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DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler

DevaCurl

Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler

32.0 oz

Item #: 2307907

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DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler 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. Great for wavy, curly, and super curly hair.

Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Silicone Free. Bursting with tropical, juicy starfruit & mango fragrance.

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 Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler
 
4.2

(based on 455 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (341)
  • Smells great (260)
  • Controls frizz (195)
  • Lightweight (192)
  • Non-greasy (180)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (43)
  • Dries-out hair (25)
  • Sticky (17)
  • Heavy (8)
  • Strong odor (8)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (248)
  • Daily use (135)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Thick hair (69)
  • Travel (45)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (299), Wavy hair (125), Straight hair (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (178), Survivalist / minimalist (160), Product junkie (77), Professional stylist (4)

Reviewed by 455 customers

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5.0

Love this product

By Kris

from California

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • You have to use a lot of product

Best Uses

  • Curly Hair
  • Daily Use
  • Travel

Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

This product smells amazing and washes off your hands easy after applying

  • Hair Type:
  • Very Curly Hair
 
5.0

One of the best gels for curls

By Nixojo

from Lawrence, KS

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Thicker Hair

    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

    I put this on while the hair is still very wet after shampooing/conditioning. Then I let it dry completely before shaking the curls out. It's a phenomenal product. It took a couple of weeks for my hair to detox after stopping the last products I used, but I'm so glad I stuck it out with this gel. The only other thing I use on my hair is a bit of Bumble & Bumble hair oil before putting applying the gel. AMAZING.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    1.0

    A total letdown!!

    By Curly Sue

    from Los Angeles, Ca

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Work
      • Dries-Out Hair

      Best Uses

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

        Way too expensive and does nothing for my fine, curly hair except dry it out.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        Love this Gel

        By Jen

        from Slc, Ut.

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Strong Hold

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

          I have very hard hair! It is very curly in the back and bottom but wavy/ frizzy on the top and sides! Where has this been my whole life? It has saved my curls! If the price is stopping you- it is worth every penny!!!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          3.0

          Returned it.

          By Mel C.

          from Redding, CA

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

          • Crunchy
          • Dries-Out Hair
          • Leaves a weird film
          • No slip

          Best Uses

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

            I was really hoping this could replace my beloved discontinued loreal melting gel but alas another one bites the dust. This gel smells great and doesn't flake but it just doesn't come close to my ideal product. It controlled frizz somewhat but you have to use a lot to get any lasting definition without breakthrough pouf. It was incredibly crunchy and after scrunching out the "cast" my hair didn't feel soft but rather had an odd coated feeling and looked and felt very dry. This product has zero slip which I look for in a gel. I actually like my gel to be "slimey". It also doesn't mix with a conditioner, it just balls up, which is another con for me. I will say that it dissolves with just water so washing is easy and reactivates nicely the next day. I have long red hair with natural spiral and s shaped curls that is medium thick.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            One of the best hair gels for curls!

            By Jen

            from Knoxville tn

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Strong Hold

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

              Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

              Really defines curls

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Bailey

              from Columbia

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Strong Hold

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use
                • Thicker Hair
                • Travel

                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

                I use it right when I get out of the shower at night, and my hair still looks great in the morning.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Trying to quit Deva...TOO EXPENSIVE!!!

                By Orphan Annie

                from Sandy, Ut

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • TOO EXPENSIVE

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

                I do like the Deva product line, but....the pricing is a bit too excessive!! I've bought Deva for years, using 4 products at a time on my hair. I can no longer justify the cost and have now replaced 3 of the 4 products with less pricey ones, and more hair looks just as good. The gel is my last hold out and I'm desperately searching for a replacement for it also. It's a great product but I'm no longer interested in using it due to the continual rising cost!

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                Best product for fine curly hair

                By Cj

                from Portland maine

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use
                • Non-Greasy
                • Strong Hold

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair

                  Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

                  I used this product after shampooing. It had great hold and gave my curls definition without any feeling of greediness or being heavy.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Love, love, love!

                  By isathecoach

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

                      Finally tried the gel for the first time. Oh my! I got my curls back! I have just been letting them air dry. Can't wait to see what diffusing will do. Definitely will continue to buy.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair

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                      • Q:

                        I have very thick, coarse, semi wavy hair. I have been straightening for a long time because when my hair dries in it's natural state, it just get bigger and more frizzy. I just had it cut, hoping to take some weight off and help bring out more curl with definition. It is curling somewhat, but it is still so frizzy. The ends look like straw, so I still have to pull out the flat iron to tame it and give it some shine. So it is still a major production. I want to go with what my hair was meant to do, but it's awful. I used Redken Frizz Dismiss products and I only wash my hair about once a week, because it is so dry. Would this product help bring out more curl and hold onto it for my type of hair?
                        Asked on 4/2/2017 by Trish from Birmingham

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention. It's great for setting your curls and fighting frizz if you want your style to last two or even three days.

                          Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I was just recently introduced to Deva Curl after trying many different brands with mixed results. Items were either way too light or too heavy for my 3A/3B thick hair. I see a lot of promise with this brand but need to find the right combo! I started with Low-Poo, Original Conditioner, B'Leave, and the Light Defining Gel and I LOVED how my curls looked but still had a ton of frizz. It was recommended that I use the styling cream as well. I tried to use the styling cream after the shampoo, conditioner, and B'Leave without the gel and I still had some frizz so I then I added the gel. My hair is super soft and light, has a lot of volume, and zero frizz but the curls are not very defined. I was thinking of trying the ultra gel instead of the light or the set it free spray instead of the gel to fix the frizz issue. Can you recommend the best products to use, which order to use them, and how to apply them? Thanks!
                        Asked on 3/31/2017 by Kaygia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          For styling, I would highly recommend our DevaCurl Styling Cream paired with DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel for ultimate definition and poof control. DevaCurl Styling Cream is our botanically infused cream conditions, that enhances and defines curls. It provides natural hold, humidity resistance and leaves curls moisturized and frizz free. DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention.

                          For best results we recommend using these products in the following way:

                          After cleansing and conditioning, apply DevaCurl Styling Cream by gliding through soaking wet hair and scrunching upward, making sure to evenly distribute product throughout curls.

                          After applying Styling Cream,spread DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel between palms and glide through wet hair. Scrunch upward toward the scalp to define your curls. Use a microfiber cloth or our DevaTowel in a scrunching motion to get the excess water out of your hair. Allow your hair to air dry. It is important to not touch your hair during the drying process as this may cause your hair to frizz up. Once dry, shake hair out at the root and scrunch curls again to release the moisture-protective cast and reveal soft, beautiful defined curls.

                          Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Okay, since I'm mixed I have super curly hair that tends to frizz out after a while. I usually have to use products that have extra strong hold to even get my curls to stay together instead of stringing out, and when I use the product the curls are kind of scrunchy. Will this product actually make my curls last, without the hard to touch feeling?
                        Asked on 3/10/2017 by Autumn from Bluefield, WV

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention. All of our gels create a moisture-protective barrier (we call it the Curl Cast) that sets the curls' shape during the drying process and prevents frizz while the hair dries. While the hold is strong, the hair is left soft, supple and defined, and will not leave a crunchy or wet look once the Curl Cast is scrunched and released.

                          Answered on 3/30/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have a combination of 3b/3c hair with high porosity. My hair normally pretty dry but around the crown of my head, there is a section of curls that are extremely dry and have lost their curl pattern. What deva products would work best for my hair? Thank you.
                        Asked on 2/8/2017 by Zee from CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          For cleansing and conditioning, I would highly recommend trying our Original DevaCurl No-Poo cleanser and our DevaCurl One Condition. Our products contain only moisturizing and water soluble botanicals that stimulate, cleanse, rejuvenate and restore curls natural order. For styling I would highly recommend our DevaCurl Styling Cream, this botanically infused cream conditions, enhances and defines curls. It provides natural hold, humidity resistance and leaves curls moisturized and frizz free.

                          Answered on 2/15/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have type 2B thick low porosity hair. I bought the Light Defining Gel and it didn't hold my curls. I had to reapply twice then resorted to adding some hairspray. How much of a stronger hold is the Ultra Defining Gel? I'm wondering if I should simply purchase the Max Hold Gel.
                        I purchased the Wave Maker online and am waiting to try it with the LDG to see if that's the hold I need. OR if buying the Ultra or max Gel would have the same results?
                        Asked on 1/2/2017 by Miss Jaggers from Terra Bella, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          DevaCurl Light Defining Gel is a light-hold moisturizing and defining gel that delivers flexible styling for a natural, soft hold. DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention.

                          Answered on 1/5/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I stopped using the Deva Curl Light Defining gel a few years ago because it dried my hair out and I discovered a great gel that moisturizers my hair (Alaffia). Does this Ultra gel dry hair out as well? Does it have any moisturizing qualities? I have 3b hair and prefer products that are healthy as well as effective. Thanks!
                        Asked on 11/7/2016 by Mon from Toronto, CAN

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          DevaCurl products are designed to hydrate, nourish, strengthen, and style all natural textures of wavy and curly hair. Our products are 100% botanically infused and contain no harsh sulfates, parabens, or silicones, making our products great to use for all natural textures of hair!

                          Answered on 11/30/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Can you dry hair with diffuser with this gel?
                        Asked on 11/4/2016 by Curly cue from Janesville, WI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          You can!

                          Answered on 11/30/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I'm curious how long should a wash n go with these products last? I have tried using these by themselves and it seems like I am washing my hair every 2 days (3 if I am really stretching it) I'm not exactly sure of my curl pattern I'm assuming is 4B or 4C hair. I just need my hair to not get super frizzy after a few days of washing. I presume some of this has to do with the very dry weather in my area.
                        Asked on 9/28/2016 by Keyanna from Palmdale, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Your style should last 2-3 days. I would highly recommend trying our Set It Free Moisture Lock Spray. It adds nourishment, shine and bounce to thirsty curls. It locks in moisture for those that need extra hydration, and fights frizz. It's great to use a finishing spray to seal in moisture or a second day refresher.

                          Answered on 9/29/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have wavy 2b low porosity thick hair that likes to frizz. I started using low poo delight shampoo and the conditioner. After I wash my hair I use a sample I got of quidad gel. My hair looks great when it's wet lots of curls. Once it drys I lose the curls. It looks like beachy waves. I was wondering if the ultra gel would be good or maybe there's something else I need to be doing. Thank You.
                        Asked on 9/1/2016 by Mia from Chattanooga, Tennessee

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          For styling, you may want to try our new Wave Maker, it's our new whipped cream styler that offers voluminous, frizz free touchable texture that lasts. You can pair it with our Light Defining Gel for maximum definition and hold.

                          Answered on 9/6/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        How well does this work on 4c hair when using for a wash and go?
                        Asked on 8/16/2016 by Kylasbibi from Upstate SC

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          UDG is greattt for super curly hair for a wash n go. Be sure to start with Decadence No-Poo & One Condition first. Apply (optional) Supercream, glaze & scrunch, then UDG. Always apply your gels in very wet hair. That goes for most of our product line; however, if you want to use Supercream as a stand-alone, you can experiment in damp hair. Hope this helps!

                          Answered on 8/16/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
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