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DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel

DevaCurl

Ultra Defining Gel

32.0 oz

Item #: 2307907

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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 356 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (265)
  • Smells great (195)
  • Lightweight (131)
  • Controls frizz (125)
  • Non-greasy (114)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (36)
  • Dries-out hair (16)
  • Sticky (14)
  • Strong odor (8)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (165)
  • Daily use (93)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Thick hair (42)
  • Travel (36)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (232), Wavy hair (99)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (143), Survivalist / minimalist (122), Product junkie (55), Professional stylist (3)

Reviewed by 356 customers

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5.0

Great product!!

By Keno

from Las Vegas

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair

    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

    This product does just what it claims to do. It leaves my curls curly free of frizz and not hard or sticky.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    Would buy this product again

    By Alex28

    from New Orleans, LA

    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

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

      Love this product line. Been using it for a little while now and it has helped manage my curls and frizz.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      1.0

      very dry hair

      By mrenee

      from Livonia MI

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

      Used it for about a week and it made my hair feel very dry. Even when I left some conditioner in it. Will be returning this

       
      5.0

      Definitely a keeper

      By Curly Rosie

      from Waco, TX

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        I use it as soon as I finish washing my hair.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        Love this stuff!

        By runner librarian

        from Chicago

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Hold

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

        I've been using this product for a few years now, and I really like it. You only need a little bit to stop frizz. Great product!

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        Definitely will keep buying!!

        By Curlygirl

        from Sacramento, CA

        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

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

          My hair is fine and wavy/curly, and this product works great on it. I scrunch it into my hair while still damp, then diffuse til dry on hot, but low setting. So glad my stylist turned me on to the Deva Curl line of products!

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          3.0

          Not convinced yet

          By Ana

          from San Gabriel Valley, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Dries-Out Hair
          • Strong Odor

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use
          • Travel

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

          This product would be great if it didn't give the dry feel to it. Looks great, but feels like I just vacuumed out all my natural moisture. Must be the Alcohol/Fragrance content. Yes, I would recommend this, but making sure to also recommend a heavy moisturizer/oil.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Cinnamon

          from Beaumont, TX

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Lightweight
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel:

            ...

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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                • 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
                • 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
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