December 29, 2014

Rahua Volumninous Shampoo



It's taken me a long while to get my thoughts sorted on the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo. I'd be lying if I didn't say that there's been a love-hate relationship going on and after many months, I think I've finally settled my thoughts.


Rahua is a vegan, organic and 100% natural hair and body care brand that is gluten, and paraben free. All their products contain their trademarked Rahua Oil, sourced from the Amazon and are completely free from sulphates. Their Voluminous Shampoo smells lovely and quite refreshing (it's Lemongrass, Green Tea, Lavender and Eucalyptus to be exact) and lathers up rather amazingly for a non-SLS shampoo.

It gives my roots a slight lift and adding a bit of oomph to my tresses, which is very much needed. As with many voluminising shampoos, it's rather drying so I always follow up with a hydrating step —be it a nourishing conditioner or repairing treatment. My combo lately has been the Bumble and Bumble Quenching Masque and any hair oil I've got laying around. I'm not sure if it's because it is quite drying or because my scalp is just... weird, but my roots got quite greasy the next day. It's not something new, but I was hoping with this super natural (and expensive) shampoo, it'd be different. So I gave this shampoo [and my bank balance] a break and went back to drugstore, chemically packed shampoos (I know, I know).

After having stopped using this for a while and then coming back to this, I realised I actually liked this much more than I thought, Despite it making my roots rather greasy. You'll only realise your loss when it's gone, eh? I guess I'll just have to embrace the fact that I probably will never find something that fits with my super reactive scalp and the fact that dry shampoo is made for a reason. I'm not quite sure if I'll immediately repurchase this, as I'm willing to try some other natural shampoos (I'm thinking John Masters Organics). And I'm not going to lie, Rahua comes with a rather hefty price tag and would probably become a very, very bad habit. #BrokeStudentProbz


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10 comments

  1. Is it weird I'm glad I'm not the only one? I've actually got my eye on the Bare Unscented range, such a coincidence ha! Don't quote me, but I believe the water in Leeds is quite soft so hopefully it'll work for me. I used the Sunday Shampoo when I lived in London and I think that kinda ruined my scalp. Sigh...

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  2. it's a tricky one. Especially with a sensitive scalp :( I'm often using the Aesop scalp treatment either the night before a hair wash or half an hour before and that soothes things! I guess this is what happens when you start being 'good' and use sulphate free shampoos, only time will tell ;)

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  3. Oh and if you need a cheaper 'cleansing' option to the Sunday shampoo, try to use some baking powder from time to time - it's got a similar effect!

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  4. I've been wanting to try Rahua for ages now! So strange that it's drying but makes your roots greasy, although I did have a similar problem when I first switched over to natural shampoo with my hair taking a few months to transition from from the more toxic shampoos and balance out again! Heard a lot of good things about John Masters shampoo so hopefully that will work better for you :)

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  5. Hmm, maybe that could be the case for me as well? I think because it's quite drying, it may trigger my scalp to produce more oil? I'm not sure... But yes, hopefully I've kept the best for last. (I've tried so many different shampoos throughout the year, and I'm desperate for something to work.)

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  6. So strange with natural shampoo...I find a lot work for a few weeks then start to make my hair greasy at the roots. Have you tried using an oil as a treatment on your roots to de-clog? I do that once a week/fortnight once I start seeing my hair gets greasier quicker :)

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  7. No, I haven't. I did use some (non natural) scalp treatments a while ago, which worked for a while and then my scalp/hair returned to its usual state. Which oil treatment do you use? I've been eyeing the Fig + Yarrow stuff, but it's impossible to get a hold of here.

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  8. I use the Yarok one which is great & you can get it on A Beautiful World or Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Hair Remedy which smells divine!

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  9. I have this too but don't use it often - I save it for days when there's a special occasion and I need big hair, haha! Maybe try using a lesser amount and see if it helps with the grease? I know it'll be harder to lather with small amount, but you only need to clean the scalp/roots anyway. :)

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  10. I think it's because I use lots of dry shampoo/baby powder in my hair, so I kind of need more shampoo to get rid of all that. I guess I'm just too familiar with the SLS packed shampoos, so I really need to get used to no to little foam when washing my hair. Ordered the Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo, so will be giving that one a try next.

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