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Rahua Hair Care

I don’t have a lot of time for hair products, and don’t blog about them that often. If you look through the hair tab of my blog I only write about products and treatments that have altered my hair route in life. I’m not one for trying every product under the sun, and save for a few errors in judgement (hello Catwalk shampoo that did nothing for my hair but cost the price of a small car) I tend to stick to whatever’s in the bathroom and use it up.

This brand is completely new to me, but as my new favourite place in Bahrain stocks it, it was worthy of the serious effort that goes into carrying these into the shower and leaving them on the side so I could use them every day. Rahua (pronounced ra-wa) is a highly potent, restorative oil that is prepared by women from the Quechua-Shuar tribes in the amazon. Its certified organic and free of all synthetics, parabens and sulfate as well as being 100% natural and vegan! Initially, I took it to be just another organic brand doing it’s bit for the environment and so on but it is much much more then that. Check out this video below for a better idea of the history and process..

The shampoo itself is not like any other shampoo I’ve used before. Mainly because it has a very faint scent which is almost medicinal, but not unpleasant and it’s difficult to work it into a lather, due to it being sulfate free. Although it’s an oil, it doesn’t feel heavy or slick once applied or after rinsing and what stuck me most after using it the first time was how clean my hair looked and felt. I’m talking squeaky clean here. Squeeeaky.

I’ve been using it faithfully for almost two weeks now and feel like my hair has turned a corner, or else reverted to when I was 16 and was in possesion of locks similar to the girl off the Timotei advert (yeah right). It no longer feels dry or wiry and it looks incredibly shiny and full of oomph. The main thing is, it looks good. It looks like really clean, really healthy, undamaged hair. Whether that’s all down to this one shampoo is hard to say, but I would take a chance here and say it is. The conditioner is similar to other conditioners I’ve tried before but as soon as this is applied onto wet hair you can feel the difference. It’s like touching silk, and it stays like that after blow drying without looking limp.

Although it’s pretty expensive, I have to say I would absolutely consider repurchasing when these run out. There’s a lot to be said nowadays for decent looking hair, especially when like me, you live in a scorching hot climate most of the year. If you live in Bahrain, you can get it from Flawless in A’Ali Mall, or everywhere else you can order it from

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  • Reply Marina

    Ughh you got me completely sold on these. The moment the next voucher or discount code for any of the Rahua stockists comes up, the pretty things are coming chez moi.

    January 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      I’m still going strong with them, they are seriously good xx

      January 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm
      • Reply Marina

        I will be kicking myself hard for this the next couple of months (aka till my bank account recovers from the splurging on.. shampoo – ugh this is the stuff boys mock us for) but I stocked up on the goodies, and I also snitched the finishing treatment pot thing from BeautyBay – at 16-something it would just be rude not to!

        January 17, 2012 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Niamh McNally

    Ooooh, yummy! Just be aware that when you’re using a shampoo that doesn’t use any of the traditional chemical ingredients, if you waver for even one wash, then you’re back to square one with the natural shampoo. So if you go stay somewhere, make sure to bring a little travel bottle with you because that was my downfall when attempting to work Naked hair products into my routine- I used shampoo and conditioner at a friend’s house (my guiltiest of pleasures, trying other people’s cosmetics!) and my hair went all lank and horrible.

    January 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      Oooh, good tip Niamh – I’ve never experienced that before. Will bring a travel one with me soon so I don’t break the cycle! 🙂 xx

      January 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

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