Modify Your Denman Brush To Make It Gentler On Your Hair

Denman Hair Brush CleanerSo 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.

In Conclusion….

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.

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About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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Ab Ster

i have fine hair and i hate it! even with taking out a couple rows it still takes my hair out

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AMEN TO THAT !! I have fine soft delicate hair, too. I tried 2 styles of those things & modified both of them by removing rows & teeth. NO WAY JOSE. I named them THE SHREDDER & THE RIPPER & put them away. May as well use my John Deere lawnmower or a weed whacker !! I really don’t need one because my 4ab hair is easy to detangle with a Magic Star Rake wide tooth comb,Tangle Teezer, or Ouidad Double Detangler & for curl definition KinkyCurly & Knot Today are the bomb.com

Marcia Jackson

My kinks love it!

Kim Daniels

Love love love it! Takes out the kinks but never my hair.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

That’s perfect.

Dyann Navyy

best!

Ashley Wade

Love it!! Makes my curls turn out pretty

Chanda Benjamin Dailey

The Absolute best for Natural HAIR!
Well worth the $15 dollars.

Danielle Payton Amber

Love it…Love it…Love it!!!

Shawnnita Larkins

Never had one I detangle with three things only…. 1st my hands for natural styling( twisting, washing, detangling) 2nd my conair vented brush only for detangling if needed… 3rd i purchased a brown small detangling tool from sallys for $1… my mom recommended i believe from naturalme4c on yt I use this only when doing the chase method during flat ironing which I do every 8-12weeks 😉

Mwila Kamombo-Williams

Where can I buy one? I have looked at Sally, Wal-Mart and Walgreen.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

I’ve heard great things the knock offs so that may be a viable option.

Kari
Kari

I have a knock off and it works great for my curls.

Larissa Collier

I swear by it!

Larissa Collier

Sally has a knock off version but still works just as well…normally on the very bottom shelf of the combs and brushes.

Jay Love

Love it!

Tamika Murrell

I tried it once. No bueno. A few years went by and I revisited it. Still no bueno.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

Have you tried taking a few rows of pins out?

Tammie Faulkner Taylor

Love my Denman! No complaints except the bristles tend to slide out when brushing wet hair.

Keisha Davidson

I found one better.

LTanya Lewis

I went to Sally’s & paid about about $20. Later I found a Denman brush for $4 at a local hair store. Smh

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

Don’t you just hate that?

Deondra Davis

@ Mwila Kamombo-Williams I bought mine at Sally, they might have ran out?

Deondra Davis

I really like mine I use it to put my hair in a ponytail!

Alicia Modica

Where I get it at I love to try

Endenezjia Graham

I like it but I hate the shrinkage

Mumma Zee

Love it for my daughters high shrinkage coily hair

Brit-Tiany Turner

I love mine!

Kelly Hall

I only use my fingers.

Dacia Mackinnon

I like using it on my daughter thick wavy mans! Works for me!!

Lanaye MzCurvaceous

Love this brush

Anitra Neeley

Haven’t used it yet

Ja'Torien Jones

Haven’t found one yet, are paddle brushes the same as these?

Michele Bess-Reggie Snelling Jr.

I have one love it! !!!

Kyé Pettiford-Smith

Love it on relaxed hair

Tanisha Powell Johnson

I hate it !! it pulls out my hair I rather use a wide tooth comb

Benita Ann Green

Tracie IamaSigmawoman Samuel

I did

Jacqueline QueenEgyptann Weaver

never had one before

Alvera Barnes Mcknight

Love it. It goes through my curls like butter lol

Aneisa Roberts

I love my denman.!!

Kelly Briggs

Tackles my knots like no other.

Beth Renee

I don’t care for it. I use wide tooth combs and finger detangling

Kerlone T Merchant

lol i have being using this brush for yrs and had no idea i could remove the teeths

Vasha Dixon

There is a Denman brush with less row now! I saw it at Sally’s beauty supply.

Widlande Recule

Loooovvveeee it! It works miracles!!!

Widlande Recule

It gets the hair really soft and straight. It works wonders on all hair types but Especially long thick hair!

Francheska Realizness

best thing i buy for me hair

Lasilia Imnottheonenottoday Thornton

i bought 3 of these bad boys, 1 for home. 1 for the car, 1 for my lace units.

Crystal Oliver Hye

Love it!!! Helps to detangle my hair when I’m in the shower.

Kiauna Monet Mason

Where can I find one? I’ve been looking everywhere for this brush.

Crystal Oliver Hye

Sally’s Beauty Supply have them if it’s in an area near you.

BridgettQueen BPatterson

It works so great on my daughter’s hair for detangling.

Dee Collins

Love it.

Nikki Hudson

I use a knockoff and like it; great curl definition. I just can’t pay $10+ for a brush….

Takeisha Akakpo

Lol I feel like that’s was a given. I’ve been doing that for ages

Renajustdoin Mee Abbott

I DON’T even own a brush, I just use my finger’s! Afraid of the pulling it will do!