Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray Review

Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray Review

Hello Ladies,

I hardly used hair sprays till the time I wanted to try different hairstyles, mostly inspired by Youtube gurus. Today, I will be reviewing a hair spray for you all from the brand Redken, which is owned by none other than the cosmetic giant L’Oreal Group.

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Product Description:

Empower styles with the ultimate finishing touch. Fast drying, ultra clean formula delivers lasting shape memory and 8 hours of maximum control. Exclusive Shine Charged Technology helps provide frizz-free ,touchable, shiny styles with 24 hour humidity resistance.

Style:

Spray 8-12 inches from dry styled hair.  Can be layered for increased control without stiffness.

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I have long straight hair and while checking out some youtube videos on how to create glamorous voluminous hair, I stumbled upon many videos recommending Redken products. If you are a regular viewer of youtube videos, you must have heard about this brand before. My sole purpose of getting the hairspray was to have a finishing spray which could set my curls for a long time. So, when an online shopping site was offering good discounts on hair care products, I got myself one. I did not have a clear idea on the different hair sprays available and since Redken Quick Dry 18 hair spray had not been spotted there, I had to zero on Forceful 23. So, let’s see how this product performed on me.

Price:

Original price is approximately 1200 INR (got it for 850 INR on discount).

Ingredients:

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Packaging:

It comes in a silver coloured, long, cylindrical can with a nozzle dispenser and sports #23 on it in bold big letters. I have heard many people complaining about the product getting stuck at the nozzle which I have never experienced. It has a plastic cap on top and after removing it, you need to press the nozzle to disperse the product from the can.

Smell:

The smell is not at all overpowering and very much soothing to the senses.  It smells like Old Spice to me, very typical of hair sprays.

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My Experience with Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray:

Redken has a number system depending on the control and protection it provides. 01-05 gives mild control, 06-15 medium control , 16-26 maximum control, so the Forceful 23 hairspray gives a very strong hold.  As I stated earlier, I wanted a hair spray to hold my curls all day, which it does.  But it makes my hair pretty stiff and crunchy, though my hair stay brush-able. I need to spray it at least 8-12 inches away from styled hair. It dries pretty fast leaving no residue. My curls do stay in place, but it is not that kind of curl I would love to flaunt. After an hour, my curls turn real bad, something very similar to “Chidiya ka Ghosla.” I want my curls to be very smooth and glossy (similar to Karishma Kapoor’s on the Garnier Color advertisement), which it fails to provide, but I guess for that kind of smooth glossy curls, one needs to splurge on a few more items.

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But when I use this hair spray for an up do, it gave me fantastic results. It provided very strong hold throughout the day without making me look as if I have used anything on my hair which is a real plus. This is probably the best hair spray for your wedding day, or an evening party to flaunt those elegant updos, but on normal casual styles, it gives a very stiffy and crunchy look. For curls and all, I recommend Redken Fashion work 12 Hair spray or Quick dry 18 hair spray.

Pros of Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray:

  • Gives very strong hold, hair stays in place the whole day.
  • Smells very nice.
  • Comes in a 365 ml big can.
  • Dries really quick, no sticky feeling.
  • Never weighs the hair down.

Cons of Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray:

  • Suitable only for updo hairstyles.
  • Makes the curls stiff and crunchy.
  • Expensive.

Do I Recommend Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray?

If you want a hairspray on your wedding day or want to create an evening party look, then definitely yes, but if you want a hair spray for your curls or casual hairstyles then a Big NO!!

IMBB Rating:

3.8/5

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