Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Amazon Beauty Rahua Conditioner

What an amazing conditioner! Rahua Conditioner ($34) from Amazon Beauty is everything I expect from a conditioner - and more. Rahua Conditioner leaves my hair soft, silky, shiny, and "knot-free" after shampooing. It's ideal for color treated or damaged hair. You can even use it as a double-duty leave-in styling product.

It's a "green" product. Rahua harvesting and production is earth-friendly and creates self-sustaining economies for the Amazon tribes. Never heard of Rahua? Rahua Shampoo, Conditioner, Finishing Treatment, and Elixir are no longer beauty secrets! Just look at the press coverage at this link!

Rahua Conditioner is made with organic and 100% natural ingredients, including rahua nut oil, the star of the show after which the product is named. The molecules of rahua nut oil from the Amazon are extremely fine, allowing the oil to penetrate the hair's cortex to rebuild, moisturize, and strengthen. Additionally, rahua oil has a positive charge and is attracted to the negative charge of dry hair, allowing it to effectively close the hair cuticle.

Rounding out this conditioner are:
  • Wheat protein, which promotes moisture retention and helps repair damaged and color-treated hair;
  • Green tea leaf extracts to mitigate damage from UV ray exposure;
  • Aloe, which moisturizes and regenerates lackluster locks; and
  • Palo santo, which offers a very delicate (mildly nutty) and pleasant fragrance for a nice experience while you use the conditioner.
I first learned about Amazon Beauty's Rahua products from ION Studio, New York’s first and leading green salon. For centuries, women from the Quechua-Shuar have combed (no pun intended) the Amazon rain forest in search of the rahua nut. Its restorative oil was known to make hair thick and lustrous. The minute I learned about Rahua products, I wanted to try them. I ordered the conditioner only, figuring that if I liked it, I could "go back for more." I not only like it, I love it. This conditioner gets a rave review from me. It's as nice as the best conditioners I have ever used.

Now I'm going to get really picky. Rahua Conditioner comes in a bottle with a flip-up top that is supposed to dispense the incredibly thick product. I have found no way to squeeze the conditioner through the little hole in the cap. I have had to remove (unscrew) the cap and tap/shake the bottle vigorously to force the conditioner into my palm. It should have been packaged in a pot. A pot wouldn't appear to be as convenient as the flip-top cap, but it would be easier to get at the conditioner if I could just scoop it out of its container. This is something Amazon Beauty can fix. There's nothing about the conditioner itself that needs to be fixed. It's fabulous.

I'm ready to try the Rahua Shampoo ($32). Since I adore the conditioner, I'm sure I will feel the same way about the shampoo. I already ordered the Rahua Finishing Treatment (it's here waiting for just the right occasion). There is a fourth product: Rahua Elixir, which is very expensive at $175. It's said to be a 15-minute conditioning miracle. I would love to try it, but at $175, I probably won't be able to buy it until I win the lottery.

Check out the incredible organic, natural, and vegan Rahua hair products at Amazon Beauty. There is a store and salon locator at this link.

Photo courtesy of Amazon Beauty


Marley's Mom said...

This conditioner sounds amazing!!! Thick is good.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Marley's Mom,

Rahua's conditioner is a luxury for my hair. I have found a keeper!

I really like a conditioner that will leave my hair easy of comb out after a vigorous shampoo. Rahua Conditioner does - without leaving it too soft to style. It's a miracle!

On the Glam said...

I've used the deep conditioning treatment before, but never the regular condit. Will def have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

New London Pharmacy said...

We absolutely adore Rahua, their products absolutely fly off our shelves. Thanks for showing your support for such a fab brand!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi New London, and thanks! The Rahua folks deserve the attention. Fabulous products - no wonder they fly off the shelves. If I had a local source, I'd be there often. :)

Thanks to you too, On the Glam! It appears that Rahua/Amazon has a lot of friends.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this would be too heavy fir fine thin hair. All the rave reviews seem to be from ladies with thick coarse hair

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Anonymous,

My hair is very fine (and easily weighted down). I love this product!