Rahua hair brand co-founder and hair expert Fabian explains: “All hair types contain amino acids known as cysteine bonds. In curly hair, the cysteine bonds attract more (cysteine bonds) than other hair types, bridging bonds in the hair in an angular way – curling hair further and further.
“This pattern makes it difficult for the natural oils (sebum) to lubricate the strands. The hair then becomes porous with a 'negative polar charge' while inheriting a damaged, open cuticle. In addition, visually the curls' S-shape attracts light, contrary to straight hair that reflects light easily, giving it a shiny appearance.”
However, there are things that can be done to ensure all hair types look their best, says Fabian. He advises using lightweight oils to protect the hair without weighing it down. Many oils have gained popularity in recent years – from argan to coconut – but there is one in particular Fabian has harnessed: the ungurahua nut oil.
Found in the rainforests of Central and South America, the oil is becoming more widely available, with select sellers offering it on Amazon as well as it being the key ingredient in Fabian’s Rahua haircare line.
Explaining how it works, Fabian said: “First, Rahua oil contains Omega 9 molecules with a polar positive charge and fills the hair’s porosity, strengthening and repairing curly hair almost immediately.
“Secondly, Rahua oil with its polar positive charge flattens down the cuticle, allowing light to reflect it. This gives hair a natural, non-greasy shine, while naturally and truly repairing hair without a synthetic cosmetic coat.” Perfect Meghan Markle shine in no time!