Posted by themedievalist (Type 2c) on 09/18/2015
I got a travel-size bottle of this as part of a set, and was glad to have the chance to try it. I use a decent amount of product (usually, two quarter-size dollops of Ultra Defining Gel) so I'm not someone who would just use a spray gel for her only defining product. That said, this works really well for me in a couple ways. First, I use this on top of the DevaCurl Styling Cream; on its own, the Styling Cream doesn't provide enough hold, but when I add this, I get great full, loose curls, so I'm definitely happy with the combo. Second, when I put clips at my roots for lift (which I only do when I have time to let my hair air-dry before leaving the house), I spray this over the clips and I think it really helps to hold my hair in the clipped position. I tried spraying it all over my hair in the same way with the Ultra Defining Gel, and my hair felt too product-y and it was hard to scrunch out the crunch, but if I add a bit of this at the clipped roots with the Ultra Defining Gel, it works well. I like it now that I've figured out ways to use it, but I'm not sure it's something I need to repurchase, so I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars.
Posted by Lupe_ (Type 2c) on 05/02/2015
Great product when used with a light hand. If you use too much, it will leave your hair crunchy. It keeps the frizz away, probably the best gel I've used!
Posted by yankeegirl1972 (Type 2b) on 08/05/2014
I like this product very much. It gives my hair just the right amount of body and the curls look fabulous! For those that have reported this product leaves their hair feeling "hard" or "crunchy", remember that less is better! What I do is spray a few times into my hands and then just run my hands through my hair. That definitely limits how much I'm spraying directly into my hair.
Posted by istaltari (Type 2c) on 07/07/2014
I recently started using this product and have used almost a whole bottle. I use this alone after conditioning my hair and it works great! I can spray some on damp hair at night then wake up and spray some more to revamp my curls and then I'm set for the day. It is pretty expensive and I worry about conserving it but I like what it does to my hair. Doesn't leave it crunchy unless you use too much.
Posted by judes (Type 2b) on 03/11/2014
I love most of the DevaCurl products that I have tried, but I don't like this gel at all. The DevaCurl website describes it as "non-flaking spray gel provides maximum curl retention, definition, lift and a crunch free hold." I don't see this is providing definition or lift as it just gave me skinny, crispy curls, and it is absolutely not crunch-free. I barely used any at my crown to hold hair in place, and it is extremely brittle and will not scrunch out. Definitely not for me.
Posted by beautyfreak27 (Type Unknown) on 01/29/2014
This stuff is awesome! After I've grown out my hair, my curls tend to fall flat. I use this to give my curls a bit of a boost and it makes them more bouncy. It doesn't work if I spray it into my hair but I have to spray it into my hand, then scrunch.
Posted by Salonciseaux (Type 3b) on 10/01/2013
This product is amazing! Using only DEVA for 30 days will transform your curls! They will be more defined and controlled..Getting a Deva cut really helps as well. If you live anywhere near Central Florida, please call us to get you started on the Deva system and cut!
Posted by georgia (Type Unkown) on 09/11/2013
I didn't like this spray gel at all. The sprayer is difficult to use and the product comes out in little spurts. This spray gel didn't enhance my curls in any way. It made my hair feel gummy and I had to wash my hair.
Posted by JennyLynn (Type 3b) on 07/08/2013
I like to use the spray gel in place of hairspray. Gives me great hold. Its a little pricey for such a small amount and you can go through it quickly.
Posted by JennyLynn (Type 3b) on 06/18/2013
During the day if I notice some frizz, I'll spray on the desired spot and the frizz goes away. I'm deducting a curl cause its a little pricey for such a small bottle.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org (Type Unkown) on 03/23/2013
I love this gel. Spray at crown and roots whilst hair is damp and vavoom, volume! Spray a little when style is complete and you will have no need for hairspray. Rinses out with just water, so co-washing is easy! No need to shampoo daily.
Posted by gardencurls (Type 3b) on 01/24/2013
I'm very disappointed with this spray gel. Other than having a lovely scent, it doesn't do anything positive for my hair. It has no hold, it doesn't allow my hair to clump, and it dries the heck out of my hair, leaving it feeling rough. This feels sticky, but other than that it's not very gel-like. If I wanted to get definition from it, I think I would need to use about 5 bottles at a time. This isn't bad as a spray "sealer" but even when applied over lots of moisturizing products, I find it drying. My curls are "iffy" with many gels, because they tend to cause frizz. I love DevaCARE ArcAngel, but this spray gel is nothing at all like it. If this spray wasn't so drying I'd be pleased with it as a Sealer, so I'll try it when there's a hint of humidity in the desert air.
Posted by sexyladyv (Type 3c) on 12/23/2012
love this gel spray!!! get with doing a twist to add a lil hold and to define the curl. which i been looking for a product that would do that. Doesn't leave hair feeling hard...
Posted by millie925 (Type 2b) on 12/16/2012
Love this gel and that it doesn't need shampoo to wash it out-just water!Plus it smells yummy! In reference to the person that said it was scrunchy-it is at first,but when you scrunch it and/or blast some heat from a diffuser,the crunch goes away. They show you this when you go to their salon.
Posted by mayafbee (Type 3a) on 05/26/2012
I love this spray gel! Unlike with normal gel, my hair did not get crunch at all when I used this product. It defined my curls really well and I have practically no frizz in my hair. Great product for everyday use!
Posted by Mek8888 (Type 3b) on 05/20/2012
I've used DevaCurl Angell for years but I like this spray gel much better. I don't get crunchy curls form the spray gel and still get enough hold. Great product!
Posted by krngee (Type 2c) on 03/16/2012
Posted by smile (Type 3a) on 02/09/2012
I was excited to try this new gel, because normally use ISO's Tamer Foam, but my beauty supply is discontinuing the ISO line.... So I'm in search of a new product to love.
Anyway, I don't really like this gel very much. While it does a great job of holding the curl formation, the hair is super crunchy and stiff from it. Blah.. I like the ISO tamer foam because it doesn't crunch up like this product.
So.... although it has a nice hold.. the crunch is waaaay too much.. I don't want my hair to feel like cotton candy. :(