The Denman Guide To Blowdrying

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Here at Denman we have so many hairbrushes it can be difficult to choose which one is best for blowdrying with high and low heat.  To get the very best out of your Denman brush, we recommend following this guide.


High Heat

High Heat Products

These brushes are designed to be used with high heat hairdryers.  The Thermoceramic and Head Hugger brushes have heat-retaining barrels allowing sections of hair to be wrapped around the barrel to create soft curls and waves in the hair.

The Head Hugger brush has an hour-glass shaped barrel to get close into the roots and create maximum root-lift and volume in the hair.  

The Thermoceramic Boar Bristle Brushes are great to use in conjunction with hair oils and blow outs.


Low-to-Medium Heat

Low to Medium heat

Classic Styling and Vent brushes are perfect for blowdrying hair on a low-to-medium setting to get the best performance.  The Classic Styling Range consists of four brushes: D14 Handbag, D3 (the brush Vidal Sassoon used to create the classic bob style), D4 large and D5 heavyweight handle. These brushes have the famous half-round rubber pad which is perfect for smoothing hair, creating sleek bob shapes and for flicking out.

The two vent brushes are great for blowdrying the hair quickly and effectively.  The D100 Tunnel Vent allows the hot air to circulate directly at the roots of the hair while the D200 Flexible Vent is great for fast drying and detangling.

paddle brushes

The Denman Paddle brushes are also great for blowdrying hair straight on a low-to-medium heat. The D83 is a large paddle brush which is great for grooming long thick hair while the D84 small paddle brush can be popped into a handbag for on-the-go styling.


Low Heat

 grooming brushes

The Denman Grooming brushes should only be used with low heat; otherwise the high temperature will distort the bristles. The D80 range is perfect for detangling hair extensions and wigs.  The D81 range has boar bristle with nylon quill which is ideal for detangling hair as well as smoothing and polishing it, while the D82 range has 100% boar bristle which is great for smoothing, polishing and brushing out curls.

 tangle tamers

The D90 Tangle Tamer brushes are mainly used for detangling hair as well as hair extensions and wigs. You can use heat on these brushes but we recommend a low heat. The super-soft nylon bristles gently glide through the hair, removing tats and tangles. An air-cushioned pad follows the contour of the head for smooth damage-free grooming.


Tangle Tamer Ultra Group

The D90L Tangle Tamer Ultra Brushes are the bigger version of our D90 Tangle Tamer brush. They can be used to detangle thicker and longer hair and are available in 6 bright colous as well as black. Perfect for grooming and detangling hair extensions and wigs.


 No Heat


As Denman have so many brushes to choose from, it is important to point out that not all of them can be used with heat.  For example, the Denman D6 Be-Bop brushes should not be used in conjunction with heat.  This brush is designed to be gentle on the scalp, so it is made from extra-soft plastic material and would distort if exposed to high heat. These brushes are available in classic black and silver as well as six bright colours. They are perfect for detangling hair in the shower, distributing gel and wax throughout the hair and giving a gentle head massage.


 Top Tips For Blowdrying

  • The nozzle of the hairdryer should be kept at least 10cm away from the hair and brush as the heat will damage the hair and brush through time

  • Never place the dryer nozzle on top the brush or hair

  • Never allow the hairbrush pins or bristles past the grille and inside the hairdryer, as they will be damaged

  • Concentrator nozzles, diffusers or other attachments should only be used on low/medium heat settings and not placed directly on the hair or hairbrush

  • Do not concentrate heat in one particular area for any length of time, keep the hairdryer moving

  • Hairdryers also damage the hair if not used correctly

  • During blowdrying the concentrator nozzle should be directed downwards to smooth the hair cuticle and give a better finish