PJ’s and hair loss

hair,personal,22 January 2018

Spent most of this weekend in my PJ’s. I haven’t felt like myself ever since I had the stomach flu and also, I realized I’ve lost a ton of hair lately. Might have something to do with changing hormone levels after breast feeding or the fact that I haven’t taken my vitamins in a while? I’ve lost hair like this once before when I worked myself to the point of exhaustion in Japan ten years ago. It never recovered, but now I’ve lost even more. It’s not as obvious as right after pregnancy when the shower clogs up and you literally see the hair coming off. It’s more like I don’t get any new ones and it just mystically disappears. It’s a superficial issue that has roots in something I quite can’t figure out right now. For the first time in a while I can’t even blame stress. Unless, it’s reacting on delay. Anyone with knowledge or similar experiences about this?

However, I can’t do anything about it right now and stressing about it certainly won’t help, but I’m not joking when I say my ponytail is the size of one finger. Something has happened. Do you know if any hair strengthening supplement is helpful?

Anyways, school started today and I’m excited to roll up my sleeves again. Feels really good actually. It gives me balance and structure and I enjoy working in my own little bubble and overcome barriers I’ve built for myself. I think I’m always going to study in one way or another. Hoping to take more creative courses in the future as well. Painting would be wonderful and super therapeutic. Definitely goals for the future!

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä

OGX Naturally Pure

Beauty,hair,12 August 2015


*Post in collaboration with OGX*

Sofia Ruutu OOTD

When it comes to hair products I have to say I’m quite harsh. If one doesn’t fulfill my in my opinion not so demanding needs, I won’t offer that product a second chance. To be honest, washing my hair is one of the most boring ways to spend my time, which is why I need my products to be as pleasant and effective as possible. I need to feel like my hair is completely clean and healthy after washing it. Healthy hair to me  means not dry, frizzy and difficult to comb through. Many shampoo’s have also left my hair feeling “too nourished” meaning a bit greasy and flat afterwards.

Volume without compromising healthy looking hair is everything I ask for from the products that I use, so I was happy to test out these new series from the American hair brand OGX. I know OGX is a very loved brand around the globe, so I was happy to try out two of their series.

Sofia Ruutu OOTD

When familiarizing myself with the products I instantly fell for the Biotin & Collagen series including B7- vitamin biotin, collagen and wheat protein. The products add volume and fullness and helps reducing hair loss. Both the shampoo and conditioner did their job during the wash and they also get an extra bonus for smelling absolutely divine.

After washing I applied the root boost spray in towel dry hair for added texture before blow drying.

Sofia Ruutu OOTD

What I also love about this brand is that all their products are free from Paraben and Sulfate and their packages are eco friendly!

Sofia Ruutu OOTD

The second series I tried is the most known for the brand, the Argain Oil of Morocco. These renewing products helps nourish and strengthen damaged hair as well as protects from UV-rays. The products contain soothing E-vitamine and antioxidants.

After washing my hair with this series my hair felt really soft, smooth and shiny. The dry oil spray added glow and smoothness and helped me comb through my hair smoothly. This series is perfect for dry and damaged hair especially now after the summer!

Now these products are available also in Finland in Citymarkets and Sokos department stores.

Sofia Ruutu OOTD

If you like  me are eager to test one of OGX series Argan Oil Of Morocco, Biotin & Collagen, Keratin Oil and Macadamia Oil, you can simply turn to instagram and tag your” beauty pure and simple” picture with @OGXFinland, #OGXFinland and @sofiaruutu (so I can pick two winners). The competition ends next Sunday!

Haluatko voittaa tuotepaketin valitsemastasi OGX hiussarjasta? Osallistu kilpailuun instagramissa lataamalla kuvan teemalla  “beauty pure and simple” tilillesi tageillä @OGXFinland, #OGXFinland ja @sofiaruutu. Valitsen kaksi voittajaa jolle lähtee tuotepaketti. Osallistumisaikaa on ensi sunnuntaihin asti!


Pictures by Dora Dalila