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Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler

DevaCurl

Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler

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DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler is a light 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. Bursting with tropical, juicy Starfruit and Mango fragrance.

Rub gel between palms. Tilt head forward then scrunch gel all over very wet curls in an upward motion. Use the DevaTowel to soak up excess water and speed up air-drying time. Now hands off! Once curls are completely dry, shake at the root and gently scrunch upward again to soften the firm cast. You'll get soft, crunch-free curls.
Water, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Peptide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Protein, Glycine Soja (Soy) Peptide, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Extract, Humulus Lupulas (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoeanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, DMDM Hydantoin, Amino Methyl Propanol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance.

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DevaCurlLight Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler
 
4.3

(based on 368 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (291)
  • Easy to use (281)
  • Controls frizz (241)
  • Non-greasy (238)
  • Smells great (224)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (34)
  • Dries-out hair (32)
  • Sticky (19)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Strong odor (6)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (293)
  • Daily use (169)
  • Thick hair (68)
  • Fine hair (62)
  • Travel (61)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (236), Wavy hair (116), Straight hair (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (131), Beauty conscious (129), Product junkie (77), Professional stylist (6)

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4.0

Love this!

By Marisa

from Boynton Beach, Fl

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use

      Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

      I like using this with the hair plopping method of drying. It really lets my curls set

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Celin

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Professional Stylist

      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 Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

        Love this product

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best gel for curly hair

        By Hot Tot

        from Haslet, Tx

        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 Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

          I've used this product for a couple of years. It keeps my curls all day. It's not too heavy or sticky. Great product!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          The best curls

          By Maria

          from Ct

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Thicker Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

            It's the best curl and never dries up!

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Leaves my hair straw-like and crunchy

            By CurlyHairKenia

            from Compton, CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great
            • Strong Hold

            Cons

            • Dries-Out Hair
            • Sticky

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

            I apply this product on my curvy/wavy hair everyday after I shower. I noticed I get more smaller curls and they become more defined with this gel compared to the arc angel gel. The only issue is it makes my hair feel straw-like and crunchy but with minimal frizz.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MIRACLE PRODUCT

            By bbringlet

            from Tuscaloosa, AL

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Daily Use

              Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

              This product is INCREDIBLE. I've always struggled to find something that woul five me definition without weighing my hair down, but this stuff is the ticket. I have 2c/3a hair. It controls frizz, and makes my curls look gorgeous. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not Crunchy!!!

              By Bean's Mom

              from Wilkes-Barre, PA

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Takes a bit to figure out how much you need.

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

              I purchased this item after receiving the no poo cleanser and conditioner for Christmas - I had no clue what kind to buy and it took a bit to figure out how much to use. But now that I have I LOVE it!

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              PERFECT! HOLY GRAIL!

              By Andie

              from Niles ohio

              Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

              I will never be without this gel. it gives me a great cast that's super easy to scrunch out with absoloutly NO crunch left behind! the ONLY gel that gives my hair hold, SHINE and SOFTNESS! I have very fine 2c/3a hair. if you have a similar hair type you NEED this gel! I have yet to find anything that preforms better

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this!

              By Mel

              from Menomonee Falls, WI

              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 Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

                I love this product. It is light weight and holds my curls. I changed products and it did not do as good a job as this product does.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Doll Curls

                By Muñeca

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Product Junkie

                Pros

                • Adds Definition
                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Thinner Hair

                Comments about DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler:

                Having tried so many products, many similar to this, I didn't think it would 'wow' me. I was pretty blown away by the lightweight definition that this gel gave me. It gave me perfect little ringlets. I do use a leave in conditioner before I add the gel to my hair as I find my hair likes a little extra moisture before styling products.

                I have 2c/3a slightly fine curls. My hair can get weighed down, so this light gel works perfectly.

                This gel is great, but on the pricey side. If you can afford it, it's worth it.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

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                • Q:

                  I have very wavy color treated hair that is too wavy to stay straightened, but not exactly curly. I guess you could say I have a lot of body. I'm prone to frizz - especially in humid weather. I don't know what people are saying about 2a or 2b type hair.... There are so many Deva curl products that I don't know where to start. I would like advice - is the light defining gel a good place to start?
                  Asked on 3/28/2018 by Joanie from AL - Alabama

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We learned that great curls start in the shower, so using No-Poo or Low-Poo to cleanse and One Condition to condition is the best place to start. Our formulas are highly moisturizing and are 100% Sulfate, Silicone, and Paraben free which means more moisture, less frizz. All of our styling products are infused with moisture to prevent frizz but some of the most popular are: Light Defining Gel, Ultra Defining Gel, Styling Cream and SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler. When you want to prevent frizz and extend your look between washing days, spray Set it Free Moisture Lock to seal in moisture.

                    Answered on 4/5/2018 by Official Answer from DevaCurl from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  I have wavy, fine 2B/2C hair with curlier hair below and straighter on top. After my shower, I put a heat/humidity gel from Ouidad on wet hair, John Frieda touch up creme and hair spray on dry hair. My hair looks good until a few hours later when the waves have completely fallen out and have frizzed.

                  I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong or what product am I missing? When my hair falls out into a frizzy hair mess, I want to just give up and put it up in a pony tail. Which Deva Curl product will work best for my hair dilemma?
                  Asked on 11/21/2017 by Claire from California

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    For styling, you may want to try our new Wave Maker, it's our new ultra-light weight cream styler that offers voluminous, frizz free touchable texture that lasts.

                    Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  I have shoulder length fine 2a/2b wavy hair. I love the Wave Maker and B'leave in and I apply them on wet hair and scrunch lots. I love the devacurl low poo and one condition delight; I use a cotton T-shirt to squeeze out excess water/product and sometimes I just airdry or diffuse/airdry. I find that my hair dries in a triangle shape (Little volume at roots, more volume toward ends). I'm going to try my Devacurl Light Defining Gel that I just got; would that help give me more body and bounce?
                  Specifications and advice appreciated! :)
                  Asked on 6/15/2017 by Krissy from Salem, OR

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It woudl be perfect! Light Defining Gel is great for weightless hold – if you have wavy or fine hair, it gives you just enough hold without weighing your curls down.

                    Answered on 6/19/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  Can this gel be used on low porosity hair?
                  Asked on 1/9/2017 by MJ from San Francisco, Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It can! DevaCurl Light Defining Gel is a light-hold moisturizing and defining gel that delivers flexible styling for a natural, soft hold.

                    Answered on 1/19/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  I have fine, wavy hair. I usually use a small amount of hair thickener and then a root lifting product. Can I continue to use a root lifting product in combination with the defining gel? My concern is my hair would be flat at the roots if I cannot.
                  Asked on 1/6/2017 by Leigh Ann from Tulsa OK

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We would highly recommend using DevaCurl products exclusively for maximum results, as our products were designed to be used together. All of our products are 100% water soluble and contain our signature botanical blend, making our products very hydrating and nourishing. If you choose to use DevaCurl products with other hair care products, please ensure the products you're using are also 100% water-soluble and contain no sulfates, silicones, or parabens. If you have fine hair and are looking for fullness, we recommend Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam, B'Leave-In Curl Boost and Volumizer, or Light Defining Gel. All provide beautiful waves and curls with their lightweight moisturizing formulas. If you are looking for volume at the crown, we highly recommend our DevaClips for maximum root lift.

                    Answered on 1/9/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  Can this help thicken hair?
                  Asked on 12/10/2016 by navie from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, If you have fine hair and are looking for fullness, we recommend Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam, B'Leave-In Curl Boost and Volumizer, or Light Defining Gel. All provide beautiful waves and curls with their lightweight moisturizing formulas. If you are looking for volume at the crown, we highly recommend our DevaClips for maximum root lift. Another tip for fine hair: Be sure to rinse No-Poo and One Condition thoroughly with a vigorous scalp massage.

                    Answered on 1/5/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  I've only used this diffusing, does it work well air drying?
                  Asked on 9/5/2016 by Gaby from Denver

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It does work well when air drying! Air drying will give you less frizz, because your not touching your hair, but diffusing will give you more volume.

                    Answered on 9/6/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  Is this product recommended for fine hair?
                  Asked on 7/24/2016 by Jen from Philadelphia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, and just to let you know, so is the Ultra. It's really a matter of firm hold or light hold. Whichever you are desiring.

                    Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  I use the styling cream, mr mister and set it free. I apply the styling cream in the shower while my hair is soaking wet. I'm wanting to try the light styling gel. Can or should they be used together, if so in what order? Also, my curly hair always gets frizzy on the crown and about 2-3 inches down, like a halo. How can I manage that, what would be the best product and how would I use it? I just moved to the very humid Pensacola from Ca, and I'm having a terrible time trying to contain the frizz! I'd like to be able to just air dry, right now I use a diffuser and dry about 3/4 of the way. Also one of the products I'm currently using is leaving my hair a bit greasy at the scalp, any suggestions? I just began using devacurl products when I moved to Fl 2-1/2 months ago.
                  Asked on 7/20/2016 by Christi from Pensacola Florida

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Christi, I think I just answered a similar question from you, but slightly differently worded. Please see my other reply. I would again definitely suggest starting with No-Poo or Low-Poo and One Condition. Great curls begin in the shower. Please let me know if you use NP/OC and write to me again!

                    Answered on 7/20/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  What is the recommended application method for the Light Defining Gel? Is hit best applied on sectioned hair, or all at once on each side of the hair. I have short, super curly, fine hair.
                  Asked on 5/18/2016 by katintheoc from Orange County, Cali

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Light Defining Gel is best applied in soaking wet hair in the shower. You don't need to section. You can apply a liberal amount to your palm, emulsify, rake on, scrunch to distribute, then scrunch with a DevaTowel when you get out of the shower. Don't touch until your hair is completely dry. Then scrunch to release the cast. For best results start with a No-Poo or Low-Poo/One Condition duo that is best for your curl type. Delight for wavy. Original for curly. Decadence for super curly.

                    Answered on 5/19/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
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