I have the paddle brush. At first, it looks like a completely non-descript plastic brush that one would find in any drugstore. However, this brush is surprisingly different from any one I've ever used before.: it detangles very well without snagging and gives a GREAT scalp massage! I was using the Sonia Kashuk nylon/boar brush from Target for the past year, and, while I liked it, it didn't detangle as well as this one - and my hair isn't even particularly coarse and isn't curly! The Denman is fast, efficient, and leaves my hair with less static than other brushes I've used in the past.
Yes I would buy this brush again but I doubt I'll have to! Hunted high and low for a replacement brush for a much loved Spornette. I flirted briefly with trying to buy a Mason Pearson...but I could not justify spending that much on a hairbrush I'd be leaving in the bathroom. I read on line about comparable brushes and found a writeup of the Denman line. This is a quality brush that features the same mix of boar and nylon bristles to penetrate. It has a black plastic handle and an orange rubber cushion, both of which are water, heat and chemical resistant. The D81L penetrates my thick, somewhat coarse color treated shoulder length hair with ease! My hair and scalp feel great after a good brush out. You can find these at beauty supply stores or online...and after my search and while I was waiting for it to be delivered, I happened be having my hair done and my own local hair salon had a basket full!
When i was natural(no relaxer), i use my denman to detangle my hair while wet or dry. its great for removing shed hairs. It never broke my hair. Now that im relaxed, my hair is more fragile and i only it once in a while to detangle in the shower with lots of conditioner when i have lots of shedding. I have the Denman D3.
This brush detangles my kinky/curly hair quickly and easily and it doesn't cause any additional breakage. HG, I love it!
i just now heard about these brushes and I went to my local sally's to pick one up. I got the "D3" because it was the only one available. This is hands down, the best tool I have found to detangle my hair in the shower. I just bought it yesterday and I was able to comb through my super thick/curly hair both wet and dry. it was such a pleasurable experience, I kept brushing it just for the mere fact that it didn't hurt my head. Usually, I comb in the shower w/ a wide tooth comb, with tons of conditioner in my hair. I always wake w/ a sore scalp the next day because of all the tugging and pulling i have to do. Not this morning! What a surprise. Us three that have reviewed this product, now have to go out and tell all our friends!
Tangles? What are those? I own a D200 and after years of using a comb to detangle my hair, I did back flips in the shower the day I married this brush to my hair. I have very thick, unruly and curly hair and I would have to painfully section my hair and rake a stupid comb through. What would take me 25 minutes to do is now done in 3 and I wish I was exaggerating (and my hair is well past my waist). This brush leaves your healthy hair ALONE and just goes for the shed hair which causes the tangles. I swear shed hair is all you will see in this brush. Instead of a big ball of hair when I detangled with a comb, I clean out only a pinch full of hair in this from my ENTIRE head. I am currently going to add a D4 brush for styling & curl definition and I am looking forward to getting that brush.
Once you go denman you will never use a stupid comb again for anything expect to part your hair. continued >>
I can't believe no one has reviewed Denman brushes! Perhaps it is because these are brushes are considered to be for short hair exclusively. I've seen them listed on numerous occasions in hair magazines and my hairstylist has a blow dry technique named after them.
MATERIAL: Natural Boar Bristle
USE ACCORDING TO LABEL: "Ideal for smoothing and grooming. Suitable for all types of short hair. Air-cushioned rubber pad for gentle control. Ergonomic handle design. Resistent to heat and chemicals."
IMPRESSIONS: Soft yet suple, very good for distributing oils without irritating the scalp or ripping hairs. Although I have not owned it long enough to say from experience, I happen to know from word of mouth that these brushes are durable so I don't anticipate having to buy one again, although I gladly would. continued >>