I’d seen Rahua products in numerous ‘best of beauty’ lists way before I made the switch to green beauty products. I somehow never tried their offerings until a few months ago when Cult Beauty sent me a sample of their original shampoo and conditioner. I’d really liked it, but I’d found their original formula a bit too moisturising for my oily hair.
Recently, when my Living Libations shampoo ‘turned’ and became a watery, smelly mess, I thought I’d go for something more tried and tested. I’d heard great things about Rahua’s Voluminous Shampoo from a number of bloggers, so I ordered a full bottle without ever sampling it. And I’m glad I made that decision. Rahua Voluminous Shampoo is easily the best shampoo I’ve ever used.
Like the original Rahua shampoo, this has a honey-like texture and colour. The Voluminous shampoo has a slight olive tinge to it, compared to the original. It smells different, as well. It has a mild nutty scent with notes of eucalyptus and lavender compared to the strong palo santo of the original. If I had to pick one purely based on the scent, I’d pick the Voluminous Shampoo (but this is purely a personal preference).
What separates Rahua from most other natural shampoos on the market is its thick consistency that is comparable to mainstream shampoos. Also, it foams very well for a natural shampoo. As with most green shampoos, I shampoo my hair twice with this for best results. I find that the first wash gets rid of styling products and other gunk, and the second gives it body and shine.
And what body and shine! I normally don’t believe marketing claims like ‘volumising’ and ‘thickening’ but this truly volumises my short, oily hair. I feel like my hair has a new lease of life every time I use this. I find that my conditioner and styling products work much better and don’t weigh my hair down as much after using this shampoo (for reference, I normally use Tabitha James Kraan Conditioner and Josh Rosebrook Styling Cream).
I really love this shampoo, and I can see myself repurchasing this again and again. I wish they sold their jumbo 32 fl.oz/946ml salon sizes here in Australia, do let me know if you know a way I can get hold of it!
Aqua, Herbal Infusion of Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract and Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis leaf Extract, Coco Betaine, Glycerin, Sea Salt, Caprylic Acid, Glycine, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ungurahua Oil (Oenocarpus Bataua), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Molasses Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Chlorophyll, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.
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