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DevaCurlLight Defining Gel
DevaCurl

Light Defining Gel

12.0 oz

Item #: 2133222

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DevaCurlLight Defining Gel
 
4.2

(based on 177 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (149)
  • Easy to use (141)
  • Non-greasy (122)
  • Controls frizz (120)
  • Smells great (112)

Cons

  • Dries-out hair (21)
  • Doesn't work (17)
  • Sticky (10)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Strong odor (3)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (149)
  • Daily use (84)
  • Fine hair (38)
  • Thick hair (33)
  • Travel (31)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (113), Wavy hair (61)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (75), Survivalist / minimalist (58), Product junkie (39)

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1.0

Dry, Stiff Waves? No Thanks!

By NJMOMOF1

from Bergen County, NJ

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Work
    • Dries-Out Hair

    Best Uses

      Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

      I have fine curly hair. I tend to use mousses versus gels, but since it is summer and humid, I thought the extra control would be appropriate. Based on the great reviews, I expected to like this stuff. I used a generous amount, but not too much. It seemed to weigh down my curls, and my hair felt stiff and dry once dried. When i smoothed out the crunchiness, I was left with weighted-down waves. returned the product.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      4.0

      Strong but now stiff

      By Sharon H

      from Greensboro, NC

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

        Didn't think I would become a convert to Deva Curl but have been pleasantly surprised. I now have several of their products and don't plan to go back to the "regular" shampoos & conditioners.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        4.0

        LOVE IT

        By Patty

        from Lakewood, CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use

          Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

          I recently decided to embrace my curls and stop blow drying my hair straight. I was introduced to this product by a Deva certified stylist. There are many bad reviews, but I feel it is because people are not using it the right way.

          1st you have to apply this to soaking wet hair. You have to play around with the amount your specific hair needs. It's really trial and error. In order to avoid frizz and drying out your curly hair you cannot shampoo it everyday and you need to heavily condition it. When rinsing out my conditioner, I do not rinse it 100% out. Next I apply a leave in conditioner, then the gel, focusing on my roots at the crown because this is where I frizz. I apply in three sections. Next I flip my hair upside down and scrunch (you should hear a squishing sound) to work the product into my hair. Next, I apply a cream product. After, I soak up a bit of the wetness with a TSHIRT, not a towel. After, I clip my hair in different sections so it will not get frizzy. I have done this at night and woken up with amazing curls. It's not very comfortable to sleep but I don't do it every night. With any curly products, its just trial and error to see what works for you. Good luck!

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          2.0

          Wanted to love this...

          By danibear1121

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Product Junkie

          Pros

          • Strong Hold

          Cons

          • Dries-Out Hair
          • Heavy
          • Sticky

          Best Uses

            Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

            So my hairstylist recommended this product and I had heard some good things about it so I got a sample size if this and the No Frizz Volumizing foam. Let me say, I have long, thick, color treated, 3a hair. I DID use the product per the directions on the package and as my stylist explained. Because my hair is thick and naturally dry, I need to use a lot of it a time to define my curls and give some type of hold. If I use enough product for this to work however, it leaves a residue on my hair that gets hard, sticky, and causes my hair to tangle. Yes, even after re-fluffing. I am so disappointed with this but glad I only got the trial size. Maybe this product works better for fine curly hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            sucked all the moisture out of my hair.

            By bekay

            from baltimore, md

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Dries-Out Hair

            Best Uses

              Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

              This made my hair tangle and really dry. Will not buy the bigger size... glad i got the travel size.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Crispy curls

              By TSparkle

              from Oakland, CA

              About Me Product Junkie

              Pros

              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Crunchy
              • Dries-Out Hair
              • Heavy
              • Sticky

              Best Uses

                Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

                I was recommended this gel for my curly hair and to maintain curl management.
                My stylist put it on my wet hair and I left the salon. By the time I got home, my hair was crispy and when I fluffed it up, I could actually see the product in my hair.

                It smells great. but is hardly lightweight.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it!!!

                By Tina

                from Colorado

                About Me Product Junkie

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Thicker Hair
                  • Thinner Hair

                  Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

                  After reading some of the bad reviews for this product, it's clear a lot of people buying this have no idea how to properly use it. I don't want these reviews to deter people from buying this incredible product! When used correctly, it offers amazing results!!! I have very fine, thin, curly hair. This product makes my curls incredibly shiny, silky to the touch, and bouncy! I love it! It in no way shape or form has ever made my hair sticky or crunchy. I was using 'B'Leave In', but my Deva stylist recommended I switch to this product and I'm so glad I did! I like it a lot more than the other product. I highly recommend using mydevacurl.com and watch the tutorials!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair

                  (0 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Causes ACNE & Break outs

                  By Sheri

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Dries-Out Hair
                  • Heavy
                  • Sticky

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair

                  Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

                  YOU KNOW SULFATES ARE IN LIQUOR...and unless you avoid sulfates all together WHY BOTHER? I bought this after a reccomendation from my stylist at a salon. I noticed that with the conditioner after a few days I get a lot of buildup. I aslo noticed it got really sticky and when I played with my hair I had fine flakes everywhere. The biggest problem I had was I BROKE OUT LIKE CRAZY... It was like all my prescription grade acne meds stopped working over night... My scars take months to fade away, and I am sooo upset. I have moderate acne and eat from michi's ladder 80-90% of the time and eat a fried food item once a month max. I don't drink soda or juice, not even sports drinks, avoid canned foods, and shower 2-3 times a day. I don't eat candy unless it is freshly made or gourmet from a bakery. NOT A PLEASANT experience.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Life Saver!

                  By Amanda D.

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Professional Stylist

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Thinner Hair

                    Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

                    I'm a hairstylist in a men's only salon. So I'm still slightly clueless about what to use in my curly hair! I picked up some trial sizes of the devacurl and now I'm in love. The light defining gel is definitely one of my favorites, besides the B'Leave In and Volumizer. The gel is light, so for my super fine curls it works perfectly. It doesn't cause my hair to frizz out and gives it wonderful control and defintion. It also doesn't weigh my hair down like every other product I've tried! Devacurl did me in for life!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair
                     
                    4.0

                    Lasts all day

                    By HONORSC

                    from Columbia, SC

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Dries-Out Hair

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:

                      This product was recomended to me by an Ulta stylist who said I could use it on my straight hair and just comb it straight. I don't ever blow dry my hair and I wanted something that would help with my flat iron. It works pretty well with other finishing products.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Straight Hair

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                      • Q:

                        Will the Deva products work well with curly permed color treated hair?
                        Asked on 7/8/2014 by JP

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                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes! From DevaCurl:
                          "Once hair is permed, it is considered curly and must be treated with the same care as naturally curly hair. Moisture is the key to success with curls so the more dehydrated, the more we encourage using our botanically infused and very moisturizing cleansers, conditioners and styling products."

                          Answered on 7/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between the two defining gel
                        Asked on 5/12/2014 by Val from Tamarac Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Light Defining Gel has a lighter hold that works best for curly and super curly hair, while Ultra Defining Gel has a strong hold that works best for wavy/slightly curly hair.

                          Answered on 5/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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