It works great for my 3c curly hair. I was taught to apply it heavily, let it try, and then gently scrunch out the crunchiness. This system works just fine for me. I'm left with soft, healthy curls. The results can last to the next day, depending on how much I toss and turn in my sleep. Of course, every head of curly hair is different.
I like the light scent, and so does my boyfriend. Of course, that's just personal opinion, but there it is.
Oh! And it comes of my hands really easily. I've had curly hair gels and mousses before that leave my hands feeling sticky and coated even after a thorough wash. With this gel, my hands feel pretty darn clean after just a towel wipe and totally clean after a quick wash.
The Deva line has saved my battle with my curls, and hence, my life! I spent years switching stylists and switching products, to no avail. I had one good stylist who understood curls, but when I have to relocate, all I could find were stylists who wanted to blow out my hair, including very expensive stylists at high-end salons! Then I saw a feature in the NYT Sunday Styles section about curly hair products and stylists. I made an appointment at the Devachan salon and I've been using their products since.
Angell is an excellent gel, but you have to use a lot of it on soaking wet hair. My current routine is cleanse with No Poo, condition with One Condition (I apply a small amount as a leave-in to my wet curls), B'Leave In (which is really a moisturizing styling agent) to boost the gel, and then a lot of gel. Blot, flip, and clip! Set It Free once everything is in place. Works every time.
I recently splurged on their dryer/diffuser product because I can't go to work with wet hair and this is the closest to air-drying my hair, much better than my $14.00 Revlon that does nothing but "blow fry" my hair. You can't replace their diffuser.
Everyone has a routine that works for them, but this is the one that works for me.
Love to all the Curly Girls out there!
This is a great smelling, nice gel that works ok. It looks & feels pretty nice at first, but as the day goes on, it still feels nice, but falls very limp (I have fine wavy/curly hair). This might be good for thicker hair types, not mine.
This gel works great--I have softly defined curls, and I can scrunch it in and go (I always air dry). It can feel a little sticky in the hair, but I never touch my hair if I can help it so that isn't an issue. My hair's a bit thick for this though, so by day two my hair can look a bit fuzzy, so after I use up my trial/travel bottle I'll try out the Arc AnGel instead.
This wasn't a terrible product. I liked the scent, and on non important days with a good leave in conditioner it was fine. The reason I won't be repurchasing is because I still had some frizz, which I do not get with my drugstore gels or mousse. Also, this can get crunchy on me if I use too much. A great leave in really helps this product. I even liked to use the DevaCurl deep conditioner as a leave in as recommended by the stylist and it worked well. I just don't see me spending this much on a gel when I have cheaper ones that, no, do not smell as nice but they work well.
i finally found something i liked better than my beloved bumble and bumble styling creme and curl conscious creme. i think that how effective this product will perform is all in the application.
i got a great devacurl hair cut at madusalon in san francisco, and the stylist there, theresa wondra helped me with a regimen that really works. the key is to put this in your hair while it is soaking wet, so i actually leave this in the shower and apply it to my wet hair after the devacurl low poo and conditioner. i then spritz with set it free and i have great wavy/curly hair for days.
give it a try! it's pretty natural too, so it wins over bumble and bumble in that category as well. it could be more natural, but is already a little more natural than most :)
I really like this. I stole it from my mom to try it the other day and mixed it with my Kerastase Bain Oleo Curl lotion and it works wonders. The kerastase gives my hair softness and shine and this product gives shine and hold for my wavy hair and really helps define the waves. Great product!
DevaCurl Angel Light Styling Gel - My hair is very curly and long so I'm always on the lookout for culy hair-friendly products. This gel works great on my hair. It is alcohol free and it doesn't leave a sticky residue. I apply it on damp hair and I let my hair dry naturally (no hair dryer). This gel makes my curls look more defined and "organized" if that makes any sense. Of course it is a hair gel so sure, it does leave the hair a little crunchy but not much at all. This is the best hair gel for my crazy curly hair and I'll absolutely buy it again.
I bought this at the professional beauty supply because I wanted a less expensive alternative to Ouidad Climate Control Gel. NO. I actually love the fruity smell, and the texture is nice, but this doesn't work at all for keeping the bad kind of frizz at bay (it's raining in L.A.!) and is awful for achieving the good kind of frizz (I actually like hacing big hair) because it's WAY too waxy and heavy when I use the amount I need for the desired hold on my type of curls (3b). I'm pretty bummed because I wanted to love this, but I don't see it working out. I will update if this works better in the long run, because as anyone with curly hair knows, our hair changes its mind like crazy.
not so expensive for the amount you get. the most economical of the devacurl line. The only one i will repurchase...