Review: Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner

I’m not sure if it’s change in season or just me feeling bored with what I’ve been using but recently, I’ve felt the need to switch things up. Today, I review a shampoo and conditioner I’ve been trying out.

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What it promises from the Rahua website:

Rahua Classic Shampoo

  • 100% natural and organic
  • Light-lather
  • Works for all hair types
  • Effective for color-treated hair
  • Safely, gently and effectively remove oil and dirt without stripping necessary nutrients.
  • Penetrates deep into the hair shaft, strengthening and fortifying weak, damaged strands
  • Promotes moisture retention
  • Regenerates the scalp and hair follicles
  • Delicate fragrance that provides a soothing aromatherapy experience

Rahua Classic Conditioner

  • 100% natural and organic
  • Thick, super-rich formula
  • Ideal for color-treated hair
  • Double-duty product (works as both a conditioner and a medium hold styling cream)
  • No build-up
  • Fortifies and nourishes weak, damaged strands
  • Nourishes the scalp and reinvigorates hair follicles

What it delivers:

The Rahua shampoo and conditioner works well as a duo. The shampoo lightly lathers and cleanses while the heavy conditioner nourishes.

Immediately after first use, I noticed that my hair was very shiny. I was shocked because it looked almost oily! It was just obnoxious shine. 😉

I used this when I transitioned between long, layered uncolored locks to a blunt long bob with platinum streaks.  I was a little worried at first because the conditioner was quite thick but it did not weigh down my shorter hair.

A note about how to use the conditioner: I used the conditioner on wet hair without wringing it out first  but that weighed down my hair. Since then, I’ve wrung out my freshly shampooed hair prior to applying conditioner.

I use about half a teaspoon of shampoo and conditioner each time. I’ve read reviews online that people with finer hair did not like this shampoo. I understand why that might be – both these products are quite heavy. I suspect this product is geared towards hair types more similar to mine – strong, thick hair that tends to be drier and coarser with natural waves or curls.

As a side note, I could swear that my hair has been growing a lot since I started using this. My hair grows out at a healthy rate anyway and maybe it’s my new haircut but I suspect that this duo also had a hand in encouraging my hair to grow.

As for the scent, it took a few washes to get used to it. I was OK with the shampoo but the conditioner reminded me of crayons. It is actually an herbal, slightly ‘green’ scent. I have learned to love it even if it is unfamiliar.

The only gripe I have with this is the price. As with many other things that are 100% organic, ethically sourced, vegan, cruelty-free and made under the full moon with the blessing of a unicorn, you pay out you a** for it. I feel good lathering up each time, knowing that I’m not doing harm to my body or the environment but my wallet died a little when I was at the till.

edit on July 10 2016: A fellow beauty blogger shared some very important information regarding the price which I thought I would share below. 

“They choose to pay ABOVE fair trade prices for the rare ingredients sourced from indigenous tribes in the Amazon, processed by hand etc with profits going towards schooling and helping them develop their communities. I can stomach the price when it’s a great product PLUS I know my cash is not just boosting share price of some multinational.” 

Price point: Between CAD$36 – CAD$38 CAD for the shampoo and conditioner.

Rating: A

Final thoughts: Works great as long as you figure out how to use it most effectively for your hair type. I am curious about the other products in this range and will hopefully check them out in the future!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Review: Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner

  1. I LOVE the shampoo, the conditioner I can live without. I recently met the owners so got some background on the price……they choose to pay ABOVE fair trade prices for the rare ingredients sourced from indigenous tribes in the Amazon, processed by hand etc with profits going towards schooling and helping them develop their communities. No unicorns involved haha! I can stomach the price when it’s a great product PLUS I know my cash is not just boosting share price of some multinational.

    • YAS! I love the shampoo too!
      Thanks for taking the time to clarify the background on the price! I will insert an edit into my post with the info you just told me. Definitely better than unicorns! 😉

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