I’m at about my last drop of Shu Uemura Art of Hair shampoo and conditioner. A few months ago, after hearing a lot about the Art of Hair brand, I picked up the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Murato Volume shampoo and conditioner.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair is a professional haircare and services line developed around the same beauty philosophy as their better-known beauty skincare and cosmetics business. The philosophy, as the brand name suggests, is centered on the idea that the care of hair (or skin, or cosmetic design in general) is an art. And this is manifest in the very experience-focused approach the brand takes. For instance, they have developed in-salon rituals, and the ingredients used are selected to be not only the best performing, but natural, sensual, and thus, enjoyable to use.
For instance, the Murato Volume line features depsea water, an ingredient also found in Shu’s skincare products. “Unpolluted and free of bacteria, depsea water is drawn 200 meters beneath the seas of Japan, matured over hundreds of years, it is a rich source of essential minerals and nutrients that provide ultimate purity and hydration.”
The haircare line can only be purchased in salons and from their website. The professional level shampoo and conditioner gave my hair a lovely silky sheen, but I’m not sure how much more volume I had as a result of using the pair. But despite that, I used the products anyways. Why? Because I am in love with the fragrance.
Yes, I am the girl that chooses her hair products based on scent. The one who walks up and down the aisles flipping up the tops of bottles and squeezing for a whiff of fruity/floral goodness. The one who, when getting her hair washed, will inquire about the shampoo being used once the scents wafts down to her eager nose.
The Murato Volume collection features a fragrance called Aquarelle which consists of fruity top notes including tangerine, watermelon, apple, blackcurrant and pair, heart notes of floral peony, wisteria, waterlilly, white orris, and base notes of sandalwood, velvet peach, apricot, vetiver, and white musk.
So alas, I’ve finished these two bottles, but one of the most exciting things about running through a beloved shampoo/conditioner is getting to try out a new one. Now that my hair is permed, it also means any issues I had with volume before are all gone…so I get to try something new altogether. Any recommendations?