Voluminous is right! I received a sample of this and the shampoo and they just weren't right for my hair. My hair is fine but there's tons of it, and these two products made it bouffy beyond belief... too much volume! If you want volume, then I would recommend trying this, but if you don't want to revisit the 1980s, avoid. Otherwise, it cleaned and conditioned well and smelled nice.
I'm rewriting my review. I don't like Rahua, cheaper products work better and the ingredients aren't that impressive for the price. Glad my curiosity for this is over.
I used a 2oz sample of this conditioner and did not find anything spectacular about it. It provides light conditioning without weighing down fine hairs. But I could do the same thing with John Masters conditioner at much less. Philip B's conditioner is a better choice if I am going to pay that much for a conditioner.
I bought this conditioner because its silicone and sulphate free and because I saw the amazing reviews. It came in a plastic bottle, to me nothing fancy but I was more interested in the product itself.
My hair is fine, oily roots dry ends, so it gets easily flat when weight down by to many products or to heavy products. I used this conditioner on the midlenghts and ends. My hair was sooo soft I could not believe it. I use also other conditioners that are silicone free but never had such an amazing result! It does not weight my hair down at all. This cond is for colour treated hair, but I found that it added shine and increased the colour of my natural hair. Overall the best conditioner I have ever tried!
It is really pricey but totally worth it!!!
This review is based on a sample of this product. I'll tell you about my hair at the bottom to give you a better idea of the context for this review.
This is the first Rahua product I have tried, and I must admit that I had high expectations. I have been hearing good things about this line, and was eager to try it out.
I chose the Voluminous Conditioner to try because I am looking for a new conditioner to fall in love with.
The bad news first -- as a conditioner, this isn't right for me. Don't get me wrong, it conditioned my hair nicely, and my hair feels pretty good and soft. But I think I need something richer - I had to use a LOT of product to properly condition my hair. So at this price, I won't be choosing this as my conditioner, because I'd just go through a bottle too fast. I don't think this is the fault of the product, after all, it's supposed to be light-weight and volumising, so you don't generally WANT a richer conditioner which will weigh your hair down. If I had shoulder length hair, I'd probably be really happy with this, but since I have long (just over bra-strap length) hair, and we're just coming out of winter, I need more moisturization. I think the standard conditioner would be a better match for me, most likely. HOWEVER, it didn't weigh my hair down at all, which I really appreciate. I also really like the smell, which was quite fresh and natural (lavender and lemongrass are most of what I smell, I think), but the smell didn't linger.
But when I saw this little sentence: "Rahua Voluminous Conditioner is a double duty hair beautifier, use when styling to add control and prevent frizz," I found my best usage for this product. First off, I should clarify - it doesn't add control, as far as I'm concerned at least. Unless you just mean "control of frizz" but that's not what we mean when we say "add control" in the sense of a hair styling product.
What it does do is prevent frizz nicely (with no silicones!), add a nice shine (with no silicones!), a bit of moisture, increased softness and manageability ... all without weighing my hair down. And I didn't just put it in mid-length through the ends (which I have to with silicone products to avoid looking greasy), I put about the size of a broad bean, or two or three peas worth all through my hair, combed it through, let it air dry for a bit and then finished it off with the hair dryer. I later put a touch more just through the ends
Overall I think this is a good product, and I LOVE that it's multi-purpose! If I cut my hair, I'll definitely think about getting this, but for now I'm holding off. I want to try the Rahua finishing treatment, and see what I think of that! I'm also interested in trying the standard conditioner. (Still loving my Pureology Nanoworks shampoo though, so I don't tend to try out many shampoos these days.)
My hair is on the fine side, though there is some variation in thickness, and I've got a lot of it. It's just over bra-strap length. My scalp gets oily at a fairly normal rate, I suppose? I usually wash every-other-day, or let it go an extra day if I can get away with it. It's dry though not horribly so from about the middle of my hair and then increasingly toward the ends. Abuse/damage level is medium-ish - it's been a long time since I've chemically colored my hair, and I'm an on-and-off henna user. I get some breakage ... I wear my hair up too much and I'm not always careful/patient with it. I rarely dry my hair all the way from wet, but I also usually use the hairdryer to finish it off from air drying most times. My hair is gently wavy naturally, prone to a bit of frizz (especially with all the shorter bits from breakage) and I take it easy with styling products. I usually put something through it when it's damp, more for moisture and smoothing than for hold. Sometimes I use something with a bit of hold for the ends when it looks too "fluffy". I have trouble getting volume into my hair, mainly because of the length, and it can easily look flat and 'blah'. It's easily weighed down by products, especially anything that goes in higher up than about mid-length. continued >>