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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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Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler
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
 
4.2

(based on 390 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (291)
  • Smells great (217)
  • Controls frizz (150)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Non-greasy (134)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (39)
  • Dries-out hair (18)
  • Sticky (16)
  • Strong odor (8)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (195)
  • Daily use (109)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Thick hair (51)
  • Travel (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (257), Wavy hair (106), Straight hair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (154), Survivalist / minimalist (138), Product junkie (62), Professional stylist (3)

Reviewed by 390 customers

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5.0

I have purchased many bottles of this product...

By Angie B.

from Washington, MO

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair

    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

    I have used this product over a year. I love it.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    First time my frizzy curly hair had soft defined curls!

    By P

    from Folsom, CA

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

      Make sure you use product correctly. If not enough product used it won't give the curl definition all over head. Watch video that I haven't. Just read directions.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      4.0

      Fabulous!

      By Bess

      from Arizona

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        I just switched from Arch Angel to this and I am not disappointed at all! Love the lighter yet strong feel of the gel! Works wonderfully!

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        A dissapointment

        By Allison

        from Austin, Tx

        About Me Product Junkie

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Smells Great
        • Strong Hold

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • pricey
        • Sticky

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • weekly use

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        I have used this line for a while, and while they are okay, I'm barely ever impressed and they are too expensive for a just whatever hair day.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        4.0

        Love this product!

        By Carmen

        from La verneused each day

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

          Used each day and helps control frizziness and keeps a lasting curl.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          5.0

          Not enough words to describe how much I love this gel.

          By J-

          from Michigan

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            Struggled a long time finding a product to to tame my frizzy hair. This product is amazing.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My favorite hair product!

            By Alli

            from AZ

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Requires A LOT of product

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Thicker Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            This is my favorite hair product. I have natural spiral curls and this gel supports and defines my curls without making them crunchy, weighing them down, or leaving my hair frizzy. Best used in conjunction with other DevaCurl products and the Curly Girl Handbook. Weekly, I am stopped by strangers asking me if my hair is naturally curly and what hair products I use. I've recommended the DevaCurl line to many people!

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            Best for curls

            By Curly K

            from Florida

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Smells Great
            • Strong Hold

            Cons

            • You must scrunch out after dry to release curls

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Travel

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            I've used Devacurl for over 10 years--truly the best product for curls.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            Great product!

            By Gardener13

            from South Bend, IN

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

              Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

              Love this product. I have tried many products in my years of trying to control my naturally curly hair. This is my go to product. Deva Curl is more expensive than any other products that I have ever used but I love their products and I make room in my budget to be able to afford them. If you have naturally curly hair and haven't tried these products, don't wait any longer. By the way, their defuser is remarkable!

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              5.0

              Love this gel!

              By Katandthefiddle

              from East Tennessee

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use
                • Thicker Hair
                • Thinner Hair

                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                One of the best products I have ever used. It absorbs well into hair, and defines curls without weighing them down. Curls are soft and bouncy after your hair is dry.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

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                20 Questions | 21 Answers
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                • 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
                • Q:

                  I have thick, oily and straight hair. Was wondering which product would work best? I like to do the no heat curl styles where you sleep with your hair in some type of curl then in the morning when you wake up take the curls out and have nice curly hair.
                  Asked on 7/24/2016 by blonde11584 from Columbus,GA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Blonde! Our products are recommended for naturally curly hair. It's all about curly texture requiring more moisture, which I'm not sure your straight hair would. If you would like to come on our FB page and submit a pic during one of our #AskTheCurlCoach sessions, then we can get a better idea. Thanks for your interest!

                    Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  I bought the regular no-poo one conditioner light gel and super styling cream and my hair was nice but I still saw a lot of frizz I have thick curly hair like 3b and 3a
                  Asked on 5/10/2016 by Aya from New York

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Give it time. Take the Deva 30 day challenge, don't straighten your hair during this time and be sure to get your hair fully wet 5x per week, 2-3x with No-Poo/One Condition and the rest of the time just with One Condition. The frizz is from under-hydrated hair. Also, be sure to apply your styling products in soaking wet hair, and don't touch til dry. The scrunch again to release the gel cast. Apply SUPERCREAM first, then gel.

                    Answered on 5/11/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  Can you use this on dry hair?
                  Asked on 4/22/2016 by Curly Kay from Milwaukee, WI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Curly Kay, I recognize this question from last week; not sure if you are the one who asked it. My answer: no. Please make sure to apply any of our gels and styling products in wet hair in the shower. Scrunch to form curl, scrunch with a DevaTowel when you get out of the shower. Then don't touch your curls until completely dry. Then scrunch once again to release the cast for soft touchable curls.

                    Answered on 4/27/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • 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
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