I've seen some refences to people on the 4 boards using the Tangle Teezer and it gets rave reviews in places other than NC but it seems to pull my curls out almost straight.

But it does smooth the surface of my hair, takes out the fluff and gives it some shine, so I'd really like to be able to use it.

I've tried following it with the Denman to re-clump the curls and I've tried it on wet hair, followed by scrunching and diffusing and the curls are still stretched out.

The most I seem to be able to do is very lightly brush over the surface of my hair when it's styled to smooth the fluff, and even then it seems to flatten the curl so much it doesn't bounce back like it normally does.

Am I missing something here, or do I just give up and go back to using it on the cat?! She's got a very fine, short, silky coat and she loves it! (I wash it throughly before /after using it on her, of course....)