Denman Brushes in Kenya!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Good morning!

I have some wunderbare news! You can now purchase your very own, original Denman brush right here in Nairobi, Kenya! A Denman brush is a key component to your hair arsenal and I'm glad to say, we FINALLY have an outlet that supplies the real thing!

I must give you fair warning that Denman brushes do not come cheap; they range from Kshs. 1450.00 - 2500.00. Upon my discovery, I immediately went into my damn-it-to-hell shopper mode and told the lovely shop attendant the following words:

Dear TV Gods, Please bring back Futurama.

And with that, I became the proud owner of my very own, D14 Denman Brush.


Now I bought the D14 for two very simple reasons:  1) I have thick and coily hair, so the less the number of bristles, the easier it would be for me to gently brush though my hair, 2) I was not about to spend a cent more than that on a damn hair brush, nope not today.

I haven't yet used it... I'm patiently waiting until shampoo and deep condition day. But I have opened it and fondled it quite a bit :)

Now, for those of you who don't get what the big deal is and why anyone in their right mind would spend that much money on a brush, allow me to explain: Denman brushes are a natural girl's best friend when it comes to defining your curls. By define, I mean creating that gorgeous clamped, uniform curl effect as opposed to a more bushy sporadic, puffy fro look. They are also super for detangling your hair and ridding it of tangles. 

Before I bought my D14, I used a fake Denman, which by the way, was equally effective. It has long since fallen apart and so this purchase couldn't have come at a better time.

So, enough teasing, you can purchase a Denman Brush from Lipstick in Sarit Center, Westlands. Now if  you are interested in purchasing a fake Denman brush, you can do so at the beauty supply store in Adams arcade, (forgive me the name escapes me) right next to the Tuskeys Super Market.... They fetch for Kshs. 750.00

If you have finer hair, I suggest you purchase a slightly denser brush. But if you have thicker hair, a D14 will do you justice. I also suggest that you detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb prior to using the Denman, especially if you have thicker hair.

Happy shopping ladies!

Enjoy your Monday. x
A Simple Thing said...

I also wouldn't use the Denman too regularly if you have fine hair - I had breakage galore when I 'invested' in the Denman - even after modifying it.

Bee said...

Just yesterday I was stalking the streets of Nairobi looking for a brush. I think the folks at Our Price and Super Cosmetics think I'm nuts; or that I'm addicted to the air in beauty supply stores. My afro is way past teeny but not quite bad-ass and I've been having trouble defining my curls.

Kenyan Enterpreneur said...

Wow, 2,000 for the brush.That sounds dear. I have fine natural hair full of breakage and don't use my denman often (not bought but received it as a present a while ago) For fine hair a very wide tooth comb works well on my hair when still full of conditioner.

Natural Nigerian said...

Found that this brush was a no no for me. Use with an open mind and a steady but gentle hand!

Mary said...

Hey there! Yeah I also had my reservations the first time I used the Denman last year. At first I went at my hair with the Denman right after my conditioning session, this resulted in breakage galore! I kid you not. However I found that its all about the technique employed. I only use the denman AFTER detangling with a wide tooth comb/ or delicate finger detangling. And this is not too often... Whenever I know I have an event coming up soon and I want popping curls - BAM the Denman it is.

Mary said...

Hey Bee, I'd recommend a well done detangling session prior to doing your twitst. Also, use an alcohol free gel and for your twists and only undo your twists when they are completely dry! Give them about a day or two.

Mary said...

Hey AST, we've missed you! How you doing? Yeah I agree Denmans are not to be used on a regular basis but rather for occasions (if you will). I always recommend detangling first prior to using the Denman. I don't view it as a detangling tool but more like a styling tool. Thanks for sharing!

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