Firm Hold Gel 5.1oz
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Shape, Control & Protect.

For all hair types.

$28.00

Flexible, strong hold without stickiness.
For flake-free, pristine finish to any runway ready style. Drama!
For added moldability, mix Firm Hold Gel with Blow Dry Lotion.
On a high ponytail, apply Firm Hold Gel on surface of hair and heat dry for a super shiny finish.
Distribute evenly through damp hair. Blow dry or air dry as desired.
Achieves style, body, control and shine while keeping things flexible, strong and with a touchable hold. Strong flake-free hold without stickiness.

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What Is A Sulfate Free Shampoo And Why Do You Need One?

What Is A Sulfate Free Shampoo And Why Do You Need One? 546 450 Number 4 High Performance Hair Care

sulfate free hair productsBONJOUR DAH-LING!

Today we’re tackling the subject of sulfate free hair products, like our best-selling shampoos. What is it and why do you need to use one? We’ll be asking: Is a sulfate free shampoo really a must-have product in your shower caddy?

Sulfate free products are increasing in popularity. Head to any store and you’ll see the range is expanding.

At Number 4 High Performance Hair Care we pride ourselves on creating exceptional, cutting edge products, inspired by nature, but led by delivering professional level results. Extraordinary experiences are fused with the highest quality curated ingredients. We care as much about what we leave out, as we do put in! That’s why our range is designed to be 100% Vegan, Sulfate & Sodium Chloride Free, Gluten Free, Paraben Free and never tested on animals. So the short answer as to whether you need to use a sulfate free shampoo is a resounding YES. Let’s explore why and answer your most frequently asked questions about sulfates.

What Are Sulfates?

That lovely lather that makes your body wash, facial cleanser and yes, your shampoo so luxurious and creamy….that’s sulfates. They’re used in a heap of the most popular hair and body care products to deliver that bubbly, foaming texture that everyone loves.

The most common of all the sulfates is something known as sodium lauryl sulfate – or SLS for short. It’s absolutely NOT included in N4 products and we’ll go on to explain why not. SLS is a chemical, known as a surfactant and is highly effective in removing dirt and oil from the hair and skin.

How Do Sulfates Work?

These little bad boys, and we do mean bad, are like water babies! Imagine a tadpole for a minute with two ends – one which loves and one which hates water. When it comes to sulfates, the head is oil-soluble and traps dirt and grease, while the water-soluble tail then washes it clean away. At least, that’s the theory.

So far, so good? So what’s the problem with sulfates?

Well, we’re glad you asked! Let’s go back to that tadpole analogy again. The head can frequently get trapped and when it does, it causes irritation which can lead to a dry, itchy scalp. Because the sulfate molecules are so hardy and robust, they’re unable to differentiate between what is excess oil, and what is your hair and scalp’s own natural sebum. This means that they strip away everything they come into contact with, even the good stuff. Leaving behind hair that’s dry, brittle and prone to breakage.

What are the benefits of using an N4 Sulfate Free products?

All Number 4 products tout the benefit of being sulfate free. But what does that mean for your hair?

  • Reduced frizz
  • Reduced skin, neck, back and scalp irritation
  • Softer and more hydrated hair

The Best Number 4 Sulfate Free Shampoos

You have three options available if you are looking for the best sulfate free shampoo from the Number 4 range. They all gently cleanse and purify the hair with their anti-aging, sulfate and sodium-chloride free formulations. You can shop the range HERE. Whether your hair is curly or straight, thick or thin, our Hydrating, Volumizing and Clarifying range will protect your precious hair, hydrate your scalp and care for your delicate skin.

Click here to discover some of N4’s amazing sulfate free hair products. We’re here to help make every day a good hair day. Nothing makes us happier than that!

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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

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I received this for free as a winner of a social media contest. I've used it in damp hair and air dried while keeping my hair in a certain style or grabbing large pieces and curling with my hand. Kind of funny this is described as not sticky, since before reading anything about it, that was the first characteristic I noticed - extremely sticky. It's very awkward to put on hair and doesn't spread evenly unless I wet my hands. Once my hair is dry, the style does stay, but my hair texture is not natural-feeling at all. I don't usually use styling products but I've been trying to get into them more, so I'm grateful for the free product, but I'm not as impressed as with other No. 4 products.

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Super shiny and really no flaking!

2 reviews for Firm Hold Gel 5.1oz

  1. Amelie R

    I received this for free as a winner of a social media contest. I’ve used it in damp hair and air dried while keeping my hair in a certain style or grabbing large pieces and curling with my hand. Kind of funny this is described as not sticky, since before reading anything about it, that was the first characteristic I noticed – extremely sticky. It’s very awkward to put on hair and doesn’t spread evenly unless I wet my hands. Once my hair is dry, the style does stay, but my hair texture is not natural-feeling at all. I don’t usually use styling products but I’ve been trying to get into them more, so I’m grateful for the free product, but I’m not as impressed as with other No. 4 products.

  2. emboog

    Super shiny and really no flaking!

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