Rahua’s Voluminous Shampoo is a product that I wanted to try from the very first time I saw it on the beautiful Spirit Beauty Lounge. However, I was somehow thrown off by some of the reviews I read on the web and I kept postponing my purchase. Until I published my review of the Yarok – Feed Your Volume Shampoo and I received a quite a few emails and comments requesting that I compare the two. In particular, most people seem to be interested in finding out – which one is better? Yarok or Rahua?
The Rahua shampoo that I tried and I am still using is the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo, not the “original” Rahua Shampoo. I have fine, straight hair that tends to get flat so whenever a product promises volume, I make sure to check it out, even though I may not end up purchasing it because of some funny chemicals in it. In addition to having straight hair, I also use face oils every night so I tend to get oil in my hair and need to wash it frequently (quite annoying, but not enough to give up face oils). Anyway, I did not feel like committing to the full size, so I purchased a travel size from Barneys, and I was able to quickly make my mind up about it.
My opinion is that Rahua Voluminous is a fabulous shampoo. I was so impressed with how soft my hair felt after washing it (I do not even use conditioner!). I suppose that the Ungurahua oil that this shampoo contains truly restores, heals, and moisturizes the hair. As far as volume goes, I do not see any extra boost at the roots, but I do see that my hair gets full of body. Clean, soft, shiny and bouncy.
As for the texture, Rahua Voluminous has a thick gel consistency, I only need to use a small amount to get a good lather. A small quantity is enough to clean all of my hair. The scent is herbaceous, pleasant, and goes away with the rinsing. No residue is left in the hair, and most importantly, it does not dry my hair nor my scalp. In a few words, it is really lovely.
Aqua, herbal infusion (camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) extract*, coco betaine, aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, sea salt, saccharum officinarum (molasses) extract, glycerin, caprylic acid, glycine, oenocapus bataua (rahua, unguarahua) oil, hydrolyzed quinoa, potassium sorbate (plant derived), lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, panthenol, chlorophyll. *Certified Organic
Bottom line is, I love it. I am purchasing a full size right away. If you want to try it too you can check it out at Spirit Beauty Lounge, Beauty Sage (USA) and at BeautyBay (UK). As for the comparison between Rahua and Yarok, I will provide you very soon with a post all about my favorite shampoos and how they compare to each other. Stay tuned!