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DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel

DevaCurl

Ultra Defining Gel

32.0 oz

Item #: 2250924

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DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is an ultra hold moisturizing and defining gel. Dissolves instantly when applied to wet hair and dries forming a moisture-protective cast to enhance curls.

Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Silicone Free.
Tilt head forward. Scrunch curls in an upward motion to release excess water weight. Apply gel between palms and glide across hair before scrunching upward. Using the DevaTowel, scrunch again toward scalp to define curls. Once dry, scrunch to release cast revealing soft, beautiful curls.
Water, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-7, Polysorbate 20, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Peptide, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance.

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DevaCurlUltra Defining Gel
 
4.1

(based on 303 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (227)
  • Smells great (165)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Effective (104)
  • Controls frizz (95)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (35)
  • Dries-out hair (12)
  • Sticky (11)
  • Strong odor (7)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (133)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (79)
  • Daily use (71)
  • Thick hair (32)
  • Travel (30)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (203), Wavy hair (87)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (125), Survivalist / minimalist (108), Product junkie (50)

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5.0

Love it really works

By Tota

from Pdx

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Smells great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Frizziness/Flyaways

    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

    Good product

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    4.0

    I would recommend

    By Andi

    from Lilburn, Ga

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Frizziness/Flyaways
      • Limpness/Lifelessness

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

      How do I return an item purchased online?

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      In love with this product

      By Aubree

      from Minnesota

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Smells great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color-treated Hair
        • Dry/Damaged Hair
        • Frizziness/Flyaways
        • Limpness/Lifelessness

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        I have very very thick, wavy hair- think beach waves but a bit more curly than that. The product I had been using for years was leaving my hair lifeless and drab. My hair stylist recommended this product line, specifically the gels. She suggested the ultra defining gel for my wavy hair. She was right. I'm in LOVE. This product makes my curls look beautiful. It's lightweight and leaves my hair feeling soft after it dries. The smell is also great, and it's not sticky at all. I'm also finding I don't have to use a ton of product. Highly recommend.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        2.0

        Makes hair really dry

        By Product junkie

        from Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            The product made my hair look really good at the beginning but later on that day it made my hair very dry.

             
            4.0

            Love this product and use it all the time

            By none

            from Webster, NY

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Gentle
            • Good Value
            • Smells great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color-treated Hair
              • Dry/Damaged Hair
              • Frizziness/Flyaways
              • Limpness/Lifelessness
              • Normal Hair

              Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

              Love it and use all the time

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              5.0

              LOVE!

              By Sussie

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Frizziness/Flyaways

                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                After 28 years of life and never finding something to deal with my wavy/frizzy/curly hair, I finally found the perfect product!

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Definitely not for me...

                By Lucy F.

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Smells great

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                  Not for super curly hair. This product gave me no hold at all and left my hair frizzier than what I usually use. I knew that this was going to be a no go once I felt the constancy - which was like a watery jelly. I've seen plenty of youtubers rave about this line and this gel, so I don't doubt that it works. But for those of us with corkscrew curls, this is not the one.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  This is a great product!!!

                  By Sandy

                  from Cypress

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle
                  • Good Value
                  • Smells great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Frizziness/Flyaways

                    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                    This product is great for curly hair it truly defines your curls.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    It works well, lasts forever and it's cruelty-free!

                    By Rockstar

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • cruelty-free
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Gentle
                    • Good Value
                    • Smells great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Frizziness/Flyaways
                      • Limpness/Lifelessness

                      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                      Sometimes I buy the DevaCurl volumizing foam, other times I buy this, both work well. My hair is longish, fine, and red-blond. Bottom line, without DevaCurl No-poo, conditioner and about a spoonful of this, it looks like dry frizzy, and staticky waves, with this it magically forms ringlets and spiral curls that I never knew I had. It takes a bit of practice to get the "scrunch" down but my hair only takes a few minutes.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Did not like

                      By Alicia

                      from Exton, PA

                      About Me Product Junkie

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Gentle
                      • Smells great

                      Cons

                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                      • Frizziness/Flyaways

                      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                      I have natural wavy/curly hair. Loved the smell and how it made my curls look but I couldn't figure out how to tame the frizz. The top of my head was very frizzy and it made my hair a lot thicker. I tried with and without diffuser but no change. I returned it after 2 uses.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

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                      12 Questions | 13 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Can you use this on dry hair?
                        Asked on 4/22/2016 by Curly Kay from Milwaukee, WI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Curly Kay, I recognize this question from last week; not sure if you are the one who asked it. My answer: no. Please make sure to apply any of our gels and styling products in wet hair in the shower. Scrunch to form curl, scrunch with a DevaTowel when you get out of the shower. Then don't touch your curls until completely dry. Then scrunch once again to release the cast for soft touchable curls.

                          Answered on 4/27/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have fine, curly hair (3A) that gets frizzy quite easily. I use the no poo decadence, the one condition decadence, and the styling cream. my curls are nice, but they also look a little heavy and aren't shiny. I really notice how heavy my curls are when I put my hair in a ponytail. Am I doing something wrong?

                        The other day I used the one condition decadence, and the ultra defining gel. My hair was gorgeous, but an hour later my curls started to become big and fluffy. Am I doing something wrong here too?
                        Asked on 1/25/2016 by Jenny from Canada

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Jenny, the Decadence may not be the right product from our line for your 3A fine hair. I would instead recommend Original or DevaCare No-Poo and One Condition to start. Make sure you vigorously scrub on and scrub OFF the No-Poo so you leave nothing behind. You can leave in a little One Condition, but with fine hair, it is likely better that you rinse it all off. Then, apply your Styling Cream in soaking wet hair. Then apply your gel. Light Defining Gel may be better for you than Ultra, but both gels will help control the frizzies. I have a feeling it's the Decadence that is pumping up your curls. Try the Original. And let us know if you see a difference.

                          Answered on 1/26/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have thinish straight hair and I am wondering if this will add any type of wave or curl to my hair or just not work due to my lack of curls?
                        Asked on 12/28/2015 by Nat from Oldsmar Fl

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Natalie, happy new year to you! So do you have even a bit of bend in your hair? If you are looking for more wave, use the No-Poo, One Condition and then scrunch in the gel into soaking wet hair in the shower. Don't touch it until it's fully dry. Then scrunch upwards towards the root to break the gel cast and you'll have soft touchable waves. But if you don't want waves, it will work on you just fine, adding moisture to your locks. Who doesn't need a little extra moisture especially during these winter months. Good luck, and let us know how you like it.

                          Answered on 1/5/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have thin, low porosity, 2b/2c hair. I used to use the ultra light defining gel but lately it doesn't give me enough hold. I'm looking into this product but because my hair is so thin I wan't to make sure it won't weigh me down too much. How is it compare to the ultra light defining gel?
                        Asked on 11/16/2015 by lianaloo

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel sounds like it would be great for your hair. It will provide extra hold, without weighing it down!

                          Answered on 12/9/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have high porosity color treated hair. It's between wavy and super curly texture. I use the no poo and one condition then super cream then aloe Vera gel but I want more hold than the aloe Vera gel provides, is that possible to get without my hair becoming crispy? And if so do I need the light or ultra defining and do I put it in before or after super cream?
                        Asked on 11/8/2015 by Vanna mae

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          It sounds like what you are looking for is our Ultra Defining Gel. This gel provides a firm hold and delivers great definition. Make sure you apply an ample amount into very wet hair, preferably in the shower. Glaze gel onto the outer canopy and underneath then scrunch lightly to distribute to the interior. You should hear a "squish" when scrunching. Once distributed take groupings of curls and scrunch tight from tips to roots, squeeze out excess water, then squeeze with your DevaTowel You can diffuse or air dry, but remember, the less handling the better. Your curls will dry into a firm cast, but once completely dry, scrunch from tips to roots to release for soft, beautiful, frizz-free curls.

                          Answered on 11/10/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have wavy hair. When it is still drying or just after I have beautiful curls. However, 3 hours later, the curl looks like I crimped my hair ( a child of the 80s) which is awful! Would the ultra hold or light hold be better as my curls are so delicate? Are either one going to weigh down my curls b/c I don't want that to happen either.
                        Asked on 8/3/2015 by Waves4ever from Columbus, Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          It sounds like your #1 priority is hold. After cleansing with No-Poo and conditioning with One Condition, I suggest using Light Defining Gel. It will lock-in the moisture in your hair and keep your curls frizz-free and intact. You can also use DevaCurl Flexible-Hold Hairspray when hair is dry to help hold curls in place.

                          Answered on 8/3/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have a natural wave to my hair, some areas more than others. I usually blow dry my hair straight. I would like to let it air dry and was wondering which would be better to get more uniform curl to my hair, this product or the light defining gel, or maybe another product. When I let my hair air dry it gets frizzy.
                        Thank you for your help.
                        Asked on 4/19/2015 by Sully from CC , MA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          If you are looking for more hold and definition, we would suggest Ultra Defining Gel. Start with No-Poo to cleanse your scalp (be sure to use friction with your fingertips). Follow with One Condition - glide through hair and detangling with your fingers. Then apply Ultra Defining Gel to wet hair and scrunch excess water out with the DevaTowel, or a microfiber towel.

                          Answered on 4/22/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have very thick curly hair, and have tried everything
                        But nothing seems to work. I would like to know which devacurl product to use.
                        Asked on 3/5/2015 by martialartist1

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          If this is your first time using DevaCurl, for your beautiful thick curly tresses, I would recommend using No-Poo, One Condition and Styling Cream. If your curls crave extra moisture, use Heaven In Hair once a week as a hair masque.

                          Answered on 3/6/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have very thick frizzy curly hair especially at the roots and the front of my hair. What products do u recommend for calming frizz and keep hair from poofing out
                        Asked on 12/21/2014 by gallygal from California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          DevaCurl Styling Cream would be perfect for your hair! Due to its creamy and moisturizing nature, it will help soften, tame and lengthen curls. For maximum benefit, cleanse and hydrate with DevaCurl No-Poo and One Condition first. Follow with DevaCurl Styling Cream on wet hair.

                          Answered on 1/12/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Does this product stiffin your curls after using it like a gel normally would?
                        Asked on 8/25/2014 by Curlygurl

                        2 answers

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Ultra Defining Gel features firm but flexible hold and definition of curls. For lighter hold, try DevaCurl Light Defining Gel:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3960033

                          Neither product will leave hair feeling stiff.

                          Answered on 8/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          From DevaCurl:

                          "Our moisturizing and defining
                          gels dissolves instantly when applied to
                          wet hair and dries forming a moisture protective
                          cast to enhance curls. Once the curls are completely dry, scrunching the curls in an upward motion will
                          release the cast revealing soft, shiny and bouncy curls.

                          "Suggested Use
                          Tilt head forward. Scrunch curls in an upward
                          motion to release excess water weight. Apply
                          gel between palms and glide across hair before
                          scrunching upward. Using the DevaTowel
                          or DevaGloves, scrunch again toward scalp to
                          define curls."

                          Answered on 8/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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