I only use combs and soft brushes.. wide tooth combs are good for detangling but i like to make sure all my hair is detangled so I use a regular toothed comb most days if i'm in a rush i'll use the wide tooth comb... I actually tried to use the denman today and it's like picking my hair with a brush.. seems pointless I rather just comb and i went over my hair with the denman after i detangled with the comb lol and it doesn't clump as much as it just makes it more curly but still all bound together and causes more shrinkage...