Are you guys on the low-poo trend? No, it’s not the latest celebrity adorable dog hybrid. It’s the newest breed of shampoo—low-sud shampoos that gently clean your hair while retaining its natural moisture and texture. This is the shampoo you should be using if you can’t get out of washing your hair everyday but still want that desirable “second day” texture celebrity hairstylists frequently claim is “best.” This shampoo allows me to get by not washing my hair for three or four days, without looking or feeling completely disgusting.
Rahua (pronounced ra-wa) is a hair oil and low-poo brand that comes to you from the Amazon, where the Quechua-Shuar tribes used the restorative oil to condition and treat their hair. The stars of this oil-based haircare line are the shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is a light clarifier that cleanses your hair without drying out its natural moisturizing oils, leaving it bouncy, glossy, and alive. And tip: the shampoo is a total recession gem, as you will need about half the amount of shampoo you use with other brands. I read somewhere long ago that a full head of hair needs only about a nickel-size dollop of shampoo. For Rahua, I use about a dime-size amount and I’m always amazed by how effectively this works to wash all of my long hair. Because its base is a hair oil, the shampoo and conditioner have a vaguely herbal and fragrant medicinal smell that may not appeal to everyone, but that I have come to enjoy.
You can buy it here, $32.