Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Very Pleased with It
I recently went and got my hair done at the Ulta Salon, and the guy who worked on me used this along with another Redken product. Per his advice, this gel to mousse had great hold and volume pre-blowdrying my hair, without drying it out like a typical mousse does. I thought it was all hot air and found a similar, albeit cheaper, volumizing mousse at my local grocery store by a good brand but I hated it. It was sticky and gave my blow dryed hair a weird texture that was not at all like when I was finished at the salon. So, I went back, got the mousse and used it. Big difference. Whether I choose to use the mousse for when I blow dry my hair, or let it do its thing and keep my curls intact, I find it feels great and my hair does not feel crunchy dry like with other products I've tried. Very much a good find.
Most Helpful Critical Review Would be a Great Product W/O the Static
I really did like this product, it does a great job adding thickness and volume to fine or thin lifeless hair (like mine, I have medium/fine, thin, flat, curly/wavy, frizzy hair). This product has a huge fault with it. I have never had any issue like this with any other thickening product I've ever tried, and I've tried a lot. So after I have blow dried my hair with a large round brush and start to straighten my hair with either my GHD straightening iron or my Large curling iron, I get this uncontrollable static. I used to only have issues with static hair every now and then just during the winter time. But every time I use this product, I look like I had just rubbed my entire head with a helium filled balloon. I've tried every little static remedy I know of to try to get rid of it, but nothing seemed to work or it just gets worse. I would end up having to put it up in a ponytail, but at least my ponytail looked thick, full, shiny, and volumous. I will try it one more time maybe mixing in a little of the diamond oil to see if that helps. If not, I will most likely be returning and going back to Living Proof's Thickening Cream... OH and one other thing... If you have fine/thin hair you don't want to put a huge amount of product in your hair or it will just weight it down. The dispenser on this product can be hard to push if you are just trying to get a little bit out. It only dispenses a huge amount, which I learned very quickly that it was WAY too much for my hair. Makes your hair hard to work with. So I would have to split the amount of gel that came out in half, and then the rest would have to go down the sink. Which is a waste. But like I said, I will fiddle with it again to see if I can get different result, but if not, I will be returning. May work differently for others, but this is the result I've gotten multiple times, using multiple different ways, and with different brushes and styling tools.
Reviewed by 311 customers Would not recommend
Fluffykitty from Minneapolis MN
Smell good, doesn't dispense except in a huge blob most of it went in the sink. Makes hair feel dirty, oily and weighs it down. Not something I can use. Tried once, will throw it out. Unfortunately rather expensive.
Scatty from MA
Use sparingly a little goes a long way
Too much and hair feels dirty And gummy
It the pump would change I will buy it again.
Minnie from Cincinnati Ohio
There is a pump that pumps out a hand full of gel. I have a lot of long hair but it is still too much gel for one use. You can't control the amount of gel that pumps out. I used it all and my hair felt like straw when I got done. I did what the directions said. I should of just used a medium amount and just washed the rest of it down the drain. That would be a waste of money but my hair would of looked better. Redken should solve the pump problem.
Beachvibes from Delaware
The overall product is decent. It is difficult to control the amount of product you want dispensed; the pump doesn't function well. A lot of the product comes out at once.
Angela from Illinois
My hair is thinning. I was originally looking for a spray setting lotion, but the staff led me to this product. I couldn't be happier. Provides volume, and helps hold gentle curl achieved with a curling iron. I do apply to dry hair about day two, but it doesn't 'gunk' up my hair even though intended for use on damp hair. Thrilled with product.
I purchase this often
Jorie from Aurora Colorado
This is my favorite volumising product. The best I have found for my fine hair. It would be nice if it were not so pricey. I shampoo often and use it after every shampoo.
Madison from Florida
I love this product for all over volume that lasts and the hold you can get with a blowout or heat styling. I layer this product over either 25 Benefits Spray or Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force before blowing the hair dry and I always love the results.
Love this product. Gives great volume to fine hair.
Lou from Newburgh, IN
Use on towel dried hair for volume.
Love this product.
Marie from Beavercreek
Love this product.
The Photographer from Murfreesboro, TN
I use this product on wet hair, let it stay on a few minutes before I blow dry. Lots of volume. Helps a perm last longer. Highly recommend.
Hard to use applicator.
Kate from Philly Suburbs, PA
Applicator is very difficult to use. Requires pressing down very hard and cannot control how much product comes out. Way too much comes out and have to wrestle with removing from palm to get the amount desired. Suspect this is a built in mechanism by Redken to overuse and cause the product to run out sooner and purchase more product! The product doesn't add volume and thus isn't worth the effort to manage the dispensing of too much. I do not recommend and would not buy again.
A True Winner
Connie from Madison, Wisconsin
I have wavy hair ruled by humidity. Mix this with a dash Redken Outshine, blow dry with a round brush and results are amazing! Great control.. no frizz. No greasy look. I have started to buy this in bulk and give as Girlfriend Bday gifts.
My friend introduced me to this product while on vacation
Author N from Waterford
Put a small amount in your hands then rub gel together to get white thin foam. Start at hair root, working through the rest of your hair. Blow dry. Gives lift and volume that lasts all day. My hairstylist liked it when I took it to her and now uses it on her customers.
Ilene from denver
I have curly hair and love the curls but do not like stiff curls at all. I tried this #18 gel-mousse and found my curls on the stiff side. I thn tried #7 and loved it! Much softer curls yet the curls did hold.
Only mousse that provides volume
Ultashopper from Colorado
This gel mousse is the only one I've found that really provides volume - and believe me, I've tried all brands.
Bought it again
Marc from Hermantown mn
Jerri from Indiana
Works great on my fine hair. Does not weigh it down.
This is one of my favorite products.
Rhona from Scottsdale AZ
Be careful. A little product is enough
Great for fine hair
Mom 50+ from Salem, Ohio
Lightweight does not build up
Miraculous for thin, limp hair
jmaryh from Vancouver WA
I have tried HUNDREDS of products trying to give my very fine, thin hair some sort of boost. I had my hair cut and styled at ULTA (you should try their salon, it's amazing) and the stylist recommended this for my hair. I told her, "Give it a shot, it'll be flat by the time I hit the front door." I was WRONG. This amazing gel/mousse gives fine hair body and lift and doesn't weigh it down. And it has staying power, lasts all day long. I'm a convert. Caveat: you don't need very much at all, or else our hair will get goopy and stiff. It's hard to control the amount coming out of the can, I usually end up using half of what comes out but it's a small price to pay for how happy I am with the end results.
No hair to more hair.
Jojo from RI
This product is like the old Touch Control. So glad I found this. Now bring back your old No#9 styling/ finishing spray. Loved that product. Could be used n damp hair too. Add fillings an didn't not weight down my hair.
I love this product!
N/A from Arkansas
I use this every time I wash and style my hair. It leaves my hair feeling natural and looking great!
Jean from Hubbard, Ohio
This is the first time using this product, I really like it and I may just buy it again!
Really holds your style
Jerri from Indiana
Not a heavy gel. I have fine hair and it works well with my hair.
Didn't perform as intended.
Short hair girl from Denver
Thought product would help provide lift and volume and it did not. Going to return. Made my hair heavy and flat.