My Haircare Routine

This video is pretty self-explanatory, I think – it describes my hair routine from washing to the end of drying.  If you’re reading this on your daily email you may have to click through to the website to watch the video – I didn’t realise this before, so sorry for all the past posts you may have missed videos in!  It’s well worth clicking through, though, if only to see me wearing my towel turban!

All of the products mentioned are listed below the video and there are links for prices and more information if your curiosity has been aroused. I just deal with hair maintenance here and not styling, but I’ll be doing some styling videos as soon as I get the chance. Nothing is easy when you have a kitten trying to hang itself from the venetian blinds!

Aveda Color Conserve:

Naked Colour Range:

Liz Earle Haircare:

SEAH Cashmere Mask:

Phyto Restructuring Mask:

Aveda Damage Remedy:


Lee Stafford Argan Oil:

Tresemme Argan Oil:

V05 Miracle Oil:

Bonacure Miracle Oil:

Mythic Oil:

Tangle Teezer:

Phyto Day Cream:

Phyto Serum:

Philip Kingsley Scalp Mask:

La Roche Posay Anti Dandruff:

Secret de Nuit, Phyto: OK, FeelUnique DID have this but now it’s gone again!

KMS Dry Touch up Spray:


Bedhead Sugar Dust:

John Masters Cider Rinse:

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  1. Mel
    January 25, 2012 / 1:01 pm

    Ruth, thats alot of oils… do you live in a refinery? I’m just imagining your bedroom and bathroom is like a very posh Boots with all the different products. MR AMR is very understanding. I’m currently drowning under products as I’m going through my beauty course and its driving me crazy. By the way any readers in my neck of the woods.. I’m in search of willing models for pedicure’s and/or waxing.. in the Raynes Park, Morden, Wimbledon area if your interested contact me on Twitter IncognitoSaint.

    • Ruth
      January 25, 2012 / 9:29 pm

      @Mel shall I RT for you?! Is it free treatments? xx

  2. January 25, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    Will look forward to watching this. Love Morrocon Oil but its always good to hear about some of the alternatives (cheaper!)!

  3. Whitecat
    January 25, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    Have you ever used any Kerastase products? Thoughts?

    • Ruth
      January 25, 2012 / 9:29 pm

      @Whitecat I have spent a fortune on them in salons in the past, but I never seem to repeat buy. So I’m thinking….maybe they don’t float my boat too much? I kind of preferred the pink Elvive to the K version! xx

  4. January 25, 2012 / 2:59 pm

    Hi Ruth, your funny! ” … Towel turban …” haha, it matches your wallpaper too :D your vids are playing well thru emails, on iPad, thought u might like to know. Looking forward to hair styling vid soon. Could u do styling for short haired people as well ( any thoughts on Bumble Bumle hair thickening spray and sea salt spray wld be appreciated ) or Keune Mineral Hair cream brand frm Holland? thanks again! Xx

  5. January 25, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    I’m interested by the L’oreal Mythic Oil…

    I’ve been using their Elixir Ultime (Kerastase) this winter and, though spendy, it’s working sodding miracles on my hair.

    Have you tried Elixir Ultime, Ruth?

    I’d love to know how it compares to Mythic Oil and whether there’s a saving to be had – Elixir Ultime is depressingly expensive at £29 or thereabouts.

    Sarah x

    • Ruth
      January 25, 2012 / 9:24 pm

      @Sarah I haven’t! It is on my list though, I keep meaning to try it! x

  6. Mel
    January 25, 2012 / 11:50 pm

    Yes, please RT and they are free thank you Ruth xx

  7. Dana
    January 26, 2012 / 1:00 pm

    I love Fushi’s Really Good Hair Oil! Its so much cheaper than the moroccanoil – you should give that one a go!

  8. KasiaLi
    January 28, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Hi, Ruth!
    I also use Mythic oil from L’oreal and seems to work just fine, but I’m thinking about going for Joico K-Pak oil which seems to work better than Mythic – more conditioning, tangled hair are a history and overall effect is simply better (did a little week trial of Joico oil).


    • Ruth
      January 29, 2012 / 1:05 pm

      @Kasia K-Pak do an OIL?!!!! OK, I must get some, I love k-pak! x

  9. B Burns
    January 29, 2012 / 7:39 am

    Have you ever tried Espa pink hair and scalp mud-I got some on sale and am addicted-I slather it on my scalp, face, hands, elbows and even use it for shaving!

    • Ruth
      January 29, 2012 / 1:04 pm

      @Burns yes, it’s great stuff! x

  10. Cat
    January 30, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    Seriously, Ruth..try some Wen! I LOVE it. Have used it exclusively since June and my hair is healthy and finally growing. It is sulfate free and doesn’t strip color out at all. Morrocan oil is more silicones than argan oil…an oil that actually helps is Wen’s Treatment oil… I know I’m like a broken record but it is the best thing I have tried in my 43 years. My hair is color treated and I abuse it with heat.

  11. itzibitzy
    May 21, 2012 / 9:58 am

    Have you tried any OroFluido products? Internet is filled with people that love the shampoo but I don’t personally know anyone!! Have you tried it??

    • Ruth
      May 21, 2012 / 10:21 am

      No, not yet! x

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