Reconstructing Hair Masque Mini 1.5oz
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Deep treatment for replenishing, strengthening and smoothing.

For Normal, Dry or Damaged Hair.


Deep treatment for replenishing, strengthening and smoothing.
For Normal, Dry or Damaged Hair.
Color Protecting, Anti-Aging.
Shampoo prior to use. Leave on hair for 3-5 minutes to achieve maximum moisturizing benefits. Rinse.
Restorative treatment that infuses hair with moisture and protein featuring a rich blend of soy proteins, Vitamin B5, and natural conditioners to give you that prêt-a-porter glow.

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7 Simple Tips to Maintain Your Hair Color

7 Simple Tips to Help Maintain Your Hair Color

7 Simple Tips to Help Maintain Your Hair Color 546 450 Number 4 High Performance Hair Care

7 Simple Tips to Help Maintain Your Hair ColorBONJOUR DAH-LING!

Whether you’ve pulled out all the stops at the salon, or saved your dollars with a DIY dye session, changing your hair color is a fantastic way to boost your mood and switch up your look… And these days there’s almost no limits to the colors you can use to enhance your appearance. It’s also a great way to boost your spirits in that post Xmas lull.

But no matter how happy you are with your finished look, there is a downside to dying… And that’s the upkeep, particularly if your chosen ”do” is dramatically different to your natural locks. And let’s face it, sometimes we all went to let loose and try something a bit riskier.

With these simple tips from our top Number 4 stylists, you can prolong the life and vibrancy of your colored hair; meaning you enjoy fewer trips to the salon, and more life from your favorite colors.

Try These 7 Stylist Approved Tips to Boost and Maintain Hair Color

1. Don’t wash your hair for a while

No matter how tempted you might be, it’s worth waiting at least 24-72 hours after coloring your hair before getting in the shower. This waiting period will give the dye more chance to settle into your hair, instead of washing out immediately.

If you really can’t wait, you could try rinsing your hair with cold water, scrubbing your scalp with your fingertips. This will help cleanse the hair and scalp without washing out the color.

2. Watch the water temperature

Did you know dah-lings that the temperature of your shower can have a dramatic effect on the vibrancy and durability of your hair color.

Hot water can cause the cuticles in the hair to swell and open, which leads to the dye molecules being able to rinse away. Strangely, this is particularly important for the redheaded beauties among you. Red dye tends to have larger molecules than other colors.

To maintain a vibrant and long-lasting hair color, simply turn the temperature down in your shower.

It’s also a good idea to limit the amount of times you wash your hair in the week. Washing daily will strip the hair’s natural protective oils, and result in hair that’s less healthy and shiny.

If you have over washed your hair in the past – don’t panic! You can restore the oils by using products like Number 4 Hair Fluoro5 Elixir Restore & Repair Oil and limiting your hair washing sessions going forward. If you can’t skip the shower, invest in a hair cap to keep your hair dry in-between washes. It might look a little old fashioned, but it does work a treat.

3. Ditch the sulfates

Sulfates can be found in the vast majority of shampoos and hair-care products… But they’re awful for colored hair! These aggressive cleansing agents are often too harsh on colored hair, and will speed up fading.

So, when picking your color-friendly shampoos, look out for sulfate-free products that are specially formulated for color-treated hair. Shampoos like the Number 4 Hair Hydrating Shampoo are free from sulfates, sodium chloride, gluten, and parabens that can strip the hair color and will help add some much-needed hydration to colored hair.

In addition to finding the right shampoo, it’s essential to condition your hair after every wash. A color-safe conditioner like Number 4 Hair Hydrating Condition will help repair damaged hair, and forms a protective barrier that can lock in color as well as moisture for shinier, glossier, healthier, more vibrant hair. Number 4 really is your colored hair savior.

4. Let your hair air-dry

We mentioned already that heat is the enemy of beautiful colored hair, but this goes beyond the temperature of your bath or shower.

Using heat when styling your hair creates the same risks as a hot shower: it can open the cuticles and allow the color molecules to fade away.

If you really must use a blow dryer or other heat-based styling techniques on your colored hair, be sure to do it properly.

Start by prepping your hair with a multi-tasking hair primer, like the Number 4 Hair Super Comb Prep & Protect Spray. This will help strengthen your hair and provides plenty of heat protection while also detangling strands and making styling easier.

Once you’ve protected your hair, use the lowest heat setting only to blow-dry your hair, and be sure to hold the dryer at least a few inches away from your locks to minimize any heat damage as you go.

5. Do a deep conditioning once a week.

As many of us know a little too well, coloring your hair can often leave it feeling dehydrated and a little lackluster. By giving it some TLC with a weekly deep conditioning treatment, you’re sure to enjoy happier, healthier, more moisturized hair… And don’t forget, hydrated hair means more vibrant colors!

Often, this dry, damaged appearance is due to the dye stripping your hair of protein. A hair mask like the N4’s Reconstructing Hair Masque will infuse your locks with much-needed protein plus a generous helping of Vitamin B5 and natural conditioners to strengthen, smooth, and replenish normal, dry, or damaged hair.

6. Use products with UV protection (or wear a hat!)

Like any other heat source, too much sun exposure can strip your hair of its color. Even if you don’t dye your hair, you’ve likely experienced the lightening effects of sunny days on your hair. This can affect hair in both winter and summer months!

This means it’s essential to look out for hair care products that offer UV protection if you don’t want the sun to bleach your colored locks.

The Number 4 Hair Hot Weather Hair Help is perfect for summer days, offering your hair plenty of protection against chlorine, excess oils, and more.

You might also want to keep a Super Comb Prep & Protect Mini in your purse on sunny days. Not only will this leave-in conditioning spray help strengthen and nourish your locks, but it also offers a UV. Color Polar Shield that will ensure your dyed hair stays vibrant and healthy, even in direct sunlight.

7. Keep those split ends trimmed.

Our N4 stylists recommend getting your hair trimmed no less than every 6-8 weeks. This is particularly important dah-ling if you dye your hair and want to keep it healthy!

But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you need to go through a drastic restyling every couple of months. Just keeping the frayed ends at bay will be sufficient to maintain your ideal look all year round.

We hope you found these top tips useful. Don’t forget to explore the N4 blog for more insider tips and tricks. And as always, don’t forget to give us a follow on our social channels where you’ll discover even more creative ways to manage your style and your hair color.

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Benefits of All Number 4 Products

Flex-net Resins

To provide flexible
style with shine

Humidity Resistant Technology

Reduces friz & flyaways


Shields hair from heat


Easy to cocktail together
or layer in hair


To prevent drying hair


Provides extra conditioning


For all hair types
Use on wet or dry hair

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Liquid Complex Culture

Number 4 Liquid Complex Culture is the backbone of our brand, defining all of our products and drawing upon water and an advanced delivery system that takes beneficial botanical agents and technology to achieve consistent high performance hair care results.


Liquid VibranceTM

Nutritive to hair and scalp, moisturizes and enhances shine. Contains a blend of vitamins and minerals to restore natural vibrancy. Color protecting. Contains Black Currant, Soy Yogurt, Algae, Yerba Mate


Liquid VitalityTM

Contains potent anti-aging properties which promote and enhance youthful vitality. Rich in antioxidants. Contains Acai Berry, Hibiscus, Mangosteen, Vitamin C


Liquid DefenseTM

Hydrates and strengthens. Repairs damage, revitalizes and restores. Helps protect from the adverse effects of heat styling, chemical processing and environmental factors. Contains Burdock Root, Oolong Tea, Irish Moss, Vegetable Protein


Liquid PurityTM

Sulfate & Sodium Chloride free formulas prevent build-up while protecting color and natural sheen. Contains Lemongrass, Gooseberry, Organic Oatmeal, Golden Seal

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16 reviews for Reconstructing Hair Masque Mini 1.5oz


    I received a sample of this product and I gave it a try. I was astonished. My hair hasn’t been this curly, light, amazingly soft and bouncy in ages! Especially the part that has color in it. I am in love and I will be buying a bottle because I saw results on my very first application. Now, I think I can’t live without it.


    The best thing about this is the fact it tames frizzy hair good- very good! My hair is naturally curly and tends to be dry most of the time if I don`t put a moisturizer in or a styling product. After I shampooed and applied this in, I massaged it into my scalp and smoothed it throughout my hair. As I was massaging the liquid which then lathered richly on my hair, my scalp felt cooled down. It felt refreshing on my scalp and smoothed gently throughout my hair. I left it in my hair for about 20 minutes. Indeed, even after I washed out the treatment, my scalp still felt cooled and revived. Some parts of my hair are regularly dry, and look shriveled down. After I washed out the treatment that was on my scalp and smoothed out all through my hair, they looked more full and bouncier. My twists are regularly fragile and not delicate. This masque made them smoothed out and inconceivably soft. After I brushed out my hair, I saw that my twists looked fairly more and thicker and I owe that to this treatment for the way that it recuperated my curls and in light of the fact that now I have less breakage. And with less breakage, more hair is on my scalp so I can do a lot of styles with it! I now have less hair strands in my brush on account of this masque and the Support Solution likewise from Number 4. I additionally saw that after I washed out the treatment and even following a couple of days, my hair stayed curly and the finishes still look more full and not dead like they used to. All things considered, this masque is awesome to treatment your hair in every 3 days to keep up your hair and keep it solid!


    This reconstructing masque is amazing. It always leaves my hair feeling stronger and silky smooth. The other thing I LOVE about this product, is the fact it does not weigh my hair down like most conditioning treatments. I give his product an A++++


    I received a sample of this product in my birchbox and I fell in love it makes my hair look and feel amazing and it smells wonderful!! I have recommended this product to family and friends.


    Makes my hair feel healthy and strong I almost always use it especially in the summer. The sun dries out my scalp and hair and this helps bounce my hair back to normal!


    I’m constantly dying my hair but this masque rescue my hair completly. I used this with the clarifiying shampoo my hair is so soft, shiny and more manageable I highly recommend it to anyone who wants beautiful hair.


    I can’t even explain how excited I am that these samples came in my Birchbox! Love, Love, Love. My hair has never looked so good in humid weather!


    This might be the best masque I’ve ever used on my hair. The N.4 products are a favorite of mine, and this left my color treated hair feeling like silk. Like all the products I have tried from this brand, it smells incredible as well.


    I was worried about using this product on my color treated hair but it was perfect. It cleaned all of the product from my hair and left my hair shiny and soft. I was very pleased with this product.

  10. TAY

    Ultimately i didnt recieve this in a birchbox, but rather upon request along with a bundle of other samples from this company!
    First of all, the smell was extravagant and the way it left my hair feeling was magical ?
    I even left it on longer than the reccomended time.
    After my hair dryed i could instantly tell a difference.
    So would i reccomend this product?!
    You bet your butt i would!
    10 stars, all the way!


    Such a great product- really nourishes my fine hair without weighing it down. Like all No. 4 products, it smells like HEAVEN!

  12. ALICIA K.

    Left my hair silky smooth and very moisturized! The smell is amazing too! I have fine hair and it didn’t weigh my hair down at all.

  13. BECCA

    This product is pure perfection! I have very dry, curly hair and I live in Southern California, so this masque does a great job at moisturizing my hair without it feeling too heavy or greasy. Once dry, I notice less frizz and a softer feel which makes styling (or even air drying) much easier. Bonus: it smells good! My only complaint is that the sample I received wasn’t a full size version. ?

  14. REYCCA1980

    I received a sample of this in my Birchbox and it was amazing! It smelled nice and left my hair so soft and silky and overall healthier looking and feeling. The application process was simple and didn’t take forever which is a huge plus especially when time is of the essence.

  15. EMBOOG

    My absolute FAVORITE N4 product by far. It smells amazing and makes my hair incredibly soft. Love. You will not be disappointed.

  16. JANAE

    Best remedy for over processed hair!

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