OK ladies and gentlemen, so today I learnt how to say “Rahua”, as in Rahua Beauty. After years of saying “ra-oo-ah” I’ve just read it’s actually pronounced “rah-wah”. You learn something new every day (i.e. how not to sound like a tool when talking about one of your favourite organic hair care brands!)
The name comes from a tradition upheld for centuries by the Quechua-Shuar tribes who have travelled into the Amazon rainforest to prepare a highly potent restorative oil called Rahua. The tribeswomen believe it’s their secret to thick, flowing and lustrous hair. In the 90s, New York hairstylist and colourist Fabian Lliguin was shown the power of Rahua by the Quechua-Shuar, who is also a native Ecuadorian of Quechuan descent.
Fabian took some Rahua oil away and tried on his own clients’ dry, damaged and colour treated hair. He saw a transformation with each use and noted that even scalp irritation was soothed by this wonder-stuff.
Fabian went about creating his products with the Rahua as the star ingredient in the hair care, and the rise and rise in popularity of this brand speaks for itself. I’m hooked. Fair enough, I do try and test other brands, but when I’m in need of some hair love, I always reach for the original Rahua Conditioner to reinject some life, health and bounce into my hair!
So that’s a bit of background on the brand, now on to the products!
Rahua Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner
This duo is recommended for most hair types, and is ideal for use on coloured hair or dry hair. The shampoo is a golden colour, and a slightly thicker consistency compared to some other shampoos. The conditioner is also slightly thicker than some. I love how manageable these products leave my hair, as well as how delicious my hair smells after use, thanks to the inclusion of palo santo oil.
Rahua Beauty Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner
Great for building body for thin and fine, flyaway hair, but I also found these great for my long, thick hair. This shampoo contains lemongrass, citrus and green tea oils to create volume and bounce by balancing and removing excess oils from the hair shaft, and does not create buildup. There are also eucalyptus & lavender oils which give a gorgeous fragrance to the product when you use it.
Rahua Beauty Voluminous Spray
I LOVE this spray, it’s a real helping hand for those instances when you don’t have time to wash your hair but it needs a refresh. You can use on wet or dry hair, to help add volume and bounce. When hair needs those touch-ups, I simply spray through the hair, concentrating at the roots, and then softly blowdry.
Rahua Cream Wax
I’m not a big user of wax, but Mr BB got through this really quickly! It’s ideal for use in short hair to create height and definition, and give hair an overall healthy look. You can also use on long hair to add control and manageability. Carnauba wax helps provide staying power, but easily rinses out.
Rahua Finishing Treatment
Again, I didn’t use this product much, only to smooth the ends of my hair here and there, but Mr BB did get through it really quickly! Apparently, the super-fine molecules of rahua oil can penetrate the hair’s cortex to help rebuild hair from the inside out, restoring shine, colour depth & strength to limp, lacklustre locks without weighing them down.
I use this mask religiously on holiday. I put it on in the morning and rinse out at night as I think it helps protect my hair from sun, and sea and swimming pool water. The omega-9s found in rahua oil help deep-condition you hair and improve the health of your hair.