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DevaCurl

Ultra Defining Gel

3.0 oz

Item #: 2250922

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DevaCurlUltra Defining Gel
 
4.1

(based on 211 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (160)
  • Smells great (122)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Controls frizz (95)
  • Non-greasy (91)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Dries-out hair (12)
  • Sticky (10)
  • Strong odor (7)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (129)
  • Daily use (71)
  • Thick hair (32)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (30)
  • Travel (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (94), Survivalist / minimalist (72), Product junkie (34)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (141), Wavy hair (64)

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5.0

Great for lightweight curls

By lh

from garden grove

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Smells great

Cons

  • Can't Use Coupons
  • Can't Use Coupons To Purc
  • Can't Use Pou Pons

Best Uses

  • Color-treated Hair
  • Frizziness/Flyaways

Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

A bit pricey but you don't need to use much.

  • Hair Type:
  • Wavy Hair
 
5.0

Great gel for curly hair in every type of weather.

By Pat

from Charlton, NY

About Me Minimalist

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:

    I use this product after every shampoo. I apply it to soaking wet hair then finger through and scrunch. After drying I run my fingers through it again and my curls are soft and frizz free.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best product for curly thick hair

    By Cbrooks

    from Abilene, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        Best curly hair product I've ever used, the light version is great too, but with my thick hair the ultra worked better.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        3.0

        Only Limited Definition

        By Daily Makeup User

        from Florida

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            I like the Deva shampoo and conditioner but for me, there are other, more effective products for curl definition.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            great!

            By Nat

            from walton, ny

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                  Not too heavy, perfect hold without weighing my curls down. I love it!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Love my curls!

                  By Keke

                  from Baton Rouge, LA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                    When I found DevaCurl, I found curly hair redemption! I use the entire line and I use it according to the directions. My curls are soft and frizz-free which is a hard combination to achieve. I use to suffer from the crunchy curls just to be frizz-free but not anymore! Thanks DevaCurl!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best invention for curly-girlies!

                    By Coach Jess

                    from Chicopee, MA

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Fights Frizz

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Frizziness/Flyaways

                      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                      This is my hair holy grail. When I get out of the shower I squeeze my hair out with a T-shirt (no rubbing, just a little squeeze)then spray in John Frieda's daily leave in conditioner until it is soaked again (this gel can be drying if not mixed with a leave-in or applied to soaking wet hair). At this point, give it another squeeze with the T-shirt if it is too wet. Then i flip my head upside down and apply even amounts,starting from the scalp, all the way down to roots, scrunching as I go. I flip my head back over and place my curls how I want them (the ones by my face always curl funky if I don't shape them with my fingers)... Now here is the hard part. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR HAIR! This part is the most important. You MUST let it air dry (I know, it's annoying, you will look like a wet rat for a little bit, cruchiness and all)100% before touching it. Once dry, flip you head upside down again (or to the side) and "break the mold" of gel GENTLY. The result is beautiful, spiral, frizz free curls!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair
                       
                      1.0

                      Didn't like

                      By Sara

                      from Texas

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Dries My Hair
                        • Too much alcohol

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                          Severely dried my hair and scalp

                          • Hair Type:
                          • Very Curly Hair
                           
                          4.0

                          Love It Love It Love It

                          By Coffee Lady

                          from Woodbridge, VA

                          About Me Minimalist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color-treated Hair
                            • Hair Loss

                            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                            My hair in the back is naturally curly but no so much in the front. It makes all my hair curly and soft and I just love this product.

                            • Hair Type:
                            • Straight Hair
                             
                            4.0

                            Nice gel

                            By The Crone

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Minimalist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Effective

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                                My preference for a gel is Jessicurl Spiralicious but this will work when I can't get to the salon. It may not be the best gel out there, but it's the best Ulta carries. It holds the curl but does not kill all the frizz. Slightly drying so I use it with a leave-in.

                                • Hair Type:
                                • Very Curly Hair

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                                • 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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    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 Reviewer

                                    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
                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    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
                                • 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 Reviewer

                                    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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