OK, so I’ll start with the fact that these two pretty bottles you see in front of you are the most expensive hair care duo that I’ve owned. Ever. Seriously, like I mentioned in the past, when it comes to hair products I use, I’m not adventurous at all. Which means I’m happy with my basic, averagely-priced organic hair products (usually, from Desert Essence, Lavera or sometimes an occasional splurge from John Masters). However, recently I wanted to switch things up a little, so I went for something more high-end: Rahua Color Full Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve tried Rahua haircare before, only in smaller size containers (read the review here), which left me wanting to try more from this brand.
I chose the Rahua Color Full Shampoo because I dye my hair blond, and even though my hairdresser and I try to take good care of my hair as much as we can, it still can get scorched at the ends. So I thought a shampoo for colored hair, especially the one containing goodies like Rahua and morete oils, would favor my hair most (that, and I also have already tried other shampoos from their range, so I was intrigued by one that I haven’t). My very first impression of this shampoo was that it’s so runny. I’ve tried shaking the bottle in hopes that it would help somehow, but no – the consistency is just runny, which usually means that you’ll need more product to clean the hair. And I was right, I needed twice as much shampoo than with my usual thicker shampoos. Knowing how pricy the shampoo is, I consider it a huge downside. Moving on to the scent – I like it a lot, it’s different from many other natural shampoos: earthy, warm, sensational gardenia.
Now, as for performance, this is hard for me to admit, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work for me – it dries out my hair like crazy. I don’t know how this is even possible, but it feels like it’s the most drying shampoo out of all Rahua shampoos. Other than that, it cleans the hair ok, but I don’t know what I’d do without Rahua Color Full Conditioner. I call it my purchase of the year because it’s just absolutely amazing in every way! It’s everything a conditioner for dry and colored hair is supposed to be:
* thick, but not too heavy
* deeply moisturizes the hair, but, again, doesn’t feel too heavy
* it makes the hair shiny and visibly reduces frizz
I did not expect to be wowed like this, but this conditioner is worth every cent and more.
Have you tried this shampoo and/or conditioner? What’s the most expensive hair care product that you’ve splurged on?