Many of you may know that I am not an advocate for using a brush as a detangling method, that hasn't changed. Finger detangling is still my suggestion and preference. This is why I never owned a denman brush and didn't care too. But out of frustration with unsuccessfully finding brushes that will detangle my 4 year olds hair, I decided to give the Denman a try. During this trial, I found that the Denman is excellent for curl definition especially to create perfect ringlets at the ends of the hair. So while many of you have sworn off this "hair rippin" baby, it does have a convenient and safe use-but not so much as a detangler. I recommend using this brush for styling only and make sure your hair is well saturated with conditioner. It's perfect for creating curls.