Are you tired of flat weighed-down hair? Then look no further than the Denman Essential Blowdrying DVD and Brush Kit found at Folica.com. I was first introduced to Denman brushes by my hairdresser. It is truly not an exaggeration when they call themselves “the hair dressers’ hairbrush”. In fact, Denman brushes were very instrumental in creating the great Vidal Sassoon’s iconic bob haircut.
I must admit I was a little weary of testing this out as demonstrated because I’m horrible at blowdrying my hair after a wash… I’m not a professional. My usual routine consists of washing my hair. Followed by wrapping it while wet before I go to bed so it could air dry overnight. Then blowdrying it in the morning with my D85 oval cushion brush, and then flat ironing it to add body. After watching the Denman Essential Blowdrying DVD I had picked up enough new techniques to devise a unique plan to win a fight with my brittle and unruly hair that was few weeks past due for a relaxer.
My roots were already rooting against me, and I was not sure Denman’s brush kit would be enough on its own to win this battle. But I was up to the challenge anyway. The kit included 6 of Denman’s best brushes: the D3 Classic Styling Brush ($14.31), the D31 FreeFlow Volumizing ($14.31), the D200 FreeFlow Vent ($11.58), the D83 Paddle Brush ($20.85), the D75 Thermoceramic Hotcurl ($25.00), and the DHH3 Head Hugger ($18.75).
I have medium length hair that is layered into a slight asymmetric slant due to breakage. I begged my hair dresser not to chop it all off and she managed to cut it in this low maintenance style that I am absolutely in love with. Unfortunately, because I relax my hair it usually falls flat within a few days. So I already knew me and the DHH3 Head Hugger would be best friends. I don’t have the best blowdryer in the market so I was hoping my 1875 watt would do the trick.
I began my battle by washing my hair with my favorite shampoo and conditioner, followed by a few pumps of a leave in conditioner. Because my hair tends to get very dry I also applied a little oil to keep my hair from over drying. I started to blowdry my hair with the D83 Paddle Brush, which was also great at detangling my hair. I made sure to follow the brush with the dryer in the opposite hand, and rotate the direction I was drying my hair in to add as much movement as possible. I have never managed to get my hair this straight with a blowdryer, ever! My hair stylist has, but it has always been a challenge for me. Already I was feeling optimistic about the outcome, despite the fact that my roots were very much coiled.
My next weapon of choice was the DHH3 Head Hugger. Once my hair was completely dry I sectioned it off in small portions beginning with the back. I secured the brush by wrapping my hair around it, then turning on the blowdryer.
With one hand I held the dryer closely as I twirled the brush in an overhand motion. I repeated this step switching between overhand and underhand motions until my head was covered in feathery swoops. Whala! I had managed to give my hair volume, body, movement and it was as weightless as a feather. To my surprise there was absolutely no need to follow up with a flat iron.
It is one thing for me to feel that I did an awesome job, but when my mom asked me if I went and got a Dominican blow out I knew I did a great job. I even got compliments from my coworkers the following day.
If Denman brushes could blow my roots straight I have no doubt it will do the same for anyone that is 100% natural. I have loved Denman since my first purchase of the D85 oval cushion brush, but there are no words to explain how I feel about the amazing Head Hugger. Denman gets a 20 out of 10 for this one!
FTC Disclaimer: I received these products are part of the Folica Review Program however the views and opinions are my own.