Reviews for Denman D81L Large Hair Brush with Soft Nylon Quill Boar Bristles - Porcupine Style Cushion Brush for Grooming, Detangling, Straightening, Blowdrying and Refreshing Hair – Black
People say Denman is really similar to Mason Pearson.
I have had a few mason Pearson brushes over the years. They are great and last forever! My daughter has taken mine. I didn’t really want to spend that much and the Denman brush looks like the other and the reviews are great. I am very pleased with this brush. So far so good. It has the same feel, look and out come of the mason Pearson. It might be a little lighter feel of the brush than the other. I think it’s a great purchase for anyone who wants a less expensive duplicate!
Seems like a good hairbrush
The only thing I can complain about is the way it was packaged. It was in a plastic bag put in a cardboard package that was not tall enough to accommodate the brush without bending the bristles. They seem to have straightened out after a week or so. I, like many others, would have liked a Mason Pearson brush, but this was affordable. I can't compare, having not ever held a Mason Pearson. I expect the handle on the Mason Pearson is more substantial. I noticed that this Denman brush, as pointed out by another reviewer, is a completely different style than the Denman shown in some pictures. I like the way the nylon bristles stimulate my scalp and I have not found pure boar bristle brush stiff enough to penetrate my hair.. I experienced a lot of static and I believe it is from dry air and also wearing synthetic fabrics when brushing my hair. I noticed a difference when wearing a cotton shirt when brushing and also when brushing when the humidity was high. I have not determined whether brushing a lot is good for my hair, or not. I lost my favorite hairbrush (a Pantene boar bristle brush I had bought in the 80's) and didn't brush my hair much for years (just enough to detangle, not the 100 strokes I used to do) and I had zero split ends when I didn't brush much. I can't say anything bad about this Denman, but I really would like a Mason Pearson someday. Or, at least be able to compare them. They look almost identical.
Excellent alternative to Mason Pearson Brush
This is my go to brush for my daughter's hair. She has fine hair that frequently tangles. It's still a chore to untangle her hair. However, this brush allows me to gently brush through those clumps of tangles with less fuss from my daughter. Other brushes tear or are unable to brush through her hair. I thought about the mason pearson, but after using this Denman have no reason to try the Mason Pearson. I'll stick with Denman for our family's brush needs.
I wanted a Mason Pearson brush but they cost upwards of $200. This Denman brush is so similar!!!!!! I’m so glad I bought this. It helps distribute scalp oil down the hair shaft and helps moisturize the hair. It also gives a lot of volume. The spikey bristles massage the scalp. I just love everything about this brush. I haven thick hair and it’s able to get down to my scalp, which is exactly what I was looking for.
but otherwise the brush was in perfect condition! I've had it for a few weeks ...
The package it came in was a little dusty and crushed, but otherwise the brush was in perfect condition! I've had it for a few weeks now and I really like it thus far. It makes my hair shiny and healthy looking, and is easy to clean. I have fine, blonde hair but I have a lot of it. About a month ago I switched over to using shampoo bars and ACV rinses to wash my hair, and I noticed a significant difference when I started using this brush. It distributed the natural oils so my roots don't look so greasy and the rest of my hair looks healthy. I've never used a Mason Pearson brush, but this seems like a reasonably-priced substitute!
I love this hairbrush
I love this hairbrush! I have long, fine, wavy/curly hair that I’m trying to keep as healthy as possible while I grow it out. Even though I get regular trims and use no heat styling on my hair, regular wear and tear takes it toll. I end up with oily roots and dry ends, which is why I bought this hairbrush. It helps to redistribute the natural oils from my roots to the ends of my hair which makes it feel and look smoother. I find this works best before bed: I use my regular paddle brush to remove any tangles from my hair, flip my hair over, then use this brush to smooth the underside of my hair. After that, I flip my hair back and use this brush to smooth the top of hair. It leaves my hair looking glossy and feels amazing! If I’m consistent with this (every night), I find that my hair stays in better shape much longer. It also works great for whenever I want my hair to look smoother. Be careful not to use this to de-tangle ends though! I think the nylon bristles are too flexible to help with that and it can actually break the hair. Overall, I think this is a fantastic investment. It’s not a Mason Pearson brush, but I think this is a great substitute and with regular cleanings, this will last a long time!
Very well made. Great brush. Buy this instead of a $200+ Mason Pearson and use the savings to go out to dinner.
Bought this one and the Denman Large Professional Paddle Brush. Both are great brushes. This one is close to the expensive - insanely expensive - brush I bought for my dad a couple years ago. (Mason Pearson) I don't have enough hair to need a brush, but my kids use this brush and my picky daughter says it's awesome.
Great quality for the price. Would love a Mason Pearson brush, but these are a much better price...and probably almost as good. Nice brittles. Smoothes hair and moves oil from scalp down the hair to create shinier healthier hair.
Better than Mason Pearson!!
I ordered this and the Mason Pearson brush to compare. I actually like the Denman better! Smooths out my hair and is gentle.
Great Brush for Long Hair
I really like this brush. I have long thick hair and am unwilling to pay the unreasonable sum for a Mason Pearson brush and I rethink this is a good alternative!