Boycotting the Comb

semperfemmesemperfemme Posts: 64Registered Users
Yesterday I faced the dreaded task of detangling, something that normally takes me a good hour considering how "tender-headed" I am and my inexperience with doing my own hair.

I decided to detangle with my brush (denman style) this time and can I say "HOPPING CRAP!" what a difference this made. Detangling was a breeze and I didn't lose nearly as much hair as when I attempt to do this with a comb. So the comb received a pink slip and has been banished to the back of the product cabinet.

Does anyone else detangle only with a brush?

I've heard that brushing is bad for the hair, but my hair is more shiny and manageable than it's been since my BC.
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  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    I'm glad you found something that works for you! I also use the denman, but I use my comb as well. Your thread made me think of something. I'll do a spin-off :D
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
  • KindredGhost1983KindredGhost1983 Posts: 1,187Registered Users
    We called it the 'big black comb' at my house and I haven't touched that thing in two years. I just use my fingers
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  • CheleighCheleigh Posts: 552Registered Users
    Even still transitioning (the worst tangles ever) and I haven't used a comb in my hair except to part it since August 2005. I used my fingers alone until about October or November, then I started using fingers and D4, now I essentially use the D4. I'm cutting of the rest of the relaxed ends April 7, and who knows when I'll use a comb again????
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  • MeyerGirlMeyerGirl Posts: 170Registered Users
    Please elaborate on this denman style brush. Where'd you get it.

    If I feel flush, which Denman brush do you recommend?

    Thanks,

    -MG
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  • susususu Posts: 767Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm really tempted to get a Denman. Does anyone know how it compares to a paddle brush? (I use the Aveda paddle brush.)
  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    I use the D4:

    D4_thumb.jpg

    Large Classic Styling Brush featuring 9 rows of smooth nylon pins set into an anti-static natural rubber pad.

    Ideal for: Smoothing, shaping and controlling all types of medium to long hair.


    I used to use the D3, but other members here recommended the D4 and I love it.
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
  • semperfemmesemperfemme Posts: 64Registered Users
    MeyerGirl wrote:
    Please elaborate on this denman style brush. Where'd you get it.

    If I feel flush, which Denman brush do you recommend?

    Thanks,

    -MG

    :oops: I don't have an actual denman, just a brush that has the basic shape and structure of one. I got it at walmart. Nothing fancy, but it works like a breeze. I use a good detangler too, so I guess that helps as well.

    I'm not sure on how good the denman itself is, but for now, the knock off is sufficient enough for me.
    4A spiral, coily mass of ginger fluff and candy bobble mushroom
    2nd Quite;First Quit ended after 5 months; 3 days nicotine free
    Thanks for the support!
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  • CheleighCheleigh Posts: 552Registered Users
    MeyerGirl wrote:
    Please elaborate on this denman style brush. Where'd you get it.

    If I feel flush, which Denman brush do you recommend?

    Thanks,

    -MG

    The D4 is only about $7-9 at Sallys. I have only used the D4, but I'm thinking about buying a paddle version (like a D81 or D84) after my BC.

    I love it. I don't use the handle of the brush to detangle--like another poster mentioned before--I grip the head of the brush and use it as an extension of my fingers.
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    pw: kinky
    Hair type: Spongy & kinky texture. Coily & curly strands.
  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    i switched to the denman too the only comb i use now is a rattail to do perts although i may get a pic for blowing out my roots but never a comb to detangle again
    violently happy
  • TroDousTroDous Posts: 241Registered Users
    I use a paddle brush which works great for me. I still use the comb to get the big kinks out then switch to the brush. I have a Denman brush though (D4) and I don't know if it's my technique or what but I loose so much hair with it...it's sitting in the back of the closet now.
    Coily, springy, major shrinkage!
  • pizazzpizazz Posts: 239Registered Users
    paddle brush:

    http://www.scunci.com/product_detail.aspx?gid=3&pid=189&lp=18

    runs through my hair like a fork through butter
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