Luxury haircare brand, Raincry is known for its collections of treatments for every hair concern. Launched by renowned hairstylists Feisal Qureshi in 2017, these products are free of the ingredients that irritate your scalp and weigh down hair. Not only that, but they are also cruelty-free. The Volume Collection meant to give hair a boost offers up a cleaner, better conscious option to the drugstore products we default to.
The Natural Difference
Raincry’s Volume Collection is formulated with a variety of key natural ingredients to work its hair lifting magic. The Volume Wash is the first step. Seashells are used to assist in fortifying your hair by strengthening and stiffening it to give volume to even the limpest locks. A strong foundation is always vital. Grapefruit extract works alongside the seashells to aid in rejuvenating your scalp for more robust roots and healthier hair regrowth. Step two is the Thickening Rinse. This conditioner uses omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to promote strength and elasticity. Evening Primrose is added as a scalp tonic to further aid in regeneration and root health. For the final step, the Daily Densifying Treatment includes Calendula Extract. This is used to enhance root volume and circulation to the follicles, meaning your hair stays looking fuller, longer.
What Raincry Removed
While the ingredients include are essential to note, it is also important to point out that which has been left out. Raincry’s products are free of parabens, sulphates phthalates, and, as previously mentioned, pH balanced. Without knowing why these are important, they can sound like simple buzz words used to sell a product. These all have consequences to your health and the effectiveness of the product they are in.
Parabens are a cheap preservative in cosmetic products. They inhibit the growth of bacteria, but it has also shown in lab tests that they may disrupt hormone cycles. Sulphates are a common foaming agent that is meant to aid the spread of soaps and shampoo to make them more effective. Unfortunately, they are a bit too zealous in this and also strip the critical natural oils the hair and scalp need to be healthy. Those with dry, curly, or dyed hair should steer clear of these. Phthalates, also known as plasticizers, are sometimes hidden in ingredient list under the vague term “fragrance” because they extend the life of scents. They can be found in almost anything, from cosmetics to plastic products. In lab studies, these have been linked to possible birth defects, cancer risks, and weight gain. Our hair lives at a pH balance between 4.5 and 5; this means it is naturally acidic. We are continually affecting the pH balance of our hair by dyeing it and using styling products. If the pH balance is off, this can cause the scalp to become itchy and the hair to be brittle and frizzy. A balanced shampoo can help restore your strands pH to normal!
Even after just a few showers, there is a notable difference; hair feels healthier, smoother and fuller. Start with working in the delightful pearlescent pink Volume Wash. It smells as delicious as it is pretty, like a combination of grapefruit and candy. After letting that absorb, rinse and apply the Thickening Rinse from root to tip. Let it work its magic while you scrub, shave, and serenade! Rinse thoroughly, and towel dry your hair before finally misting with the Daily Densifying Treatment. It says to focus on the roots.
If you have long hair, the easiest way to do so is to part and spray: make a left, middle, and right part. For the back, flip hair to create a horizontal part on the back of your head. You are now ready to get on with the rest of your post-shower routine!
Your Hair is Worth it
The Raincry Volume Collection is an excellent solution to anyone looking to give their hair some lift. Hair plays such a large part in our identities that it is worth investing in clean beauty to keep it at its best. Cruelty-free and non-toxic is precisely what all of our majestic manes deserve!
- Mona Butler is a freelance writer based in Vancouver, BC.
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