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Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler

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Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler

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DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler 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. Great for wavy, curly, and super curly hair.

Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Silicone Free. Bursting with tropical, juicy starfruit & mango fragrance.

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 Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler
 
4.2

(based on 558 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (421)
  • Smells great (320)
  • Controls frizz (269)
  • Lightweight (263)
  • Non-greasy (240)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (49)
  • Dries-out hair (36)
  • Sticky (24)
  • Heavy (11)
  • Strong odor (10)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (335)
  • Daily use (179)
  • Thick hair (99)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Travel (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (217), Survivalist / minimalist (188), Product junkie (103), Professional stylist (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (359), Wavy hair (164), Straight hair (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Game Changer

By Miss SuperCurl

from Santa Barbara, CA

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use

    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

    In love! Definitely glad I bought the big bottle! For starters it smells AWESOME! It's pretty tropical but not overpowering, which is great. I was previously using DevaCurl's styling cream because that's historically more my style. I thought I would give the Ultra Defining Gel a shot since I hadn't yet. I've always been hesitant to use hair gel because I have zero interest in stiff, crunchy curls. This product is NOTHING like traditional hair gels! I use it on soaking-wet hair right out of the shower, then wrap it in a towel while I throw on my [very low maintenance] makeup and head out the door. My curls are soft and frizz-free. And you can't even tell I used hair gel (in a good way)! This, along with my No-Poo and One Condition, are definitely holy grail products for me. Thanks for nailing it DevaCurl!

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT!!

    By AWESOME ONE

    from Titusville

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Frizz
    • Easy To Use
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Sticky

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Thicker Hair

    Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

    Great product for my thick & curly hair!

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    1.0

    Confused

    By ec70

    from Torrance, CA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair

      Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

      I've bought the Deva Curl Gel strong hold for several years at Ulta and for some reason the last bottle I bought at the Redondo Beach location is not working like usual. Although my hair is wavy/curly the strong hold is perfect for my hair. It's strong enough to hold the curl but lightweight enough that my hair is not crunchy and stiff. But this last bottle is not holding up at all. I feel like someone switch the soft hold and strong hold bottles with the wrong gel.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Best Product on the Market

      By Sissy

      from Buras, Louisiana

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

        Love the way Deva Curl makes my Curls Pop

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Why this is my holy-grail. . .

        By Seattle Noelle

        from Spring Hill, Tn

        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
          • Travel

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

          I fell in love with this product because how it impacted my hair in MAJOR ways. I have 2a-2b waves but with this product that was boosted to 2b-2c waves! My hair is very thick and I use to use Deva Curl's B-leave In—(which is still great!)—but found that this product held my waves and gave it that boost at the root. I totally recommend you use it if you have wavy hair like me. It's worth the price!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          4.0

          I would buy again

          By Latina79

          from Temecula, CA

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Could have a little more hold

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

          I use it at night, after showering. I style my hair and that's how it dries in place. I have more waves than curls, but no frizz in the AM!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          4.0

          Magic

          By T

          from New Jersey

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

            Love the hold...keeps me frizz free and defines my curls...a little goes a long way...a little crunchy so I mix with oil for shine

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Love Hate relationship

            By Sonia

            from Columbus

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Makes curls gorgeous
            • Strong Hold

            Cons

            • 2nd day curls look awful
            • Dries-Out Hair
            • Frizz control is not amazing like advertised
            • Strong Odor

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Thicker Hair
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

            Honestly, I could have lived with the fact that isn't perfect when it comes to frizz bc of how gorgeous my curls looked but it's soooo drying!! My hair literally feels like straw when I use it...Also not long lasting. The hype on this is mixed for me. It also smells like floor cleaner.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            Perfect

            By Lee

            from Huntley, ol

            About Me Product Junkie

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Daily Use

              Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

              This is my tried and true go to. I have tried MANY products to control my curls. This one actually makes they easily manageable and soft. No crunch hair either.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              5.0

              Best ever

              By Candace

              from Florida

              About Me Product Junkie

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler:

                I have been doing the CG method for over a year now and this is the best gel I've found. It's good for our curly hair and helps keep the curl definition. Also, it leaves the hair soft once scrunched out.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

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                • Q:

                  I diffuse my hair, should I use a heat protectant after this gel?
                  Asked on 5/21/2018 by les from SF

                  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.

                    Answered on 5/31/2018 by Official Answer from DevaCurl from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  My quest is if it's going to make my hair flake when i use gel or the cantu soufle it makes my hair flake it just gets white all over it looks like dandruff but it's not
                  Asked on 5/11/2018 by Yari from Bristol ct.

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    UDG will definitely help increase definition as well as keep the frizz at bay. It won't cause stiffness or flakiness or a "wet" look, as it dries to a firm cast to keep your definition intact during the drying process. Once the curls are completely dry, simply scrunch upwards and the cast will release for touchable, defined curls! Be sure to apply your gel to super wet curls immediately after rinsing your conditioner.

                    Answered on 5/31/2018 by Official Answer from DevaCurl from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Which one of these has the better hold? The arc angel or the ultra defining gel? I think it's ultra and maximum.
                  Asked on 4/18/2018 by AprylDawn from ky

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Arc AnGel and Ultra Defining Gel have a very similar hold. DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention. Arc AnGEL is a firm-hold gel that contains UV absorbers and anti-oxidants to protect the longevity of hair color and provide additional protection from sun damage.

                    Answered on 5/1/2018 by Official Answer from DevaCurl from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Hello. I love DEVA CURL. I have the arch Angle gel, but I need a little crunch in my hair. If my hair is soft it frizzes bad. What deva curl gel would be best ?
                  Asked on 4/8/2018 by Apryl from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    All of our gels create a moisture-protective barrier (we call it the Curl Cast) that sets the curls’ shape during the drying process and prevents frizz while the hair dries. While the hold is strong, the hair is left soft, supple and defined, and will not leave a crunchy or wet look once the Curl Cast is scrunched and released.

                    Answered on 4/10/2018 by Official Answer from DevaCurl from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Does this product have protein in it?
                  Asked on 1/17/2018 by Kati from IA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Ultra Defining Gel is not protein free.

                    Answered on 1/23/2018 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  I have thin wavy hair with an inconsistent curl pattern on the sides. My hair is mostly wavy but the sides are almost straight. I've been trying to go natural for the health of my hair ( no alcohol, sulfates, or parabens per my dermatologist) but have a really hard time finding a product that will define curl on my sides without leaving it crunchy. Will this product work or is there something better?
                  Asked on 12/29/2017 by LS from Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It is VERY common for curly folk to have different patterns of curls on various parts of their heads—you can always customize your mix from side to side, say a bit more gel to cream ratio on a side that needs more definition, etc. Also, a bit of Flexible Hold Hair Spray over top when completely dry is an amazing finisher for curl consistency.

                    Answered on 1/5/2018 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  I've been using the Ultra Defining Gel and just found the Arc Angel Gel at the Ulta store. I feel like my hair is still frizzier/bigger than I'd like with the Ultra Defining Gel. Is the Arc a stronger hold than UDG?
                  Asked on 11/20/2017 by Renee from Charlotte

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Arc has the same hold, its just made for color treated hair.

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

                  Hi I would like to know which gel would u recommend for 3c and 4a hair because I need a gel for my curly, thick, and coarse hair.
                  Asked on 10/14/2017 by Mel from Massachusetts

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    I would recommend our Ultra Defining Gel for strong hold – great for setting your curls and fighting frizz if you want your style to last two or even three days.

                    Answered on 10/24/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  Can this be used after a leave-in conditioner? Can hair be diffused after applying this gel or does it need to air dry to work best? My hair takes forever to dry so my preference would be to diffuse if possible. Still looking to avoid the frizz. What about people who use the plopping method? Can this product be used on wet hair and then hair be plopped and diffused? Thanks!
                  Asked on 9/27/2017 by Embracing the Curl from Madison, WI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can apply the Ultra Defining Gel after your leave in. And you can diffuse! You can alos "plop" your hair then diffuse.

                    Answered on 9/29/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                • Q:

                  I have straight hair with a little body and frizz. Which curling product would you recommend?
                  Asked on 9/27/2017 by Honey from Amite, Louisiana

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    For styling, I would highly recommend our Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam. It is our alcohol-free, lightweight foam that delivers weightless volume from the roots to the ends. The result is soft, touchable curls with fullness, definition and shine.

                    Answered on 9/29/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
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