I’ve used Denman hair brushes for as long as I can remember. The brush I now use most often is the D81M Medium Porcupine Brush, a perfect day-to-day brush made from natural bristles and nylon quills (very similar to Mason Pearson’s bristle brush but 1/5 of the price), which I bought as an alternative to my D3 Classic Styling Brush.
When I had my hair done for the BAFTA red carpet the stylist Chloe backcombed my hair using an odd hair brush that looked like a long toothbrush. I asked her about it and was surprised to hear that they’re readily available on the high street: I Googled it later and found this D91 Dressing Out Brush. Soon after Denman asked me if I’d like to try a brush so I jumped at the chance to play with this one for myself!
How to backcomb your hair
I’d confessed to Chloe about how backcombing my hair makes me feel incredibly guilty but she reassured me by saying as long as it’s done properly and you brush your hair out before going to bed it really shouldn’t damage hair at all.
Here are her simple tips:
Why I love the Denman D91 Dressing Out Brush
Before using the D91 my undoing was always the final step of backcombing i.e. brushing over the top of my hair to smooth the overall appearance. Other brushes or combs just seemed to brush out all of the height that I’d built whereas this literally just glides over the top to make it look perfectly glossy but voluminous!
I’ve been happily backcombing away on a regular basis now that I know how gentle this brush’s high-quality nylon bristles are (another bonus is that they’re really easy to keep clean too).
Possibly best of all is the price: this brush retails for around £4, an absolute bargain if you like your hairstyles with a bit of height or often go for the sexy bed-head look.
Oh – and it’s pink.
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