Smoothing Balm Mini 1.45 oz
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Soft, touchable, polished styles.

For all hair types.

$8.50

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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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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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
Free

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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This is my go to smoothing balm! I add a little to my hair and blow dry with a round brush. By the time my hair is dry it’s nearly straight and smooth, I don’t even need to run a straighter through it. I have moderately thick long naturally curly hair so any product that saves me time in the morning is a win in my book!

2 reviews for Smoothing Balm Mini 1.45 oz

  1. amariecreativestudio

    This is my go to smoothing balm! I add a little to my hair and blow dry with a round brush. By the time my hair is dry it’s nearly straight and smooth, I don’t even need to run a straighter through it. I have moderately thick long naturally curly hair so any product that saves me time in the morning is a win in my book!

  2. 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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