’Tis the Season for layering. While we are, of course, referring to cozy knits designed to combat those crisp, chilly winter mornings, we’re also talking about the art of layering your hair care products too. Just ask any self-professed fashionista or skin care guru and they’ll all tell you the same. Layering is an essential skill that can be applied to clothing, face and body products and yes, your favorite N4 Hair Care range too.
Hydrating Cocktail For Your Hair
The Number 4 High Performance collection was, in fact, uniquely designed with that very objective in mind. Super powered combinations of hard-working, anti-aging, color-protecting formulations, intended to deliver a potent cocktail, capable of quenching even the thirstiest hair.
Simply put, if you want to get the most out of your N4 Hair Care products, then you should be layering them together.
As with your skin care, though, you must apply them in the correct order. You wouldn’t apply your moisturizer before your toner and ditto when it comes to hair care, you wouldn’t add the finishing touch of your hairspray before your leave-in conditioner. Just as layering your serums can provide baby-soft skin and styling together soft knits can deliver a sensational knockout outfit, the results can be just as transformative when it comes to your hair care.
Get The Running Order Right
We’re here to give you the scoop on the art of layering the Number 4 way. We’ll also provide some ideas on which other products are best combined together to deliver outstanding targeted hair care results. You can shop all our recommended Styling Products right HERE.
1. Prep & Protect
The first product you should use once you get out of the shower, while your hair is still damp is our detangling Super Comb Prep & Protect. This strengthening leave-in conditioning spray will help loosen up knots and tangles and protect hair against the adverse effects of heat styling. Remember to use a wide-toothed comb as opposed to a brush to work the conditioning spray for the mid-lengths to the ends. That way, you will minimize unwanted damage as wet hair is delicate and particularly susceptible to breakage.
2. Styling Foam
Your next product should be a mid-weight product like a mousse, foam, or serum, depending upon the ultimate end look that you are trying to achieve. We recommend N4’s Styling Foam, especially if you want to create controllable volume. Apply the foam into your hands then distribute through damp hair, focusing a bit of extra product towards the roots if you want an extra boost of style defying volume.
3. Blow Dry Lotion
If you’re going all out for that bouncy blow dry or you plan on using heat styling tools to perfect your look, then you need to apply a heat protecting lotion next. Number 4’s Blow Dry Lotion is designed to reduce blow-drying time, which is much healthier for your hair. You can also cocktail this with our Support Solution, for super smooth, easy to control hair that has just the right amount of touchable volume. Together, this killer combo of haircare products, deliver superb thermal protection plus long-lasting style support. In fact, Support Solution really does act like a “booster” and can be layered with any of your chosen Number 4 styling products to provide nourishing support, movement, body and style.
4. Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil
Even if you are drying your hair au-naturel, you should still finish off your look with a couple of drops of hydrating hair oil. Besides locking in moisture and adding incredible shine, Fluoro5 will tame pesky flyaways, prevent frizz and add definition to literally any style. Whether you are going for beachy waves, sleek and straight or natural texture, this miracle serum will illuminate your hair and create an invisible barrier against environmental aggressors. Just like the Support Solution, Fluoro5 has been expertly formulated to be layered with any of the Number 4 Stylers.
5. Mighty Hair Spray
The final step in your art of layering masterclass is to lock your style in place so that your hair will last. Whether you’re maximizing curls or smoothing down stray strands, you really can’t go wrong with a spritz of hairspray. The real beauty of N4 Mighty Hair Spray is that it delivers flexible and pliable hold, that’s weightless yet strong and retains excellent memory. Hair feels soft, chic and remains in place throughout the day, even in high humidity conditions.
Now that you’re familiar with the art of layering and which cocktail of products work best together, why not give them a go? Some rules are meant to be followed and if you want gorgeous hair all season long, then our five steps to layering your Number 4 Hair Care products are definitely worth sticking to.