Ultra Defining Gel 101
Our gels form a curl cast that covers curls to ensure they dry defined with frizz control. Once curls are dry, it is easily scrunched away.
No, all DevaCurl gels are formulated to leave curls feeling soft and touchable without residue or crunchiness. Scrunch when dry to release the curl cast and create an even softer finish.
The great thing about DevaCurl gels is that they can be used on all curl types. Choose one based on the amount of hold you need. Ultra Defining Gel is great for waves that need that extra oomph to help lock in definition.
Bright Breeze Fragrance
A crisp, uplifting juicy scent that starts with notes of Pomegranate, Raspberry and Salty Melon, followed by Waterlily and Gardenia and finishes with Sandalwood, Cotton Candy and Musk.
We are committed to being kind to the environment and reducing our eco-footprint. This bottle is made from 50% recycled ocean bound plastics.
What it means to us: styling versatility so your curls can take on any shape and stand up to anything. Protect, revive or reset your waves, curls, or coils with confidence.
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.
Our formulas are dermatologist co-developed, backed by science and stylist approved for curls.
Only The Good Stuff
Everything your curls need, and nothing they don't. Because we know curls.
SLS/SLES Sulfate Free
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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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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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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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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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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.