Q - What is Rahua?
A - The Rahua® (ra-wa) name is derived from the rare ungurahua nut, found in the Amazon rainforest. Rahua and ungurahua oils are potent treatments, highly effective for repairing dry, damaged hair, resulting in healthy and lustrous hair; as well as nourishing and soothing skin.

Q - What can I expect when first trying Rahua® products?
A - You can expect clean, shiny, soft and lustrous hair with the peace of mind knowing you achieved results naturally. Our products are formulated with non-toxic ingredients and with minimal impact on the environment. Because our products are free of harsh detergents, like sulfates (SLS), you will notice lighter lather than with traditional shampoos and body washes.

Q - Are Rahua® products natural and organic?
A - Yes, our products are made with natural, pure plant derived ingredients and organic ingredients certified by the USDA; as well Rahua beauty products are made with handmade (symbiotic) tribal oils from the Amazon rainforest

Q - What defines a natural product or natural ingredient? 
A - You've probably noticed there are many labels and descriptions that are out there making it really difficult for the consumer to navigate. Believe it or not, the US government does not define what it means to be a natural product or natural ingredients. The term "natural ingredients" is currently a non-defined cosmetic category.

Q - How does Rahua define "natural"? 
A - 
Our main focus is to create the cleanest and greenest beauty products available by bringing you the best ingredients including those from the rainforest. In fact, it's the tribespeople who produce our magnificent oils -- with great care and ancient wisdom, we contribute towards protecting the precious Amazon Rainforest. We purchase direct from these tribespeople and pay them a higher price in order to honor their ancient scientific methods of production. Our president Fabian Lliguin, and our CEO Anna Ayers, visit them often and also provide educational and communication resources to the tribespeople -- above and beyond what we purchase from them. We also support our other dedicated ingredient makers by purchasing additional unique and select sustainably made ingredients (http://fathomaway.com/guides/south-america/ecuador/itineraries/amazon-rainforest-rahua-travel-debrief/)

Q - What makes Rahua® different from other oil-based hair products?
A - The majority of other oil-based products use chemical fillers and silicones, which coat your hair, providing short-term results. Rahua® products are made with pure handmade oils, organic, natural and plant derived ingredients. Rahua® oil has an extraordinarily small molecular structure, which deeply penetrates the hair, bonding to and repairing the cortex, while smoothing the cuticle to create lustrous and healthy hair.

Q - How do Rahua® products improve dry or damaged hair?
A - Dry, damaged hair is very porous, which makes it quite susceptible to breakage. Tiny Rahua® molecules find and fill these porous areas, strengthening, restoring and beautifying even the most damaged hair.

Q - What are Symbiotic® ingredients?
A - The term “Symbiotic® ingredients” is an ingredient standard developed by our parent company, Amazon Beauty Inc. and in conjunction with our sister non-profit organization Ecoagents. In order for an ingredient to be classified as “Symbiotic®,” three factors must be present:

  1. Ingredient must be rainforest grown (wild) in undisturbed virgin forests.
  2. The ingredient must be harvested and prepared using indigenous knowledge by people indigenous to the virgin forest environment.
  3. Ingredients must be purchased at a more that fair price to build local economies and empower the indigenous people. More info here

Q - Where are Rahua® products made?
A - Our natural, plant-derived ingredients are sourced from over 70 countries and our Symbiotic® (rainforest grown) ingredients come from over 10 Amazonian nations. Then the magic happens: we collect all these ingredients, formulate and create all Rahua products in the USA.

Q - What about the term "green" and "clean"? 
A - We are currently offering customers who choose to make healthier choices, live a cleaner life, and to be in touch with the Amazon rainforest, what we believe are the most luxurious green and clean beauty products in the market today -- from haircare, to hair treatments, to hair styling and body care -- made with organic, natural and plant derived ingredients.

Q - Are Rahua® products vegan?
A - Yes, all Rahua® products are vegan. Amazon Beauty®, the maker of Rahua®, is committed to preserving and sustaining both animal and plant life and the environments in which they live.

Q - Does Rahua® test on animals?
A - Rahua® products are cruelty free and vegan. We do not test products on animals, nor use any animal proteins in the making of any Amazon Beauty® products.

Q - Are Rahua® products gluten-free?
A - Yes, Rahua® products are gluten-free. In lieu of gluten, we discovered that quinoa, a super-food from the Andes Mountains, has a small, molecular weight, which allows it to penetrate deeper, strengthening your hair and improving skin’s elasticity. Those with gluten sensitivities can use our products without worry.

Q - My hair is fine, will Rahua® products weigh my hair down?
A - No, Rahua® products won’t weigh your hair down. Our natural and organic ingredients will nourish, strengthen and restore hair’s health, providing shine, volume and bounce. The completely plant-derived oils we use impart shine, without adding weight.

Q - Are Rahua® products pH balanced?
A - Yes, Rahua®’s products have a pH of 4.5 – 5.5, which is the same range found in healthy hair and skin, making it an excellent choice for all hair types and conditions, including color-treated hair.

Q - Is Rahua® safe for color-treated hair?
A - Rahua® is especially nourishing for processed and color-treated hair. The super fine molecular structure of Rahua® oil pushes color pigmentation deep into hair shaft for color endurance while fortifying weak, damaged hair. We have discovered amazing new properties in the natural ingredients in our Color Full™ Protection system. These are found in our color protection line called Color Full™ which protects the tone and vibrancy of all color-treated hair.

Q - What will Rahua® products do for thick, curly hair?
A - Thick, curly hair can be unruly; Rahua® products provide superior control and manageability. The potent oils improve texture and softness, giving your hair more pliability and you’ll feel confident knowing you’ve used natural ingredients to achieve beautiful results.

Q - Are Rahua® products good for straight hair?
A - Yes, Rahua® products are great for straight hair. The Classic Collection is great for hair that needs treatment, and the Voluminous Collection gently cleanses hair so thoroughly that it takes on a slight bend, allowing it to hold styles better and increases overall workability.

Q - Why is the Rahua® Classic Conditioner so thick?
A - The Classic Conditioner is thick due to its rich and concentrated formulation. The concentrated nature allows for a longer lasting product that deeply conditions hair.

Q - Are Rahua® products safe to use while pregnant or nursing?
A - Yes, Rahua® beauty products are made with natural, plant derived and USDA organic ingredients. Our products are free of harsh ingredients and animal proteins.

Q - I suffer from allergies, can I use Rahua® products?
A - Rahua products are safe, however we recommend trying a sample first.

Q - Is Rahua® safe to use on children’s hair?
A - Yes, Rahua® is made with USDA organic, and pure plant derived ingredients that are safe to use on everyone’s hair in your entire family, including children. However, you know your children best. If allergies or sensitivities are present, we recommend trying a sample first.

Q - What are parabens and why are they harmful?
A - Parabens are the most widely used chemicals for the preservation of beauty products. In research, parabens have been linked to illness and disease. Rahua® uses an all-natural preservation system to increase the shelf life of our products, including natural palo santo oil.

Q - What are sulfates and why are they bad for my hair?
A - Sulfates are found in most shampoos and cleansers that produce lather or suds, which strip away healthy oils from your scalp and may cause dry scalp, dandruff or frizzy, dehydrated hair. Rahua® products contain zero sulfates and an abundance of nourishing oils to hydrate and heal your hair and scalp.

Q - How should I store my Rahua® Elixirs ?
A - Our Rahua Elixirs are pure and symbiotic (rainforest grown) oils. Please keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct light, or in the original box.

Q - Are Rahua® products sustainable?
A - Yes, our signature oils are sourced through Amazonian tribes who’ve passed down their ancestral knowledge through generations to ensure the natural environment and cycle of life is preserved, maintaining our company’s sustainability mission.

Q - How do you source your ingredients?
A - We have a robust protocol in place that allows us to scrutinize all ingredients and their origin. Every single ingredient must pass this vetting process.

Q - How are your products processed?
A - Our products are processed under the most rigid protocols. Our labs and manufacturing facilities are safe, clean and certified as USDA organic facilities.

Q - Is Rahua® fair trade?
A - Our ethos goes beyond fair trade. Amazon Beauty® Inc. is committed to preserving not only the Amazon rainforest, but also the indigenous tribes that call it home. We are dedicated to defending the Amazon Rainforest and strengthening its communities by educating them on their human and intellectual rights and how to exercise them successfully.

Q - What other environmental causes is Rahua® affiliated with?
A - Our sister organization Ecoagents.org is preserving the Amazon Rainforest which works closely with Landislife.org defending indigenous peoples’ rights for self determination. Our latest project is cleaning the natural habitat for the flamingos in the Galapagos Islands The Pink Flamingos Project

Q - By using Rahua® how do I help preserve the Rainforest?
A - By embracing a sustainable beauty routine and using natural, plant derived and organic ingredients, Rahua products will help you reduce contaminants, preventing contaminants from entering your local eco-system and encouraging sustainable consumption of the Earth’s resources. Rahua® is proud to produce products that help you achieve beautiful and lasting results by using only the best ingredients while honoring plant, animal and human life within the Rainforest and beyond. Your Rahua® purchase is directly supporting Amazonian indigenous communities. Beauty is Power® - Thank you!

Q - Are Amazon Beauty® Inc. and Rahua® affiliated with Amazon.com?
A - No, we are not. Amazon Beauty® Inc. and Rahua® are registered trademarks of our company and have no affiliation with amazon.com and they are not an authorized Rahua® or Amazon Beauty® retailer. You may find a complete list of authorized Rahua® and Amazon Beauty® retailers at Our Store Locator

Q - Consumer Choice. Because many consumers are confused about the hundreds of definitions around natural, how do you suggest they select the best product? 
A - Each consumer needs to research and make that decision for her or himself. Our products are made with a variety of ingredients that include those that are organic, natural and pure plant derived, and those that come directly from the Amazon Rainforest. 

Q - Leading the Way. If there are no unified governmnent standards, what is Rahua doing about it? 
A - Rahua is part of a group of companies working with legislators in Washington, DC to request that a definition be developed https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/09/counteract-coalition-beauty-washington. In the meantime, Rahua continues to lift beauty industry standards.