Beauty salon hair in one day! Rahua Omega 9 hair mask review

 

My hair love story with Rahua started with the voluminous shampoos several years ago, and carried on with the hair conditioner (so effective against knots and split ends!). Judging by the (sensationalist, much?) title of my post, it’s pretty clear that the Omega 9 hair mask has blown dry me away too.

You’re in for a treat with this product. Just like the whole Rahua range, the Omega 9 hair mask contains Ungurahua oil which is a fortifying oil, rich in Omega 9. Followed by Quinoa proteins (strengthens hair follicles) sunflower (for hydration and shine) and Canola oils (anti-dandruff and anti-hair loss properties). Lavender and Eucalyptus oils can also be found, but in smaller quantities to provide a subtle herbal scent.
Application
The Omega hair mask has a creamy consistency which makes it very easy to use, unlike the grainy Amla paste that I’m used to (makes quite a mess in the bathtub). After shampooing, I apply one to two pumps, all over my head (from the roots to ends and back). Then I simply relax in the tub for 15 minutes before washing it off.

My impressions
Since I stopped using hot styling tools, I learned to embrace my natural wavy hair and I can’t remember the last time I had my hair straightened. To be honest, I’ll always chose healthy hair over any hair style or hair color. What I was expecting from the hair mask was a vitamin boost, reviving dull winter hair. But it’s so much more than that.
After just one use, my hair looked shiny and silky smooth. It looked as if I had the just left the hair salon, with a blow dry and all! No knots, and my split ends looked tremendously better. Now after several weeks, I can tell my ends are in much better condition. Everytime I use the mask, my hair looks instantly nourished and healthier.
I need to add some clarifications about two things though:
–  the packaging : it took me  20 minutes of intense pumping to squeeze out the product the first time. It works absolutely fine now, but make sure that the product comes out smoothly before you hop into the bathtub.
– don’t expect volume in your roots
This is definitely a potent, deep conditioning treatment, and while it’s recommended once a week, I’d even consider using it every 10 days (especially for oily hair.
It brings what I’d like to call the “Cinderella effect” to us with
fine and oily hair: for the first 24 hours your hair will look absolutely amazing, but striking midnight, after that, your hair may start getting a bit greasy. Therefore, I do believe that those with thicker and drier hair will get most benefits from Rahua’s mask.
What I do, is that I only use a tiny amount once in a while on my roots – just to condition it, and keep it clean – and spread more on the rest of my hair.
It’s arguably a high-end, luxe hair product, and for the price 58 Euros, it’s certainly more reasonable to go for a try-before-you-buy approach. Luckily, samples of Rahua’s products are available online. On Reina Organics you can get a sample of the mask (here).

Volume 200 ml// Price: 58 Eur. 
Ingredients: Aqua, Helianthus Annuus Seed (Sunflower) Oil*, Canola Oil,Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Colza Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Oenocarpus Bataua (Rahua, Ungurahua) Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Hydrolyzed Quinoa*, Glycine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate (Plant-derived). *Organic Ingredients

 

So remember:

                     – fine, oily hair (less frequent as a scalp treatment, focus more on the strands)
                     – thick, dry hair (apply all over your head, roots incl.)

Even though I can’t use it as often on the roots, I absolutely love this mask, because the overall condition of my hair has improved. Now that spring is just around the corner, I can’t hide dull and messy hair under a beanie, so Rahua’s Omega 9 hair mask is the quick fix.
If you can’t go to the hairdresser regularly to take care of your locks, then Rahua’s Omega 9 hair mask will easily become the best alternative. You’ll get manageable, soft, glossy, red carpet hair in no time, and in the comfort of your own home.

Available in Europe on Reina Organics (here) and in the US/Canada, on The Detox Market (here).

Have you tried Rahua? What’s your favorite hair product?

Take care,
Liz

*Kindly sent to me, all opinons my own
Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

9 Comments
  1. First Skin Apotheke's hair oil and now this! The universe is telling me something! You're telling me something! 😉 Honestly, hair care is the last frontier for me (been mesmerized by face oils too much!) so these posts of yours are definitely planting some seeds 🙂 I just received Marmozel's hair conditioner which I will be giving a spin in the next few weeks but it's always good to know what other options I have out there. Fab review Liz! Xx

    1. Thank you darling Nic! I owe you (and Ru) an detailed email about hair oils and hair products 🙂 Honestly, if you have fine hair, I wouldn't splurge on Rahua's mask just yet (try a sample first) but oil treatments are definitely worth giving a go. I look forward to your thoughts about Marmozel's hair conditioner, I have the hair mask and I used it several times and it's fab too 🙂 xx

  2. How would you recommend applying this product if you have thick, oily hair? I've never really played around with hair products as much, but I'm definitely interested in trying some more. I've never tried this brand, but they sound lovely.

    1. Hi Megan!
      If you have oily and thick hair you'll be able to use it on your roots but only a small amount will be necessary. Focus on the parts that need more care. Otherwise, I really recommend oil treatments that you leave overnight, this will counteract oil and after regular uses, your hair will feel less greasy. I used to have oily hair one day after shampooing, but now I can go for 4 days without washing my hair 🙂
      Feel free to message me, if you need more infos! xx

  3. Oh Liz you have totally sold this mask to me. Rahua has been on my wish-list for far too long, and all this talk of Cinderella and beauty salons is making me think I ought to just take the plunge. 😀 Like you, I have stopped using heat on my hair and it's so much happier for it. In some ways I've been lucky as I've never got into straighteners (my face shape just doesn't suit sleek hair!). However, I have been hooked on my blow dryer. Thanks for a fab review lovely one! xx PS, I wish these brands would label when the glycerin is plant-based…thrilled to see that they are 100% vegan.

    1. Thank you for reading sweetest Gem! <3 I would sugest trying a sample first (available on Content, naturissimo, Reina Organics etc.) just to make sure, but normally I'm pretty sure you'd love it 🙂
      I hadn't thought about the glycerin, but yes you're totally right, it should be specified! xx

  4. My goodness, sounds just amazing! I am always in a hunt for great restorative hair products, my lion-ish wavy locks need a special care all the time. Now I really want to give Rahua products a try and this mask will be the first on my list!:)

    P.S.: I am so glad to have you as a part of the Green Bloggers Community on TLV Birdie Blog!

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  5. Ooh I definitely need to try this! My hair is naturally wavy and dry so hair masks are a regular occurrence for me and I think this one would work really well 🙂 x

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