OH DENMAN, I think I LOVE to Brush!!

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I'm not sure what that is but I am coming to Pittsburgh in October to see my Dad so I could find out and drop it off! LOL!
3a M iii waist stretched and growing
I'm not sure what that is but I am coming to Pittsburgh in October to see my Dad so I could find out and drop it off! LOL!
Originally Posted by curlsgirl
It's double gloucester with chives and onions and it's sooooo good.

Hey, if you have spare time, we should meet!
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
My Sally's carries the D3 only. Others use the D6.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
But it's the seven-row D3 that started it all.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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I'm not sure what that is but I am coming to Pittsburgh in October to see my Dad so I could find out and drop it off! LOL!
Originally Posted by curlsgirl
It's double gloucester with chives and onions and it's sooooo good.

Hey, if you have spare time, we should meet!
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls

My Dad lives in Carnegie. Are you anywhere close? I would love that!
3a M iii waist stretched and growing
is this goofy thread really the only one around here about Denman Too bad my hair can't take this too often, makes me poof like crazy cuz it does feel nice and produces clumps for me as long as I don't over-use it.
Discovered CG 2007

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Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

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CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
Curlsgirl, I'm in East Pittsburgh. It's a teeny little borough that most people that live here haven't heard of. It's next to Turtle Creek, which more people are familiar with. I'm east of town, and you'll be south of town, but a very easy trip!

Del, this is the longest Denman thread (or one of the longest), which is why I used it, lol.

I still use mine pretty consistently, and it really does help with KCCC distribution.
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
I bought an Aveda paddle brush yesterday, and the saleswoman told me something I didn't know and hadn't noticed. if you look at the brush from its longest side, you can't see through it. if you look at the brush from the top of the brush, or the shortest side, you can see through it. Well, when you brush down with the shorter side of the two, you are smoothing the hair. I used both sides of the brush this morning and found I got better results when I brushed down with the skinny side of the brush. I didn't know about that and just figured I'd pass it on.

Last edited by Honeysmoke; 08-12-2009 at 12:42 PM.
Ok, thanks to you curly-enablers, after reading this bumped thread yesterday, I had to run right to Sally and pick up a Denman brush! They are on sale again ironically, as they were when this thread originally started!

So, I get home, all excited to do my shower routine last night, ready to try my new brush (Am I really brushing my hair???? Oh my!) and sadly, I think I must have done something wrong as my roots and top are totally flat this morning, almost stretched out. I swear, I brushed out and upside down, but even with some MAD scrunching, my curls are rather sad today. My canopy is really pathetic, hardly any wave, let alone curl, at all.

I am more than willing to place partial blame on the fact that I fell asleep on the couch while plopping, which led to a 6 hour plop and no time for clipping since I wasn't about to sit up and watch tv at 2:30 am just to allow my hair some time to dry in the clips, heh. Even I'm not that crazy

Any other suggestions on using the Denman? I'm not giving up!

Btw, I used a bit of CJ Curl Assurance Leave In (bottom layer and ends), KCCC and FX Curl Fixative Booster Gel. It was so wonky and flat this morning I had to fluff it up with a bit of spray gel and some LOOB. I feel like I have an entire aisle of CVS on my head today.
Mine would be flat as a pancake if I plopped that long, Denman or not, and especially with no clipping. I can't plop more than 30 minutes to an hour, max. I do best at less than 20 minutes.

Of course, I have no idea of your type/degree of curl, but I'd give it another try without the super plop, LOL.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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Hee! The Super Plop Well, normally my canopy benefits from a longer plop, and if the roots are a little flat, I just loosen gently with a pik when I shake out my hair in the morning after I take off my lace night cap thingamajig. I guess I just felt like the brushing when wet "un-did" all the rinsing upside down, applying product upside down etc. I will try it again tonight without the Super Plop and see if that helps! Thanks!

ETA: I should mention that I think my hair is 3A at the canopy and 3A-3B everywhere else. It's pretty fine and I have a TON of it. I'm still trying to figure out the whole porosity thing, but I tend to think I'm very porous since color leaks out of my hair like crazy. I could have that completely wrong though.
I found the Goody version of this at RiteAid for $5. I'm not sure if it'll work as well as the Denman, but I'll report back tomorrow!
Pacific Northwest 3a/3b, medium all across the board, possibly porous.

Low-Poo: Trader Joe's Refresh
Co-wash: V05 Tea Therapy Chamomile, Giovanni TTTT
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm, Yes to Tomatoes, EO Chamomile & Honey
Leave-in: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Sonoma Soap Company First Crush
Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT
Gels: BRHG, Biotera
Stylers/Mousses: Komaza Coconut Pudding, Curls Goddess Glaze
Ok, I tried this again tonight, so far I'm still stretched out and flat city but I'm clipping as I type so hopefully that will be fixed up a little by the time I go to bed. Tonight I used a smidgen of Giovanni Direct Leave In, brushed upside down and up with the Denman. Then I mixed some KY and HETT gel and scrunched that in, followed up by really brushing through with the Denman. I scrunched like crazy, plopped for 45 mins and when I took it out a few moments ago, it was limp and sad. It's odd, I just started CG again a few weeks ago and I swear my hair is LESS curly than it used to be. So weird. I hate to go to the hair dryer, but I might have to break out the diffuser later.
I bought a Denman at Sally's because they were on sale and I can't wait to try it tomorrow with the Super Soaker method!
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Tigi MM
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I found the Goody version of this at RiteAid for $5. I'm not sure if it'll work as well as the Denman, but I'll report back tomorrow!
Originally Posted by NicaCurls

I'm glad Goody's has brought theirs back - if it's just like theirs that they sold for many years up until a dozen or so years ago, it's actually a sturdier, better quality brush than the Denman, so it should work every bit as well as the Denman.

I haven't seen a Goody's anywhere, but then Goody's is getting a little difficult to find around here in general - most places seem to carry Scunci and Conair instead, most of which I don't like as well.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

www.fotki.com/auntnett

Last edited by auntnett; 08-14-2009 at 08:17 AM.
I picked up a Denman yesterday at Sally, was very excited to give it a go. I tend to get some really funky scalp showing spots on the top and crown areas and am hoping that this will be just what I need. I didn't use it properly today though, so I think that is why I had such sad results. My hair is limp and wavy, I usually have some curls but not today. I forgot to bring it into the shower and used it afterwards, didn't brush upside down... I think that is the key. I seen that my curls were very skimpy and stragley so I scrunched in some water from the sink and plopped for a bit. I feel like a girl from the 60's with these results LOL

Tomorrow will be my true test, I will do it right
Wow, the Goody version worked great! I detangled with a wide tooth comb first, then used the brush to distribute my rinse-out conditioner. Despite my expectations, it didn't snag at all. It glided right through! It has nine rows, so I was worried it would break up my curls. But when I would pull it through my hair, the strands would re-group into great clumps! I used it to distribute my leave-in, Mop C-Curl cream and HEBE gel as well. My hair isn't dry yet, but so far so good!
Pacific Northwest 3a/3b, medium all across the board, possibly porous.

Low-Poo: Trader Joe's Refresh
Co-wash: V05 Tea Therapy Chamomile, Giovanni TTTT
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm, Yes to Tomatoes, EO Chamomile & Honey
Leave-in: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Sonoma Soap Company First Crush
Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT
Gels: BRHG, Biotera
Stylers/Mousses: Komaza Coconut Pudding, Curls Goddess Glaze
Has anyone tried both the boar bristle brush or the denman? Which one do you guys think is better? I just saw a Denman with natual boar bristles, will that work? I think it'd be the best of both worlds. Has anyone tried it? I'm sorry for all the questions, but it's a bit pricey an I want to make sure it's worth it. I think it the D82M one. Does it make your hair curlier, clumpier, more volumized, or smoother? How do you use it? For distributing conditioner, detangling, smoothing? Thanks

Last edited by Keihs; 10-28-2012 at 10:21 PM.
I ordered a Denman brush online, got it today and I am not sure if they send me a defect brush or the item is just made this way. The brush I ordered is the D3M, which is exactly the same brush as the D3 but in black according to the company.
Anyway, the brush I got is super stiff - the handle, the bristles, everything is rock hard plastic! I guess if I don't like it I could throw it in my bag and use it as a self defense weapon . Well maybe I am just used to the soft bristles of the Tangle Teezer (which are bend out of shape now), but is the brush supposed to be like this?
2a, fine
Dry scalp, sensitive skin.
I ordered a Denman brush online, got it today and I am not sure if they send me a defect brush or the item is just made this way. The brush I ordered is the D3M, which is exactly the same brush as the D3 but in black according to the company.
Anyway, the brush I got is super stiff - the handle, the bristles, everything is rock hard plastic! I guess if I don't like it I could throw it in my bag and use it as a self defense weapon . Well maybe I am just used to the soft bristles of the Tangle Teezer (which are bend out of shape now), but is the brush supposed to be like this?
Originally Posted by feline
Yes, it's supposed to be like that!
feline likes this.
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Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip

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