But I thought you shouldn’t brush curly hair!!
Yes, you shouldn’t – You shouldn’t brush them when they’re dry. And definitely not with a regular brush!
I recently bought a Denman brush after I saw Liz loving the results. I had noticed this styling essential for many naturally curly Youtubers but did not imagine it would be available in India.
I have been happily using it for a month & more now- check out my full review below & find out if you should add it to your routine!
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Get a better grooming session every day with an all new range of brushes from Denman. This Denman Medium Styling Brush – 7 Row comes with a specially designed body that does not allow the brush to slip off your hands easily, as you style your hair. The handle provides superior control and maximum grip while brushing and styling your hair. The all new anti-static pad ensures that your hair is static free and looking all smooth and shiny. This flat brush from Denman gives your hair extra care while removing tangles. This medium sized hair brush is ideal for both men and women and comes with nylon bristles that reduce the corrosion to hair shafts, keeping your hair soft and smooth. There are 7 rows of nylon bristles in this brush making sure your hair gets extra polish each time you brush.
Types of Denman Brush:
5 Rows, 7 Rows (the one I have), 9 Rows
Detangling + Styling
From Rs. 895 & upwards (depends on where you buy them from.)
How to use:
Watch the video below:
Step 1: On wet hair, smooth the leave in conditioner in a praying motion
Step 2: Rake it in with your fingers
Step 3: Smooth down a styling product ( I’ve used cantu curl activator but you can also use any gel)
Step 4: Take sections & brush starting from bottom of your curls to prevent snags & breakage
Step 5: Shake the sections & watch your curl pattern appear
Step 6: Scrunch using a Tshirt & air dry/diffuse
After buying it & using it for the last month and plus – I can officially say I cannot go back to my comb because of how fantastic my wash & go’s have become!
I had always preferred combing my curls after conditioner & leave in conditioner instead of STC (Squish to Condish) because it distributes the products evenly, removes knots & helps to form several individual curl clumps instead of few thick ones.
But even combing has not given me the shine & definition a Denman brush has!
My curls are super defined & remain knot free longer -this is important because the longer my curls get, more prone they are to frizz & tangles.
See the picture below to see what I’m talking about.
It is important to remember that this brush might not suit you if your wavy/curly hair texture (2b/2c/3a) likes STC more. Since it helps in creating thinner curl clumps – loose textures might not get the same definition.
Since I am a 3A 3B curly hair that is quite thin in density & quantity – this technique results in several curl clumps making it look more voluminous & thick.
The rows are customisable. So if you use & love the brush but want thicker clumps, you can always remove a few rows & try styling again. Look up videos on Youtube to see how to remove the rows.
I tried to use only 3 rows after removing 4 but found it didn’t suit me. It’s all trial and error- you’ll need to find out how many rows of the bristles is perfect for your hair.
Buy The Denman Brush
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The link to buy goes to an amazon page where it shows out of stock. And yet if you type and search you get some options to buy. But there are 2 kinds of medium styling brushes with7 row – D3M and D3N. Any idea which one is the one for curly hair styling?
Really useful review and thank you for the thoughtful answers to some of the comments – that info helped me decide the model I want to buy 🙂
I’m so glad!
Hi.. just had a doubt..do more rows= thicker clumps or more dfinition? Why do you recommend 7 rows vs 5 rows or 9 rows? I have a mix of 3A / 3B hair.. I want thicker clumps.. mine are fine ringlets.. So which Denman brush do u recommend? Thsnks
thicker clumps means less rows! more rows= thinner multiple clumps. Choose the 5 row then I think
Thanks.. was awaiting your reply so that u could buy it.
Hey, do you happen to know the difference between the Denman Hyflex Vent and the classic Denman? I am a male and I like to style my hair with brushes to give them more volume and was curious which one from these two I should buy. If it helps I have coily hair similar to Aditya Roy Kapoor.
Hey! The vent brush is popular for removing moisture from the hair with a blow dryer and adding volume. Also popular for detangling very curly hair. The classic denman is just for styling.
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Angela @ Stray Curlsat
Oh, I simply loved this! I ordered it off your link. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to try it out! 😀
Yay! Make sure you do this on wet hair after leave in. Don’t do this on damp or dry hair!
Thanku so much for this review