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DevaCurlUltra Defining Gel Strong Hold No-Crunch Styler

DevaCurl

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 521 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (395)
  • Smells great (298)
  • Controls frizz (244)
  • Lightweight (240)
  • Non-greasy (221)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (47)
  • Dries-out hair (31)
  • Sticky (19)
  • Heavy (9)
  • Strong odor (8)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (307)
  • Daily use (162)
  • Thick hair (85)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Travel (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (207), Survivalist / minimalist (178), Product junkie (90), Professional stylist (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (342), Wavy hair (146), Straight hair (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Reviewed by 521 customers

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5.0

Best product ever!

By Brittiann

from Manitowoc, WI

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use

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

    By far my favorite product! I absolutely love this whole line!

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    Perfect styling gel

    By Ellee

    from Illinois

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Frizz
    • Easy To Use
    • Leaves no residue
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Shake your head once hair is dry, and it's soft
    • Smells Great
    • Strong Hold

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Made for curly hair
      • Thicker Hair
      • Thinner Hair
      • Travel

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

      DevaCurl products add moisture; allow the curls to shape themselves; require no brushing, combing of hair—no tangles; let curls be restored with just a little water on the hands; treat hair so well I only have to wash it every 3 days and I still get compliments all those days.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      OMG

      By Sam

      from Florida, USA

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

      My hair is usually wavy after a shower with some ringlets but they usually do not hold even with other gels. Usually it turns into a flat weird frizzy mess that resembles somewhat a 2B. I got this gel mostly for frizz control but After applying this gel my hair is looking more like 2c/3A and my curls spring back into place. I AM INLOVE. There is hardly any frizz (which is amazing i live in Florida) and my curlz are shiny and bouncy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      OMG

      By Sam

      from Florida, USA

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

      My hair is usually wavy after a shower with some ringlets but they usually do not hold even with other gels. Usually it turns into a flat weird frizzy mess that resembles somewhat a 2B. I got this gel mostly for frizz control but After applying this gel my hair is looking more like 2c/3A and my curls spring back into place. I AM INLOVE. There is hardly any frizz (which is amazing i live in Florida) and my curlz are shiny and bouncy.

       
      4.0

      a bit drying

      By Alex

      from VA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Hold

      Cons

      • Dries-Out Hair

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

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

      I use it with wet hair even for a touch up. It's very good for defining my hair it just feels a bit dry to the touch

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      4.0

      Yes

      By Shoe

      from Chambersburg pa

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

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

        A little goes a long way.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Brings out my curls without blow drying

        By Liz

        from NM

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

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

          I love this gel. I wet my hair, add gel, and let it air dry in the morning. So easy! It brings out my curls, lessens frizz, is light weight, and makes my curls soft, not crunchy.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Best style product I've found yet

          By momof2boys

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Thinner Hair

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

            This is the best style product I have found to control frizz and help solidify the 3A/2C curls I have. My hair is the stuff of nightmares for stylists - thinning, color-treated, curly, and fine textured. If I use a heavy product, my hair looks like I haven't washed it in months--stringy, greasy. This product smells citrus-y fresh, but not overpowering. Holds my curls like a dream. Controls my frizzy hair in the famously humid southern US. I am a curly girl product junkie, and this product works amazingly well.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            Great Hold, Not Heavy On My Hair, Defines Curls

            By K.Curly

            from Philadelphia PA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

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

              I Use this product on really wet hair. I rake the product in then i scrunch the product into my hair.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              I would not buy this product again

              By Davina

              from Surprise Az

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doesn't Work
                • Dries-Out Hair
                • Frizzy

                Best Uses

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

                  I have curly hair that is S shape and this is my first time using this product, it makes my hair so dry and crunchy it feels like straw and the frizz I get is so uncontrollable . I would love to take this product back but I threw away the receipt..... :(

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair

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                  • 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:

                    Hello does this product have sulfates or sodium chloride?
                    Asked on 7/23/2017 by vanessa from 28216

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our formulas are highly moisturizing and are 100% Sulfate, Silicone, and Paraben free which means more moisture, less frizz.

                      Answered on 7/28/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                  • Q:

                    I have very thick, coarse, semi wavy hair. I have been straightening for a long time because when my hair dries in it's natural state, it just get bigger and more frizzy. I just had it cut, hoping to take some weight off and help bring out more curl with definition. It is curling somewhat, but it is still so frizzy. The ends look like straw, so I still have to pull out the flat iron to tame it and give it some shine. So it is still a major production. I want to go with what my hair was meant to do, but it's awful. I used Redken Frizz Dismiss products and I only wash my hair about once a week, because it is so dry. Would this product help bring out more curl and hold onto it for my type of hair?
                    Asked on 4/2/2017 by Trish from Birmingham

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention. It's great for setting your curls and fighting frizz if you want your style to last two or even three days.

                      Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                  • Q:

                    I was just recently introduced to Deva Curl after trying many different brands with mixed results. Items were either way too light or too heavy for my 3A/3B thick hair. I see a lot of promise with this brand but need to find the right combo! I started with Low-Poo, Original Conditioner, B'Leave, and the Light Defining Gel and I LOVED how my curls looked but still had a ton of frizz. It was recommended that I use the styling cream as well. I tried to use the styling cream after the shampoo, conditioner, and B'Leave without the gel and I still had some frizz so I then I added the gel. My hair is super soft and light, has a lot of volume, and zero frizz but the curls are not very defined. I was thinking of trying the ultra gel instead of the light or the set it free spray instead of the gel to fix the frizz issue. Can you recommend the best products to use, which order to use them, and how to apply them? Thanks!
                    Asked on 3/31/2017 by Kaygia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      For styling, I would highly recommend our DevaCurl Styling Cream paired with DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel for ultimate definition and poof control. DevaCurl Styling Cream is our botanically infused cream conditions, that enhances and defines curls. It provides natural hold, humidity resistance and leaves curls moisturized and frizz free. DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention.

                      For best results we recommend using these products in the following way:

                      After cleansing and conditioning, apply DevaCurl Styling Cream by gliding through soaking wet hair and scrunching upward, making sure to evenly distribute product throughout curls.

                      After applying Styling Cream,spread DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel between palms and glide through wet hair. Scrunch upward toward the scalp to define your curls. Use a microfiber cloth or our DevaTowel in a scrunching motion to get the excess water out of your hair. Allow your hair to air dry. It is important to not touch your hair during the drying process as this may cause your hair to frizz up. Once dry, shake hair out at the root and scrunch curls again to release the moisture-protective cast and reveal soft, beautiful defined curls.

                      Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                  • Q:

                    Okay, since I'm mixed I have super curly hair that tends to frizz out after a while. I usually have to use products that have extra strong hold to even get my curls to stay together instead of stringing out, and when I use the product the curls are kind of scrunchy. Will this product actually make my curls last, without the hard to touch feeling?
                    Asked on 3/10/2017 by Autumn from Bluefield, WV

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention. 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 3/30/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                  • Q:

                    I have a combination of 3b/3c hair with high porosity. My hair normally pretty dry but around the crown of my head, there is a section of curls that are extremely dry and have lost their curl pattern. What deva products would work best for my hair? Thank you.
                    Asked on 2/8/2017 by Zee from CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      For cleansing and conditioning, I would highly recommend trying our Original DevaCurl No-Poo cleanser and our DevaCurl One Condition. Our products contain only moisturizing and water soluble botanicals that stimulate, cleanse, rejuvenate and restore curls natural order. For styling I would highly recommend our DevaCurl Styling Cream, this botanically infused cream conditions, enhances and defines curls. It provides natural hold, humidity resistance and leaves curls moisturized and frizz free.

                      Answered on 2/15/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                  • Q:

                    I have type 2B thick low porosity hair. I bought the Light Defining Gel and it didn't hold my curls. I had to reapply twice then resorted to adding some hairspray. How much of a stronger hold is the Ultra Defining Gel? I'm wondering if I should simply purchase the Max Hold Gel.
                    I purchased the Wave Maker online and am waiting to try it with the LDG to see if that's the hold I need. OR if buying the Ultra or max Gel would have the same results?
                    Asked on 1/2/2017 by Miss Jaggers from Terra Bella, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      DevaCurl Light Defining Gel is a light-hold moisturizing and defining gel that delivers flexible styling for a natural, soft hold. DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel is a lightweight styling gel created to provide ultimate definition, optimal hold and maximum curl retention.

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

                    I stopped using the Deva Curl Light Defining gel a few years ago because it dried my hair out and I discovered a great gel that moisturizers my hair (Alaffia). Does this Ultra gel dry hair out as well? Does it have any moisturizing qualities? I have 3b hair and prefer products that are healthy as well as effective. Thanks!
                    Asked on 11/7/2016 by Mon from Toronto, CAN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      DevaCurl products are designed to hydrate, nourish, strengthen, and style all natural textures of wavy and curly hair. Our products are 100% botanically infused and contain no harsh sulfates, parabens, or silicones, making our products great to use for all natural textures of hair!

                      Answered on 11/30/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                  • Q:

                    Can you dry hair with diffuser with this gel?
                    Asked on 11/4/2016 by Curly cue from Janesville, WI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You can!

                      Answered on 11/30/2016 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
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