Curious about Natural Hair Care Products? You Need to Know This Brand
It seems like everyone and their mother is looking out for clean, green, nontoxic, natural ingredients in their skincare. But what about your hair? The natural hair care market does not offer nearly the same breadth of selection as skincare, but nonetheless, there are some noteworthy ones leading the charge and worthy of being on your radar. One leader of the pack? RAHUA.
According to Fabian Lliguin, Rahua's Founder & President, there are a few basic reasons to consider natural hair care, but there are two we're most intrigued by. First of all, there's the issue of detergents. "Conventional shampoos include strong detergents and surfactants," Lliguin explains. These ingredients can dry out and strip your scalp, which in turn, he notes, "kicks sebaceous glands into high gear. Your scalp will become too oily, and hair will be too dry, thus you’ll need to wash more often." By eliminating these ingredients, Rahua's natural products help balance the scalp, which ultimately means you can wash less.
And the perks of washing less go beyond your hair—washing less means more money in your pocket, but it's also great for the environment, which brings us to #2. Plain and simple: harsh, synthetic ingredients negatively impact the environment.
If you've ever tried switching to a natural deodorant, it's a bit of a similar drill. There's a detoxification period for your hair, which isn't exactly fun, but it's also relatively quick. Lliguin puts it at approximately 2.5 weeks. "Once the scalp is rebalanced and hair is freed up from the buildup, it grows longer and stronger with increased vitality and shine. It not only brings immediate benefits, but it creates lasting benefits, too." he says.
From a user point-of-view, Rahua's natural formulas, happily do not make you feel like you're compromising, either. In fact, they're more luxurious than many a conventional S&C duo. The brand sources its ingredients from the Amazon rainforest, where women of the Quecha-Shuar tribe have used the namesake, Rahua oil for ages.
Part of the magic is in the botanical ingredient's tiny molecule size, "unlike other botanical oils or widely-used silicones that only coat strands’ exterior, the extraordinarily small Rahua oil molecule deeply penetrates the hair’s cortex – bonding and repairing it – while simultaneously smoothing the hair’s cuticle," the brand explains. Even better? The on-trend Palo Santo scent the formulas are infused with.
Of course, none of this means to throw away your tried-and-true favorites just yet—but if you're on the prowl for a new shampoo and conditioner, we'd def recommend giving Rahua a try.