This story originally appeared on Shape.com.
Curly hair peeps on TikTok might be the only corner of the internet that I’ll always trust for life-affirming advice. From “plopping” tutorials to firsthand reviews of the curly girl method, the community is full of content creators encouraging fellow curlies to embrace all that their natural spirals have to offer. Their latest recommendation is one that I can wholeheartedly get behind: Curly-headed TikTokers are raving about the Denman Classic Styling Brush (Buy It, $20, amazon.com), which evenly distributes products, detangles, and creates frizz-free clumps of super defined curls.
I’ve been using my Denman brush for more than a year after discovering it through an online hair forum, and I’m thrilled that it’s finally getting its well-deserved moment in the spotlight. As someone with loose 2C and 3A curls, I’ve always struggled with the unpredictability of my hair — some days it coils into shiny, well-defined ringlets, and others, it falls somewhat flat into a mess of S-shaped tresses. Since ordering my Denman, though, I’ve finally achieved the consistency my curls have craved for so long. After showering, I run the brush through my mane section by section, adding a pea-sized dollop of curl cream with each new piece. As I use it, I watch my curls practically spring back to life, appearing from out of nowhere and staying put as everything starts to dry.
TikTok user trokonzah showcases just how effective the brush is for dispersing curl creams and detangling even tight, type 4 coils. And herein lies the true miracle of the Denman: No matter how many times he brushes it through a section, no excess frizz is produced. Honestly, I could watch those curls bounce back for hours.
The Denman brush can also be used to reawaken the curls in looser hair types. To get the most out of her 2C mane, dafnetorres09 rakes hers through small sections of soaking wet hair from roots to ends, slowly twisting her wrist away from her face to encourage maximum curl payoff.
At first glance, $20 might seem like a steep price for a hairbrush, but when you consider that you can use it quickly and easily on every wash day, it’s pretty clear to see that the Denman brush is a worthwhile investment. Plus, it’s a one-time purchase, making it the rare holy grail curl product you can have forever. If you need any further convincing, head over to the brush’s reviews section on Amazon, where tens of thousands of shoppers sing the praises of the Denman Classic Styling Brush.
Shop it! $20, amazon.com