DEFINE GAME STRONG

Definition without the crunch. This non-flaking formula with a strong curl-locking blend provides a non-sticky curl cast that defines, fights frizz, and amplifies shine and bounce.

 

Ultra Defining Gel 101

 

how to use

Rub between palms, scrunch into soaking wet curls. Do not rinse, style as usual. Once fully dry, shake at the root and scrunch to soften the cast.

 
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Our formulas are dermatologist co-developed, backed by science and stylist approved for curls.
 
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Only The Good Stuff

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

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Gluten-Free

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Cruelty-Free

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Phthalate-Free

 
 

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02/04/23
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Kay H.
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5.0 star rating
01/04/23
Great product!
Review by Kay H. on 4 Jan 2023 review stating Great product!
I've tried several products on my curly hair and had a DevaCurl Master stylist do my hair this last time. She recommended the Ultra Defining Gel for my hair which has a fine texture. It's light enough to not weigh down my curls but the perfect amount of control!
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Hannah S.
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3.0 star rating
12/27/22
Has formula changed?
Review by Hannah S. on 27 Dec 2022 review stating Has formula changed?
I have used this product for many years and loved the extra large pump bottle option. I recently had to purchased the gel in the new green bottle. Now, though my hair looks good, it always feels gummy. I guess I'll see how it goes. I'll rescore if time makes a difference.
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michele k.
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4.0 star rating
12/26/22
Love the product, hate the bottle
Review by michele k. on 26 Dec 2022 review stating Love the product, hate the bottle
I've been using this product every single day for over 15 years. LOVE it! Keeps the coils of my curls defined and frizz free. They recently changed the bottle to a much more squat shape. It is next to impossible to get the final 2 weeks' of product out of the bottle. You cannot open the top of the bottle if your hands are wet (which when in the shower they certainly are!). Maybe a little bit of real-life testing would have helped when redesigning the bottle.
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DENISE C.
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3.0 star rating
12/18/22
Formula change??
Review by DENISE C. on 18 Dec 2022 review stating Formula change??
I used to love archangel gel. I don't know if the formula changed but this does not to find curls and does not control frizz
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AQU2
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3.0 star rating
12/10/22
Not the same as the old formula
Review by AQU2 on 10 Dec 2022 review stating Not the same as the old formula
I never had any issues with Devacurl like all the hype indicated. My hair never fell out. It actually made my hair better. That’s why I’m sad the ultra hold gel is now without protein. My hair likes protein and this gel was the perfect hold. It kept my hair curly for days. Not this new one :( Can’t you just put the protein back in it? I’ve spent an unnecessary amount of $$ looking for the perfect replacement. I’ve switched brands of shampoo/conditioner/stylers/etc and have no more/no less hair falling out than I did with Devacurl. Idk what everybody was on about but the old stuff was better. Downvote me, idc.