So you made your way to your nearest drugstore or black hair and beauty shop to cop your favorite 'poo, conditioner, and wide-tooth comb. Congrats, you're ready for Step 4! The 4th step involves tossing, ditching, BURNING your brushes and any other harsh hair tools for that matter. This step is a controversial one. Many naturalheads seem to be split on whether or not we should be brushing our natural kinks. I just think brushes are way too harsh on our delicate, already fragile hair. In fact, I haven't owned a brush in 8 years! The mere thought of all that extra pulling, tugging, and snagging with a brush is like nails to a chalkboard... It makes me cringe!
Although lately I've been hearing that some natural beauties swear by the "Denman Brush" for curl formation. Because I currently wear my hair in a protective style (and curl formation isn't currently what I'm trying to achieve), the Denman isn't really necessary for me. For some, it may be an option though. Who knows? Maybe one day soon I'll give the old Denman a go and then I'll let you know if it gets the "thumbs up" or not. I guess I can't really knock it till I try it, right? For now though, I'm sticking to my guns (especially when it comes to regular bristled brushes). When used correctly, a wide-tooth comb should be more than enough to get the job done!