DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel

Curly-haired girls don’t want crispy, crunchy locks or undefined frizz. This gel, which is made specifically for thick, textured, and hard-to-manage curls, strikes a perfect balance. The results? Defined, bouncy curls that will have you packing up your blow dryers and flat irons for good.

DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
4.3 out of 5 stars, based on 53 Reviews 53 Reviews
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I feel like this separated my curls and made them stringy instead of making them big and bouncy. Weird texture too. Kind of straw like. I prefer their Curl Cream.

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Not good for thick hair
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Maybe this product works for people with thinner/lighter hair, but I have to use so much it just gets sticky. The "crust" never formed and it made my hair feel really coarse. Also, my hair was still frizzy.

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Nice Gel
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This gel works well, smells nice and doesn't leave a sticky residue. I use it after spraying with a heat protectant and then use hot rollers after my hair is dry. Without it, the curl won't even last an hour. This helps maintain the curl most of the day (I have heavy, thick hair) without making it feel stiff.

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Meh
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This wasn't the perfect answer I was hoping for. It works okay, but my thick coarse wavy/curly hair is still poofy and frizzy after using. I used for a couple months and applied in different ways in order to try to find a method that worked. (They definitely mean it when the instructions say to apply to wet hair. When I tried to tame a few frizz flyaways on dry hair it made my hair dull, and didn't tame anything.) Unfortunately, never found the perfect secret and went back to my previous gel that is not perfect, but better.

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Not as long lasting as I would have hoped
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I really love this product the first day I use it. The fragrance and feel are really nice....super soft curls. The only problem I have is days two and three (I avoid shampoo every day). There is no hold at all and I need to apply a lot of other products to bring my hair back to life.

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Gives a nice natural curl.
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I liked this product and found that after following its directions it did give a very nice, soft natural curl. However, I think my hair, in particular, needs a bigger "boost" for the curl to actually "take". Although, I would definitely recommend for quite curly hair or those seeking a beachy waved look.

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Good gel, but not quite worth the price
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The gel holds curls fairly well, but not any better than the products I find at half, or even a quarter of the price. I go through the same process with each use, but still get varying results. It is definitely hydrating, but I think in the future I will invest my haircare dollars into a different product.

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Doesn't deal with the frizz

I used this product for about six months after being introduced to it at a Devachan Salon. Although it did help some with curl development, I had two major problems with it. The first problem was that, even though my curls were pretty solid (I have thin, fine hair, so my curls are pretty variable), it did nothing to address the frizz factor. In fact, I thought it made my frizz worse. Also, I found it made my skin itch terribly. I like the other Deva products, but this one did not work for me.

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Curly but residue.

I looked the way my curls looked when I tried the product with the no poo shampoo and the conditioner but after my hair tried it still felt like there was stuff in my hair. I loved how my hair looked but it didn't feel the way I wished it would.

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The smell..

I really hate how the diva products smell as a whole, but this gel was particularly bad to me. I used the diva products for a couple years and it just never felt like it was enough. I also experienced kind of crunchy curls - i stopped using. Maybe they have improved in the last few years.

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