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What comb or brush is best for fine hair?

sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
So I recently saw a youtube video by Veronica Meza where she shows how she styles her hair and I saw that she used a root brush when she got out the shower. Here's the video: Curly Hair Tutorial with Curly Hair Solutions - Veronica Meza - YouTube

Anyway, since I have fine hair like she does (and also a lot of it) I'm wondering if I should try the same brush. I use wide tooth combs now but I worry that they make my hair clump too much (and don't help for volume), which I can't afford with fine hair :banghead: I like how her curls form more individually. Well, I like everything about her hair lol but I digress....

What would you recommend for fine hair? I want to see if I can get better results using something other than a wide tooth comb when I come out of the shower. My hair doesn't really getting knotty either so I don't need something heavy duty for detangling. I'm trying different styling techniques rather than products in hopes that it will help me out without having to spend as much money lol. I also want to try the roller jaw clamps she used in the video but just the brush and clamps from frizzoff.com are like $32 with shipping :goofy:
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:

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  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    A lot of people seem to swear by Denman-type brushes, but some folks claim that those cause more clumping, not less. On the upside, they're pretty cheap, so you could try one and not lose out on too much $$ if it doesn't work for you. Here's link to a pic of some options: DENMAN Classic Styling Brush | Folica.com
    They also have a volumizing brush: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.folica.com%2Ftools%2Fhair-brushes%2Fdenman-volumizing-brush" class="Popup
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks. And what do u think about the root brush? If u saw it
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    dont you just HATE that GIRL!!!! :rambo:
    I hate her in the most envious sort of way...because I want to scalp her, and steal her hair...ok, thats gross. What I mean is...I LOVE her hair and I cant stand that my hair doesnt look like it! LOL!

    I have a couple of finer tooth combs that I use on my kids and I use those when my hair has conditioner in it. I want to try a denman.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lmao right?! I was looking thru YouTube and I'm like "hey shakira does hair tutorials?" -____-
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Thanks. And what do u think about the root brush? If u saw it

    Yeah, that brush looks interesting. I would say, if you were going to buy just one thing from the frizzoff site, that brush would be your best option. Don't buy the clamps; you can get cheap octopus clips from any drugstore that would do the same thing. I use octopus clips on my roots every time I wash and they work great for adding root volume. I think the clips I bought were like $4 for 8 at CVS.
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I already bought the clamps. I've tried other jaw clips and they don't work. They just straighten out my roots and hair on top of my head
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    dont you just HATE that GIRL!!!! :rambo:
    I hate her in the most envious sort of way...because I want to scalp her, and steal her hair...ok, thats gross. What I mean is...I LOVE her hair and I cant stand that my hair doesnt look like it! LOL!

    Lol!! That is EXACTLY how I felt the first time I watched one of her videos - haha!

    I have a comb/brush that looks a lot like the one she uses in that video - it's a teasing brush that looks like this:
    teasing brush.jpg
    I don't know if the bristles in the brush I have are made of the same material as the CHS brush (mine has natural boar bristles). I've never used it for detangling before, so I may have to try this. As far as the more separate curls vs. clumping, I think this is created by the way she rakes the product into her hair, and then twirls small sections. You could probably detangle with any kind of brush/comb (wide tooth comb, denman brush, etc.) and get similar results if you apply the product the same way. The denman brush is great at creating clumps, but I think if you separate your hair into sections and rake the product through afterwards, you're going to break up any clumps that may have formed. But it would be interesting to see if using that specific type of brush created more lift at the roots. I've never tried using those roller jaw clips, but I suspect those (combined with the way she diffuses her hair upside down) are responsible for the majority of the volume she gets.

    I wish she would give us more info on her hair properties and what else she does to her hair before styling (does she use a leave in, or just CK on clean, damp hair?). Ahhh, the curly envy continues...
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    lol after seeing her video I was like :eek: MUST BUY NOW! I'd kill for her hair.... :evil1: Anyway, I saw that brush u have on the sally beauty website. I also found the CHS one for $9 though, free shipping, so I might buy it. Hmmm...
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    lol after seeing her video I was like :eek: MUST BUY NOW! I'd kill for her hair.... :evil1: Anyway, I saw that brush u have on the sally beauty website. I also found the CHS one for $9 though, free shipping, so I might buy it. Hmmm...

    Yep, Sally's is where I got mine. Is the CHS one you found for $9 at the frizzoff.com website, or did you find it somewhere else? Because that's a pretty decent price, especially if there's no shipping. Maybe I'll need to try those roller jaw clips too...
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I found it on ebay. However, I found a coupon code for frizzoff that gives u free shipping. That's why I bought the clamps... cuz I only paid for the clamps themselves and got free shipping here to the states :D The code is parent13
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    so are there certain brushes that are better for certain hair types? I have dense but fine hair and I need something.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Dunno. That's what I wanna find out too
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    ha! great...I posted that and then realized I basically just asked the same thing you were. :laughing6:
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lmao :P
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So I caved and ordered the CHS root brush on eBay. I hope it works out!
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Does anyone use brushes on wet hair? I feel like it would distribute products better and give me less clumping (which I want lol) for example:

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1362757893.272237.jpg
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • joseybirdjoseybird Posts: 90Registered Users
    My fine hair snaps too easily to brush at all. Ever since I stopped attempting it, I've been losing a lot less hair and seeing a lot less breakage!
    3a - Fine, thin, non-porous hair - boo! :(


    Shampoo: SM shampoos

    Clarifying Shampoo: KC Come Clean

    Co-Wash: L'Oreal Cleansing Conditioners, As I Am Co-Wash

    Hair Gel: L.A. Looks Sport, KCCC, SM Curling Souffle

    DT Conditioner: SM Raw Shea Masque, SM Raw Shea conditioner + coconut oil, GVPCB

    LI Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, KCKT, VO5 shea + SM baby oil

    Curl Enhancers: L.A. Looks Beachy Waves, Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray. AG re:coil
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I tried brushing with a regular brush the other day and it was torture. I can't believe I did it for years. That's why I though the one with less bristles, spread out widely (like the one in my pic above) would be better. I'll see tomorrow when I try it
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just did a DT so I was able to try that little orange brush. I liked it! I lost like 5 hairs using it :cheers: I also like the way it brushes more than a wide tooth comb. I feel like I'm actually getting all my hair more evenly instead of just clumps... if that makes sense :-? Cleaning it is a little harder but with only losing a few hairs I don't mind :) I think it'll help distribute products better too. I only use CK right now and since it's water based I don't see my brush getting dirty over time. Anyway, that's a lot to say about a brush but yea... so far I like it much more than I thought I would :toothy7:
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    I tried the Denman brush (D7 I think) based on a thread here. I have fine, med-low ( ???) porosity, medium thickness hair and I found pretty quickly that it was catching hairs between the plastic handle and the rubber base. It also wasn't really helping with clumping but that could be a technique thing. I then went looking for something like the Denman three-row comb which Sally's doesn't carry. They do have this version Tool Structure - Tool Structure 3 Row Stying Comb but the teeth were rough. After wandering around the store awhile I found this Fusion Group International - The Assistant Clip. It has 4or 5 rows of bendy teeth and is all one piece, so no pulling hair out. Also the rows of teeth or offset so it gets my hair super smooth. It's still not helping with clumping but that might be my hair type or (lack of) technique :compress: but it is amazing for detangling and working conditioner through. I don't have a ton of hair though, might not work for super-thick types. I imagine it would help with volume if used similarly to the Denman brush.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hmmm that looks interesting. Do u use it as a clip too or just to comb?and don't worry, the clumping was just a theory of mine. I could be way off on that lol
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    My hair is BSL so I did use it to hold my hair up once conditioner was on so I could wash, etc without it all down my back. The clip is really strong, I actually just clipped it through then wrapped my hair a bit and pressed the length into the comb part, it stayed well, I only did it the once though. When my hair was longer I put it up every shower (wet) and started getting breakage so I'm afraid of doing it too often
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm having a bad hair day today. I'm wondering if it was the brush. I'm gonna try my comb tomorrow and see
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    I have fine hair & use a wide tooth comb when soaking wet. I rake my products in as well & then scrunch. I've not tried a brush of any kind since I went curly except if I've straightened. I've thought about the wide toothed plastic ones. Fine tooth combs cause more clumping for me & I don't have enough hair for that. I don't want it too stringy but I don't want giant clumps either.
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

    hairsiggy-4-1.jpg
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That's what I usually do too... Comb, rake and scrunch :) I went back to my comb today and my hair wasn't all stringy so I guess it was the comb... I'm also in a very humid environment too so I wonder if that helps or not... Hmm
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:

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