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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
 
4.2

(based on 415 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (312)
  • Smells great (236)
  • Lightweight (168)
  • Controls frizz (167)
  • Non-greasy (151)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (39)
  • Dries-out hair (18)
  • Sticky (17)
  • Strong odor (8)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (219)
  • Daily use (122)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Thick hair (62)
  • Travel (40)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (272), Wavy hair (114), Straight hair (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (163), Survivalist / minimalist (145), Product junkie (71), Professional stylist (3)

Reviewed by 415 customers

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5.0

Love this gel!

By Kool Karen

from Chesterfield

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair

    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

    I use this gel in my naturally wavy hair to blow dry with. It doesn't look like helmet het or crunchy yet it still holds great.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    4.0

    Great but overpriced.

    By Jackie

    from Altoona, PA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

      I love this product but I wish it wasn't so overpriced.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Love this product.

      By LovesMojo

      from Littleton, CO

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use
        • Thinner Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        Since I found this gel I use it every day. It is perfect for my wavy, fine hair. It doesn't clump up or feel heavy and it makes my waves and curls stand out. I really love it. I've tried many, many products but I'm sticking with this one.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        yes my only curly hair product

        By nancyleigh

        from michigan

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

          Great product that I always use when I want to go curly. Soft curls that hold but not stiff.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          finally

          By lipstick4

          from bay area

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

          • Sticky

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

          i heard about this product through social media & finally purchased it! so happy with the results! my hair tends to be frizzy but this really brought my curls though without the crunchiness! although it felt a bit sticky on my hands after, it's only a small price to pay for the way it kept my curls together!

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          5.0

          LOVE IT!!!

          By NaBrighteEyes

          from Bodybuilding USA

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Slip
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            I use DEVACURL EXCLUSIVELY!!!! And I love this stuff!!! I also use Arc Angel which gives my curls a different look and Ultra Gel gives my curls free, soft, single individual curl and bounce!!! Because I am a bodybuilder competitor, it's important that I take care of my hair on and off stage, in or out of season.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            My favorite curly hair product

            By Maddy

            from Portland, Oregon

            About Me Product Junkie

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

              My hair is definitely my defining feature, so I take special care when treating and styling my long curly hair. This product is my holy grail, and I have given it as gifts to all of my curly hair friends; it's unanimous- this product saves lives. It provides a cast over wet hair that controls frizz and defines curls as the hair dries. You then shake the cast and your hair has soft, defined curls. Although it is a little expensive, the product will last a while (using a quarter size amount each time) and it is effective.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              5.0

              My holy grail hair gel

              By Jody

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use

                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                I have 2C/3A hair and have been using this gel since 2011 without being tempted to try other products. It gives medium hold and doesn't weigh down my curls. I have never had to worry about product build up, and it is alcohol free so it doesn't dry out my hair. It is kinda pricey so I wait and buy the big bottles whenever ulta provides 20% off prestige brands.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Tashanicole

                from Morristown TN

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                  Best gel to use on very curly hair

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Best product for curly hair

                  By Kaitlyn miranda

                  from Roanoke VA

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Daily Use
                    • Thicker Hair

                    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                    Best product for curly hair! My hair is naturally thick and wavy, but this product makes my hair feel lighter and creates gorgeous curls in my hair

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

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                    21 Questions | 22 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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