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How to Pick a DevaCurl Gel

One thing that almost all curly guys and gals agree on is gel. Finding the perfect gel can change up your entire hair routine and will most likely be your holy grail. Why you ask? Well in short, gel can not only extend your wash days, but it can also lock in moisture, knock out frizz, give amazing definition, and more!

If you have yet to dive into the world of DevaCurl gels, don’t worry. Today, we’re breaking down our three, yes three, different gels to let you know what’s so special about each one and how to apply them.

Light Defining Gel

Light Defining Gel is the original Deva gel and it has the lightest hold out of the three. If you’re looking for a soft hold gel that will give you frizz control and definition, this is the one for you. We normally recommend LDG (as we like to call it) for our curlies out there. Light Defining Gel is perfect for those who don’t necessarily need that extra hold but want something to define and lock in moisture.

Ultra Defining Gel

Ultra Defining Gel is a strong hold gel that gives curls enhanced definition without the crunch. Ultra Defining Gel is great for wavies and super curlies looking for that extra hold and definition without weighing the hair down. Made with wheat and soy proteins. it helps hydrate and amp up shine. Talk about a win-win!


Arc AnGEL is our strongest hold gel without the crunch. With an AMAZING citrus scent and formulated with chamomile, lemongrass, and orange peel, it keeps curls touchable soft and smooth If you have problems with your waves or curls falling loose, this one’s for you.

How to Apply Gel

  1. Start with SOAKING wet hair. This is important. Most stylists even recommend doing this while you’re still in the shower.
  2. Flip your head forward and glide on gel to make sure your curls are fully coated.
  3. Scrunch from the bottom and let it dry. You can either air dry or use a diffuser. Either way, make sure to not touch your curls while drying. This can cause unwanted frizz!
  4. Once you’re dry, flip over your head to scrunch out the gel cast. We love spraying a bit of High Shine into our palms before scrunching out the cast to ensure shiny and smooth curls all day long!

Check out this YouTube video to see the full gel routine!

Do you already use a Deva gel as part of your routine? If so, which one is your favorite? Let us know!


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