Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo

Shu Uemura is perhaps best known for its much-revered facial oil cleansers, and now the brand has launched two new cleansing oil shampoos.

One targets oily hair, while the other blasts dandruff and soothes the hair. I tried the Radiance Cleanser which was already part of the range, a delicate shampoo that draws out impurities and build-up on the scalp without stripping the hair's natural oils.

Before using the cleansing oil shampoos, I had presumed that they would be difficult to lather, but the opposite is true. The shampoo feels like a soft gel, and transforms on application to a thick foam, leaving hair feeling completely cleansed and refreshed.

The shampoos are paraben and silicone-free, and leave hair feeling fully cleansed, soft and lightweight.

This is a luxury brand, and the price reflects this, the Cleansing Oils retail for €40 for a whopping 400ml bottle from select premium professional salons nationwide.