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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 441 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (332)
  • Smells great (249)
  • Controls frizz (183)
  • Lightweight (182)
  • Non-greasy (169)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (42)
  • Dries-out hair (23)
  • Sticky (17)
  • Heavy (8)
  • Strong odor (8)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (237)
  • Daily use (129)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Thick hair (65)
  • Travel (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (288), Wavy hair (122), Straight hair (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (174), Survivalist / minimalist (154), Product junkie (74), Professional stylist (4)

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4.0

Great product for curls

By DeniseUSF

from Tampa, Florida

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Slightly drying

Best Uses

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

    This product offers a lot of definition and hold without being heavy or making hair crunchy. It melts into hair on contact and does not flake. My curls are very springy regardless of drying with a diffuser or air drying. The only thing I don't 100% love is that compared to the light gel, this product is a little drying.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    Looooove this gel! Definitely buying some more.

    By Neri

    from Dodge City, KS

    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:

      Love this product hold my curls, no frizz, strong hold, easy to use, absolutely in love with it!

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      4.0

      I really like this product

      By Paula

      from Ft. Worth Tx

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use
        • Thinner Hair

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

        This is the best product for my hair type. I can use it daily without build up

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        2.0

        Good hold, but extremely drying.

        By Nessie Mour

        from Illinois

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Dries-Out Hair

        Best Uses

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

          I was so excited when I bought this gel. I had seen so many great reviews on Devacurl products, and I was hoping that I had finally found a great product for myself, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. I have mixed coarse curly hair around 3b and 3c, and this product dried my hair out to the max! : / The hold wasn't that great either. The first day was fine, but the second day my curls were barely there and super dry. I tried using it with a moisturizing curl creme to see if that helped, and nothing. The gel is too drying. You would think that since this product is made specifically with curly and coarse hair in mind it would work great, but sadly no the case. I don't recommend this product for hair like mine. I'll just stick to garnier gels for now. They don't cause too much drying.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          1.0

          Product review

          By Kay

          from Gretna, La

          About Me Professional Stylist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Work

            Best Uses

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

              This product made my hair dry out and frizzy

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              5.0

              One of my favorite Deva Curl products

              By Becky

              from Wichita, KS

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use

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

                I love all the Deva Curl products I use.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                Great curls!

                By Elctrifynchic

                from Tampa,fl

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Strong Hold

                Cons

                • Hair still frizzy

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

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

                Easy to use, works as decribed.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Nice hold

                By Love my hair

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Dries-Out Hair

                Best Uses

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

                  After reading and hearing so many good things about DevaCurl products and wanting to try a no-poo, I decided to switch and give them a try. I found them to be "just okay." I have very think curly/coily hair (4A/4B), so my hair needs lots and lots of moisture and oil. This particular product had very good hold and it didn't leave my hair hard, crunchy, or sticky. However, it did dry out my hair. I think it's a good product for someone else, just not for me.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  No crunch, but lots of frizz

                  By JudyS

                  from Westchester County, NY

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  I have medium length permed hair and thought this would be great, as most curl products make my hair stiff and crunchy. I followed the directions and it just doesn't work well. It does make my hair fuller, and not crunchy, but instead of defined curls, I get a head full of frizz and it seems to dry out my hair and I look like an old lady.

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this product for my little Girls super curly hair!

                  By Ash

                  from Oklahoma

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smells Great
                  • Strong Hold

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair

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

                    Love this product for my little girls super curly hair. Worth the money for good product!

                    • 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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