We’ve all been teenagers at some point so I think we can all relate to periods of time when we didn’t always get along so well with our parents, especially our mothers. And these periods are almost like a rite of passage, everyone goes through it and if you don’t/didn’t, well…congratulations! Let me know how you skillfully avoided that phase without thinking your mother was enemy of the state number one and out to bust you on all sorts of things! You’re probably all wondering how this ties into a product review but keep reading and you’ll find out.
When I was around 16 a lot of big changes took place in my life, one of them being a move to Japan with my mother and sister. I’ve always had a good relationship with my mama but moving there and settling down into the Japanese culture proved to be somewhat challenging for all of us. I found myself constantly arguing over anything and everything and being very confused as to my mother’s rather sudden change of principles…without going into too much detail, it was a trying time and my mother and I found ourselves at constant loggerheads with each other.
Enter Rahua Voluminous Shampoo (yes, we just jumped 15 years into the present day, I spared you of all the boring deets!). After reading a bible worth of stellar reviews on this shampoo I got sucked into making a purchase and that’s when my wee troubles began. Uh oh I hear you think, I’ve just read up on this shampoo and there’s literally nothing bad to find! Well, that’s what I thought too. But freak not, as there is a happy ending to this story (sorry for the spoiler!).
I eagerly started using the shampoo and it took pride of place in our shower quite quickly with its appealing packaging and design. Since it wasn’t my first natural shampoo I was used to it not lathering up like its more toxic counterparts but I immediately noticed that my hair wasn’t quite enjoying the whole experience as much as I had hoped during the rinse-off…the shampoo and my hair were definitely at loggerheads and this continued for quite some time making the whole shampoo act quite a tedious one. I then decided to change my tactics (with a little help from my friends) a little and only apply shampoo to four areas of my scalp (sides, top and back), massage it in for a few good extra minutes than what I had been doing previously, leave it in while I wash my body and then rinse it out extra good! This is the part where a wise mum changes her tactics a little, discreetly, to cajole her daughter and see where it gets them. In this instance it got me quite a long way! The Rahua Voluminous Shampoo can seem like a truant teenage daughter, not at all willing to work with you, or in this case your hair, but my advice to those who haven’t gotten off on the right foot with this product is to stick with it. For me it meant using up the entire bottle and only loving the second half of it. But I’m glad I persevered because my hair has thanked me for it. So why the whole mother-daughter analogy? (a long shot perhaps but it made total sense to me in the shower!) Because the dynamics of that particular relationship is what came to mind every single time I shampooed my hair…so how are we going to get along today? No, that particular amount of time/massage method/rinse-off procedure didn’t sit well with you? Ok, fine, let’s go back to the drawing board and see what changes can be made but I AM NOT GIVING UP ON YOU! I think that last capitalized statement is one many mothers have thought both quietly and out loud. I also think that in this day and age of quick fixes we expect immediate results with many of our skincare and haircare products, and when they don’t happen we’re quick to kick them to the curb. Not to knock it completely, one thing that I did notice from the first few washes with this shampoo is that it truly did live up to its claim of volumizing! And how are we getting along today? Quite fabulously actually, it would seem that we have reached a truce where my hair gets the shampoo and the shampoo gets my hair.
So, don’t be quick to give up on a product if it doesn’t instantly live up to its alleged hype (unless of course you get a horrible reaction in which case do!) and remember that everyone’s hair and skin are delightfully different from your own. Common sense I know but some things are worth repeating in this life. Also, I realise I haven’t gone into any details about the actual ingredients of this lovely shampoo but this post is to all of you who already own it and have struggled/are struggling urging you to take up lather again! And you all know what hair-loving ingredients comprise it. For those who don’t I present you with this link
Are any of you lovely green beauty bunnies currently struggling with this shampoo? Have you had a similar experience to mine? Let me know in the comments!