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Light Defining Gel

Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler

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Why You Need It

Love gel but fear the dreaded crunch? This soft hold gel gives you the definition you’re looking for without being crunchy. The non-drying formula with wheat and soy proteins surrounds your curls with a non-sticky curl cast that enhances shape, fights frizz, and amplifies shine and bounce.

Stylist Tip

Devachan stylist Dennielle

“For best results, take your gel into the shower! After conditioning and getting curls “ribbon-y”, apply Light Defining Gel to soaking wet hair, scrunching lightly to distribute. Then take small sections and scrunch from ends to roots, squeezing tightly. Scrunch with the DevaTowel or a t-shirt to absorb excess moisture after applying styling products and then diffuse or air-dry.”

Dennielle, Devachan Stylist

Dermatologist Tested - Non Irritating label and No-Poo Original bottle

Dermatologist Tested

We know that curl and scalp health require expertise grounded in science.

This label verifies that our products are dermatologist tested and confirmed to be non-irritating.


light defining gel 101


how to use

The key to our gels is to apply to soaking wet curls and then scrunch, scrunch, scrunch! Give ‘em another scrunch when fully dry to release the curl cast… and unleash soft, bouncy gorgeousness.

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Everything your curls need, and nothing they don't. Because we know curls.

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Dermatologist Tested — Non-Irritating

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Key Ingredients for Light Defining Gel

Stem of wheat

Wheat Protein

Enhances shine and bounce


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Elizabeth L.
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5.0 star rating
Defines without stiffening
Review by Elizabeth L. on 12 Aug 2020 review stating Defines without stiffening
This really brings out my curls and leaves them touchable and manageable.
Marianne W.
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5.0 star rating
This gel is not sticky
Review by Marianne W. on 9 Aug 2020 review stating This gel is not sticky
This gel is not sticky and makes my hair feel healthy and frizz free.
Susan B.
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4.0 star rating
Got My Curls Back
Review by Susan B. on 8 Aug 2020 review stating Got My Curls Back
After 26 years of cutting the curls and waves off every two weeks, they came back with a vengeance when COVID stopped trips to the hair salon. It was funny to see all the curls back and I decided to try and keep the style longer and looked for a great shampoo and gel. Someone (with curls) suggested it and I am thrilled. It holds the curls but I must admit with the humid weather my hair can still "mushroom out". Sometimes I just re-wet it and throw bit more gel in and I'm good to go. I look entirely different now! When I finally went back to my hairdresser he just laughed at all the curls and trimmed me into a style. Now instead of a cut every 2 weeks I go every 5 and the curls make my face look much softer.
Anne B.
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1.0 star rating
Review by Anne B. on 12 May 2020 review stating nooooooooo
i had high hopes for this gel. it has a nice feel in the hand. it smells really good but it is a light fragrance which won't interfere with your cologne and it doesn't smell like hawaiian fruit salad.

the gel is very thick and is not easy to move around in towel-dried hair, which is the process which works best for my hair. it also has zero slip, so even when just combing with my fingers, it stretches and snaps my hair.

any product without slip is a no-go for me.
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4.0 star rating
Defines my type 4 curls
Review by Monica on 4 May 2020 review stating Defines my type 4 curls
I have been using this gel for years, it’s a staple. It’s light yet defines my curls and I only use a small amount which lasts me a year. I use this because it really helps define the curls. I tried arc angel and ultra but they made my hair feel hard and I like soft curls. BTW I have type 4 tight curls.