Rated 4.09 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best styling product I've ever used!!
I have very curly, very frizzy, naturally curly hair. I have struggled to find a perfect styling product my entire life. Once I got over myself and realized I wasn't going to be successful with a $4 bottle of mousse from the drugstore, I bit the bullet and spent the money. It is worth every single penny!! Because my hair is very long and very curly, I use quite a bit at a time, and it delivers perfectly coiled, touchable curls with the perfect combination of hold and softness.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
I have 2c-3a curls with all types of strand density and bought this gel after using the light defining gel. I saw good reviews about it and researched which of my favorite culies had tried it. I was looking for something comparable to LDG but with more hold and moisture. This seemed to be the answer. I have applied it following video tutorials, specific instructions, and my own trial and error with other Deva and non Deva stylers and as a stand alone product and nothing works. This gel leaves me with stringy, flat, and WAY frizzy hair. I really wanted to love it and will keep experimenting but so far, 3 weeks with this stuff has not been great. Everyone's hair is different but this definitely was not the holy Grail product I was (and still am) searching for. Too bad!
Reviewed by 410 customers Weird smell?
Jessica from Richmond, Virginia
After receiving mine, I used it for the first time and it has a weird heavy vinegar smell. I'm not sure if that means something is wrong with my bottle or if it always smells like that but it's awful. Made my hair crunchy too despite the name. Won't be using this again.
Holds, gives shine, love it!
Lilk from Tn
I do NOT use the no-poo stuff. I only use this product. But having used it for years, I've never experienced any of the things that are being reported. I think it has to do with never using actual shampoo therefore having mass product buildup. But with this product, I get great hold and lots of shine. It can be crunchy but it really does crunch right out. And once you figure out how much you should use in your hair, I find there's not much crunch at all. I can do a water spritz and crunch and wear second-day hair, something I've never been able to do.
Theblueeyedvagabond from San diego
Deva curl used to be the holy grail until they sold out to L'Oréal. Rumor has it that there are now relaxer agents put in the products. It dried my hair and my damage was so bad I had to cut 14 in of hair that wouldn't longer curl
Don't use deva curl it will destroy your hair
g from nc
deva curl is not good for your hair in some cases it has caused people's hair to fall out. don't use any of their products
Hunter from Augusta, ME
Do no buy this product. I have been using it for years, and recently I have noticed that my curls have started to feel dry. This product has caused my hair to fall out and I have developed an extremely itchy/ dry scalp. I do not recommend. Since then I have switched over to all Cantu products for my curly hair and I am LOVING it. Its much cheaper, my curls are healthy and my scalp is back to normal!
Amazing if you use it correctly
Courtney from Houston, TX
This is the BEST gel I have found for my hair. I have 3a curls, my hair is very thick and course. I have worn my hair naturally curly all my life so I've been through my fair share of curly products. I've found that with my texture and curl type, I need a gel to provide hold. This gel does the best job at providing hold and preventing frizz. The main reason I love this is because when I use it I feel like it enhances my curls and keeps frizz at a minimum. However, you have to apply this on SOAKING wet hair for it to work properly. You also need to use it a few times to figure out how much you need. Sometime I go a little too cray and put too much, and I can tell once my hair dries because my roots feel greasy/sticky and my hair isn't able to fully dry all the way because it's so over saturated with product. But, if you use the correct amount and scrunch it into soaking wet hair, it is the BESTTT.
Johanna from Texas
Finally found something that does wonders for my hair!!!! I have 3c hair and this is the best thing that's happened to my hair. I've been using all the devacurl products for about 3 months now and my hair keeps getting better!!! You have learn how to use the products and it'll work wonders for your hair. The bottles tells you exactly how to use them. Best thing I've tried. I'm finally embracing my coily curls!!!
Dries out your hair
Whisper from St Paul mn
Made my hair looks so dry and damaged. It also did not hold my curls. I am returning this.
A from New York, NY
I don't think I've ever written a review for anything before, but as someone who relies heavily on them I felt it necessary to write one now. I used to really love this gel and other Devacurl products, but as time has passed the texture of my curls look almost as if there's some heat damage, when I haven't used any heat appliances in months. Some curls are more defined and coiled, whereas others lack shape and some even look straight. I can tell that my hair has begun to thin near the part down the middle, and near my edges. My curls now look frizzy at the end of the first wash day and extremely dry and dull on the third day. It's been seriously upsetting watching the health of my hair deplete after years of working hard on it and taking care of it. After so many women have recently spoken out about their experience with DC products, I realized what the problem was. Please please please stay away from these products if you love your curls.
Causes Hair Loss
Christine from Staten Island
I used this product for 12 years. Company leadership changed a few years ago and with that the product changed. I recently found this Devacurl products are causing my hair loss and other effects such at dandruff, scalp rashes, etc for many other woman. Google it. the story broke the week of 2/4/20. Read and investigate for yourself.
Do Not use
Miller from Long Beach
I have used this product for years!!! I started noticing about 2 years ago my hair was dry and brittle. I was loosing so much hair. I went to my doctor to get thyroid and hormones check and everything was normal. I recently returned all my recently purchased product from Deva Curl and bought curl Smith. I didn't make the connection before, but with so many other women suffering from similar issues I will never purchase Deva Curl again. I am already seeing a difference in the moisture of my hair. Not I am working hard to recover where I have a bald spot! YES A BALD SPOT. Don't buy. Stay away
MADE MY HAIR FALL OUT
Abcurls from OH, USA
I bought 2 bottles of this stuff back in October 2019 and after a little while started noticing a SIGNIFICANT increase in hair loss
Makes Hair Dry and Scalp Itchy
Cece from Eugene, OR
I used this for about 5 days after getting the deva cut, usually my curls feel moisturized and healthy after cutting my hair but after using this it made my hair dry and frizzy. My scalp was tingly and itchy all day, I didn't realize what was going on until I read further into their products. I would stay away from this brand if you want to keep your healthy hair.
Ali from Wausau, WI
I put it in after combing through wet hair, scrunch slightly and blow dry no heat medium speed with a diffuser and my curls form nicely, not frizzy, no-crunch and my hair is healthier than it has been in years. My hair is very long and most gels don't hold curls all day with the weight of my long hair. Using this, my curls last all day and look great!
totally left a crunch
phoebs from Seattle
I bought this b/c of the no crunch promise. It gave me a super hard hold that I couldn't easily scrunch out. No, I didn't put too much in, I'm actually the one who puts less than suggested the first few times b/c I don't need much.
Considering the current DevaCurl scandal of it causing damage and hair loss, and having lost curl pattern and body and dealing with scalp issues myself since I started using their products a year ago, I would NOT recommend.
Hair Looks Great But Feels So Dry
Aaliyah from San Antonio, TX
I had my 20% off coupon so I decided to finally give DevaCurl a shot. Being a curly girl, I felt obligated to join in on the fun and see what am the fuss was about with this brand. I used this product in conjunction with the B'Leave In and Super Stretch Curl Cream. My hair looks and smells amazing. However, it FEELS SO DRY. My hair literally felt like straw once it was completely dry after using it the first time. Since I thought obviously the problem was my hair, I tried the combo again on my hair after a super moisturizing deep conditioner and my hair still felt like I had walked through the Sahara. The definition and smell of the product is amazing and you can get pretty good volume on day one hair, but I don't want to sacrifice the softness and moisture level of my hair and as a girly girl, I shouldn't have to.
I like it!
Cassandra from Noblesville, IN
This is great! I wish it had a little more hold and wasn't as sticky BUT that's not stopping me from using it. I do use it sparingly, though because I don't love the crunchy curls look. It's curly girl method compliant and I am trying to follow that regimen. Ultimately, DevaCurl is my go-to brand for haircare now.
I returned this product
Marc from Hermantown mn
Did not like this. Just didn't work in my haircut
Will buy & use FOREVER ♥️
Gina from Morganton, NC
My hair has never looked this good, so in love with this product 💕
My go to for styling products
Ali from Wausau, WI
Keeps my curls formed and bouncy all day. No crunchy curls either!
This Gel is an Angel
Keely H. from DFW
This gel is so lightweight for a stronghold. I love it so much. I was disappointed in their Ultra Defining Gel, so I put off trying this one. So glad I finally caved. I start of with raking the DC Styling Cream through and then seal in the moisture with a cocktail of the DC B'Leave In & Arc Angel. Diffuse then SOTC with the DC Oil.
Curly girl from Long Island, NY
After applying leave ins and creams I scrunch this into my hair soaking wet and scrunch again with microfiber towel after product is applied, the gel dries with a cast but it is not too hard just quickly scrunch again once hair is completely dry and you are ready to go. This is my second bottle and will continue to buy again!
Love this Gel
Tanya from SALISBURY, NC
Great gel for when you need hold without frizz.
Dana M from San Diego
This gel is awful. My hair felt extremely dry and brittle as soon as I put this in it, even though it was still SOAKING WET. After letting it air dry, my hair still felt very dry and my curls were frizzy, flat and stringy. I usually use Ouidad gel, which works great and keeps my curls moisturized, but was hoping this would work just as well because it's cheaper. Nope. For reference, I have 2c/3a middle eastern curls.
Probably not for my hair type
Dcurlly from Marietta, GA
I used it for a wash a go. Initially it was amazing but then next day hair was awful. My hair was dry and looked like i didn't do anything to my hair at all