Smoothing Balm 4.9oz
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Soft, touchable, polished styles.

For all hair types.

$30.00

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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How to Style Long Bangs

How To Style Your Long Bangs

How To Style Your Long Bangs 546 450 Number 4 High Performance Hair Care

How to style long bangsBONJOUR DAH-LING!

How do you feel about the world bringing back bangs? It’s a hairstyle that will always come in and out of style. Just last year we saw that boredom had bred a trend of cutting your own during lockdown.

A homemade trim might just be your worst nightmare, especially if you ever experienced a wonky cut after your mom convinced you it was easier than taking you to the hair salon.

Some of us haven’t had bangs since the early 2000s when we had just started school, it was the ultimate sweet ‘kid’ look that came paired with the innocent bob. But if you’re one for hopping on a trend, and we really rather must say it’s a HOT one to jump on, then let us introduce you to long bangs.

Why are long bangs making the cut?

We don’t know about you, but we can’t scroll through our TikTok or Instagram feeds without convincing ourselves we need long bangs. They’re grown out from the traditional short fringe, with a middle parting that you might know as Curtains.

Whilst a 16-year-old wouldn’t shy away from shouting ‘YOU’VE GOT CURTAINS’ about ten years ago, we can’t seem to find a trendy girl without them now. They add volume, whilst also achieving a sleek and shiny texture. You can put your hair up and style them, or wear your locks down and create a blowout look.

Dah-ling, we’re here to help you become the trendiest chic on the street. Add a little oomph to your hair and follow the following steps to learn how to style your bangs.

Go BANG with a Beautiful Blowout

Who said you can only achieve a blowout at the hair salon? Oh no dah-ling, when you’ve got N4 hair products you can achieve anything at home. With these products you don’t need to skip hair-wash day just to get the style to stick.

After washing your locks with N4s Volumizing Shampoo and Condition (for ultimate oomph), apply N4s Styling Foam to your damp hair. It’s the perfect product to give your hair a gentle but effective lift that it needs for the blowout. Make sure to start applying it at the top of your hair so you can volumize deep into the roots.

Use a boar bristle brush, and work on your long bangs by rolling your hair around the brush as if you’re using it to curl your hair. As you take the brush out of the strands, pop a hair roller in place, hairspray with N4s Mighty Hair Spray. Leave them in as you fix the rest of your hair to secure long-lasting volume.

As you take them out, comb in place, and bang!! You have ultimate volume from your long bangs. For a more in-depth blowout tutorial, read How to Refresh a Salon Blowout at Home.

Sugary Sea Waves for a Choppy Cut

One of the main reasons why we absolutely LOVE long bangs is because of the irresistible texture it gives your hair. Some people mix the look up with long layers, which pairs perfectly with beachy style waves.

The looseness combined with the different lengths of the strands gives the illusion of even longer hair than you have. You can easily achieve this look with a curling wand, however N4 has you heat-protected with the Sugar Texturizing Spray.

Spray evenly onto damp hair and dry using a diffuser. Your long bangs and layers are the main component to this style, touch up with N4 Sugar Texturizing Spray and you’re sorted!

Party in the Front, Business in the Back

You’ve got long bangs so show them off dahling! Never chop them and then decide to cover them up. You’re on trend, you’re looking gorgeous, you’re sophisticated…

Now, what’s one way to really show them off you may ask? We’re back to the classic pony, but this time keep the bits of your fringe down. Follow our top tips on how to master the perfect pony to begin.

There’s two ways you can go about this. You can follow the likes of influencer-sensation Molly Mae Hague who sweeps her long bangs over to one side, or you can keep it as a middle parting.

Whichever you decide, you are then going to grab a wide-barrel curling iron and wrap each part around to form an irresistible curl. There’s no need to brush it out as this single curl holds so much effect by itself. Finish off with N4s Mighty Hair Spray to keep your hair in place, and you’re ready to head out.

What else is on trend right now you may ask? How about reading up on Daylight Savings Hair Hacks To Beat the Winter Blues. Get ahead of the seasonal hair care guide to ensure you’re up to date with what’s hot!

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Squalene
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Sulfate & Sodium Free

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Gluten
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100%
Vegan

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Paraben
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Cruelty
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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

Thermal
Protection

Shields hair from heat

Convenience

Easy to cocktail together
or layer in hair

Alcohol-free
Formulas

To prevent drying hair

Anti-static
Properties

Provides extra conditioning

Versatility

For all hair types
Use on wet or dry hair

Room for
Creativity

Find what works for you

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.

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Liquid VibranceTM
Complex

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

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Liquid VitalityTM
Complex

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

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Liquid DefenseTM
Complex

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

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Liquid PurityTM
Complex

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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Anonymous
amazing for frizzy hair!

This is the best thing I've ever found for my hair. My hair is very thick and the top layer frizzes up, especially in the summer. Just a little of this works wonders. It's truly amazing how smooth it keeps my hair, even in August humidity in NYC. Pleeeease please never stop making this product!!

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Jessica K.
I really like it!

First, it has a very nice smell and I’ve noticed it makes my hair feeling soft and smooth.

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Ashley T.
Best Ever!

This stuff is amazing! I discovered it years ago from a Birchbox sample and haven't stopped using it. I have naturally wavy, frizzy hair. When I use a pump of this after washing my hair, I can let it air dry and it is so smooth. Please don't ever stop making this!

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Pamela Johnston
My go-to in the morning

I've been using this almost every day for years. Smooths and conditions.

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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.

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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