Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulphate Free Shampoo Review-
Hello my pretties!
I had colored my hair red during the Christmas holidays & as you all must sadly know, red hair tends to fade way faster than any other color :'( I decided to indulge in the best color retaining shampoo I could lay my hands on & picked up this one from the cult luxury brand Shu Uemura. Read on to know whether it helped me prolong my red hair.
What Shu Uemura Says-
A sulfate free & paraben free shampoo for colored hair that transforms into a rich foam that lathers quickly and offers easy rinsing. Prevents color from fading, protects the hair fiber, and balances the scalp’s natural oils. The shampoo’s refining lipids mimic the hair’s natural protective varnish to insulate the cortex from water and other external stress factors. Contains Musk Rose Oil known for its inherent healing properties and Goji Berry Extract which helps protect the hair from oxidation and color fade.
Aqua / Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycereth-26, Decyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Coconut Acid, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Benzoate, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Isethionate, Propylene Glycol, Peg-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Carbomer, Salicylic Acid, C11-15 Pareth-7, Benzoic Acid, Laureth-9, Cetyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Trideceth-12, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, C12-13 Pareth-23, Alcohol, Citronellol, Quaternium-33, Benzyl Alcohol, C12-13 Pareth-3, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Safflower Glucoside, Gentiana Lutea Extract / Gentiana Lutea, Root Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum / Fragrance.
Price: 37.50 GBP for 300 ml in UK (usually on sale for 20-25 GBP) & 48 USD for 300 ml in USA.
My take on the Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulphate Free Shampoo-
The shampoo comes in a long, narrow gorgeous red bottle with a black flip-top cap. It only comes in 300 ml & the bottle is way too huge to carry around so that’s ruled out. Otherwise, it is sturdy & convenient to use.
The shampoo is pearly white in color with a thick consistency & foams up luxuriously even on my heavily oiled hair 😀 It cleans my hair & scalp completely of all dirt & oil in 2 washes & gets rinsed off easily without leaving behind any slippery/greasy feel.
After my hair dried, my hair looked soft & healthy with a nice shine & my frizz was largely tamed without my fine hair being weighed down. It didn’t make my hair greasy faster either like most shampoos which work on frizz. On my husband’s very rough, dry hair too, it worked like a charm & left his hair soft & smooth.
As per the color retention claims, I would say it worked quite well in keeping my red hair vibrant for a couple of months & beyond which is great (usually red color fades in 3-4 weeks) & also helped my husband retain his hair color (he has a lot of greys so colors regularly).
The shampoo did not result in any extra hair fall or aggravation of my sensitive scalp so that’s great.
It has a lovely subtle rose fragrance which is not at all synthetic & lingers in hair for a while.
Pros of the Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulphate Free Shampoo:
1> Sturdy long red bottle packaging with flip-top cap.
2> Foams up well into a soft lather & easy to rinse off with no slippery feel.
3> Cleans hair & scalp well without stripping the natural oils.
4> Hair is left hydrated, shiny & healthy with frizz controlled.
5> Even after 2+ months it helped retain my red color!
6> Did not cause any build up or hair fall.
7> Lovely, rose fragrance which lingers.
Cons of the Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulphate Free Shampoo:
Huge bottle is not travel friendly.
My Rating: 4.7/5!
Do I recommend the Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulphate Free Shampoo?
Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulphate Free Shampoo is a very lovely, indulgent & effective shampoo but it definitely falls into the luxury category & is not path breaking or earth shattering by any means 😛 I always splurge on my hair care so I would recommend this without a doubt!
Review by- Agni