Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Product Line
Before finding this product, I spent ten years searching for ways to control my unruly curls. Other gels are too thick and make hair look wet and feel crunchy. The price is a bit high, but I don't use nearly as much at a time as I would of other products. It's worth every penny. I must admit that my opinion might not be as high if I had not first read the DevaCurl founder's book "Curly Girl: the Handbook". It really taught me how to care for my hair and get the most out of these products. I used to straighten my hair every day because I didn't know how to handle the curls and frizz. But since reading the book and using DevaCurl, I can honestly say that I actually enjoy and prefer my curls over straight hair. My hair has been saved! Embrace your curls!
Most Helpful Critical Review Great smell, but nothing special
I have very fine wavy/curly hair. And no matter how I try them, I can not get either of the DevaCurl gels to work for me. Arc Angell gave better (well tighter) curl formation than Angell, but my curls always came out stringy. With Angell, my curls were a bit more chunked together but my they were incredibly droopy. I know naysayers will think I didn't use as directed or do it right, but I did...over and over. These gels are just too heavy for my uber fine hair.
Reviewed by 444 customers Decade Devacurl User
Sarah from Texas
I have been using Devacurl products for the last decade and have never had scalp issues or my hair falling out and am in my 30's. I typically only use this Gel and the Coconut Curls. I used to use the No-Poo and One Condition, but I have a different routine with other products that clean and hydrate better for my hair. I need a sulfate free, but sudsy product to deep clean my scalp/hair, or I start to have issues with any product that doesn't deep clean. I understand some have had issues with this product, but I have not and have used it for years. My hair is fine, curly, highlighted and frizzy.
Everyone's hair/body chemistry, hormones, water quality, stress levels, all that is different and I can't speak for those who say they've had issues with the newer products, but I love Devacurl and swear by it. My 14 year old daughter uses it as well and I've been using it on her hair for years as well. Not one issue. I think it's fair for me to say to each their own and using this gel for my curls is the best product I think out there when it comes to a single curl product that gives soft, bouncy curls. Judge for yourself.
Shelly from Kentucky
This product is great. It has good ingredients and it has super flexible hold. I highly recommend trying this product. I have naturally curly hair and this gel brings out perfect curls with all day hold.
April from PA
I used to be a loyal DevaCurl user and had at least ten different products at a time, including this one, which I used EVERY wash day for over seven months. Do NOT buy this product. I have not used DevaCurl in a year, and my curl is FINALLY coming back. My hair was relaxed by their products, I lost hair, and my scalp felt like it had been burnt for a couple months after stopping use. Try Curlsmith instead.
DG from Naperville, IL
I use it after washing & conditioning my hair. It goes on well and isn't sticky or gooey, Only holds for one day. Need to apply again or use another to get your curls looking good.
Drea from California
It does what it claims to do! Light hold, curl defining and no crunch. It also does not weigh down my curls. This stuff is the best.
DO NOT BUY
Holly from Baltimore
Do not use this product or any others from Devacurl. I stopped a year ago and my hair is still a mess. I lost well over half of it and my scalp is still recovering. Trust me and the 80,000 others who have been affected, stay away!!
Curls without the crunch
Jules from Pinellas Park, FL
I've used a lot of products over the years, and so far this is one of the best I've found that allow for the natural curls and does not look or feel "crunchy"! The struggle is real!
I love it and would recommend it!
Tames my curls and gives definition without the crunch
Ambers from Pittsburgh, PA
I wash my hair at night and sleep on it. I have fine curly/wavy hair that tends to get frizzy. I use this product I. The morning to give my curls some definition and to tame any frizz. As long as you don't use too much of the product, you will not have crunchy hair. My hair is soft, bouncy, and tamed. The light formula is perfect because it doesn't weigh down my fine hair.
Great light gel for curly hair
DDgems from Lake Forest, CA
I've been using Divacurl products for years, love them. I'm super sensitive and this is the only hair line that I have no problem with. My curls are never frizzy and my hair looks natural, give it a try
Mary from VA
Thought my hair getting noticeably thinner and scarce around my face was due to aging (although I'm 26) but after some research, I realized that it was this hair product that was doing the damage. This product is "light" which makes it seem better for thin hair, so I though I was going myself a favor. After discontinuing using this product, my hair is back to normal.
CAUSES HAIR LOSS AND SCALP DAMAGE
Arlene from Palm Beach, Fl
Please do Not Purchase these products. Do some research, Curlsmith is a better, healthier option. These items cause hair loss & scalp damage.
Want to shave your head??
DevaDamaged from NC
This product along with the rest of their line is TOXIC. Even almost a year after using any of their products, my hair is still nowhere near what it was before. I have lost so much hair and my curl pattern is completely ruined now. I cannot do anything with my hair at this point. It is damaged far worse than it ever was using heat and color for years and years. I have put my hair through a lot in the past and finally cut it all off and decided to get it healthy. I was five years strong of doing the best for my hair and no heat or color when I started using Deva's line. Now all of that effort is down the drain and my hair is fried. And the only way to fix it is to shave it all off and hope it will grow back better. So unless you want to go down that road as well, stay FAR FAR away from any of their products. There are thousands of people that have been victims of these products and lawsuits in the works. Trust me, there are plenty of better stylers out there, many at much cheaper prices. I would hate to see even one more person deal with this. They need to recall their products until they figure out whatever changed when them around 2018.
It was ok just Okay...
Ang from Kissimmee, FL
It did not hold my hair at all. Hair still frizzed and puffed up.
NO NO NO
Bamalama from Savannah, GA
Do not buy! Makes your hair fall out and the company is literally being sued for it.
Great hair gel, not heavy
Julianna from Colorado
I love this hair gel and buy it all the time. Can't wait to try the sample that came with it!
jas from california
Healthy 26 year old
Jasmine from New York
First off I have been a ulta member since 2015, I spend thousands of dollars each year on hair and skin products and I'm always emailed to give a review but I never have. Today I decided to write a review on this product. I was so excited to get this gel, I heard so much about deva curl and I just had to try it. Of course I bought the travel size items first just to test out and omg I loved them so I went back a week later and bought all full size bottles. That was my BIGGEST mistake. After about a month of using deva curl I noticed a change in my hair. Not a good one. To sum it up I used this gel about every other day after washes for a month straight. At first I started to notice more hair falling out in the shower than usual(like clumps of hair) then my scalp started to get more dry, itchy and almost hurt to touch like it was burning. Then come week 3 I started to realize how thin my hair was getting( I have very wavy, thick Puerto Rican, long hair down to my butt). It's taken me about 6 years to get my hair so healthy and beautiful and in just one month this product destroyed that! My hair is now stringy, dry, brittle, thinning at the scalp and I've lost length. I love my hair and I do everything but the best for it and this product is by far the worst thing I've ever come in contact with! Ladies if you love your hair as much as I do save yourself! DO NOT BUY!
Devacurl causes hair loss and hair damage!
Erica B from Huntsville, AL
I started using devacurl products in early 2019. I started with the original hair gel but in late 2019 I switched to the light defining gel. MWithin a month or so of using devacurl I started noticing significant hair loss. I'm talking a palm sized amount of hair in every single shower. I also noticed my hair just started looking more damaged and less curly, more frizzy. It just looked bad. Eventually I had to have it cut from bra strap length to shoulder length because my hair got so thin it was stringy and gross looking long. I had my hair cut at a Deva certified salon and they also used devacurl products on my hair. I told them about the hair loss but I thought it was hormonal. At this point I never once question that it might be devacurl, because devacurl is supposed to be the best of the best. So I kept using their products. In december 2019 I bought a replacement bottle of two products, the low poo and the light defining gel. At this point I noticed my scalp was just really itchy and it burned. After a couple weeks I noticed I was getting lots of dandruff that didn't go away with clarifying with sulfate free shampoo, and red tiny bumps on my scalp started to pop up. Then about a week ago a girl I follow on YouTube told about her experience and how devacurl products ruined her hair. She was exclusively using devacurl too and her hair looked just like mine. I realized at this point that obviously it was these products! I stopped using them immediately and washed them all out of my hair. Since removing the devacurl products my scalp feels better and looks better, but my hair is so thin you can see my scalp. Specifically mostly in the area of my hairline and around my ear/temple area. It will take probably years to repair the damage these products have done to my hair. Do yourself a favor and don't buy them and if you own them, stop using them immediately. If you haven't experienced hair loss you dodged a bullet, I wouldn't personally want to risk this happening!
Gavby from Rochester, NY
a lot of curly hair products that i've tried make my hair feel very chunky and weighed down, but this didnt!! it's very light and doesn't make my hair feel heavy at all
Braileigh from Virginia
I use it while my hair is still damp and make sure to scrunch while it dries
Kat from Arlington
This product flaked in my hair on day one. Returned it a few days later. Wouldn't recommend.
Finally Found The Perfect Product
Pazzaragazza from Boston
I have a lot of hair, but it's on the finer side. It's wavy & puffs out badly after it air dries. Frizzy in general. It's colored & highlighted. When my hair is almost dry, it looks good. Nice long wavy layers & no frizz. Completely dried, the wave is just about gone & turns to frizz. This product gives me that look I like when it's halfway air dried. My waves are redefined. No frizz! I love the way it looks after I tousle it. Beachy waves. I'm impressed! Also hooked.
I gave it 4 stars because it has a spray pump. It's not supposed to from what I see here. Plus, it shot out in a straight stream that went everywhere except my hair at first. I think I can survive this or try to find a cap that fits from something else. Still, very happy with the results :)
It's okay, not amazing
GABBY from Florida
This is an okay gel, not amazing in my opinion. I have 3B curls, and I noticed that the first day, my hair was pretty nice. Not really frizzy or anything, but it was a little flat for my liking. By the second day, my hair was really oily and really flat. I would add water in my hair to reactivate the gel that was already in my hair to tame down any sort of frizz. The frizz was tamed, but I also didn't want to turn to dry shampoo for the oil when that is something I typically didn't do until maybe the 3rd day. I tried using a smaller amount, but it didn't make to much of a difference. So, 3 stars because my hair wasn't really crunchy, but made my hair oily and limp by day two.
Trish from Kansas
I don't feel crunchy with this product. I use the light control which just curbs enough of the frizz to make a big difference. Really love the product.
Great for curly girls
Tristin from Lake Charles, LA
Helps my curls stay put and freeze free. I like how it doesn't make my hair crunchy like most gels do.