Product Review: Denman Brush On Straightened and Curly Natural Ethnic Hair - A Brush for All Hair Types
Hello everyone! I am going to share with you a new product that I discovered months ago that has been a game changer for me. I sometimes get asked about what I do to my hair to make it look so nice, so I am going to answer part of this question here today. If you follow me on Instagram 👉 (dlsbeauty), you know that I change my hair color often, sometimes every week, so seeing this, I can understand how people are shocked at how healthy my hair looks. So today, I am going to share with you all one of my best kept hair care secrets: The Denman brush.
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I think it has been almost two years now since I decided to stop straightening my hair all the time. I also stopped perming my hair and decided to just grow it out, but it has been very difficult to find ways to style my hair in easy fast ways (wash and go), without it looking frizzy or an afro, or without losing a ton of hair. I want my curls to show and look shiny and healthy, like Shirley Temple kind of curls; for women of color, this is not easy to find. You have to find the right products and method mixed together to achieve this kind of result, and sometimes, it can take years to find what works for your hair. One thing that I have discovered that works across hair types though is the Denman brush.
This brush has completely changed my hair. I did a ton of research on this brush and watched many Youtube videos on how to use it before trying it out. I also checked to see how it works on different hair types. I discovered that this brush is well loved for many women across hair types and textures. Many Caucasian women expressed a great love for it on their curly hair as well, so this brush is not exclusive to ethnic or natural haired ladies. Anyone with frizzy, curly, or wavy hair should definitely add this brush to their hair care arsenal. In this article though, I will share with you all my personal experience with this brush, and show how it has completely transformed my hair.
I purchased two Denman brushes: The five row one and the seven row one. The number of rows you choose should be based on your hair type. The five row Denman brush (the brush on the left; the smallest one in the picture above) is for people with hair like mine; people with fine or thin hair, who want a gentle soft brush. This brush is the smallest Denman brush available, so it works well for people with short to medium length hair. The seven row Denman brush (the brush on the right; the larger one in the picture above) is for longer thicker hair, since this brush has widely spaced bristles to accommodate thicker and curly hair types.
I love both of these brushes, but they are both quite different. The smaller five row brush gives me tight small ringlets (think Shirley Temple curls), and the larger seven row brush gives me larger longer curls. Whether I did a wash and go on my hair/wore my hair curly, or blow-dried my hair straight, this brush drastically changed the appearance of my hair for the better. Here is a picture of how this brush changed my hair when I straightened my hair:
When straightening my hair, I noticed a huge thickening affect when I used the Denman brush. Before using this brush, my hair looked much thinner. I have always had baby fine hair since I was a child, and the finer hair is, the more thin it can appear, so having my hair look this thick is amazing and something I never thought was possible.
Here is what my hair looked like when wearing it curly; I just washed it, applied a leave-in conditioner, and let it air-dry:
When wearing my hair curly, I noticed the same thickening affect, and the curls had much more definition and shape. I used to just run my fingers through my hair or use a paddle brush or boar bristle brush, but these methods had problems for me. Running my fingers through my hair to style it, created curls that did not have much definition, shape, and were less spread out. Using a paddle brush or boar bristle brush on my hair when I was going to let it air-dry was a waste of time for me too, because these brushes always left frizz in my hair. The frizz tends to fall out, so it caused me to lose more hair. Thus, the Denman brush for me was better than using a comb, finger-combing, or using a paddle brush or boar bristle brush.
Update 10/24/2018: I tried something different with the Denman brush last night before bed. I brushed my hair with the Denman brush again after it had dried and set, and it straightened my hair! I then braided my hair to get some of the curls back because it was way too straight, and this is how my hair came out; how it looked when I took it down this morning:
My hair came out looking very thick, healthy, and beautiful. I can't believe that I could straighten my hair without any heat at all, and there was absolutely no frizz! So the Denman brush is able to define, shape, and enhance your curls, as well as straighten hair without frizz or the use of heat.
If you use a hair gel with the Denman brush, then I don't recommend brushing it again after it sets because hair gel is designed to prevent your hair from moving or frizzing, so brushing it can lead to frizz because you are creating friction in it and trying to force the hair apart that the gel locked together.
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