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DevaCurl

Ultra Defining Gel

3.0 oz

Item #: 2250922

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DevaCurlUltra Defining Gel
 
4.1

(based on 224 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (168)
  • Smells great (127)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Controls frizz (95)
  • Non-greasy (91)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (25)
  • Dries-out hair (12)
  • Sticky (10)
  • Strong odor (7)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (129)
  • Daily use (71)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (37)
  • Thick hair (32)
  • Travel (30)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (149), Wavy hair (68)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (97), Survivalist / minimalist (76), Product junkie (39)

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5.0

Devacurl changed my hair

By Comfygirl

from Portland, OR

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

      I just recently tried the Devacurl line. Was using Ouidad prior. I wanted to start using sulfate free, paraben free, silicone free products. This line is incredible! I bought the founder's book - Curly Girl:The Handbook which shows you how to use products and condition curly hair. In just one day of using their products and following the techniques my hair has its curl back. I was having to curl the front of my hair with an iron as it just wasn't holding curl lately. The key to using this gel is once it is dry and crunchy you flip your hair over and scrunch your hair to break the gel cast for softer curls. I am simply amazed at the difference in my hair!!!

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      I have very coarse curly hair & this product held nicely.

      By None

      from TN

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Smells great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Frizziness/Flyaways
        • Normal Hair

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        Easy to use, blended in nicely & didn't get clumpy or sticky. Washes out completely so there's no build up.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        Great for defining curls and controling frizz!

        By BC2015

        from MN

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Frizziness/Flyaways

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

          This is the first product that effectively controls my fine frizzy hair on top of my head even in high humidity!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          The BEST gel for curls

          By arwash

          from Kalamazoo, MI

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Does Not Harden
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Gentle
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Frizziness/Flyaways
            • Normal Hair
            • Styling

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            After trying many different gels, this is by far my favorite. It provides the slick, sleeked back look for my curls, and does not get hard, crunchy, or flaky.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            Great gel

            By KH

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Frizziness/Flyaways
            • Normal Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            Use it regularly

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            1.0

            Not for my 3c/4a curls

            By steffi

            from Mississippi

            About Me Product Junkie

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Smells great

            Cons

            • Didn't Define Well
            • Ineffective
            • Not for thick hair
            • Not Worth The Price

            Best Uses

              Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

              I used this for a wash n go in confunction with the DevaCurl No Poo and One Conditioner. This didn't do a good job of defining all of my curls. I can already tell this wash n go won't last. I kept my receipt and will be returning this asap. I think this is for a looser curl.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              5.0

              great product

              By curly head

              from High Springs FL

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Smells great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color-treated Hair
                • Frizziness/Flyaways

                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                I use a lot of Deva products. I find they are the best for my curly hair. You don't need to use a huge amount to obtain the right amount to hold your curl. If you find your curls are not holding properly what I do is (and that is after the first day) I just add a little water to my hair and a small amount of the gel and it is right back to the way it was. If you have curly hair this product would be great for you. I have tried them all and this is the one I love the most.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                Nothing worked until this

                By GypsyNurse

                from Texas

                About Me Product Junkie

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Frizziness/Flyaways
                  • Limpness/Lifelessness

                  Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                  The saleslady at Ulta was awesome.Not only did she tell me how to use this product she was spot on as to how it would help. I haven't found another product that helps with frizz like this one and brings out my natural wavy curls. Impressed and will repurchase!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  DevaCurl Gel

                  By Annie

                  from Gretna, LA

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color-treated Hair
                    • Frizziness/Flyaways

                    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                    After trying the travel set my hair dresser could tell a change to the tecture of my after one week of use.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Love this stuff

                    By Me

                    from Pensacola, FL

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                          I use this stuff everyday. I always get compliments on the smell.

                          • Hair Type:
                          • Very Curly Hair

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                          7 Questions | 8 Answers
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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            My hair is suffering from heat damage and I'm about to cut off 3 inches. Can you please tell me what type of products I need for suffering with heat damage?
                            Asked on 5/31/2014 by kira from texas

                            1 answer

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