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Ultra 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 546 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (411)
  • Smells great (313)
  • Controls frizz (261)
  • Lightweight (256)
  • Non-greasy (235)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (49)
  • Dries-out hair (35)
  • Sticky (23)
  • Heavy (11)
  • Strong odor (9)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (324)
  • Daily use (173)
  • Thick hair (95)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (83)
  • Travel (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (214), Survivalist / minimalist (186), Product junkie (96), Professional stylist (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (353), Wavy hair (158), Straight hair (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

My favorite gel

By Desert Dragonfly

from Palmdale, CA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Thicker Hair

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

    I like gel with strong hold and light fragrance. This gel works great! It holds my curls for days. The scent is pleasant and doesn't linger. It never flakes but has a cast which is usual for strong hold gel. This gel is the best!

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Alyce

    from Michigan

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Thicker Hair

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

      Really helps when I'm doing the two-strand twist on my natural hair.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      4.0

      I would buy this again

      By curly girl

      from urbana il

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use
        • Thicker Hair

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

        this product was recommended by my stylist and it works great. it holds the curls without getting crunchy.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        2.0

        Works but it does make my curls crunchy

        By Princess

        from Stockton, CA

        About Me Product Junkie

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Strong Hold

        Cons

        • Crunch
        • Dries-Out Hair
        • Heavy
        • Sticky

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

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

        I love this gel because it's strong but it does make my hair crunchy :/

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        I love this gel.eorks really well on my hair!

        By Rie rie

        from Alameda

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

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

          I can not say anything bad about this product..it does what it advertised.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Chels

          from California

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              So happy that I finally found the product I've been looking for my whole life! I love that it controls my frizz and it gives my curls definition. It also gives a strong hold without the crunchy feeling. Definitely worth the money.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              DevA

              By Ness

              from Iowa

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Leaves a little residue after applying

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Thicker Hair

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

              I apply to very wet hair and scrunch in. It leaves some white residue on my very dark hair... not a big deal, once my hair dries I "scrunch out the crunch" with a little oil and the residue is gone

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              2.0

              Eh

              By Clara

              from Ohio

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Dries-Out Hair
                • Sticky
                • Strong Odor

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use

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

                It was okay I had really high expectations for this product. For the price I would never buy this again. It really dried my hair out. This might be better for someone with a different hair type than me. I think there are cheaper and more effective products out there.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                1.0

                Save your money

                By Norma

                from El Paso, Tx

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Work

                  Best Uses

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

                    Don't waste your money. Sauve has products that work better at a fraction of the cost!!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Doesn't hold strong

                    By Kim

                    from Md

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Work

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair

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

                    Doesn't hold strong as indicated on the bottle

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair

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                    • 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:

                      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
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