2 years ago
I have long thick hair that is very tangle-prone. Ever since I was little my hair has been extremely prone to tangles and looking messy. I will give my hair a long thorough brushing, but a few hours later find knots and tangles that I either missed or somehow were created in the little time since. It's very annoying. I have had the Mason Pearson mixed nylon/boar bristle brush for about eight years, but more recently I began to realize that it probably wasn't managing my thick, tangly hair as effectively as another brush might. This is because the bristles are quite short, so running the brush through thick hair will only run through the top layer. I would brush from underneath, too, but this still wouldn't quite get to everything, and I wasn't going to start separating my hair into a dozen sections twice a day just to brush it. After looking at reviews I picked up the Denman 9-row Classic Styling Brush with nylon bristles. It looks the same as the brush in the photo here on MUA. The bristles are long and stiff, so it looked like just the thing to effectively brush thick hair. I've been quite happy with the brush so far, especially for the price. Brushing from the top, the bristles easily reach all the way through to my scalp. They're inflexible enough that they can't move around or over my tangles when I hit one, and the stiffness also gives my scalp a nice scratch/massage which I think is good for it. I'm looking forward to brushing my hair again because it feels good, and it brushes thoroughly for less time and effort. I still use the Mason Pearson in the morning after using the Denman, just to smooth out the look. At night I just use the Denman. So the brush is very effective for what I purchased it to do. I'm also a sucker for packaging, and the Denman Stylish Brush is pretty cool-looking. It has a classic, charmingly retro design. It feels pretty sturdy too, but I'll update my review if that turns out not to be the case. I left one lippie off for the con I've found, which is that the brush does not catch hair particularly well when it comes out during brushing. The hair comes off into in the brush for the most part, but it stays in the brush very loosely. The hair sticks all out the sides and fall out of the brush easily. In comparison, other brushes I've owned will hang onto the hair I shed during brushing more securely, so I don't have to worry as much about getting hair everywhere. To be clear, I obviously pull the hair out of the brush regularly, but I find with this one I have to do it more often. For this reason I don't think I'd recommend this brush to someone who plans to bring it around with them a lot, like in your purse or car, because you'd really want to remove the hair after every use.
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SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure
HairBlond, Wavy, Medium