Kevin Murphy Rough Rider

“Rough up, and get down and gritty to create a seriously strong hold with ROUGH.RIDER. Its oily, gritty-like texture helps you define a slick, matte look that lasts. Infused with antioxidants and essential extracts it packs a goodness punch as strong as it holds. ROUGH.RIDER also strengthens and helps seal rough ends.”

Product Rating: 5
Packaging: 5 Star
Smell: 4 Star
Styling: 5 Star
Application: 4 Star
Finish: 4 Star
Washability: 2 Star
Consistency: 3 Star
Hold: 4 Star
Shine Scale: 4 Star
Overall: 5 Star

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MFH says

This product is super-easy to style with. Gives great volume and texture to the hair.

Oily but without feeling greasy. Doesn’t dry hard and remains malleable through the day. Use on freshly washed hair to add a lived-in vibe and texture.

Would definitely recommend!


  • Strong hold
  • Delivers a slick, matte defined look
  • Helps strengthen the hair as it holds
  • Helps to seal rough ends
  • Ideal for all hair types
  • Sulphate, paraben and cruelty-free


Consistency and Application

Thick and slightly oily to the touch. That said, can be emulsified (warmed up to make the product clear before applying) easily.

Slight tug to the hair on application. Not major though.



Kevin Murphy Rough Rider is responsive and versatile to style with. Work up into a big voluminous quiff or pomp; or use to style a super-neat slick back.


Finish and Hold

Rough Rider is supposed to have a low shine but really it’s more of a low shine/subtle gloss.

The product doesn’t dry out during the day and can be reworked. A good, medium hold.



Not the easiest to wash out but only requires a little shampoo to fully cleanse your hair. Not sticky and doesn’t leave any residue in the hair.

Kevin Murphy Rough Rider Ingredients

Diethylhexyl Maleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Diatomaceous Earth, Canola Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polysilicone-15, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Quaternium-95, Benzyl Benzoate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propanediol, Coumarin, Linalool, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Phospholipids, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Corn Starch Modified, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract.


Known to provide nourishment and strength to the hair, Soya Bean Extract also helps to maintain hair’s natural moisture levels.

Packed with an abundance of antioxidant and vitamin goodness, Bamboo Extract is also a rich source of mineral nourishment, and a key ingredient to help protect the integrity of hair health.

Made up of 89% Silica, Diatomaceous Earth is used to support stronger, healthier-looking hair.

Used in fragrance and cosmetics for centuries, Patchouli Oil helps to balance the hair and the scalp.


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  • James Smith says:

    Just works ! Best hair product I’ve ever used. Refreshing to actually have something deliver on its claims.

    Product Rating: 5
  • David L. says:

    Does this add the same texture as Cavalier Clay by Blumaan??
    Thanks Robin!!

  • Johan says:

    Can I use this product on a daily basis without having the risk of damaging my hair? I bought this recently and I love it, but it came to my attention that is very hard to wash your hair after using it, feels like the hair keeps some of the clay on it and feels rough and dry. any suggestions? or I should not use this clay on a daily basis?

    Product Rating: 4
  • Danielle says:

    Really enjoying this product… the only thing I would say is I dont think it has a matte finish it’s more of a low shine, which is fine cause it doesnt make your hair look greasy like some products.

  • trent says:

    Fantastic product, see the result for yourself…

    Product Rating: 5