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DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel

DevaCurl

Ultra Defining Gel

32.0 oz

Item #: 2250924

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DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel 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.

Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Silicone Free.
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
 
4.1

(based on 348 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (260)
  • Smells great (191)
  • Lightweight (127)
  • Controls frizz (118)
  • Effective (112)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (36)
  • Dries-out hair (15)
  • Sticky (14)
  • Strong odor (7)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (159)
  • Daily use (89)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Thick hair (42)
  • Travel (35)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (226), Wavy hair (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (140), Survivalist / minimalist (119), Product junkie (54), Professional stylist (3)

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5.0

A new staple for me

By Claudia

from Whittier Ca

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non sticky

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Travel

    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

    I first tried a sample of this gel & i ended up buying the full size bottle. During the summer I tend to air dry my wavy hair & this helps to define my curls. It's not heavy at all. I mix in a little of Aveda Be Curly lotion with it & this will not leave any sticky residue. Plus I really like that its paraben free. I will definitely repurchase & possibly add other items from this line.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Simply Amazing!!

    By Lyssa

    from Brookfield, Illinois

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

      I use this product regularly in my hair. My curls are extremely defined and beautiful. I am addicted to this product and I wish that I could afford the rest of the line.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      LoVE it!!! Keeps my hair curly without crunch!

      By Ang

      from Fargo, ND

      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:

        Using it right out of the shower with wet hair helps define my curls with no frizz!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Love it, would buy again

        By Summer curls

        from Syracuse, NY

        About Me Minimalist

        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:

          Soft curls

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          5.0

          I've been buying this product for over 2 years now

          By chiquita

          from Akron, OH

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Travel

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            I use the product daily. I love how my hair looks after applying it.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            I love this product

            By Iliana

            from Camden, NJ

            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

              Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

              All it takes is a small amount, a little scrunch and you're good to go.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              1.0

              Not my favorite

              By JaiJohnson

              from Indiana

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Hold

              Cons

              • Dries-Out Hair
              • Sticky

              Best Uses

                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                I did not like this product at all. I used the entire line no poo, conditioner , and finished with this Ultra Defining Gel. Although gel did a great job defining my curls it left my hair extremely dry and sticky. Next time I will use the light defining gel and see how that works. Definitely not for my 3b/3c hair

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                4.0

                Great product

                By Simplebutdisarming

                from O

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Travel

                  Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

                  As someone with very curly hair, it's rather difficult to find good products. Lately, I've been sticking to deva curl ultra defining gel and Miss Jessie's pillow soft curls. I like that this product is in a pump because it makes it easier to apply just the amount that I need.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product. My hair looks better and thicker !

                  By Marty

                  from Emerson, Iowa

                  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:

                    Love this product. It is perfect for my curly hair. Love the Deva hairdryer also! My daughter tried the hair dryer and is going to get her own.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    I love this product!!!

                    By Makeupmore

                    from West Virginia

                    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:

                      I have been using this for several years and can't be without it. It is the best for curly hair without making my hair crunchy.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        I have thinish straight hair and I am wondering if this will add any type of wave or curl to my hair or just not work due to my lack of curls?
                        Asked on 12/28/2015 by Nat from Oldsmar Fl

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Natalie, happy new year to you! So do you have even a bit of bend in your hair? If you are looking for more wave, use the No-Poo, One Condition and then scrunch in the gel into soaking wet hair in the shower. Don't touch it until it's fully dry. Then scrunch upwards towards the root to break the gel cast and you'll have soft touchable waves. But if you don't want waves, it will work on you just fine, adding moisture to your locks. Who doesn't need a little extra moisture especially during these winter months. Good luck, and let us know how you like it.

                          Answered on 1/5/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have thin, low porosity, 2b/2c hair. I used to use the ultra light defining gel but lately it doesn't give me enough hold. I'm looking into this product but because my hair is so thin I wan't to make sure it won't weigh me down too much. How is it compare to the ultra light defining gel?
                        Asked on 11/16/2015 by lianaloo

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel sounds like it would be great for your hair. It will provide extra hold, without weighing it down!

                          Answered on 12/9/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have high porosity color treated hair. It's between wavy and super curly texture. I use the no poo and one condition then super cream then aloe Vera gel but I want more hold than the aloe Vera gel provides, is that possible to get without my hair becoming crispy? And if so do I need the light or ultra defining and do I put it in before or after super cream?
                        Asked on 11/8/2015 by Vanna mae

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          It sounds like what you are looking for is our Ultra Defining Gel. This gel provides a firm hold and delivers great definition. Make sure you apply an ample amount into very wet hair, preferably in the shower. Glaze gel onto the outer canopy and underneath then scrunch lightly to distribute to the interior. You should hear a "squish" when scrunching. Once distributed take groupings of curls and scrunch tight from tips to roots, squeeze out excess water, then squeeze with your DevaTowel You can diffuse or air dry, but remember, the less handling the better. Your curls will dry into a firm cast, but once completely dry, scrunch from tips to roots to release for soft, beautiful, frizz-free curls.

                          Answered on 11/10/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        I have wavy hair. When it is still drying or just after I have beautiful curls. However, 3 hours later, the curl looks like I crimped my hair ( a child of the 80s) which is awful! Would the ultra hold or light hold be better as my curls are so delicate? Are either one going to weigh down my curls b/c I don't want that to happen either.
                        Asked on 8/3/2015 by Waves4ever from Columbus, Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          It sounds like your #1 priority is hold. After cleansing with No-Poo and conditioning with One Condition, I suggest using Light Defining Gel. It will lock-in the moisture in your hair and keep your curls frizz-free and intact. You can also use DevaCurl Flexible-Hold Hairspray when hair is dry to help hold curls in place.

                          Answered on 8/3/2015 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • 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

                        • Brand Expert

                          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

                        • Brand Expert

                          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

                        • Brand Expert

                          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
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