Birchblogger: Number 4 Hair Care Review

March 19, 2013

When it comes to hair care, I'm pretty much clueless. I rarely use the same products and buy whatever I have a coupon for. As I stand in Target, my selection process goes something like this:

Fruity shampoo and conditioner?! Done.
Coupon for $1 off? Done.
On sale AND a coupon for $1 off? I'll take 2.

So when I was picked by Birchbox to review the Number 4 High Performance Hair Care Hydrating Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner and Blow Dry Lotion, I was really excited to try something totally new and safe for my hair. If you haven't heard of the line, it is a vegan, gluten and paraben-free formula designed to strengthen your hair whether it's color treated or not (like mine).

Set c/o Birchbox

I've been using the line almost a month now and definitely see positive changes in my hair. However, the only thing I don't like is the smell of the products (orchid and jasmine) but I don't hate it enough that I stopped using it.

The directions say 1 pump is enough to use for both the shampoo & conditioner, but it wasn't enough for my hair. (For those that don't know, I have very curly hair and I'm letting it grow... for now.) So I've been using 2 pumps and it works a lot better with my hair. I have noticed my hair is shinier and the ends look a lot healthier.

I also really see a difference with the Blow Dry Lotion. One pump is enough for my hair and it makes blow drying my hair much more manageable. Whether I'm going curly or straight, it doesn't weigh my hair down and (as long as I work it in enough) doesn't feel greasy. My hairspray usage is also down because a lot of my frizz has disappeared. And that's always a good thing!

With that said - I'm very happy with the Number 4 High Performance Hair Care line! Minus the smell - I love the products and see a big difference in my hair. I definitely recommend giving the products a try... and if you do - let me know how you like them!

Disclosure: Birchbox gifted me the set of Number 4 Hair Care to use and review. All opinions are my own.


  1. oooo good to know! I love learning about new products. Do you know if they carry them in different scents?

    1. yes - they do have 4 different fragrances. I love the scent and performance of the Volume products. I have thick hair - but it lays flat. the Vloume Shampoo gives it great lift and movement.

  2. I am SO picky about the scents of my hair products. If I didn't like the smell, I probably wouldn't be able to use it!

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  3. I have been using the Number 4 Prep and Protect I got from Birchbox and have really liked it!! Great review!!

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