Kevin Murphy Rough Rider Hair Clay Review

Reviewed by Justin Lim
Reviewed by Justin Lim

Probably reviewed every hair styling products, thankful that his hair is still intact. Loves travelling and trying to be healthy and pump some muscles at the same time!

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Kevin Murphy 

Overview of Kevin Murphy Rough Rider

Kevin Murphy Rough Rider is a strong hold clay to create a matte defined look. Infused with Soy Bean Extract and Bamboo Extract to seal ends and provide strength. The antioxidant-rich formula moisturizes without compromising its strong hold.


Clay – Oil based

Outlook & Mobility

This brand has a very well designed packaging with a hard plastic case. It’s light weight with net weight 100g and can be easily carried anywhere, including as part of your carry-on luggage.


Sweet Caramel with cinnamon-like spice


Texture & Application of Kevin Murphy rough rider

The Kevin Murphy Rough Rider has a dry mud-like texture but slightly smoother. It does harden especially when exposed to air for a long time without applying on hair. Hence, it is important to rub the clay on your hand before applying. This product is quite heavy, unlike the Arcadian Clay Pomade. Thus, it’s only specific created for thick hair.

When apply on dry or damp hair, it is quite an easy process. Just grab a small portion (5 cent coin size) on the finger and rub between palms, and style on hair. Your hair might feel dry and slightly sandy but the hold is magnificent.


None – Matte, similar to Morris Motley’s Treatment Styling Balm

Strength & Endurance

This product has a strong hold and able to last for the whole day, slightly stronger than Barbers Pomade. Can be easily restyled.

Because of it’s strong hold and water resistant feature, the Kevin Murphy Rough Rider suitable especially for outdoors. This is especially great for men who perspire a lot and wants a product that holds very well.


Requires shampoo to wash, sometimes multiple washing needed depending on the amount applied. For easy washable product, you might consider the Barbers Pomade

Suitable for Hair Types using kevin murphy rough rider

  • Volume – Medium to High Volume Hair
  • Thickness – medium to thick hair
  • Straight Hair

*For Curly Hair, you might want to consider Arcadian Clay Pomade


Spiky Side Parting, Messy spiky with texture, Swept-back


Soy Bean Extract Provides nourishment and strength to your hair while helping to maintain its natural moisture balance and adding softness and shine.

Bamboo Extract Contains abundant vitamins and is also a rich source of Flavone, Phenolic Acid, Lactone, and Polyose.

Sunflower Seed Oil A natural sunscreen that guards against colour fade and brassiness.

Diatomaceous Earth Made up of 89% Silica. Diatomaceous Earth is used to support healthy, strong hair.

Patchouli OilBalances hair and scalp.

Others Diethylhexyl Maleate, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina) (Cire microcristalline), Diatomaceous Earth (Solum Diatomeae) (Terre de diatomées), Canola Oil (Canola) (Huile De Colza), Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract*, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Phospholipids, Corn Starch Modified, Silica, Propanediol, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polysilicone-15, Quaternium-95, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Linalool, Isoeugenol, Limonene

Verdict of the kevin murphy rough rider

The Kevin Murphy Rough Rider Definitely a strong hold product for the gentlemen with thick and stubborn hair. It has very good endurance especially for those who spend most time at outdoors and perspires a lot. 

Available At:

SG Pomades – SGD 23

Amazon USA – USD 31.67



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