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Redken Forceful 23

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Forceful 23

9.8 oz Item 2272805

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Strong hold finishing spray with ultimate strength, lasting lift, shape memory, and frizz-free shine. Anti humidity finishing spray, with a fresh scent!

Benefits:
  • Maximum control finishing spray
  • Provides ultimate strength, lasting lift, shape memory, and frizz-free shine
  • 24-hour humidity resistance and 8-hour control
  • Vitamins C and E for strong, touchable, high-shine styles without flaking or residue
  • Spray-Strong Complex
Use as a strong finishing spray. Spray 10-12 inches from hair. Use with your customized styling regiment.
Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, VA / Crotonates / Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Octylacrylamide / Acrylates / Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Amyl Cinnamal, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Limonene, Citronellol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Alpha- Isomethyl Ionone, Eugenol, Parfum / Fragrance.

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RedkenForceful 23
 
4.0

(based on 234 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (141)
  • Lightweight (128)
  • Smells great (89)
  • Effective (76)
  • Strong hold (56)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Not effective (15)
  • Strong odor (15)
  • Sticky (5)
  • Dries-out hair (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (144)
  • Women (45)
  • Fine hair (35)
  • Straight hair (31)
  • Curly hair (18)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (69), Wavy hair (35), Very curly hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (72), Beauty conscious (60), Survivalist / minimalist (35), Budget shopper (27), Product junkie (12)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (64), 10 minutes (29), 1+ hour (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 234 customers

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1.0

I would not purchase this again

By MCLCCOOKS

from California

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Doesn't Work

Best Uses

    Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

    I purchased this as a substitute for my A/G spray gel, which apparently Ulta does not carry anymore (disappointed), and have used for over ten years. I tried the 3 Redken's products twice and there just was no hold whatsoever on this baby fine hair.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Excellent! S

    By MeMe

    from Houston

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

      This product gives my fine hair enough hold to keep it under control.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      4.0

      Heavenly

      By Nana

      from Canton, GA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Straight Hair
        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

        This product helps to minimize the use of my curling iron.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        4.0

        Great hair spray

        By Gabba

        from Napa,ca

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Non-Greasy
        • Strong Hold

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

            This is a great product and value! It holds my hair yet not sticky or crunchy. This is my first time with it and it's a keeper!!!

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            love this product

            By Susie

            from Charleston WV

            About Me Product Junkie

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Strong Hold

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

              I love this product

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              It's a staple

              By Bon

              from Upland

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

                I love the hold even though its not heavy. Use it every day

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                1.0

                Meh

                By Patty

                from Ohio

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Doesn't Work

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

                  Not much hold in this spray. Maybe I got a defective can, but it seems like I get more air than product and spray my hair more than I did with my last spray.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent product!

                  By KR

                  from Mechanicsburg, PA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great
                  • Strong Hold

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

                    Great in every way!!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    1.0

                    no I wouldnt buy this product again. Did not hold my hair.

                    By dee

                    from fargo nd

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Work

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

                      It feels like a very light powder being sprayed on. It did not hold my hair at all.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair
                       
                      1.0

                      I can't stand the smell of this product. Nauseating.

                      By Becky

                      from Brookfield, WI

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Work
                      • Strong Odor

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

                        I have long hair, and I like to use a curling iron to create "beachy" waves which fall out easily without a strong holding hairspray. I also wear my hair up quite a bit for work and exercise. With some layers, I need a strong hold for this as well. This product was far to lightweight for my hair, which doesn't hold a curl well. Either way, I can't stand the smell of the stuff, so I'll never purchase it again. I only bought it because it was recommended when I found my usual product was out of stock.

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Straight Hair

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                        6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          Is it safe to use this before using my curling iron?
                          Asked on 1/16/2017 by Jenny from Hagerstown Maryland

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Forceful 23 is a finishing spray meant to be used after your styling is complete. Please take a look at Redken Hot Sets 22.

                            Thermal Setting Mist - Heat Protectant Spray. The maximum-control spray helps create heat styles with true staying power. Spray the setting mist on damp or dry hair to achieve a crisp hold when using blow dryers, curling irons or straighteners and get heat protection up to 450 degrees.

                            http://www.ulta.com/hot-sets-22?productId=xlsImpprod14771071&sku=2308367

                            Answered on 1/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          I have stick straight hair. I'm performing as Clara in The Nutcracker, so it has to be half up half down and curled. My hair does not hold a curl for as long as 20 minutes. My Mom and I were searching for this Redken 23 hairspray. Will that help hold the curls? And for how long?
                          Asked on 11/6/2016 by Ballerina_09

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Forceful 23 is a strong hold anti-humidity finishing spray.It is a long-lasting hairspray that resists humidity for flexible control and frizz-free shine. It provides 24-hour humidity resistance and 8-hour control.

                            Answered on 11/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Salon says this spray is water soluble and therefore will not build up on scalp and hair and rinses out easily.
                          True??
                          Asked on 6/1/2016 by Judy from Michigan

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, your stylist is correct. Redken Forceful 23 is water soluble and rinses clean away without leaving a residue.

                            Answered on 6/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          What's the difference between the Forceful 23 and the Control Addict 28?
                          Asked on 5/15/2016 by Tavia from Oklahoma City

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            That is a great question! The biggest difference is that Control Addict 28 has a stronger hold than Forceful 23.
                            Each Redken styling product has a number that represents the amount of control it provides. The higher the number, the greater the control.
                            There are three levels of control:
                            · MILD CONTROL 01-05
                            · MEDIUM CONTROL 06-15
                            · MAXIMUM CONTROL 16-32

                            Answered on 5/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Does this product hold curls well?
                          Asked on 11/25/2015 by Kat from Front Royal, VA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, it provides flexible maximum control!

                            Answered on 11/27/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Do you sell this product in a travel size. I bought it before but am having trouble finding the "23" in this size.
                          Asked on 11/18/2015 by Jan

                          1 answer

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