Taming long hair: Tangle Teezer VS Denman

Having trouble taming those long locks? Is this THE best hairbrush ever? This is what I think of it...
Source http://www.denmanbrush.com/
Denman £7.09 

I am one of those girls who takes pride in the length of their hair, because let's be honest, it's a hard job living with (and growing) it!! There are many struggles that long-haired humans have when trying to tame, wash, colour, preserve (i.e not rip out through pure anger at hair brushing), or simply not sweat buckets when daring to wear it down on a night out...

 For now I will tell you my hair brush journey- thrilling (I know) but completely necessary!
When I saw a Denman hairbrush appear on my Mum's dressing table I instantly knew that it wouldn't be staying there for long. In fact, it took me all of one minute to take the brush and claim it as my own. Sorry, Mum...

I had seen this particular brush in hair salons and my hairdresser uses one for my hair (when I can bare to face the chop every now and again) so I knew it was a good brush. That was about five years ago and I haven't looked back since.

Now, this might offend some of you because I know how highly Tangle Teezers are rated- but I do have a brush very similar to a Tangle Teezer (aptly named Tangle Tamer) and I am sad to say that I have paid it such little attention. I find that the plastic bristles are harsher on my hair than my good old Denman mate which kinda says something, does it not?!

Source http://www.tangleteezer.com
Original Tangle Teezer £10.60

For me, having to use a different hairbrush other than my Denman, feels like having to wear someone else's foundation- and we all know how that feels, don't we girls?! The brush bristles/teeth are so kind on my hair and scalp, and having hair as long as mine means that as much pain relief as possible is a God send! I don't even know what is so good about these bristles- they are just awesome. I say this brush is a slightly better version of a tangle teezer with a handle. I have a feeling it has something to do with the length of the bristles because those on the Denman are longer than those on a Tangle Teezer, and perhaps this is the key to controlling thicker/more hair rather than just smoothing out the surface.

I'm not sure if it is just my unruly mane which requires so much attention when brushing or if it is also everyone else with long hair, but I believe that my Denman brush reduces the amount of hair breakage and tugging at the roots compared to a bog standard brush. Thinking about it now, if anything happened to my hairbrush I would be genuinely really bothered. I'd be straight on the hunt for another one, that's for sure!

So, this was a little bit of a strange post, however I think it could be helpful to many of you girlies and guys out there with luscious locks! And I always want to pass on any shortcuts/ hints/ tips like this which can turn out to be a right useful slice of pie.

Hope you have enjoyed me rambling on about my beloved hairbrush and perhaps even benefit from it! Next time you're at the hairdressers have a little look to see if they use this brush on you- you'll love it. If you fancy giving one a go (best decision of your life) you can visit: 
  http://www.denmanbrush.com/acatalog/Denman-D3-Medium-7-row-styling-brush.html (mine is this exact one. Well, not exact but you know.

Are you a loyal Tangle Teezer user? Or have you found a different brush that you cant be without?

A presto!
Olivia x

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