May 29, 2013

review: rahua conditioner

rahua conditioner /

Jacob & Sebastian recently opened a location in Toronto’s Distillery District and the moment I found out I literally skipped walked over to explore the treasure trove of organic beauty products – one of them the Amazonian hair care line, rahua (pronounced rah-wah) I had read so much about. Beautifully displayed upon the shelf and just waiting for someone to give it a good home I picked up the bottle of conditioner and saw the $38 price tag.

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But then I bought it.

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rahua’s rainforest grown conditioner is made with 100% natural, 100% vegan, certified-organic ingredients that are free of synthetics, parabens, and sulfates, and includes a star line-up of ingredients: omega 9-rich rahua nut oil and palo santo oil, which the bottle tells me “provides a mood-calming experience”. The Incas even used it to cleanse and purify the spirit from negative energies (‘palo santo’ means ‘holy wood’ in spanish), so there you go – you can cleanse your hair and your aura!

When I first opened the bottle I was immediately struck by the delicious scent of coconut and this nutty/woodsy scent. The woodsy scent was courtesy of the palo santo oil which comes from the same botanical family as frankincense (thank you google). I coated my strands and left it on for 3 minutes, as the bottle instructed, and took that time to indulge in my homemade coconut rose body scrub.

Now, my hair is pretty thick with annoying frizz that begins the moment I step out of the shower. However, with rahua my hair felt ‘coated in oil’ (but in a good way!) and was fairly easy to comb through. I decided to skip the blow dryer and was shocked at how my hair dried with about 70% less frizz than normal. The added bonus is that my hair maintained that wonderful smell and felt so hydrated I literally couldn’t stop touching it.

I’ve read reviews from other bloggers stating it’s THE best organic hair care line they’ve ever tried and after using the conditioner (and so many other ineffective organic options) I’m inclined to agree. It is expensive, but if you want to splurge on yourself or put in on your birthday/Christmas wish list you won’t be disappointed. Oh and it doubles as a styling cream too!

  • monique bisenberger

    Rahua is the best thing that ever happened to my hair : )

    • wholeheartedly agree!

  • Marcelo Costa

    Haha! Loved the GIFs. There’s just no better way to display those split second reactions. 🙂

  • Alicia

    I’ll start my Christmas List now

  • Margie

    Wow… expensive organic hair product that really does deliver, making it well worth the extra money. Glad you tried it!