ruffians marine salt spray

RUFFIANS MARINE SALT SPRAY- A sea-salt spray to protect and strengthen hair

You may have heard that we recently relaunched our entire range of styling and grooming products. There’s brand new members of the family, such as our Hair Cream and Hair Powder as well as revised versions of our ever popular Matt Clay and Styling Paste. One of our favourite new products is the brand new Ruffians Marine Salt Spray and we truly believe that this is the sea-salt spray everyone has been waiting for! 

Our Marine Salt Spray provides a firm, flexible hold with a matt finish. Organic seaweed extracts help protect hair against sun damage and toxins. The seaweed extracts also contain minerals, vitamins and amino acids, promoting healthy hair. 

We’ve put together a guide to getting the very most out of the brand new Ruffians Marine Salt Spray.

What makes Ruffians Marine Salt Spray so good?

Ruffians Marine Salt Spray is exactly that: a spray formula with marine salt and additional organic seaweed minerals. 

This product will add texture and body without leaving your hair feeling sticky, greasy, shiny or hard. Not only that, but the seaweed extracts included contain minerals, vitamins and amino acids that will help protect the hair from sun damage and toxins- promoting healthy hair!

Due to its versatility, Ruffians Marine Salt Spray works perfectly with various hair types to both prep (with or without a hair dryer) and style. It’s the product to reach for when you want your hair to look perfectly undone.

FOR FINE HAIR our Marine Salt Spray will add grip and texture to fine and flyaway hair. It’s a great treatment to boost fine and limp hair before using your usual styling product. It works perfectly before our Styling Paste or Matt Clay.

FOR THICK HAIR our Marine Salt Spray is also great for thick hair. It will add texture, body and volume without weighing the hair down. It’s a really great option for guys who want to style their hair but don’t want it to look like it has any product in it.

How should I use it?

STYLING WITHOUT A HAIRDRYER

This technique is great for relaxed and loose styles. Be aware, it will not hold hair up into high styles like a quiff or pompadour.

STEP 1 Wash your hair with Ruffians Original Shampoo and then towel dry. 

STEP 2 Spray 4-5 pumps of Ruffians Marine Spray into your hair, using your hands, work it through root to tip.

STEP 3 Style your hair with your hands or for a sleeker look use a comb/ brush, leaving your hair to dry naturally.

STYLING WITH A HAIRDRYER

A hair dryer will speed up the process and allow you to work more volume into your hair.

STEP 1 Wash your hair with Ruffians Original Shampoo and then towel dry.

STEP 2 Spray 4-5 pumps of Ruffians Marine Spray into your hair, using your hands, work it through root to tip.

STEP 3 Set your hair dryer to a medium heat and fast speed. Starting at the crown, work your hands through your hair, directing it in the direction you want to set it in. Stop using your hair dryer as soon as your hair is dry.

Finish by using your favourite Ruffians styling product (Ruffians Styling Paste or Ruffians Matt Clay) to add structure and definition .

Barber Tips

 

  • If you want height and lift at the fringe, direct the heat at the roots, lifting the hair with your fingers. Once the hair is in the desired shape, freeze in place using the cool button on the hair dryer.

 

  • If you’re looking to add even more texture and volume to your look- also use our Hair Powder once the hair is completely dry, then apply our Matt Clay or Styling Paste.

Ruffians Marine Salt Spray is available to purchase from all five of our shops, or can be bought from our online store. Want to let the experts sort your hair and give you the lowdown on the best products for styling it? Book an appointment now.

A new generation of hair clay

It’s a good time of year to invest in a hair clay. There’s something about winter that makes one look to earthy things of substance, to natural protectors against the harsh elements – and the rough texture of a clay in your hands feels satisfyingly enduring.

In the old days if you bought a matt clay, it tended to be pretty rigid stuff – hard to get out of the tub, clumpy, and prone to flaking over all your clothes after a few hours. Not so any more. Our new Matt Clay is at the forefront of formulations out there that have a built-in flexibility, yet without losing any of the strength and structure you would expect from a clay.

How does it work?

The kaolin clay binds to the hair by absorbing the sebum, clinging to the hair shaft, that’s emitted from the scalp. This reduces shine and absorbs light, giving the impression of fullness, body and thickness, and ensures your hold. Meanwhile, the active ingredients work to benefit the hair – natural candelilla and olive waxes nourish, thicken and condition, and organic seaweed extracts protect against daily pollutants and UV damage.

How to use it

We spoke to Robyn from our Edinburgh store about how to get the best out of the Ruffians Matt Clay.

“The Ruffians Matt Clay is a really versatile clay, with enough flexibility in it to re-shape and style throughout the day,” explains Robyn. “It can create a bold structured pomp or a textured choppy crop, on both short or medium length hair. But for best results, use in dry hair.”

STEP 1 Towel-dry hair after washing and use a hairdryer to blast over the entirety of the hair until it is 80% dry.

STEP 2 Set a hairdryer to medium heat and start working in circular motions at the crown. This will allow the crown to sit naturally without any parts sticking up. Once the crown is dry, work on the sides and back, directing the nozzle in the direction of the hair growth – from the crown to your neck at the back and from the crown to the ears/face on the sides. Continue to dry the top in the direction of hair growth, breaking the hair with hands to allow the airflow.

STEP 3 Once completely dry, take a pea sized amount of Ruffians Matt Clay and rub together in the palm of your hands. Work the product through the entirety of your hair – making sure you get an even distribution from front to back. Remember that less is more, start with a small amount of clay and add more if needed.

For maximum texture and a messier look, let the product do the styling for you. If you wanted the style a little sleeker, use a brush or comb. 

BARBER’S TIP

If you’re looking to add more texture to your look, Robyn suggests using the Ruffians Marine Spray in towel-dried hair before blow drying, and then apply the Ruffians Matt Clay as above.

Ruffians Matt Clay is available to purchase from all five of our shops, or can be bought from our online store.

Barber: Robyn Mulgrew (@robynxruffians)

ruffians styling paste

Ruffians Styling paste – the all time great hair product – now even greater!

You may have heard that we recently relaunched our entire range of styling and grooming products. There’s brand new members of the family, such as our Marine Spray and Hair Powder, but we also took the opportunity to look afresh at our old products and make some key enhancements. Our Styling Paste has always been one of our most versatile and popular hair products and now it’s even better!

We knew our barbers and clients already loved this product for its qualities and functions, we just wanted to replace some of the old ingredients to provide a product that was better for both your hair and the environment. Here, Ruffians Soho-Liberty‘s star barber Matthew Heckel provides a guide to getting the very most out of the new and improved Ruffians Styling Paste.

What makes Ruffians Styling Paste so good?

Made from candelilla plant wax, lanolin and antioxidant rich herbal hops, our styling paste’s concentrated conditioning agents and natural waxes create texture, moisturise and condition the hair and provide a natural shine.Easy to distribute throughout the hair, this product helps you to mould and shape your hair into your desired style. Suitable for both short and long hair lengths, the Ruffians Styling Paste should be your go-to for looking suave, wherever you may be!

How should I use it?

Ruffians Styling Paste works wonders for textured and effortless looks – think David Beckham’s textured quiff or a beachy surfer look. With our styling paste, the lightweight and malleable nature of it means that you can apply it to your hair and style one way and then change it up throughout the day.

STEP 1 Depending on what look you’re going for – our paste can be applied to wet or dry hair. Apply to dry hair for a messy, textured but styled look and apply to wet hair for a more slicked back style.

STEP 2 Towel dry hair to get rid of most of the moisture and use a hairdryer to blast over the entirety of the hair. Once the hair is 80% dry, use a brush and nozzle on the hairdryer to blow dry the hair backwards, ensuring that the cuticles lay flat.

STEP 3 Take a pea sized amount and rub together in the palm of your hands. Work the product through the entirety of your hair – making sure you get an even distribution from front to back.

STEP 4 For maximum texture and a messier look, let the product do the styling for you, just use your fingers to get your desired part and to decide where you want the hair to sit.

Barber tips

 

 

  • For a sleeker, more controlled look – use a little Ruffians Hair Cream in towel dried hair before blow drying, using a brush or comb to smooth and shape the hair. Then apply the Ruffians Styling Paste, again using a brush or comb to shape the final look.

Ruffians Styling Paste is available to purchase from all five of our shops, or can be bought from our online store. Want to let the experts sort your hair and give you the lowdown on the best products for styling it? Book an appointment now.

Style Focus: the Textured Crop

REASON IT’S TRENDING

This super-low maintenance crop is not only easy on the eye, it’s easy on time and takes little to no effort to make it look amazing. It’s absolutely everywhere right now, with everyone from David Beckham to Jake Gyllenhaal sporting this super chic style.

WHAT TO ASK THE BARBER FOR

For the Ryan Reynolds version you want a scissor-over-comb crop on the sides  with a point-cut rounded layer on top –  scissor-over-comb gives a softer finish than clippers will. Alternatively, if you’re addicted to super short on the back and sides, if you ask your barber for the usual fade around the back but get them to texturise the top by cutting super short to follow the shape of the head using a point cutting technique, ask them to avoid thinning scissors as it will make the hair too fluffy.

How to style it

As mentioned, it’s pretty low maintenance but also holds its shape as it grows out so you may well end up with your next season’s look into the bargain. The lack of gels/waxes/pastes is good for the hair, giving it a break and allowing it and the scalp to breathe. You can wash and wear it natural, but if you want more volume use a little L’Oreal Superdust. Rather than sprinkling into the hair for volume, pour a little into your hands, rub together and then rub over the surface of the hair, this will disturb the texture and enhance the haircut.