Another question is, what type of comb or brush should I be using for the task at hand?
Because of this decison, I knew I had to use the right tool for the job, so, I started to research combs and brushes. Wow! I got so overwhelmed with all the information, but the bottom line is that each comb and brush should be used for the specified usage, unless, you can cause a lot of damage and breakage to your hair.
Here are the combs and brushes I have and their purposes:
I use these wide tooth combs to detangle my hair when wet (when I don't finger-detangle). You can get these combs even wider. I believe I do have to get a much wider one in the future. This is the number one "must have" combs for everyone.
When using this comb, you should always gently comb your hair in sections.
There are two rat-tail combs that I have. One has a plastic tail, while the other has a metal tail. I like using the metal tail when I do cornrows or twists that require neat lines. For images of how my hair looks like when I use each of the combs, click here.
I avoid using the teeth section of this comb on my new growth. I find that it breaks my hair if I do that.
Most of the time, I usually just mist my edges with water, and occasionally apply some gel, tie down with a scarf, and my edges look all neat.
When I buy the Denman brush, there are a couple of things to take note of...
- If you want better grip, get a brush with more rows of bristles. The D4 has 9 rows, which most people like using. It is ideal for thicker and longer hair.
- Not all brushes are created the same. Visit the Denman website to get all the information on the different types of brushes.