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