any 2c's use a brush ever?

IAgalIAgal Posts: 139Registered Users
I've been reading on several sites that people with
thick long wavy hair like mine brush their hair with
a denman d5 brush and really love it.
i've considered it on days i want to be less wavy/curly
and more straight without having to use anything with
heat to get it that way.

any opinions?

also,i read a lot on this site about detangling. my hair
NEVER needs detangling unless i've been in high winds for along time with my hair down...why do some people have very tangly hair and some don't...is it the need for
more moisture or more a factor of hair type/property
type?
thanks!!!

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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,204Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The tangles thing can be related to lots of stuff. In general, the rough the surface of the hair, the more prone to tangles it gets. And if you yank tangles out too hard, you break the hair, which results in more tangles. I tend to get more tangly hair when I'm due for a trim because those little spit ends catch and tangle on everything.

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  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    I'm going to post a before/after pic on a day that I finger detangled, then brushed my dry hair with a Denman. I can NOT brush and expect it to look decent, it just poofs. However, I have been able to finger detangle my second day hair before bed, lightly use a wide tooth comb for a once-over, pineapple while I sleep, and get looser waves on 3rd day hair. A spritz of water and a little bit of gel to restyle quickly, and I clip the front back to keep it out of my face. Its obviously not as decent as first or second day hair, but it at least looks like I tried that morning, and I'm not embarrassed to leave the house :idea1:

    heres the Denman brushed look:
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    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
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    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • MKcurlyMKcurly Posts: 103Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I brush my 2c/3a hair once I've put LI in. It helps to distribute the product and remove any shed hairs that didn't come out in the shower. After that I get my hands wet, scrunch, apply gel and scrunch more. If I were to brush it dry or when damp I would get undefined poof but just after the shower brushing doesn't interfere with my curl pattern.
  • sexyjacksparrowsexyjacksparrow Posts: 439Registered Users
    I brush my hair with a Denman in the shower to detangle it (whilst my conditioner is in). I don't use it on dry hair though.
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  • CubanwavyCubanwavy Posts: 293Registered Users
    I'm going to post a before/after pic on a day that I finger detangled, then brushed my dry hair with a Denman. I can NOT brush and expect it to look decent, it just poofs. However, I have been able to finger detangle my second day hair before bed, lightly use a wide tooth comb for a once-over, pineapple while I sleep, and get looser waves on 3rd day hair. A spritz of water and a little bit of gel to restyle quickly, and I clip the front back to keep it out of my face. Its obviously not as decent as first or second day hair, but it at least looks like I tried that morning, and I'm not embarrassed to leave the house :idea1:

    heres the Denman brushed look:

    Oh Lucky, that's what happens to me when I finger comb dry hair, but with no brushing. My hair is about 2 inches below shoulder or a little more and it gets incredibly big when I finger comb it while it is dry. Kind of like the bride of frankenstein or dracula, lol. I did it this week and thought I might leave it and just pull sides back with combs n see what my DH says. I do not ever brush my hair, even when wet; I use a wide tooth comb only when very wet.
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use a wide tooth comb on damp (not soaking wet) hair on days I want to wear it straight. I squeeze as much water from my hair as possible and then just run a comb through it!
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  • IAgalIAgal Posts: 139Registered Users
    Lucky Charm, love your boston terrier face :) haha,.

    I've used a regular brush before and it will make it
    poofier for a bit but then it settles down. just wondering
    if the denman is a much better brush.

    maybe i should stick with a wide tooth comb though.
  • bluebonnetbluebonnet Posts: 82Registered Users
    As long as my hair is wet, I can brush it (dry - it looks like it needs its own zip code or a major flat ironing job, lol), but I prefer a wide tooth comb in the shower, after I've left my RO on for a while. I comb it, then rinse out my conditioner. If I brush it after that, it can get frizzy and big even if it's wet, but sometimes it's ok. I stick to the wide tooth comb, just to be safe.
    Edit: I haven't tried the denman brush though.
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  • NocurlB4babiesNocurlB4babies Posts: 179Registered Users
    I never brush either, just detangle in shower while conditioner is in with a wide-tooth comb. On the occasion when I have to resort to 2nd day hair (the only solution is to wear a headband- ha), then I gently pick through my hair to break up any clumps and really dampen with a water spray to reactivate the curl. I guess I don't understand what the benefits to brushing are, but some people find that it works for them...and I've not used a denman brush.
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  • wxgirlcurlwxgirlcurl Posts: 125Registered Users
    I use a wide tooth comb to lightly comb out or fluff out any unruly clumps or sections that I get in second day hair. The poof does settle and if not I just add a little coconut oil or some light conditioner mist then scrunch. I can never use a brush though unless it's on my under layers which have 1c/2a tendencies ( ya my hair is totally mixed up and confused :) )



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  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    I pretty much only ever brush when it is wet (though I use a wide tooth com more), when I am getting ready to shower (not all the time...just every now and again to get that nice scraping feeling across my scalp), or when I've straightened or not styled curly.

    I've posted this before, but I'll do it again:


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  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Posts: 297Registered Users
    I haven't used a brush since my last hair cut. 3/9/12. That's when I decided to try CG. (Wow, just realized that today is my one month CG anniversary! :))

    Ironically, I'd just purchased a Denman brush before that haircut and used it once. It was terrible! It pulled on my hair (and left more broken bits behind) than the cheap brush I'd gotten from Target.

    I gave my Denman brush to a co-worker, and gave my soft brush to my son, and haven't looked back :)

    Now, I only use a soft wide tooth comb in the shower with lots of conditioner, or sometimes to SOTC after drying when I decide for volume instead of curls :)
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  • whirlyhairwhirlyhair Posts: 194Registered Users
    I can't and I don't. It just makes my hair all poofy and crazy!
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  • IAgalIAgal Posts: 139Registered Users
    wurlyhair, your hair is to DIE FOR!!!!
  • whirlyhairwhirlyhair Posts: 194Registered Users
    IAgal wrote: »
    wurlyhair, your hair is to DIE FOR!!!!

    *blush* Thank you! Hey, are you the person who is famous for your homemade PT? I have yet to try it, and lord knows I need it for my naturally porous hair!
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  • IAgalIAgal Posts: 139Registered Users
    whirlyhair,
    NOPE that would be IAgirl....i'm IAgal...a little too close i know...we are both from Iowa though :)
  • hookilauhookilau Posts: 269Registered Users
    I haven't brushed my hair since I started wearing it wurly.
    I think the denman brush is for those who want to break up the clumps.

    Since my hair is wurly, I depend on clumps to give my curls shape. Otherwise I'd be one frizzy mess lol!
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  • curvesncurlscurvesncurls Posts: 154Registered Users
    Maybe this is a little OT, but I'm curious what everyone thinks. I've been having so much trouble getting my tangles out in the shower with finger combing or using a wide tooth (even when it's soaking wet and full of conditioner), so I sometimes will brush my dry hair before I get in the shower. I know a main reason against brushing is that it will disrupt the curl pattern, but is this true if you wash your hair after you brush? I feel like I'm doing a lot more damage to my hair in the shower trying to work out the tangles than I am with a brush on my dry waves/curls. Thoughts?
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