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Rahua Hydration Shampoo + Conditioner Review



Hi everyone. Advance Happy Thanksgiving! I can’t believe we’re approaching the holiday season pretty soon. Time goes by so fast. Anyway, let’s discuss this haircare brand that I’ve seen a lot on Instagram lately. The Rahua brand of haircare has been popping out of several folks’ Instas and I must admit, the packaging has really caught my eye. I find its interesting bottles/design to be not quite the typical ones I’ve seen in most haircare products, not to mention its overall color and presentation. I honestly had no idea what this brand was all about, but I’ve read that its name is pronounced as Ra-Wa, a haircare brand based on the benefits derived from the Amazon. One of its main ingredients is Rahua oil, which is packed with omega-9 fatty acids that have long been used by indigenous women in the area. So the brand is all about sustainability, being vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, organic and plant-derived.


Rahua Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner


For this review, I decided to try the Rahua Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner, which are both winners of the Allure Best of Beauty 2019.


Hydration Shampoo (9.3 oz: 34 USD)


Rahua Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner


The main ingredients for this shampoo are the following: Morete Oil for conditioning and hydration, Sacha Inchi Oil for sun damage protection, Rahua Oil for strand strengthening/hydration, and also Mango sugars to facilitate more hydration. It is good for all hair types, and as you can see, it’s a shampoo that is meant to deliver hydration and moisture, thus, preventing frizz and adding softness and shine.


Now, for my experience, I find this shampoo to have a very pleasing sweet scent. For some, you may find this to be cloying, but I don’t. Something about the scent of this made me nostalgic about smelling some overripe tropical fruits (mangoes, guavas, etc) even including wild berries and burnt candies – a life reminiscent of being in a tropical island. Also, it’s the kind of scent that you may find at the spa, the type that may make you curious and wonder as to what that is. Anyhow, the texture of this shampoo is very light and you can tell that it’s all-natural just by feeling the clumps of its ingredients on your hands as you slather it all over your hair. I wouldn’t say that this is very creamy, it’s actually more like thick and whipped. It foams well, but not as foaming as most shampoos. It cleanses well too, but if your hair is oily, you may want to do two washes with this. After rinsing, this gives an overall clean feel on the hair, which doesn’t leave any residue but it’s not super moisturizing as well. In fact, this does seem to have a tiny bit of drying effect on my hair. I can understand why people say this leaves their hair dry as opposed to being moisturized because this is a natural shampoo and is very very light. So, this left my hair quite volumized actually. A similar product to this would be the Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo, seen HERE, which I also like. But if you’re looking for a really moisturizing shampoo, this may not be the one. I suggest you try the Kerastase Discipline Sulfate-Free Smoothing Shampoo, or the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo, and also the Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo (high-end), and the L’oreal Evercreme Deep Nourish Shampoo (drugstore) for the ultimate hair hydration.

FYI, I also have another shampoo+conditioner brand that I will be reviewing soon, and those seem to be quite very hydrating, so, stay tuned for that.





Hydration Conditioner (9.3 oz: 36 USD)


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This conditioner contains the same ingredients as the Rahua Hydration Shampoo above, only that the scent and the texture of this are slightly different. First of all, the scent is not that sweet compared to the hydrating shampoo, and second, the texture is more smooth and creamy.

This is a conditioner for all hair types and it’s doesn’t weigh down the hair. I love that this definitely adds moisture but it still keeps the hair light and clean. Also, this definitely prevents frizz while it also adds softness and healthy-looking shine. I would say that I like this more than the shampoo above because it doesn’t make my hair oily and heavy, however, the perfect combination of both this conditioner and the Rahua shampoo above actually made my hair look nice.


Rahua Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner review



So, bottom line, if you want an interesting haircare that is based on sustainability and is made of clean ingredients, with the effects of thorough hair cleansing (clean/volumized), and with a unique blend of tropical scents, though not necessarily very hydrating, then you will enjoy this Rahua haircare line. I do think that this is more of a Summer type of haircare, not just because of the scent, but also for its volumizing effect. For me, personally, I love the effect that this does to my hair, and since I tend to have oily strands, my hair looks very clean, volumized, bouncy, frizz-free and definitely lively with this one.

The Rahua Hydration Shampoo+Conditioner are currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Space NK, Net-A-Porter, Barneys New York, Harrods, and Dermstore


rahua hair care review


Have you tried this brand already? What are your latest haircare finds?






Olehenriksen 3 Little Wonders Set Review

ole henriksen bestsellers


During my last review, I talked about my favorite haircare minis from Bumble And Bumble. This time, I’d like to mention these other favorite minis of mine when it comes to skincare. I’ve been obsessed about these Olehenriksen 3 Little Wonders (mini size: 25 USD, regular size: 72 USD) for quite some time. If the Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil are my go-tos for haircare during traveling, well, these Olehenriksen 3 Little Wonders are also my absolute go-tos for skincare whenever I travel or even when I’m not traveling. These minis serve me well in keeping my skin looking radiant and they’re also a good alternative (cheaper) if not comparable to some of Drunk Elephant’s very popular products which we all know and love.


These Olehenriksen 3 Little Wonders are composed of Olehenriksen’s bestsellers – a Vitamin C Serum, an AHA night gel, and a lightweight moisturizer. All are formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.


olehenriksen the truth serum


Truth Serum (0.05 oz – 1.7 oz: 22 – 73 USD) – This is a Vitamin C serum that most of us love for a very long time. This is also one of Olehenriksen’s most popular products. The texture of this is quite gel-like and silky. It has a bit of a sticky feel but it’s not as sticky as the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Serum. This is also cheaper than the DE C-Firma, and it has a nice citrusy-orangey scent. This serum glides easily on the skin and though we don’t know for sure how much percentage of Vitamin C is in this serum (C-Firma has 15% L-Ascorbic Acid), this serum is still a very good alternative/option to the very popular DE Vitamin C product. I like this a lot because it does help to brighten my dark spots from post-acne marks and it makes my skin look glowy and radiant from within. Also, my skin tone looks more balanced with this.


Ole henriksen Invigorating Night Transformation Gel


Invigorating Night Transformation Gel (1.7 oz: 49 USD) – This gel-like serum is meant to be applied nightly and it really works wonders. It is loaded with AHA complex that completely retexturizes the skin for a smooth and healthy glow. Personally, I noticed a huge difference in my skin when I used this gel once overnight. It made my skin look glowy and luminous right after application, and the next day it pilled (which went away after thorough washing), then my skin completely felt smooth and looked more even. I love the way my skin looks with this because it gives a nice glow from within. Though this is safe to use every night, for my part, I prefer to use this one or twice a week. Also, this helps my skin a lot during traveling as it keeps it looking radiant, and it helps to unclog my pores which gets clogged and oily quite often from travel stresses and fatigue.


ole henriksen the truth serum review


Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer (0.5 -1.7 oz: 12 – 40 USD) – This is an oil-free moisturizer that is certified clean at Sephora. I love how weightless and soft this feels on the skin. Its texture kind of reminds me of Tatcha’s The Water Cream. The type that feels so light that it almost feels like water on the skin, yet it’s also super moisturizing. I believe this is a very good all-around moisturizer for any skin type, especially for the ones with oily or sensitive skin, and it’s also perfect as a complementary hydrator to any Olehenriksen products.


In summary, these Olehenriksen Wonders/Bestsellers are some of the best skincare products that truly work as they’re meant to be. They will always be my constant faves in my shelfie and also for my travels.


Olehenriksen Invigorating Night Transformation Gel


Are you a fan of these little wonders too? What are your favorite skincare items for traveling?


This Olehenriksen 3 Little Wonders Set is currently available at Sephora




Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo + Conditioner Review

Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Shampoo + Conditioner Review


With the changing season and the constant traveling I’ve been doing lately, I find that my hair has been taking a lot of beating. From the change of humidity up to the constant heat styling and hurried brushing, I was getting worried that it’s only going to be a matter of time that my strands will get more and more brittle. There are only a few haircare products that I trust that could help restore and keep the natural moisture of my hair. One of them is the Anti-Aging Haircare Replenishing Moisture line from Alterna (reviewed HERE), the second being the Kerastase Discipline Sulfate-Free, and the third one is the Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo + Conditioner which I keep coming back to no matter what. As you can see, this line is one of my preferred travel shampoo+conditioner and I always purchase them in minis or travel sizes.


This haircare line is probably my most fave from Bumble & Bumble. There were times when I tried to look for some other alternatives but for some reason, I always feel bad whenever I go astray from this line. First of all, this haircare is so good at delivering and keeping moisture on the hair. Even if its name says Invisible “Oil”, it’s not really the very oily type. In fact, your hair won’t even get oily whenever you use this, even if you have fine hair like mine. Second, this makes the hair very manageable, soft, and smooth. No matter what the humidity is going to be, either inside the plane or in the cold harsh Winter months, this haircare line keeps my hair looking shiny and feeling supple without looking heavy. Third, the scent of this is very delightful with its blend of different oils, especially almond oil and argan oil.


Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Shampoo


Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo (2 oz – 32 oz: 12 USD – 75 USD) – This is one of the few sulfate-free shampoos that lathers well and it smells well. I love the feeling of washing my hair with this and it never dried my strands nor added more weight to it. This also helps in controlling frizz, and it makes the hair look thoroughly cleaned, silky, and smooth. I believe this works very well for any hair type, and especially for those who suffer from hair dryness, brittle hair, or frizzy hair. This shampoo is also made of a blend of lightweight grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, safflower seed oil, etc.


Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Conditioner Review


Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner (2 oz – 32 oz: 13 USD – 79 USD) – This is a very good match to the lightweight and moisturizing shampoo above. This is also made of several oils especially coconut oil, macadamia oil, and argan oil which help to tame frizz and thus making the hair more manageable. The nice thing about this conditioner is that it doesn’t make the hair look oily or heavy, just as long as you don’t put way too much of it on the strands. This conditioner also has a nice scent just like the shampoo above which you can discern as a blend of moisturizing oils. The thing I love about this the most is how easy it is to brush my hair whenever I use this conditioner.


Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Shampoo


Bottom line, my hair could have been going through a lot of breakage by now if it wasn’t for this Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil haircare line. I love to grow my hair long and it does require some maintenance to keep the strands looking healthy and shiny but without looking too heavy and oily at the same time, especially because my hair is on the fine/straight type. Also, with the daily environmental stresses and lifestyle activities that could potentially affect the health of our hair, I believe we all need a haircare line that can help in restoring and keeping the moisture of our hair, and the Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s is very good at delivering that.


The Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo + Conditioner are currently available at Sephora, Walmart, Nordstrom, Overstock, Space NK, Bluemercury, Bloomingdale’s, Ulta, Liberty London, and Saks Off Fifth





What are your favorite moisturizing shampoo+conditioner?