Super Comb Prep & Protect 6.7oz
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Live-free, tangle free with the Super Comb Prep & Protect 6.7oz spray! Leave-in conditioning spray that strengthens hair and helps protect from the adverse effects of heat styling plus damaging sun and environmental factors. Protection with nourishing benefits.

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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

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style with shine

Humidity Resistant Technology

Reduces friz & flyaways

Thermal
Protection

Shields hair from heat

Convenience

Easy to cocktail together
or layer in hair

Alcohol-free
Formulas

To prevent drying hair

Anti-static
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Provides extra conditioning

Versatility

For all hair types
Use on wet or dry hair

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My must have

I can’t live without this. Period.

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AWESOME!

Been using this for 5+ years and loooove it for my 3c hair. :)

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Jeanine Gunn
Great product for curly hair that is soft and beautiful

I have been using this product for over 10 years and it always leaves my hair soft and flowing. I have tried so many products that make my curly hair look wet and plastic.

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Sparkle Tafao

Have tested this product on client after client. I work in the fashion industry doing hair for some of the major clothing brands that you know and love. Many models arrive with tangled hair. I use Super comb prep and I get so many products in one. It delivers conditioning, healthy hair, detangles, and helps the styling process. I spray a couple pumps of this comb and detangles the hair and add Thermal styling spray for heat protectant and to hold the curls in place. Perfect combo! The added plus is the products smell so great.

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Nicole Fisher

This product works great as a leave in conditioner. A little goes a long way. I absolutely love the smell!!!

23 reviews for Super Comb Prep & Protect 6.7oz

  1. Sparkle Tafao

    Have tested this product on client after client. I work in the fashion industry doing hair for some of the major clothing brands that you know and love. Many models arrive with tangled hair. I use Super comb prep and I get so many products in one. It delivers conditioning, healthy hair, detangles, and helps the styling process. I spray a couple pumps of this comb and detangles the hair and add Thermal styling spray for heat protectant and to hold the curls in place. Perfect combo! The added plus is the products smell so great.

  2. Nicole Fisher

    This product works great as a leave in conditioner. A little goes a long way. I absolutely love the smell!!!

  3. Melissa

    I got a sample of this from birchbox. I loved it. I Tangle really easy this stuff made it very easy to brush my hair.

  4. Melissa Austin

    I received a sample of this in my Birchbox and loved it. It made my hair really smooth without being super greasy, which products like this tend to do with my hair. I don’t necessarily have a huge tangle issue but it kept my hair really soft.

  5. Ursula Ball

    I was first introduced to your products via Birchbox..shampoo,conditioner, and style aids!! I feel the most important product will be Super Comb and Protect from UV rays, heat damage, and condition protection plus the comb that comes with it!! Whatever style after shampoo & condition, you got to protect your hair first!!

  6. Stephanie

    I absolutely love this spray! I got a sample of it in a subscription, and it’s absolutely phenomenal. The smell is amazing, and I love that it protects my dyed red hair from both the flat iron and from fading in the sun.

  7. Kristi

    I received this in my Birchbox and absolutely love it! My daughter always wants to use my special spray and on special occasions I let her. This makes my thick wavy hair feel amazing and the tangles fall right out! And that smell! I love the smell probably my favorite thing about it! Thank you for such an amazing product!

  8. Candi

    I simply cannot do without Super Comb Prep & Protect. My hair was really showing the effects of blow drying, straightening, sun damage, and age-but this product restores my hair every time. On the rare occasion I run out of it, there is a noticeable difference. Also, did I mention I love the smell of it?

  9. Karen Cogburn

    This is all I use when flat ironing or blow drying. Perfect protection for damaged hair. It smells lovely also. Many compliments since using. Recommend to friends & family.

  10. anakrmz89

    I was never a fan of detanglers until I received this as a sample. I used heavy leave in conditioners and my hair was greasy by the end of the day. This Supercomb Prep and Protect is magic in a bottle! It’s weightless, the fragrance is light and my hair is so soft after I use it! This is definitely a staple to my hair routine now!

  11. Marissa Ramirez

    Thanks to Birchbox, I have fallen head I’ve heels for this leave-in conditioner! I received a sample in my Birchbox and had to have a full-size. The smell is amazing, but the way it has transformed my hair is even more amazing. I will never use another leave-in!

  12. mrpurifoy

    I can’t say enough good things about this! It smells divine. It does not weigh down my fine hair. It de-tangles, protects my color and protects from heat. Divine!!!!

  13. Mags

    Smells SO GOOD! I love this leave in conditioner. It leaves my hair soft, easy to brush, and smelling great. Curly hair friendly, too!

  14. calypso

    I discovered this product in my Birchbox and have been in love ever since! Its perfect protection for my hair for blow drying or heat styling! And as an added bonus — it smells delightful!!! So thrilled to have discovered this product!

  15. brank4

    I love this stuff!!! I’m addicted to the smell and how soft it makes my hair!

  16. MelodiM89

    This stuff is quickly becoming a favorite! It makes my hair super shiny, smooth, and fresh. Love!

  17. mrpurifoy

    I was introduced to your products through my Birchbox. And I have to say that this is my favorite hair product ever!!!! It protects my color and protects from heat and smells like heaven. I recommend all of your products to all of my friends!!!

  18. mlg235

    I first received this as a sample in my Birchbox subscription, and was so excited to try it out. It did not disappoint! I love having low maintenance looks, and tend to keep my heat styling to a minimum and am always on the look out for great leave-in conditioners. After 5+ years of trying dozens of leave-in conditioners, this is BY FAR my favorite! It was amazed by how shiny, sleek, and smooth it made my hair. I got so many comments after I started using it about how healthy my hair looked!! It is so easy to use, it combs through my hair easily and evenly, and actually seemed to cut down the amount of time I needed to blow dry my hair (which is a MAJOR selling point for me). It’s one of the few Birchbox samples I have actually bought after trying!

  19. kla385

    I first received a sampe of this in a birchbox subscription. I thought this product was so effective that I’ve repurchased it twiced now. I love the way it smells and how it protects my hair when I’m blow drying it. Now that I’ve discovered this product, I don’t think I could ever go without it.

  20. anything1984

    Love! Works great in mine and my daughters hair! We both have fine, thin hair. Gives great gloss to our hair without leaving oil residue and helps maintain style throughout day!

  21. kellykaye

    This is the absolute greatest prepping spray for people who have platinum hair! My hair can start looking fried when it gets bleached and then heat styled, however, since I started using Number 4 Super Comb Prep and Protect my hair has been flawless and it looks so healthy!

  22. mrpurifoy

    I use this product every day! It smells delicious and does not weigh my hair down. I extends the life of my color which is priceless. Best product I use!

  23. emboog

    I love using this product when my hair is especially tangled. Easy to comb so there’s no split ends.

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