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Which Denman brush is right for me? Check out this Denman brush guide

Are you wondering “which Denman brush is right is right for me? Should I buy a D41, D31, D4 or a D3?” If so, check out this Denman brush guide. It will tell you which brush is best for your curly hair.

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Which Denman brush is right for me?

Before I ever bought a Denman I really thought there was only Denman brush for curly hair. When I went to the store to buy one, it turned out there are many different Denman brushes.

At that time I didn’t know the difference, so I went home without buying one. I just didn’t know which one was the best Denman brush for curly hair.

After some research I found out that only the right Denman brush will work its magic. So it’s important to buy the right one.

To help you choose the best Denman brush I will compare and lay out the Denman brush differences.

which Denman brush for curly hair should you buy?
This Denman brush guide will help you answer: “which Denman brush is right for me?”

Before I start off with the Denman brush guide and tell you about the Denman brush differences, I will firstly tell you where you can buy them.

You can buy Denaman online at:

At this moment you can’t buy any Denman brushes at Target. However they do sell fake ones. Make sure you read the reviews first before buying a fake one.

Tangle Teezer vs Denman

At the moment I own two Denman brushes: a D41 and a D4. Before I bought these I frequently used my Tangle Teezer especially for thick and curly hair.

I was perfectly satisfied with my Tangle Teezer, but I was so curious to see if the Denman brush could live up to its sacred status.

I kept wondering if it would create more beautiful curls. So eventually I decided to buy the best Denman brush for curly hair.

Which one is better: Tangle Teezer vs Denman brush
This is a Tangle Teezer especially made for thick curly hair

After having comparing both brushes, my experience so far is that both Denman brush and Tangle Teezer give a beautiful curl definition. Yet, there are big differences.

For example, the Denman brush is easier to hold when detangling my curly hair. Because of this it takes me less time to detangle my hair.

This is also the result of the Denman brush having longer and more solid brush pins. So I rather use my Denman brush when brushing my hair.

I also noticed the Denman brush is easier to clean. Also you can moderate your brush by taking out rows with brush pins.

So the Denman brush is clearly a winner in comparison to the Tangle Teezer. Yet, a reason to prefer the Tangle Teezer would be because of it’s light weight.

Is the Denman brush worth it?

At this moment you’re probably wondering: “is the Denman brush worth it?” I would say: “yes it is, but it all depends on your needs.”

Let me show you what the right Denman brush can do for your curls. In this short Instagram clip you’ll see my before and after result after having used a Denman brush.

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Denman brush guide for curly hair

Now you know what a Denman brush can do for your hair, let me tell you how you can figure out what Denman brush you should get.

During my quest for the best Denman brush for curly hair, I came to the following conclusions:

  1. The most popular and best Denman brushes for curly hair or natural hair are: D3, D4, D31 and D41.
  2. You use them in different ways.
  3. So the one you buy depends on your needs.
Which Denman brush is right for me? 
Denman D41 vs D4
Denman brush differences: D4 vs D41 (from left to right)

What Denman brush should I get?

This actually means you have to think before you buy. LOL.

Before you buy a Denman brush for curly hair you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • do I want to detangle my curls as fast and easy as possible?
  • or do I want to improve the way my curls look (enhance your curl definition)?

It is important to think about this first. This will prevent you from buying the wrong brush and having a negative experience.

When you finish reading this Denman brush guide you’ll find the best Denman brush for curly hair. Also you’ll be able to experience it’s magic.

How do you use a Denman brush?

A common complaint about the Denman brush is that it’s not suitable for detangling thick curls. On the other hand, others claim it’s the best brush to detangle thick curly hair.

Don’t get confused. Despite the fact that they are right, they are talking about different Denman brushes. Let me illustrate this by showing you Bianca Renee’s Youtube video about the popular brush.

In the video she complains the Denman brush isn’t suitable for detangling her hair, although it creates good curl definition. The brush she reviewed is the Denman D4.

At that time she probably didn’t know there are several Denman brushes available. And since there are some big contrasts, I’ll tell you about the Denman brush differences next.

the best Denman brush for curly hair: D4 for creating curls
When you want to create beautiful curls the D4 is the best Denman brush for curly hair

Denman Brush guide: D41 vs D4

When you take a look at the pictures I took you’ll be able to spot some differences immediately. The most striking differences are:

  • The D4 Denman Brush has a lot of bristles that are closely spaced. As a result of this, the D4 Denman is suitable for improving curl definition.
  • The D41 brush has less bristles. Also they are widely spaced. So the Denman D41 is best used for detangling thick curly or natural hair and also creating curl definition.

Brush guide: D31 vs D3

Down below I’ll explain the differences in more details, but in short keep the following in mind:

  • The D3 is a smaller version of the D4. It has less rows.
  • The D31 is a smaller version of the D41. It has less rows.
Denman brush guide for curly hair: D41 vs D4
Denman brush guide for curly hair: D41 vs D4 (from left to right)
Which Denman brush for curly hair should you buy?
At the back of the package you can find Denman brush type. In this case the package says this is a D41 brush.

When do you use the D3 or D4 Denman brush?

When you look at most Youtube videos, you’ll mostly see a D3 or D4 Denman Brush. No wonder, as they are perfect for creating beautiful curl definition.

So if you’re goal is to improve the way your curls look, you should buy a D3 or D4 brush. It’s the best Denman brush to enhance your curl definition.

Denman brush 7 vs 9 row

But when do use a D3 or a D4 brush? The one you buy depends on the length of your hair:

  • Short to medium length hair: use the D3 brush. It’s a medium styling brush and has 7 rows.
  • Medium to long hair: use the D4 brush. It’s a large styling brush and has 9 rows.

Keep in mind this is a guideline. It’s not a law set in stone. Always choose the brush you prefer.

Which Denman brush is right for me? Check out this Denman brush guide
This is a new purple D3 Denman brush

D3 Denman brush before & after: wavy and curly hair

This Youtube video perfectly illustrates how you can create beautiful curl definition with a D3 Denman brush on wavy hair. Janelle has medium length curly hair and uses the D3 which is a medium styling brush with 7 rows:

The following Youtube video shows how you can create beautiful curl definition with a D3 Denman brush on curly hair. Jayme Jo uses the D3 which is a medium styling brush with 7 rows:

In this Youtube video NayCurls shows how create beautiful curl definition with a D4 Denman brush, step by step. She uses the D4 which is a large styling brush with 9 rows:

D4 Denman brush for type 4 natural hair:

In the following Youtube video Kimberly Cherrell demonstrates how to create beautiful curl definition with a Denman D4 on type 4 natural hair:

When do you use D31 or D41 brush?

So, D3 and D4 Denmans are mainly used to create beautiful curl definition. Do you have thick curly hair or Afro textured natural hair? You’re better off using a D31 or D41 brush.

Don’t use a D3 or D4 brush since it will be challenging to quickly detangle your hair. With a D31 or D41 brush you can detangle your hair easily and also create beautiful curly hair. Trust me this will make your life easier.

This Denman brush for curly hair will give you a perfect curl definition
Which Denman brush should I get: D41 for natural curly hair?

Denman brush guide: 7 vs 9 row

Have you ever wondered: “which Denman brush is right for me: a D31 or a D41?” The answer depends on the length of your hair:

  • Short to medium length hair: use the D31. It’s a medium detangling brush with 7 rows.
  • Medium to long hair: use the D41. It’s a large detangling brush with 9 rows.
This D41 Denman brush for curly hair will give you a perfect curl definition
Denman Brush D41

D41 Denman brush before & after type 3 natural curly hair

My experience with the D41 brush is that it detangles my natural curly hair quickly and easy. It enhances my curl pattern too.

I’ve recorded a Youtube video to show you what happens to my curly hair when the D41 Denman brush. Even though the video’s in Dutch you can still see what happens to my hair:

I also have a D4 Denman at home and I use it in combination with the D41 brush:

  • I use the D41 to detangle my hair after applying conditioner to my hair.
  • After washing my hair I add products to my hair and use the D4 brush to distribute the products through my hair and create better curl definition.

I’ve noticed the D4 creates a better curl definition than the D41. So that’s why I use them both.

If you don’t want to buy two brushes you can buy the D4 and take out some rows. This will help you to detangle your hair.

After detangling you can put the rows back and use it to create more beautiful curls. To me this felt like too much hassle. So that’s why I have two different Denman brushes.

Before & after type 4 natural hair: D31 brush

In the following Youtube video BlaklzBeautyful shows how to use a D31 brush on type 4 natural hair:

I hope this Denman brush guide has helped you in figuring out the answer to your question: “which Denman brush is right for me?”

Just a quick recap:

  • Quick detangling: D31 or D41 Denman Brush.
  • Improves curl definition: D3 or D4 Denman Brush.

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Where can you buy a Denman brush for curly hair?

Buy your Denman brush at:

At this moment you can’t buy any Denman brushes at Target. However they do sell fake ones. Make sure you read the reviews first before buying a fake one.

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Cynthia

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Hi my name is cynthia, i'm not sure which brush to get i have long thick hair its on top of my but my hair which is pretty long and i havr curly hair too. Which brush would you recomend to buy to detangle my hair but to have curl definition too?

Macblogster

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Hi Cynthia, I would advise you to get the D4 or D41 brush since you have long hair.

erica

Thursday 9th of July 2020

How do I know if I need a medium or large D3 brush, I have short tight curls hair? BTW, where did you find the brush for $7? I don't think Sally sells it anymore. Also, what are your thoughts on the new detangler brush that has been advertised on Insta like crazy? https://www.amazon.com/Detangling-blackHair-Detangler-Exfoliating-Beautiful/dp/B07YS1TDCF/ref=sr_1_11?crid=1YDQH8VZDVYD3&dchild=1&keywords=denman+brushes+for+curly+hair&qid=1594314164&sprefix=Denmann+brushes+%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-11

Macblogster

Saturday 11th of July 2020

Hi Erica, the blog article says that when you have short hair it's better to buy a D3 or D31 brush. Both are medium brushes. I don't have any experience yet with the brush you are mentioning, but I've heard different stories about it. Some are excited others are negative. Amazon has a lot of reviews so I advise you to read them well. Good luck.

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