Redken Control Hairspray 28 Review


  • Provides the best hold for all-day style without feeling crunchy or sticky, holds hair strongly, brushes out easily, and withstands wind and rain.


  • Strong lingering floral scent that may not be appealing and could require frequent hair washing.


  • Provides a natural look without visible residue, even with multiple applications, effectively holds curls without a crunchy or wet appearance, maintaining desired texture.


  • Lightweight and non-sticky texture of Redken Control Hairspray 28, allowing easy application and touch-ups, with a firm hold without residue or stiffness, giving hair a natural look and feel.


  • $20-$30.

Hair Type

  • Suitable for fine, straight, flyaway hair, holding well in damp weather, but not recommended for super fine hair or maintaining curls in thick curly wavy hair.

Does It Last?

  • Curls vanished quickly, leading to disappointment even indoors, with frequent use resulting in short-lived hold, lacking longevity.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Occasional clogging of the nozzle requires washing with warm water to restore usage, but it leaves no residue on hair after washing, unlike cheaper hairsprays.

Adding Too Much?

  • Provides good hold without feeling sticky or heavy, but caution is advised against using too much as it can make hair dry and brittle, and can be difficult to remove, potentially leaving residue on the can and in the box.

Customer Reviews:

Great Hold and Long-Lasting

I absolutely love this hairspray! It provides a strong hold that lasts all day, even in humid weather. My hair stays in place without feeling stiff or sticky. Highly recommend!

Too Strong for Everyday Use

This hairspray is way too strong for my liking. It makes my hair feel crunchy and heavy, and it's difficult to brush out at the end of the day. I would only recommend it for special occasions or updos.

Non-Sticky and Lightweight

This hairspray is amazing! It provides a flexible hold without leaving any sticky residue. My hair feels lightweight and natural, and the scent is pleasant. Definitely my go-to hairspray.

Decent Hold, but Not Long-Lasting

The hold of this hairspray is decent, but it doesn't last as long as I expected. I have to reapply it throughout the day to maintain the desired hairstyle. It's okay, but not the best.

Strong Chemical Smell

I cannot stand the smell of this hairspray. It has a strong chemical odor that lingers in the air and on my hair. It's quite unpleasant and makes me hesitant to use it again.

Average Performance, Nothing Special

This hairspray does its job, but there's nothing exceptional about it. It provides a standard hold and doesn't weigh down my hair, but I haven't noticed any outstanding benefits. It's just okay.

Product Summary:

The Redken Control Hairspray 28 offers a strong hold, maintaining all-day styles effectively without the crunchiness or stickiness often associated with hairsprays. It is robust enough to withstand elements like wind and rain. However, some users might find its strong, floral scent reminiscent of 90s salon perms and heavy hairsprays less appealing, potentially necessitating more frequent hair washes.

This product is notable for providing a natural look without leaving visible residue, even after multiple applications. It holds curls well, particularly for curly hair, without creating a crunchy or wet look, thus preserving the desired texture. The hairspray itself has a lightweight and non-sticky texture, making it easy to apply and reapply as needed. It ensures a firm hold without any residue or stiffness, contributing to a natural hair look and feel.

Priced between $20 and $30, the Redken Control Hairspray 28 is well-suited for fine, straight, and flyaway hair types, showing excellent performance in damp weather. However, it might not be the best choice for very fine hair or for sustaining curls in thick, curly, or wavy hair, as some users have observed curls disappearing quickly, even indoors. Additionally, its hold might not be as long-lasting as expected with frequent use.

Users might occasionally experience nozzle clogging, which can be remedied by cleaning it with warm water. Unlike some cheaper alternatives, this hairspray does not leave residue after washing out. While it offers good hold without a heavy or sticky feel, caution is advised to avoid overuse, as this can lead to dry and brittle hair. Removing the hairspray can be challenging, sometimes even requiring Windex, and it may leave residue on the can and its packaging.