To get things started I wanted to revisit Denman Brushes.
Before I tried them out, I hadn't tried any other tools in my hair besides a basic brush (for my puffs), rattail comb (for parting my hair), regular comb (for smoothing products through/having an even distribution amongst my strands) and wide tooth comb (for detangling). Once I reviewed all the brushes in June of last year, I knew I liked them a lot, but of course I had my favorite. And that brush happened to be the D83, the paddle brush.
This seemed to be the answer to all of my detangling nightmare sessions. I never had another one of those episodes once this paddle brush came into my life. But once I left this over my sister’s house after a few days stay at her place in August, I didn’t see this thing again until last month. I’m not going to lie. Picking up my dusty wide tooth detangling comb was heart breaking, but after a while I didn’t even remember my paddle brush. In fact, I didn’t even think about it until my sister returned it to me last month. I thought immediately I would start using it again since we were reunited, but it just stayed on the same table she left it for weeks. And now I know why.
Since the paddle brush did such an amazing job at detangling my hair, I realized I started to lose patience with my hair all-together. Everything became a rush. Before using the D83, I would detangle my hair from tip to root, but I found myself going from the middle to root since the Denman plowed through my tangles with little to no effort. Over time I realized the ends of my hair had suffered severely.
When I went to Atlanta in July of last year for the Huetfiul Hair Idol Rock Star Treatment/Photo shoot, I got an amazing trim from Robin Groover at Too Groovy salon. My ends looked so much better. Even Myleik (PR rep for Huetiful) mentioned “Oooh girl you needed that,” in the video of my visit because the before and after shots were remarkable.
So with that being said, it’s a good thing I left behind this “miracle brush” a month later at my sister’s place. I would still recommend this brush for someone who’s having detangling issues, but I would advise them not to lose their mind like I did. Hair still needs to be cared for as it is fragile, especially the ends of our hair! But this thing had me thinking that everything is meant to be easy breezy and I became careless. If you can refrain from doing that with this in your hands, go for it!
After the paddle brush went missing, so did the others (D4 & the D41. I gave the D3 away in a giveaway). I have no idea how or why I misplaced them, but as a result, I started using combs again. I recently found them and will begin to use the D4 as my “even product distributor” as it does a far better job than a comb ever could, but I have no real use for the D41.
I only use these brushes when the time calls for them and that is very rare. I use the D82M whenever I need to slick my edges down (hardly ever) or when I want to slick my hair into a puff or a bun. I also use the D79 when I blow out my hair. Does it work better than a comb attachment? Now that I don’t know, but since I don’t own one anymore, and the one that I did own was snaggatooth to all hell, this does a good job for me. Lol.
Do you use still use a Denman brush? Let me know which one and for what style/job.