Smoothing Balm 4.9oz
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Soft, touchable, polished styles.

For all hair types.


With the ability to tackle complex textures of frizzy, wavy, unruly locks, Smoothing Balm reshapes hair into soft, touchable, polished styles. Fluoro Technology makes it all possible with the ability to create the tiniest smoothing molecules that enable the finest Number 4 ingredients and Liquid Complexes to go into the hair’s core and work faster, reducing drying time while creating a shield of humidity resistance and heat protection.

– Highly Concentrated – Use a small amount for big results.
– Reduces Tension when Blow Drying
– Good for All Hair Types

Color Protecting, Anti-Aging, Vegan, Gluten Free, Sulfate & Sodium Chloride Free, Paraben Free.

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Invest In Your Selfie With These Top Styling Tips From N4

Invest In Your Selfie With These Top Styling Tips From N4 546 450 Number 4 High Performance Hair Care


We’re in the mood for love this month, selfie love! Now, more than ever, we live our lives on social media. You can find everything you want online, from botanical and paraben-free professional hair care products to tutorials on creating the ultimate sleek ponytail. We know because we do both!

But we also know that selfie love is also a big priority. And with so much time spent on camera, whether that’s zoom meetings, google hangouts or keeping your Insta and TikTok feeds constantly updated with fresh content, being unprepared and having bad hair is not an option dah-ling.

So read on today to discover N4’s professional tips on how you can always be date night and Insta ready.

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Top Styling Tips for Insta-Worthy Selfies

It’s All About Self-Hair Love

Right now our hair might be feeling dry, dehydrated and a little lackluster. So it’s a good time, in the month of Valentine’s, to lavish your hair and not just your boo with some much-needed attention.

The great news is that you don’t need to spend your cash at the salon. With N4’s professional haircare product line, we have everything you need to perform open hair surgery at home!

We recommend trying an intense at-home treatment like Number 4’s Hair Reconstructing Hair Masque. It’s designed to deeply replenish and hydrate hair to give it that ‘ I just woke up like this’ look that will keep you feeling selfie-ready every day.

Avoid Helmet Hair With This Tip

We’re always looking for more volume. But when the temperature drops and we reach more frequently for that bobble hat we can end up with the dreaded helmet hair. Quelle horreur! Not a good look but especially if you’re on date night.

Don’t fret dah-ling – there’s no need to look a fright. There are several ways you can boost your roots so your hair is every bit as ravishing as the night you’ve got planned for you and your boo.

Here’s a quick tried and tested tip!

Simply try adjusting the parting of your hair. We know – simple but revolutionary, right? Give it a go now and you’ll see how transformative the power of a hair flip can be.

By just switching the direction in which your hair usually sits, you’ll naturally create more drama and the illusion of volume and texture. It’s the perfect way to capture an easy yet glamorous insta-worthy selfie.

Create even more texture by spritzing Number 4 Hair Sugar Texturizing Spray and you can build up lots of bounceable beachy inspired mid-winter volume.

Quick-Fix Date Night Hairstyles

Help! That hot guy just slid into your DM’s. He’s in town and wants a date but you’ve no time to dig out the hot tools. Eeek! What’s a gal to do? Don’t worry dah-ling. N4’s styling cupid is coming to the rescue.

Some hairstyles happen to look like you’ve spent time perfecting them when the reality is, they’re pretty effortless to achieve. They’re ideal if you’re running late for an impromptu date night.

One such style that always ensures you arrive looking ever-ready is the sleek ponytail.

Literally, part your hair down the center, and grab some styling gel. Our favorite is N4’s paraben-friendly Firm Hold Gel. Next, brush your hair backwards and down onto your head. What can we say? It’s a head-turning look that only takes seconds to create. And voila! You’re ready for romance.

We’ve mentioned it before and we’ll keep coming back to this style no doubt. We just love a double-sided French braid for a dreamy date night. Equally as romantic yet effortless to pull off at short notice as messy buns. They can help you achieve that “put-together” look but with minimum time and effort.

Serum Is Your Date Night Savior

When it comes to products designed to deliver dazzling results they don’t come more dependable than serum.

Packed with potent ingredients, at N4 we think serum is the answer to most of life’s hair problems.

Luscious locks are yours for date night taking thanks to Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil. It’s selfie-approved and can be used on both wet and dry hair. It’s somewhat of a multi-tasking masterpiece. Pretty much like you are getting ready for that last-minute date in record time! But don’t worry, we’re confident with this serum by your side you’ll set his heart a flutter and forget me knot about any pesky flyaways.

Always be ready for your close-up and a last-minute dinner invitation thanks to N4’s insider styling tips.

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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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Number 4
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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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Smoothing Balm is Awesome!

My favorite hair care product I have ever used!

Best you can buy

This smoother is the best you can buy. I have been using for years and won’t buy anything else

Melissa Burnett
My go to product

I’ve used it on wet hair, dry hair, before bed hair, hurry and get ready for work hair and it has never failed me! I use it on my three year old granddaughter’s hair, which is wavy and frizzes easily and one use after bath and she good to go!

Best hair product

I have tried so many different hair products for my curly hair and nothing would work. My hair gets frizzy easily, so this calms my hair down very well and gives me nice curls. I use this product + the styling foam!

Best Styling Cream

I’m a bridal hairstylist and the smoothing balm is the best styling product and is a must have on my kit, does it’s job and the bottle is perfect , love it 🖤

6 reviews for Smoothing Balm 4.9oz

  1. Michelle

    This product mixed with the Blow Dry Lotion leaves my hair looking so soft and shiny, like I just left the salon. I highly recommend.

  2. Rosella Morgan (verified owner)

    This stuff is AMAZING!! Seriously, hands down the best product I’ve used. It leaves my hair so soft, I can’t keep my hands off of it! I have natural curly hair and this keeps my straight style smooth and perfect all day – even with my contestant touching. Don’t hesitate, buy this – it’s worth it!!

  3. courtneymckibbin (verified owner)

    This stuff is incredible… I threw all of my other products away after one use. I have thick, naturally curly hair, and this deflated it without making it greasy. My hair is so soft and transformed; I can’t stop touching it! It works great for air drying or blow drying. Paired it with the hydrating shampoo and conditioner, and will never go back.

  4. lbeird (verified owner)

    I ordered the full sized Smoothing Balm after receiving a mini in a beauty box. I have very, very fine hair, styled in a pixie cut. I have a lot of hair, albeit fine. You wouldn’t think from the product details that this balm would work on my hair… but it does! It takes out static and smooths, but doesn’t weigh down my hair. I blow dry upside down, run a mini flat iron through, smooth a little balm on, and hair spray – DONE. It takes all of 5 minutes!

  5. ginnygirlu2

    This makes you feel just like you stepped out of a salon. the scent is so fabulous. I was hopeful it would smooth my thick hair but I was not expecting it to make it feel so healthy and like silk. I straigtened my hair and again, I did not expect it to help with my tools but it really cut the drying time down. I can’t believe it! It is that good & smells that good! kind of like a very light high end cologne. I don’t think it would offend many people’s nose. It is hard to find other than here. I received a small bottle in my #birthbox Need the big bottle but a little go’s a long way and I have long hair.

  6. vickisorders

    I’m 65 years old and used to have thick, heavy, lovely hair; I could do anything with it. Now, like most older women, my hair is thinner, drier, and more brittle. I still wear it long, so I’ve been looking for a product that will moisturize my hair and make it more elastic, will reduce the tangling at the ends (which leads to split ends), and will restore the smooth shine that I used to have. This is it. I still blow my hair dry for styling, and it left my hair smooth, shiny, and with thicker volume without feeling sticky, stiff, or oily. It almost feels like my 20-year-old hair again. Lovely product.

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