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Redken Forceful 23

Redken

Forceful 23

Item #: 2272805 Size: 9.8 oz

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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
 
4.1

(based on 225 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (135)
  • Lightweight (126)
  • Smells great (84)
  • Effective (76)
  • Strong hold (53)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (141)
  • Women (45)
  • Fine hair (33)
  • Straight hair (30)
  • Curly hair (17)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (64), Wavy hair (32), Very curly hair (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (72), Beauty conscious (54), Survivalist / minimalist (34), Budget shopper (27), Product junkie (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (64), 10 minutes (29), 1+ hour (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 225 customers

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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
     
    4.0

    Just enough hold

    By Deborah21

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Straight Hair
      • Thinner Hair
      • Travel

      Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

      I have fine hair and this holds well without weighing my hair down

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      1.0

      Wrong hairspray foe me

      By Xxxxx

      from Ga

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Doesn't Work
      • Does not hold my hair

      Best Uses

      • I exchanged it

      Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

      I tried something new & could tell at first use it did not hold my hair so exchanged it.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Best hairspary

      By me

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Strong Hold

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

        I have used this spray for many years now and it is the best. I occasionally tried other brands but they do not compare.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        4.0

        Soft hold.

        By Allie

        from Az

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

          Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

          Nice hold. Smells nice. Doesn't make my head itch.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Great Product. Love it. I have used it for a few years now!

          By Dawnyd

          from Missoula, MT

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

            I have used this product for a few years now and really like it. It has a great hold but not heavy. I have fine hair so it gives me a hold I need without my hair having the stiff feel.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Great product. Holds without being stiff or sticky.

            By Dee

            from Indiana

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

              It's great control without being sticky.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              Repeat User - Awesome Product

              By Tina

              from St. Charles, IL

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Non-Greasy
              • Strong Hold

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

                I've used this brand of hair spray for a number of years. They have several degrees of hold available and they all perform as advertised.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                Smells great, flexible hold

                By KP

                from Lee's Summit, Mo.

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Straight Hair
                  • Thinner Hair
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

                  I use this finishing spray everyday. I've got really curly hair and I need something to keep the frizz to a minimum but still allow my hair to move. Plus, it smells Good!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again.

                  By Sheryl

                  from Grand Rapids, MI

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Hold

                  Cons

                  • Strong Odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Straight Hair

                  Comments about Redken Forceful 23:

                  After using another hairspray product for years, I tried Redken Forceful 23 upon recommendation of a friend and will use this product from now on.

                  • 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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