As thankful as we are to have choices, more options warrant more responsibility to educate oneself in order to make good decisions. And how do we know if we have made a good decision? Well, when we finish the entire bottle of a new product without discontinued use. So, congrats to you for doing your due diligence in seeking knowledge and understanding of the differences between a cream styler and gel. Today our two subjects for comparison will be DevaCurl Light Defining Gel and DevaCurl Styling Cream.

The 80’s have permanently scared many away from using the cast forming, crunch of a crystallized gel. However, since those days are far from us, gels are regaining popularity and now women prefer a crunch-less hold. The DevaCurl Light Defining Gel is suitable for all curly and coily hair while the DevaCurl Styling Cream is best for wavy hair. The DevaCurl product line is known for reaching a diverse audience of curl types with award winning botanical products. Let’s hear from the DevaCurl Team:

DevaCurl Light and Ultra Defining Gels' primary function is to deliver hold, secondarily moisture. Both gels and cream stylers have a vegetable-derived glycerin base and oat & soy content that offer moisture and strength of hold. Amino acids provide strength and shine. DevaCurl gels allow a curl cast to form from wet to dry, locking in the frizz-free finish. The curl cast is softened by scrunching once dry.” –Molly Owen, Director of Education

How to Apply Gel

  1. Tilt head forward
  2. Scrunch wet curls in an upward motion
  3. Apply gel between palms and glide through hair
  4. Scrunch upward toward the scalp to define curls
  5. Once dry, scrunch curls again to release cast to reveal beautiful curls
  6. Resist the urge to touch your curls once you've applied the DevaCurl Light Defining Gel. This rule is particularly important on frizz prone days. 


You will see the smoothing, moisture blocking, holding agents are first among the list of ingredients followed by the conditioning agents.

Water (Aqua, Eau), VP/VA Copolymer (moisture blocking, holding polymer), Polyquaternium-7 (moisture blocking, holding agent), Glycerin (humectant, moisture attracting), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (solvent), Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide (conditioning lubricant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide (hydrating protectant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Peptide (conditioning solvent), Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, DMDM Hydantoin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance (Parfum)


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