So if you only kinda like the brush and feel it doesn’t work as well, then try this trick. It’s easy to put the rows of nylon pins right back in if you change your mind so don’t worry about ruining the brush.
Even if you love it, I would suggest at least giving this a try to see if it works better for you. Now, there’s no guarantee that this will become a wonder brush for you by any means but it’s worth the effort if you are like me and it’s just sitting in your bathroom closet unused.
Cleaning Your Denman Brush
While I was checking out this way to alter the brush to work more effectively I came across some great ways to clean your brush. I’ve always just cleaned my brush with shampoo but struggled with getting in between the teeth.
I usually used another brush in the house to clean it by brushing the pins from each brush together with shampoo and water. I feel kind of silly after I saw the PROPER way to clean your Denman brush.
There are two ways that are sure to get all the product, stray hairs, dust, and anything else those brushes can accumulate in them over time.
► Buy the official Denman Cleaning Brush. It’s a two-ended cleaning brush from Denman specifically made to clean other brushes. It claims it clean dust and fluff and the pointed ends is for removing loose hairs. The stiff bristles can get through any hairbrush without causing any damage to the pins. This is actually the quickest way to clean your Denman brush.
► Take the brush apart completely and soak or wash the pad and pins in soapy (shampoo) water. Now you take the brush apart as you would if you wanted to remove a few rows of the pins when making your brush gentler but this time you take them all out.
Brush all the loose hairs away before placing the pad and the pins in the water to clean them. Rinse them off and allow them to dry separately before replacing the pins and the pad into the brush handle. This method takes much longer than using the cleaning brush above but will stilll remove all dirt, product and stray hairs.
Whether you like it or hate it the Denman brush is here to stay as it’s a favorite with many naturals so try removing a few rows of pins to see if you like it better and you may want to invest in the cleaning brush for quick cleans or try the longer method which is sure to clean it completely too.
Now, do you like the Denman (or hate it) and why?
Originally posted 2014-03-14 15:00:26.