...about these Denman brushes...

What exactly do they do?

I've been considering acquiring one...thoughts on these styling devices please? Especially if any of you have fine coils....
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^^^ me too, i want to know. i'm willing to trade my red plastic comb i've done had for 10+ years in, if the denman is that GOOD!
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I recently bought a denman and I wanted to wait a while before I gave a verdict on it (a personal verdict.lol) and I must say, it is amazing. Cuts my detangling time in half, much better than my mason pearson comb alone. It makes my hair smoother and it actually stays detangled while I'm twisting.

I've discovered that combs alone do NOT work well in achieving detangled hair. Use the comb or your fingers first, then the denman. Its really awesome. I have coarse hair btw. Curl pattern, eh. Not sure if that helps but I recommend it. After using the denman I've basically been enlightened. I can't believe I waited so long to use it. I was afraid to because of the horror stories I've read and other things, but you just have to be gentle and careful, just like with any hair tool.
They are great. My hair is very easy to detangle. I do it with my fingers, but I got one of the brushes b/c I felt I should have one. It slides right through my wet hair. To give it a true test, I used my denman on my sister's hair. She has very thick 3c/4a hair that is waist length when stretched. Normally it takes me about 30+ minutes to get half through her hair w/a wide toothed comb. I used the Denman and was done in 20.
I finger dentangle, use a wide tooth comb, and use the denman to get rid of the shed. I think it's amazing. I've never experienced the ripping and tearing of hair that some have described because I work in medium size sections. I've used mine for at least two years and don't know what I'd do without it or something very similar.

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I'm scared of that brush. I don't think I would be successful detangling with it. Most of my hair is super coily and really tangly, and they clump around one another which makes it hard even to finger detangle. I would love to know if someone whose hair is like mine has used a Denman without tearing their hair out. Now I have a $10 brush just sitting on my bathroom.
I have one and I love it! I use it to detangle and help distribute products. What amazes me is the detangling without ripping/snapping hair. I can detangle my entire head and lose little to no hair. Like everyone else I use a super wide tooth comb first, and then the Denman--and I work in sections. I have very tiny coils.
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I use a modified D3 (every other row of teeth removed). It works in place of a small tooth comb for my super thick tangly hair. Its much better than using a wide tooth comb alone but I dare not try using, say, a rattail comb pain...and...suffering.

So, yeah I'd say it was a good investment. I don't lose any more hair than normal since I started using it.
Where'd everyone purchase theirs?!
I have one and I love it! I use it to detangle and help distribute products. What amazes me is the detangling without ripping/snapping hair. I can detangle my entire head and lose little to no hair. Like everyone else I use a super wide tooth comb first, and then the Denman--and I work in sections. I have very tiny coils.
Originally Posted by dmarie21
Okay I missed using the wide tooth comb first, and then the Denman. That sounds a little more assuring. Dmarie my hair looks exactly like yours in that pic.

@AquarianWaves I got mines at Sally's.
I got a fake denman, cus I was afraid to invest the $$ and not like the product( we all know how THAT is!) ANY way...I have one with five rows of teeth, and like everyone else, I used a wide tooth comb first, then the brush. It really does help with clumping, product distribution and shed. I work it in small sections. The thing for me is I am growing out a texturizer, and have some sections (nape of neck, right above both ears) that are almost totally natural, while most other sections are still more texturized than natural, and my texturized hair is not to happy with the brush. The other sections love it1 I can't wait till I am fully natural to use it. I think the results will be great.
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I have one and I love it! I use it to detangle and help distribute products. What amazes me is the detangling without ripping/snapping hair. I can detangle my entire head and lose little to no hair. Like everyone else I use a super wide tooth comb first, and then the Denman--and I work in sections. I have very tiny coils.
Originally Posted by dmarie21
ok! you have me with the tiny coils!!! We're pretty much hair twins and I was wondering if it would be too much and pull the coils apart rather than defining them. (I recently had an incident with a fine tooth comb that resulted in a coil-less afro helmet )

this is all very helpful info. now...do people use the denman with conditioner still in the hair and then rinse?
:::::::joie de vivre:::::::
last relaxer: November 2008
big chop: November 2009
4a, fine, dense, teeny weeny coils with low porosity


I'm scared of that brush. I don't think I would be successful detangling with it. Most of my hair is super coily and really tangly, and they clump around one another which makes it hard even to finger detangle. I would love to know if someone whose hair is like mine has used a Denman without tearing their hair out. Now I have a $10 brush just sitting on my bathroom.
Originally Posted by JahNaturalDezign
My hair sounds just like that and I've been using the denman and it works really well. I'm always extra careful with my hair when detangling to avoid breakage as much as possible but it gets really frustrating using the comb because it doesn't smooth the hair and doesn't effectively remove shed hair. The denman does that. I was scared of the brush too but my sis kept asking me about it and the only reason I hadn't tried it was because of the horror stories I read.
I'm scared of that brush. I don't think I would be successful detangling with it. Most of my hair is super coily and really tangly, and they clump around one another which makes it hard even to finger detangle. I would love to know if someone whose hair is like mine has used a Denman without tearing their hair out. Now I have a $10 brush just sitting on my bathroom.
Originally Posted by JahNaturalDezign
My hair sounds just like that and I've been using the denman and it works really well. I'm always extra careful with my hair when detangling to avoid breakage as much as possible but it gets really frustrating using the comb because it doesn't smooth the hair and doesn't effectively remove shed hair. The denman does that. I was scared of the brush too but my sis kept asking me about it and the only reason I hadn't tried it was because of the horror stories I read.
Originally Posted by CocoT
Yes! Even though I find using a comb with teeth closer together works better than the shower comb it still doesn't smooth my hair enough and I have noticed the shed hair still isn't fully removed. Okay CocoT and Dmarie I'm going to give it try because of you.

Cassadie I follow your blog and you were the only person I came across with hair like mines.
JahNaturalDezign--do you have a fotki or blog? Hope you like the brush Will you post back about how it works for you?

Cassadie--I like your coils! I comb through in the shower with rinse out conditioner. Once rinsed and gently combed, I use the brush with my leave-in (QB coco) and I continue to use it to help distrubute my final products. It does cause crazy shrinkage, but I've never had a problem with losing curl definition. Maybe on Friday I'll do a comparison photo showing before and after with the Denman.

I purchased my brush at a mall kiosk.
My Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/dmarie21/
Porocity: totally sinkable
Texture: fine to med fine (stand size pic)
Products I Like: Qhemet--Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee, Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm mixed with Burdock Root Cream, Vatika, apple cider vinegar rinse, Baba de Caracol, CON Argan shampoo
Searching For: better understanding of what my hair is all about
Where'd everyone purchase theirs?!
Originally Posted by AquarianWaves
my exact thought after reading the posts above this one and even after. i'm willing to give it a shot!!!
"My hair is a reflection of my personality:
wild, free and beautiful."

Hair Type: S + Z = Crazy Beautiful
Hair Goal: Improve health!! Kill the knots!!!
BSL now
As of 6/24/12: Protective styles for summer
Achieving Curls: Terressentials Mud HAir Wash (the business! Terressentials.com) Giovanni 50/50 Cndtr (retired) KBN Shealoe LCndtr (on probation) Still perfecting the process.
Shoutout to FLAXSEEDS!!!! YOU ARE the MASTER on FRIZZ!!!

Where'd everyone purchase theirs?!
Originally Posted by AquarianWaves
You can get a knock off from CVS or the Beauty supply store to save a few bucks. They are very very sturdy.
Where'd everyone purchase theirs?!
Originally Posted by AquarianWaves
my exact thought after reading the posts above this one and even after. i'm willing to give it a shot!!!
Originally Posted by shortncurly
You can buy the actual Denmans on Amazon for cheap! I bought a 5 row "travel" one for $8.88 ( Sold by Beauty 4 you), and I bought a full sized 7 row one for $10.34 (Sold by Amazon).
I leave conditioner in my hair and finger detangle, then brush with the Denman. I have VERY fine, but dense mostly 4a hair. This brush actually defined my curls. It also helped to detangle and define the patch at the top of my head that would always snarl then frizz up. That part actually curls up now, too! I was originally terrified of the Denmans because of fake versions I had used way back in the day. The teeth would actually rip out of the brush and end up stuck in my hair. These brushes do NOT do that! I really, really wish I had tried them sooner! I would have saved myself some suffering.
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Where'd everyone purchase theirs?!
Originally Posted by AquarianWaves
my exact thought after reading the posts above this one and even after. i'm willing to give it a shot!!!
Originally Posted by shortncurly
You can buy the actual Denmans on Amazon for cheap! I bought a 5 row "travel" one for $8.88 ( Sold by Beauty 4 you), and I bought a full sized 7 row one for $10.34 (Sold by Amazon).
I leave conditioner in my hair and finger detangle, then brush with the Denman. I have VERY fine, but dense mostly 4a hair. This brush actually defined my curls. It also helped to detangle and define the patch at the top of my head that would always snarl then frizz up. That part actually curls up now, too! I was originally terrified of the Denmans because of fake versions I had used way back in the day. The teeth would actually rip out of the brush and end up stuck in my hair. These brushes do NOT do that! I really, really wish I had tried them sooner! I would have saved myself some suffering.
Originally Posted by mermadelove
They must have upped their game on the knockoff versions because the one I used in my sister's hair was a knockoff & the teeth stayed put with no trouble. I used the Conair version.
I have a modified D3 and although I don't use it very often, I love mine. For me the modification was the key to being able to use and enjoy mine. Although it sounds like it's ripping hair, I lose no more hair than I normally do using it. I use it to help distribute product. When using it, I've always done an initial detangling with my wide tooth comb.
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