Denman Grooming Brush

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4.8

28 reviews

100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.6

Price: $$$

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on 9/5/2016 8:10:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I own the D81M in boar and nylon mix and it's my favourite dry hair brush!
I fell in love with Denman after buying, on super sale, the Head Hugger in size Extra Large, which is the biggest styling brush I've ever seen, as big as a 10 years old forearm. Not kidding. It's kind of scary and the first handful of times using it I seriously risked to injury my own head. But then I managed to learn how to use it and had the hair of my life.
So, after having a positive impact with the brand, I went for a grooming brush. I always wanted a boar bristled brush but oh how they are expensive! The smallest I've ever found in town was like 25 euros which is too much for me. Such prices are ok only for salons imho. So I looked at Denman's website but still, they were around 20-25 euros. Luckily about a month or two ago the brand went on sale on Italian Amazon so I had to grab it! And got it for like 6,50 euros.
It came in a box (I always bought random drugstore brushes, the one that just hang without a box or anything) which made a good impact, with a hole in the middle to feel the bristles with your fingers. They have this taller spike in nylon in the middle of each group of boar bristles whose function is not really clear to me but whatever. It also came with an information paper about the brand and the brush itself sat in a plastic box. Very professional and clean. Oh and the box was sealed which is something you wouldn't expect in a brush.
The item looks kind of vintage, like the old products you find on your grandma's bathroom shelves. Fits wonderfully in my time-capsule 70s psychedelic bathroom :)
It works fine. The strikes are almost totally smooth and not painful at all. It is very light yet quite sturdy, and will surely last many years. The only con is that its detangling properties are not the best, as I honestly expected from boar bristles. Surely it's softer than any other wooden or plastic brush, which suits my scapulas lenght. It is very easy to clean as you can "comb" the red part with your fingers and thanks to the flexible bristles, you can immediately pick every single hair. Overall, this is a high quality item, made in UK, and made to last.
Apparently the red part is detachable to be cleaned but I didn't try yet.
Recommended!

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on 4/4/2015 3:24:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Brilliant grooming brush, excellent for back combing too. Not so great at detangling, but it is a grooming brush after all. I have the large and small handbag size. Compared to my Mason Pearson it almost performs as well, but doesn't have that luxurious feel. It is quite bulky & isn't heat resistant.

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on 11/2/2009 1:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

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.

8 of 10 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

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!

4 of 7 people found this helpful.


on 5/23/2008 7:32:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Black

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.

4 of 7 people found this helpful.


on 5/1/2018 5:30:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm a professional hair stylist, and LOVE Denman brushes (of all kinds). You can get a great blow dry using these. For curly hair, they are great for blow drying hair straight.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Silver, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Well I almost got sucked into an expensive hair brush vortex, but fortunately the wonderful MUA reviewers reminded me to check out Denman. I had the styling brush back in the 70's and it was great for years. Lately I've just been wanting to brush my old grey mane and tickle my scalp a little. My Spornett is just too scratchy. This is perfect and just a beautiful brush. I'm happy that I did not blow my entire state tax return on the posh version. This will do just fine. Do check these out first, before you get spendy, if it matters.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Occasionally I consider investing in a good brush but for whatever reason I hadn’t done so. Partly because I had Mason Pearson in mind and while I’m sure it would be worth the investment, the thought of parting with 150 bucks never appeals to me. Particularly if I’ve got something that essentially does the same job just not as well.
The other day I had to toss my Wet brush, which is excellent, and I thought, you know...lemme try and get a better brush. I’m familiar with Denman and I know that they make an excellent quality brush at a lower price point than MP.
So I purchased the small grooming brush for $34 and let me tell you I am shocked at the difference it makes. I had read enough reviews here to prompt me to buy the brush, but I’m also aware of the fact that a good products doesn’t always mean it’s a game changer.
This definitely is. For one thing, it feels so good to brush my hair with this. I honestly think that this brush makes a difference in overall scalp and hair health. One of the reasons I was considering it was that my hair has been oily at the roots and dry at the end, which, needless to say, I don’t like. I know this type of brush is good for distributing the scalp oils through the length of the hair shaft, and I absolutely see and feel a marked difference in just the last few days since I purchased and started using this. And while it’s more than I normally spend on a brush, it’s really not a bank-breaker. Particularly since it will probably last forever.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

My hair is fine and breaks easily so brushing with this keeps it from breaking off as much. Definitely recommended for anyone with hair that breaks easily!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 3/14/2014 4:17:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

A-MA-ZING!
I have about 6,000 of these (exaggeration slightly!) I use them to smooth back my hair, and my mum and I have nicknamed it "The Brush-Back Brush!" I get paranoid if I can't find it in the mornings! It is perfect for my frizzy mixed race hair. I use it frequently with a few squirts of ELVIVE EXTRAORDINARY OIL by L'Oral. Definatly buy it. I also like to use the other denman brushes for when I do a FULL hair wash.


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