I’ve tried a few natural shampoos and never really found anything too impressive. Usually they don’t lather and they leave the hair still feeling a bit greasy. I can’t do the no-shampoo thing because I don’t have that kind of patience, and recently I caved and started using shampoo that was at least sulfate-free but not completely “clean” if you know what I mean. So I’ve been dealing with mediocre hair for quite a while until this gem came into my life.
I just want to say that I don’t like to exaggerate about the performance of a product or how much I like it – I truly really love Rahua shampoo.
I purchased Rahua with no high expectations that it would be any better than other natural shampoos currently on the market. I had a gift certificate to the Detox Market, and I liked how it smelled and how the packaging looked, so I gave it a chance. Good thing I had the certificate, because I probably wouldn’t have. But now I would definitely purchase it.
It has a very mild, but beautiful and luxurious scent that is earthy and lavender and a hint of fruity. To me, this is the lady-like version of ‘Herbal Essences’. I say lady-like because I find artificial fragrance vulgar, of which there is none in Rahua shampoo.
I’m really impressed with the fact that it lathers well, and leaves my hair feeling completely cleansed. I love how my hair feels after, it literally does feel more voluminous as it claims to do. The way one blogger from No More Dirty Looks described it is perfect; “It’s like my hair has been doing squats or something. It’s glossy, full, and has bounce.”
What’s more is that you can prolong the time in between washes with this shampoo. Conventional shampoo makes use of chemical detergents that strip away the natural oils of your hair, causing your scalp to overcompensate for the loss and therefore become greasy very shortly after washing, like the next day. This isn’t the case with Rahua which cleanses away oil with citric juices but does not dry out your hair or cause your scalp to feel dirty the next day. I’ve tested this out, and have gone five days without my hair feeling greasy. (But that’s without going to the gym of course).
SO, the thing is, it costs $36 for a bottle. I know it seems like an expensive amount to pay at once for a bottle of shampoo, but I figure it’s not costing that much more in the end since using this product will reduce the amount of times you need to shampoo your hair and you don’t have to use a lot of product for an individual wash. It’s definitely a nice treat for yourself or a nice gift idea for someone who is getting into natural beauty products. They also have travel sizes for only $10.
On the EWG Skin Deep Database, Rahua Shampoo has a rating of 2 on the hazard scale. Which is really good if you compare with conventional shampoos. It is made with organic ingredients such as green tea, aloe leaf and lemongrass extract, lavender and eucalyptus oil. It also has quinoa, sea salt and molasses in it.
Why choose natural shampoo?
I’m pretty sure that at this point, we’ve all heard that conventional shampoo is made with chemical detergents that contain carcinogenic by products. Get rid of your shampoo if it contains: sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, DMDM Hydantoin, anything ending in ‘paraben’ and cocamide DEA.
Have you tried any Rahua products or any other natural shampoos?