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