Defining Curls With A Denman Brush – 4b 4c Natural Hair

Defining Curls With A Denman Brush - 4b 4c Natural Hair

Jenelle aka BlakIzbeautyful on YouTube has been sporting the cutest tapered cut on her natural hair lately and in this video she demonstrates how she does her wash and go.

Wash and go’s are a special kind of hair style for a number of reasons. But one major reason is you never really wash and then go immediately after; I don’t care if your hair 1A, there is some kind of in-between styling to attend to before you actually ‘go’!

What makes a wash and go work for kinkier textures is the technique and the products. We liked this video because she demonstrates how she defines her curls using a Denman brush allowing the product to really work for her strands giving her the look she wanted. If you like a less defined look then it means using fewer products and manipulating the hair less will work well for you.

Ideally you want your wash and go to last a few days so with that said setting the foundation is very important, we like that she mentioned cleansing your hair properly especially if you use a lot of styling product.

There is nothing worse than adding fresh product to old gunk, so if you have to clarify then do that but you must cleanse your hair. Then if you plan to keep the hair going for a couple of days make sure you moisturize and seal your hair well.

One way is to deep condition because it really helps with making sure your strands are full of what they need to last for the time you need the style to last. Here is a simple list you can follow when doing a wash and go:


1. Clean your hair thoroughly, either by using shampoo or a cleansing conditioner.

2. Moisturize and seal your hair with products that work well with your styler. Read this post on how to avoid flaking and white balls when mixing products.

3. Use your styler on fully wet hair, so keep a water bottle handy.

4. Use a Denman brush to smooth your product and clump your curls, especially if you have a kinkier texture that does not clump easily. Curl clumps help to keep the hair somewhat separated so pieces of hair are not tempted to twist around each other causing knots.

5. Allow your hair to air dry untouched or you can choose to use a diffuser to get your hair dried faster.

See the video from BlakIzBeautyful below:

Originally posted 2014-02-10 20:00:24.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Comments

  1. Zuri Elexondri Walker
    Zuri Elexondri Walker

    Denman brushes (even just combing) pulls my curls apart, so I get my best results after finger detangling then smoothing my products on.

  2. Ash Shortii
    Ash Shortii

    There are other types of natural hair besides type 4 . Sadly I can never find any hair styles or tips for type 3 hair

    1. Prú Sashà
      Prú Sashà

      Exactly you probably don’t use YouTube. Cause type 3 hair is all over YouTube rather its hard to find someone with a type 4c hair on YouTube

  3. Jessica Kight
    Jessica Kight

    Using your fingers for wash and go’s define your curls a lot more than using a brush. The brush pulls the hair together. I’m 4A-4B-4C all kind of patterns happening so I hardly style my hair in wash and go’s. If I do I use Eco styler gel and my fingers.

  4. Terri Fletcher
    Terri Fletcher

    My hair is 4b… I think. I do wash and goes all the time. I use She Moisture products as well as Ouidad. I finger detangle as well as using a wide tooth comb. I don’t use a Denman. Period.

  5. NubianPrize

    No way on God’s green earth am I gonna use a Denman again on my very fine,soft 4ab hair. I’ve tried 2 of those things, even removed rows & teeth like some other naturals advised, I’ve used the brush on my hair delicately like it was fine silk. Bottom line : I call the blasted thing THE SHREDDER !! I may as well use our John Deere lawnmower on my hair ! It just rips it to pieces !! Ripped out hair & split ends all in the blasted thing ! I regularly use a tangle Teezer ,a Wet brush, Ouidad Double Detangler & my fave, the Sagemann Magic Star detangler comb & they all work fine. Non of them wreaks the havoc on my hair that a Denman does.

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