Rahua Shampoo

Rahua Shampoo Rahua Voluminous Shampoo Review Comparison

Finally, as per your advice, I have tried the Rahua ‘Original’ Shampoo. I had ordered a complete set of Rahua trial size shampoo and conditioners, so even though I was in love with the Voluminous Shampoo and was ready to purchase a full-size, I gave the original one a try.

Let me start by saying that I adore the way it smells. I know that everyone has different preferences when it comes to scents, but I love natural, herbal scented products. Having said that I obviously loved using this one! However, the scent does not last very long in my hair, so even if you were not a big fan of the smell, I do not think that it would be a problem anyway. As for the performance, I will get straight to the point:

I like this shampoo because it does the job – it cleanses the hair well and does it gently . My scalp is not left dry after use and it does not add weight to my hair. I have used it for about two weeks, and while this one is good, I prefer the body that the Voluminous one adds to my hair. They are similar, but the Voluminous Shampoo gives my hair a little extra something.

As I mentioned in my review of the Rahua Voluminous shampoo, it does not give too much of a lift at the roots, but along with giving great body to my hair, it makes it soft, bouncy, shiny and healthy-looking. Even though the Voluminous shampoo is meant to give extra volume it does not dry my hair or gives it less moisture than the original Rahua shampoo. I know some of you actually prefer the original Rahua Shampoo, and I would appreciate if you could leave some comments explaining why you do, so that it will help undecided people to pick their own!

My personal winner is the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo, and the full size bottle will be promptly ordered. You can find Rahua Shampoo at Spirit Beauty Lounge.

If there is any other shampoo that you recommend trying or that you are just very curious about, I will gladly accept your suggestions.

  • tania

    I’ve never tried Rahua, but the Voluminous shampoo sounds lovely and really effective x


    • Hi Tania, I think it’s worth trying, let me know what you think of it if you do try it! x

  • roshkud

    This sounds wonderful, I love a bit of volume in my hair

    Roshni’s Journey

    • It’s lovely, let me know if you get to try it! :)

  • Tina

    Great review. I also prefer the voluminous Shampoo to the original. For some reason I don’t like the voluminous conditioner though, have you tried any good conditioners ? (Besides coconut oil since that oil does not wash out of my hair lol)

    • lol :)

      I have not tried any of the conditioners. I stopped using conditioners a few years ago because my hair has not needed it at all. I don’t have any major tangling issues (I use a Tangle Teezer on my wet hair to comb it) and my hair looks soft, so adding more product would only add more weight, (it’s already a bit flat). Have you tried Yarok or Intelligent Nutrients?
      Also, have you tried to do a oil mask before washing? That is what I usually do, and my hair feels silky smooth after I wash it ;)

  • Marni

    Great review!
    I have just received thiese 4 travel sizes, so i could make my opinon before buying Voluminous or normal in full size.
    Il also buy some Christophe Robin products (lavender oil, lemon crème lavante, etc…)
    but I don’t know if you have this range in the USA…

    • Hi Marni, let me know how you like them when you try Rahua! ;)
      Christophe Robin sounds familiar, maybe I have seen it somewhere and will be able to find it in the USA… otherwise I will look for it next time I go to Italy :) Lemon Creme sounds delicious!
      Thank you for your comment!

  • Liz

    I’ve been using Rahua Voluminous shampoo for a few years and I ‘m happy with it. At the moment I alternate between Rahua and John Masters Organics. Have you tried Morocco Method shampoos? Britanie from Beautybybritanie wrote an article about it and they seem really good.

    xoxo Liz from https://smellslikeagreenspirit.blogspot.com

    • I will definitely try a John Masters Organics shampoo, at some point. I am loving Rahua Voluminous, so I am going to enjoy it for a little while and then I will check it out! Does it give you some volume? Also, do you use a specific one from John Masters?
      I haven’t tried Morocco Method, but now that you reminded me, I will look into it.

      Thanks Liz!

      • Liz

        I use JM Rosemary and Lavender, which is supposed to give volume because it contains Rosemary, but honestly Rahua Voluminous shampoo gives more volume than John Masters. x Liz

  • Sydney

    I tried the original Rahua shampoo & conditioner a long time ago and I thought it was slightly drying but just about every shampoo dries out my hair, natural or not.
    This actually reminded me of something I read the other day about adding gelatin to your shampoo. Apparently it thickens hair instantly and strengthens over time and although the idea kind of grosses me out the benefits sound pretty good. It’s an interesting idea so I’m thinking of trying it out.
    Also I think you might like Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Shampoo. It’s the best shampoo I’ve ever used and the line has multiple “flavors” for shampoos like Shea Butter, Coconut & Hibiscus and Yucca & Baobab.

    • Gelatin? That sounds interesting! Will have to read about it. I am not much into DIY right now, but stronger hair is enticing! I have not tried Shea moisture’s Raw Shampoo, so I will make sure to check that one out! Shea Moisture sounds like it would be a very ‘rich’ product. I wonder if it would still give a bit of volume?
      Thank a lot Sydney! :)

      • Alisa

        I was wary of Shea Moisture, as a brand, before I tried it. It used to sit in the “ethnic/african american” section of the drugstores before, so I assumed it was for textured and natural hair which means super rich, generally. I tried their body wash instead and it’s fantastic – soap free, but gives the best lather and doesn’t dry out my chronically dry/dehydrated skin at all. Once I finish up my current shampoo+condition, I’m going to try the Shea Moisture hair products as well. I’ll report back!

  • asti

    Nice comparison!

    I personally enjoy Original shampoo a lot more because of the feeling I get afterwards. The herbal scent (that I descibe as motor-oil smell before, my smelling sense must be weird), gives me such a grounding feeling, I always feel at peace and cleared emotionally after (sorry but it’s not an exaggeration!). In terms of volumizing, I agree that the original shampoo is not made for that at all, it cleanses nicely but I find it’s not as lathering as the Volumizing one. The only gripe I have about the volumizing line is that I noticed a difference just from 2 uses and then.. the effect suddenly goes away, it just went from something to nothing. Plus, it irritates my scalp and wherever touches my skin, not too horribly but it’s unpleasant.

    I appreciate your review, I will have to go with the Original formula (the conditioner is freaking AMAZING). It doesn’t flatten my hair but does not add volume either.. overall my hair is healthy-looking and more shiny from using the Original duo.

    I wonder, have you tried Acure line? Desert Essence? They fall into the drugstore category and the high-end line would definitely be Yarok too. There was O&M that I quite liked, it’s not the cleanest but that was good. I would also recommend Everescents, it’s fairly new and it’s Australian. Their scents are amazing.

  • It’s very important what kind of water you have as well. In Amsterdam, I love the normal shampoo. In Berlin, where the water is very hard, the normal shampoo doesn’t work well, so I use the voluminous shampoo there. I think it’s a bit more sour and does a better job of removing minerals from your hair.

    Most people seem to prefer the normal conditioner over the voluminous, and so do i.

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