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Got curly or wavy hair? You need this $10 gel.
"I am a HUGE fan of this gel. I use it in combination with the frizz-free foam, and I get bouncy and clearly defined curls. The key for me is to use a decent amount of product and then let it air dry. It will be crunchy once dry, but this is where the magic happens. Flip your head over, scrunch out the crunch, volumize at the roots, and then you're left with soft but defined curls. I'm so glad I finally found my holy grail products!" —Kay
"My curl pattern is a 2B and my kids are a 3B-C. This works incredibly well in both of my kids' curls, and defines without making them crunchy. It definitely works best if applied to hair while really wet, and it smells SO GOOD! Next time I’ll buy the bigger size since it works so well for both of my kids curls!' I should also note I used it along with coconut creme." —Lil
"Amazing stuff. My hair stylist showed me how to use it. Here's how: Use it when your hair is SOPPING wet, use a lot, clip it up, wrap your towel on it, and then do your makeup and what not. When you take your towel off your curls will be soft and defined all day. I use this with the other DevaCurl products and I LOVE the results." —islandgirl
"I have fine wavy hair and this stuff works the best! I just scrunch it in after the shower, and let air dry. Then after it's completely dry, I scrunch it to break the 'caste' and I am good to go. On days that I don't shampoo or wet my hair in the shower, I just re-wet it a little bit with my hands over the sink. This gel works the best! I sometimes try cheaper gels, but I always come back to this one." —Angie Kam
This stuff is amazing.
"I have 4C type hair (very coarse). So I've been looking for a product for 18 months that would define my curls when I do a twist out. I use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Jane Carter Nourish and Shine and finally DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel right when I am about to two stand twist. My curls turned out AMAZING! I love this stuff." —D. Ellerbe
"I have never gotten so many complements on my hair in my life. I use the leave-in conditioner, ultra defining gel, then finish with the curl cream and my hair is soft and super defined with no frizz. If you have curly hair this stuff is magic!" —Katie
"This gives my hair the perfect amount of bounce with the perfect amount of hold without the hard or crunchy feeling that usually comes with gels for curls! I'm a customer for life!!!" —bahnessa11
"I’ve used Curvaceous by Redken for the last 15 years and after trying this product, I’ll never go back to it! I shower before bedtime and let my hair dry overnight. Very low maintenance and beautiful curls." —T_Brooks10
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