Rahua Voluminous Hair Spray

Rahua Voluminous SprayAt first, I was very, very skeptical about this product, but after I fell in love with the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo, my interest in the whole line of products started to peak. However, a USDA organic, alcohol-free, volumizing hair spray that smelled lovely (citrusy) sounded too good to be true (not to mention – Rahua claims that this hair spray also has some aromatherapy benefits). Therefore I took advantage of the awesome Thanksgiving/Black Friday deals and filled my virtual carts with quite a few new products.

I have been using it in a couple different ways. Sprayed on damp hair, it helps my hair to get some natural/effortless waves,  (I had completely given up on waves when my hair turned flat and straight a few years ago). I just spray it all over my hair, give it a little scrunch here and there while blow-drying and voila’, some soft movement and volume. That would have been enough to make me love it. However, I have also sprayed it on dry, second-day hair, and it has been giving me some volume, body, and a soft hold– like in this pic I posted on Instagram. The only thing that I do not like is that after using it I cannot really use any styling tool like a curling wand or a flat iron because it smells like I am cooking an orange and I am pretty sure that it is not good for the hair. My suggestion is curl first and then just give a light spray. Lovely.

Since this is not a dry shampoo, you should not expect it to magically give your hair a Cheryl Cole, 3 inch lift-type of volume, but it does give a little lift without spraying the (many) questionable chemicals that are in conventional aerosol hairsprays and dry shampoos. I have tried quite a few “natural/organic” styling products and have not been completely happy with any of them except for this one. It leaves the hair clean, not crispy, not sticky and not even weighed down, but soft and bouncy. All my favorite conventional hair sprays and dry shampoos (the ones that give me very good-looking hair) are also the same ones I get terribly sick from smelling. That is why I am very happy to have finally found a styling product that works and that won’t make me rush to wash my hair a few hours after I have applied it.

Bottom line: Winner.

Rahua Voluminous Hair Spray is sold at Spirit Beauty Lounge (USA) and Cult Beauty (UK).


  • Gita Bončina

    Ok, I think I need this. My hair just won’t have any volume, no matter what I do with them. They just fall flat, bastards ;)! Thanks for this review :).



    • I totally feel your pain :( Let me know how it works for you if you try it! ;)

  • Amber

    hahah smells like you’re cooking an orange that was so funny! You look gorgeous in that instagram photo! Sounds like a lovely product. Ive been using Yarok hair spray and that smells yummy too!

    • Thanks love! Yes, I am convinced that using a hot tool after I spray my hair with it is not a good idea. If I do the opposite id better ;) I will have to try Yarok as well!

  • Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutan

    Sounds like great stuff! I’ve been looking for a new hairspray (using Moroccan Oil right now), so thank you for this review!

    Diary of a Debutante

    • I am glad it was helpful! Let me know how you like it if you try it ;)

  • I need a natural hairspray that can help lock in my pixie style or give me some definition … is this good for that, or do you have a recommendation? I use Davines hairspray, which is somewhat cleaner, but it’s still … well … hairspray. Help! :)

    • Mmmm, I don’t think that this spray is the right product for that :( I wonder if the Rahua wax would work… As far as hairsprays that give more hold and control I have not found any natural one. It’s annoying, I know! I need one too! The Voluminous spray is better for adding a little texture, movement and body to flat hair like mine.

    • Have either of you tried the Intelligent Nutrients hair spray? Not alcohol free, but great ingredients and I find it works really well at holding styles in place :)

  • finally, i can read your post against :) !

    • Yay! Glad to hear that :)

  • lifeinblush

    my love for the rahua line has also been growing! I find it’s the only shampoo where I can wash and let it air dry and my hair will feel soft and bouncy once dry. great tips on how to use it – I gotta pick up a bottle and give it a whirl now :)

    • Let me know how it works for you! ;)

  • Nicole

    Sounds really good! First thing that came to mind was sea salt spray, that’s what this product kind of sounds like. Great review darling xo

    • Thanks love! It’s not like a sea salt spray. It definitely does not dry the hair at all. It’s nice to refresh the hair on the second or third day after washing, but no dry-shampoo effect at the roots. For that, I am still searching for my ideal dry shampoo ;)

  • I am on the hunt for an alcohol-free hairspray. Trying to be kinder to my hair and think I’m going to give this one a whirl! Thanks for the great review!