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DevaCurl

Ultra Defining Gel

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Item #: 2250922

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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 261 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (194)
  • Smells great (143)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Controls frizz (95)
  • Non-greasy (91)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (29)
  • Dries-out hair (12)
  • Sticky (10)
  • Strong odor (7)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (132)
  • Daily use (71)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (54)
  • Thick hair (32)
  • Travel (30)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (176), Wavy hair (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (107), Survivalist / minimalist (95), Product junkie (43)

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5.0

love this!!!

By KK

from Cincinnati, Ohio

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Smells great

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

      This is a great product with great hold. My curls stay defined for days!! I also love the smell. It is very lightweight, not sticky at all and easy to work with. I have 3b/3c hair... Currently I am using Decadence No-Poo to cleanse, Heaven in Hair to deep condition, One Condition as a leave in and then lastly I follow up with the Ultra Defining gel. All these products are amazing! Decacurl truly is perfect for curls!!

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      Curly girls BFF

      By Molly

      from Omaha,NE

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Smells great

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        This is my I NEED THIS EVERY TIME I DO MY HAIR - gel! It hydrates my hair, frizz is kept away, gives my hair shine! I love it so much I get the liter it is so worth it!! I also use before the Deva Curl Decadence no poo and conditioner (both of those are amazing too!)

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        love this product!

        By Pam

        from Jacksonville, fl

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            Love this product for my curly hair.
            Keeps my hair looking nice.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            I've been using this product for 8 years!

            By JM

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Frizziness/Flyaways

              Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

              I use this product immediately after showering. The gel dissolves in my hair, so it's never sticky or crunchy.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              1.0

              not effective

              By D honey

              from corona ca

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Complicated To Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                  firm very hard hold on hair wow

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Pricey, but worth it

                  By Kkvo

                  from Lexington,KY

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Smells great

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Frizziness/Flyaways

                  Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                  Loved the smell and the moisture protective cast-- it keeps my hair smoother than most mousse or gels I have tried. A little more costly than other products I have used, but a little goes a long way with this product.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Great curls

                  By Moxie Kitty

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hairwavy Hair

                    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                    I read about this product in an article, and it delivered! My curls haven't looked this good in years!!! They weren't weighed down by the product, weren't crunchy, and it kept it's curl for a few days.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Better products to try by Deva Curl

                    By Stylistmomma

                    from Corinth,Tx

                    About Me Professional Stylist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Smells great

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                    • Color-treated Hair
                    • Frizziness/Flyaways

                    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                    I tried this exactly as directed. My hair is very naturally curly, so I was excited to try this. Product did not make my curls less frizzy, and did not really define them at all. Deva curl has other products that are better, like the coconut defining cream.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    4.0

                    LOVING MY CURLS!!

                    By sdh

                    from Columbus, OH

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Value
                    • Smells great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                        Keeps my curls controlled and my hair feels soft! love it!

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Very Curly Hair
                         
                        5.0

                        Love It!

                        By Hair Junkie

                        from Akron, Ohio

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Effective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color-treated Hair
                          • Dry/Damaged Hair
                          • Greycourse Hair

                          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                          I mix a small amount of this gel with a small amount of mousse to get the control and shine wanted. My hair is medium length, grey and course.

                          • Hair Type:
                          • Wavy Hair

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                          11 Questions | 12 Answers
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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            Hi I was wondering how this product compares to the arc angel. I have thick, wavy, unruly hair and I am wondering which gel would do the best job of defining the wave, adding curl to hair that needs it, yet preventing my hair from being poofy and frizzy. THANKS SO MUCH!!
                            Asked on 7/30/2014 by Kelly

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              All DevaCurl and DevaCare products are 100% sulfate, paraben and silicone free and rich with botanical and plant-based ingredients. The DevaCare products contain the anti-oxidants vitamin C and orange peel extract to slow color fading. We recommend DevaCare for dehydrated, color treated and chemically dehydrated curls.

                              Arc AnGEL provides the same amount of hold, just with the added benefits of these ingredients. Both would be well suited for your hair type and texture to help reduce your frizz and define your natural curl/wave pattern.

                              Answered on 7/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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