Usually when I sit down to write a post for Follain I’m telling you about the newest beauty product I’ve been using on my skin. But today I’m talking about this lovely line-up ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ of safe, all natural, effective hair care products.
My hair dryer is broken. It served me so well for nearly a decade. Can you imagine? I was getting ready to go to Robbie’s college reunion, which we drove all the way to upstate New York with three kids to attend, and I was halfway through drying my hair when little sparks started coming out of the back of the dryer. So I put my slightly damp hair into an up-do and ordered a new hairdryer.
The thing about getting a new hairdryer is that you get to appreciate all the tricks you and your old hairdryer used to get up to in the name of good hair. My new hairdryer is still in training, and I had to read a manual to figure it out.
On the upside, I learned that I’ve been over blow-drying my hair. I used to blow-dry it way past the point of it being dry. That was how I would make it smooth. Apparently you don’t do that. You use products to do that. (Oh.)
Hair stylist Fabian Lliguin and his wife Anna Ayers got the name Rahua from the powerful, restorative oil used by Amazonian tribes. They source the oil sustainably to create their ethical, all-natural hair care products. The small molecular structure of the oil penetrates hair to heal and beautify from the inside out.
Rahua shampoo and conditioner contain the oil and I love that you can buy 2 oz bottles to make sure you have the right solution for your hair type. I’m using the Rahua Voluminous shampoo and conditioner and I’m loving it. The shampoo and conditioner are excellent for maintaining clean, healthy hair, but if you have damaged hair it’s the elixir and hair mask that will get your hair health back in check.
The Rahua Elixir is formulated to heal damaged strands and nourish your scalp. It’s one of the line’s most sought after products. It’s spendy, but it’s an oil – you’re using it sparingly. The Omega 9 Hair Mask’s omega-rich Rahua oil penetrates hair strands to repair damage from within. Both of these products will deliver Rahua oil directly to your hair to restore it.
To add shine and protect hair, apply Yarok’s Feed Your Shine Hair Serum to hair before heat styling. For an extra shiny finish, and to bring out highlights, apply to dry, styled hair. (No over-drying required. Okay. Got it.)
My favorite thing at the moment is Finn’s hair. It’s smack bang in the middle of that one week where it’s the perfect length. Last week it was slightly too short and next week it will be slightly too long and then the following week we’ll be starting over. We were on the Cape this past week and he was in the water every chance he got. His hair and the sea salt did amazing things together.
I’m using Captain Blankenship’s Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray on Finn’s hair to recreate the magic. I know there will be eye rolls here – because mothers who use products in their kid’s hair probably deserve a little bit of eye-rolling – but it’s completely free of toxins so I feel perfectly good about myself, thanks.
The sea salt spray gives your hair that “day at the beach” look, which is just the right amount of texture for me most days. The Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray does the same, with added natural gold mica for a little shimmer. Don’t worry, the shimmer is not crazy – we’re all adults here.