leave in conditioner on my wet hair. I only blow dry and flat iron once in a while, but even when I do, these two products are MAGIC. I highly recommend the Oil in Cream or the Essence Absolue Oil. Best product EVER!!!
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing ever for hair I received a small sample size in one of my Birchboxes a while back and at first I didn't really notice if it was doing anything for my hair.....that is until I ran out. I am 43 and as I get older I have noticed changes in my hair (specifically with increased hair loss/turnover) as hormones change. When I ran out, I noticed I had more hair loss again. I immediately purchased more and within 2 weeks, my hair was back to the natural amount hair turnover I had when I was younger. I use about a quarter sized amount for my hair which is past my shoulders everyday so a tube lasts 2-3 months for me. It really does not take a lot of product to get amazing results.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All-time favorite Shu Hair product I've been using this product on my short, dry, curly/wavy, very thick, white hair for over a year. Nothing compares to it. My hair is now lustrous, soft beyond belief, and very manageable. Whether I blow dry my hair or let it air dry I get the same lovely results. It is my go-to hair product always and a little goes a very long way. Sometimes I add the oil on day 2 or 3 after washing and sometimes I use the Satin spray but those times are rare. I adore the smell of the oil in cream and how luxurious my hair feels. I waited 75 years for such a great hair cream. Fabulous product for me!
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Product I have very thick and dry curly hair which can become unruly, especially during humid months and rainy weather. This product not only has beautiful packaging and smells lovely, but really works! Although this is an oil cream, when applied to my hair it did not give it extra weight or leave it feeling or looking greasy. Essence Absolute left my hair soft and smooth controling my frizz. I applied the product to towel-dried hair and let my hair air-dry.
Date published: 2013-05-20
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