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Shampoo and conditioner…. They’re a bit of a conundrum for some of us.

Thankfully, largely gone are the days when the average Joe used a bar soap; possibly containing coal tar; to cleanse the entirety of their being from their barnet to their backside.

Most of us now appreciate that there’s a bit more to grooming than that and reach for that most renowned of hair specific products – the humble shampoo.

However, there are an absurd amount of shampoo iterations available these days for any sort of mane mission – from densifying to nurturing and volumising to energising.

Whilst I am not suggesting that these don’t all have a rightful place in someone’s arsenal, many want a no messing, go-to shampoo which simply does the job well. Step forward Ruffians Original Shampoo.




Does this mean that there’s less science behind it than that scalp enhancing, cuticle taming, head tingling, wallet-busting concoction that you’ve seen ads for? Nope, rest assured that our formula has been rigorously tested by both scientists and our award-winning barbers – we’ve thought about it so you don’t have to.

It contains a complex blend of natural ingredients beneficial for the health of scalp and hair including our unique seaweed blend, meaning it can work wonders for all hair types.

And the blue glass bottle looks mega on your bathroom shelf too. Win-win.




Right, so that’s the shampoo sorted, now onto its partner in crime – the Robin to its Batman – Ruffians Original Conditioner.

It’s long been a product that has split opinion.

The sceptics claim it offers precious little in return for that precious extra sixty seconds in the shower whilst the believers feel that life is just that little bit better for having glossy locks.

Let’s attempt to set the record straight once and for all…

Think of conditioner as the follicular equivalent of moisturiser. The shampoo does the same essential job for your hair as face wash does to your mug – removing dirt, grime, debris and product build up from the hair and scalp.

However, a consequence of this is that the hair; like skin post washing; will be drier and more brittle as a result.

Conditioners sort this right out, meaning less split ends, less frizz and stronger strands. Basically, a better lid. And who doesn’t want that?

Like its more illustrious sibling, Ruffians Original Conditioner offers an active seaweed complex and is suitable for all hair types.

There’s load of clever stuff in it too, including meadowfoam seed oil to hydrate the hair and vitamins and amino acids to help repair the hair.




Now, pretty much all of us know how to use a shampoo and conditioner, right? Blob in the palm, onto the bonce, into a foam and rinse. Simple.

However, one of the most frequent questions our barbers are asked by clients is “how often should I wash and condition my hair?”

The truth is that there is no hard and fast answer, it depends on your hair type, lifestyle and routine.

Here’s our loose guide:

Daily/Every Shower

Only recommended for those who have naturally oily hair and scalp and/or wear a lot of heavy duty products like hairspray or oil based pomade.

Every Other Day

Ideal for those who have a vigorous work out routine or sweat easily. Good for those whose hair has a tendency to get oily and separate over time or who use styling products daily.

Once or Twice a Week

Perfect for those with finer, drier hair and/or who wear little or no product. If you want to feel clean in-between washes, then you could just use conditioner without shampoo between washes.

Ruffians Shampoo and Conditioners are available online and in all of our barbershops and at select retailers at £12.00 each per 250ml bottle.


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