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Complete Guide to Our Curly Hair Styling Products

With so many curly hair styling products on the market, it can be a daunting task to figure out which one will work best for your curl type, texture, length, and styling routine. Should you use a cream, gel, or both? The possibilities are endless, which of course doesn’t make it any easier to choose between them. Fear not, we’ve broken down each of our styling products by category, hair type, and key benefits – giving you the ultimate guide to all DevaCurl stylers. 

Cream Stylers

Our cream styling products are designed to give you moisture and definition – leaving you with soft, happy curls.

Styling Cream

  • What it is: A touchable curl definer that leaves your curls shiny without the crunch. Not to mention, it smells like candy!
  • Hair Type: Curly (3A – 3C) and Super Curly (4A – 4C)
  • Key Benefits: Defines, provides hold, moisturizes, and fights frizz
  • How to Use: Distribute evenly through wet curls – the wetter the better! Finger-comb from roots to ends. Glide down from your crown and then scrunch up for definition. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse.

SuperCream

  • What it is: A multi-tasking coconut styler that provides ultra-moisture and curls that smell like heaven (if heaven were to smell like a tropical island paradise).
  • Hair Type: Curly (3A – 3C) and Super Curly (4A – 4C)
  • Key Benefits: Smooths, defines, provides hold, fights frizz, and adds shine
  • How to Use: Section hair and smooth over wet curls – the wetter the better! Glide through and finger-comb each section. For denser hair, work with smaller sections. For more volume, glide through and shake at the root. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse.

Wave Maker

  • What it is: A lightweight, touchable texture whip that provides definition and frizz-control with a no-product feel. We’re talking mermaid waves here!
  • Hair Type: Wavy (2A – 2C) and Curly (3A – 3C)
  • Key Benefits: Defines, fights frizz, provides texture and volume
  • How to Use: Scrunch a nickel-sized amount into wet or damp waves. Follow up with your favorite gel for extra hold and definition. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse for extra volume. This is also perfect for 2nd or 3rd day waves to give them a little extra definition and body.

Super Stretch

  • What it is: A three-in-one styler to define, elongate, and moisturize curls. Super Stretch combines the moisture of a cream with the hold of gel to elongate curls without losing definition – can we say it’s a miracle product?
  • Hair Type: Super Curly (4A – 4C)
  • Key Benefits: Defines, elongates, moisturizes, fights frizz, and adds shine
  • How to Use: Apply to clean, wet curls in sections. Gently smooth Super Stretch into your curls in a downward motion, using the “prayer hands” technique. To get maximum elongation, do not scrunch. You can use this for your wash and go or for twists, braids, and bantu knots! The possibilities are endless. Let air-dry or diffuse (but be sure to diffuse in a downward motion) and then style as usual.

Gel Stylers

The key to using our gels is to apply to soaking wet hair and then scrunch, scrunch, scrunch! Once fully dry, scrunch your curls again to break the gel cast and reveal soft, bouncy curls.

Light Defining Gel

  • What it is: A soft hold, non-drying gel to define curls without the crunch. Perfect for days when you don’t need too much hold!
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Enhances shape, defines, fights frizz, and adds shine and bounce
  • How to Use: After applying your favorite DevaCurl cream styler, flip hair over and glide the gel from nape to ends. Scrunch upwards for maximum definition. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse. Once fully dry, flip hair over, shake at the root, and scrunch to soften the curl cast to reveal happy, bouncy curls.

Ultra Defining Gel

  • What it is: A strong hold, non-sticky gel to define curls without the crunch. This is one of our bestsellers!
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Enhances shape, defines, fights frizz, and adds shine and bounce
  • How to Use: After applying your favorite DevaCurl cream styler, flip hair over and glide the gel from nape to ends. Scrunch upwards for maximum definition. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse. Once fully dry, flip hair over, shake at the root, and scrunch to soften the curl cast to reveal happy, bouncy curls.

Arc Angel Gel

  • What it is: A maximum hold gel that softens and defines curls without the dreaded crunch. It smells like a creamsicle and leaves your curls smelling delightful.
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Enhances shape, defines, hydrates, fights frizz, and adds shine and bounce
  • How to Use: After applying your favorite DevaCurl cream styler, flip hair over and glide the gel from nape to ends. Scrunch upwards for maximum definition. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse. Once fully dry, flip hair over, shake at the root, and scrunch to soften the curl cast to reveal happy, bouncy curls.

The Curl Maker

  • What it is: A curl-boosting spray gel with a strong hold to boost curls and provide fullness and definition. It’s actually the strongest hold out of all our gels!
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Defines, provides hold, and adds shine and bounce
  • How to Use: Lightly spray all over wet curls. Scrunch upward with hands to enhance definition. Use the DevaTowel to scrunch and squeeze out excess moisture. Air-dry or diffuse as normal.  This can also be a great curl refresher on 2nd or 3rd day hair if you’re looking for some extra hold!

B’Leave In

  • What it is: A lightweight, curl plumping gelée to boost curls and add volume. It works magic on your curls and leaves them looking juicy and bouncy.
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Hydrates and adds volume and shine
  • Key Ingredients: Wheat Protein to enhance shine and bounce
  • How to Use: Rub between palms and apply to soaking wet curls – the wetter the better. Glide through each section to elongate curls. Flip hair over and glide from nape to ends. Scrunch upward towards the root to add bounce. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse. Once fully dry, flip hair over, shake at the root, and scrunch for volume.

Beautiful Mess

  • What it is: A curl-sculpting pomade that melts right into your hands to create an undone texture with volume and shine. It’s also great for edge control!
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Provides volume, texture and softness, and adds shine
  • How to Use: Rub a pea-sized amount between hands or fingertips. Apply to the roots for volume, then work it from mid-lengths to the ends, scrunching to create a tousled look. Shake at the roots with your hands until you achieve the desired effect is achieved. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse.

Foams + Mousse Stylers

Use these stylers if you’re looking to pump up the volume!

Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam

  • What it is: A lightweight body booster that helps create airy volume and touchable definition while taming frizz and adding shine
  • Hair Type: Wavy (2A – 2C) and Curly (3A – 3C)
  • Key Benefits: Boosts volume, adds shine, and fights frizz
  • How to Use: Pump into palm and apply to soaking wet hair. Glide from mid-lengths to ends, then scrunch upward. Hold and release as you scrunch. Apply at the roots for extra volume. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse.

SuperMousse

  • What it is: A moisture-rich coconut curl volumizer that gives you day 3 mega-volume on day 1
  • Hair Type: Curly (3A – 3C) and Super Curly (4A – 4C)
  • Key Benefits: Moisturizes, boosts volume, defines, softens, and adds shine
  • How to Use: Shake well! Hold the can upside-down, dispense into your palm, and evenly distribute through soaking wet curls – the wetter the better. Scrunch upward for maximum value. Use the DevaTowel to squeeze out excess moisture and then air-dry or diffuse. Fluff at the root for added lift and volume once curls are fully dry!

Refreshing Sprays

2nd or 3rd day curls… we got you. Zhuzh them up with a refreshing spray.

Mist-Er Right

  • What it is: A dream curl refreshing spray to hydrate and refresh second or third day curls
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Hydrates and refreshes
  • How to Use: Spritz all over dry curls. Scrunch in to boost volume and redefine curls.

DevaFresh

  • What it is: A lightweight scalp and curl revitalizer that fights odor, refreshes curls, and helps soothe the scalp to keep curls feeling fresh for 24 hours
  • Hair Type: Curly (3A – 3C) and Super Curly (4A – 4C)
  • Key Benefits: Fights odor, refreshes, soothes, and moisturizes
  • How to Use: Part hair and lightly mist DevaFresh on roots to refresh. Massage in and spray on mid-lengths to ends. Scrunch upwards to encourage curl formation.

No-Comb Detangling Spray

  • What it is: A lightweight curl-taming spray that conditions and adds moisture to ease tangles and smooth curls
  • Hair Type: Curly (3A – 3C) and Super Curly (4A – 4C)
  • Key Benefits: Moisturizes, softens, detangles, and adds shine
  • How to Use: Spray on wet curls. Finger-comb through hair to detangle. Spray more on extra tangled areas. Style as normal. Or, spray directly onto dry hair to refresh your style and work through tangled areas.

Hair Oils

Want that extra shine and sparkle on your gorgeous curls? Look no further!

High Shine

  • What it is: A multi-benefit spray oil that enhances shine, fights frizz, and adds moisture
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Moisturizes, fights frizz, adds shine
  • How to Use: Spray directly on dry curls to lock in shine. For fine hair, spritz into your hands and then scrunch in, focusing on mid-lengths to ends. This can also be applied to wet hair using the Leave-In Oil Cream (L.O.C.) method! This technique consists of hydrating the hair with a water-based product (we recommend Leave-In Decadence), then sealing in the moisture with an oil (High Shine). Your last step is to apply a cream styler (try Styling or SuperCream) to close the cuticle, help prevent moisture loss, and provide hold.

Hairsprays

Flexible Hold Hairspray

  • What it is: A touchable finishing styler to keep curls in check without being stiff. This hairspray can be used for hold and volume and can be used on both wet and dry hair!
  • Hair Type: All curl types
  • Key Benefits: Provides hold, defines, and adds texture and shine
  • How to Use: Hold can 8 – 10 inches away from the hair and spray evenly onto dry curls to lock in your style. Shake at the root for added texture. For ultimate volume, flip hair upside down and spray. Lift up sections of your curls and spray towards the root. Scrunch in and then shake out at the root.

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