The Denman Brush...naturals either love it or hate it. I have to admit the first time I used it I hated it. I felt like it was ripping my hair out and I'm sure it was. I don't think my hair was long enough the first time I used the Denman. In my opinion you need a certain amount of length to allow the brush to glide through and work its detangling magic.
I recently came across this video which shows you how to remove teeth from your Denman or Denman knock-off. Since I removed some of the teeth from my brush I LOVE IT!! If you aren't so sure about your Denman try using it with some of the teeth removed. I love it for detangling now. I should say that I actually only detangle with the Denman 1 or two times a month when i want to do a really thorough job and get all those little hair balls and shed hair out of my head.