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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

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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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Key Ingredients for Light Defining Gel

Stem of wheat

Wheat Protein

Enhances shine and bounce


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Mary M.
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Defining gel
Review by Mary M. on 11 Apr 2021 review stating Defining gel
Love it not sticky and not to heavy for my hair.
Claudia H.
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5.0 star rating
soft curls
Review by Claudia H. on 7 Apr 2021 review stating soft curls
I absolutely love this product! I've spent 71 years searching for a product that would make my hair soft to the touch. My hair is frizzy, curly, wavy and dry. I've never been able to wear it au natural because it became unmanageable. This product is allowing me to. I apply it to soaking wet hair as advised. My hair used to be thick, but alas along with aging came thinning hair. Now DEVACURL, can you fix that!?
Bernadette W.
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De light
Review by Bernadette W. on 7 Mar 2021 review stating De light
Love this line , I have wavy/ curly hair it’s soft and not dry the regular line is to heavy on it. Good job on three really good levels of products for the curly girl.
Nancy M.
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5.0 star rating
Soft curls
Review by Nancy M. on 2 Mar 2021 review stating Soft curls
This gel is kind of amazing. My hair feels soft and looks fuller after applying. I've even been using it at night and going to sleep before it dries. That's not the best way to use it, but even then it works. :)
Sherry C.
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Light Defining Gel
Review by Sherry C. on 21 Feb 2021 review stating Light Defining Gel
I love this gel, it is light and not too heavy or sticky. It holds and defines my curls.