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As somebody with long, thick and curly hair, brushing it always seems like a chore to me...and a painful one at that! My hair knots and tangles very easily and brushing these knots out while trying not to break the hair can be quite difficult and tends to hurt. A few months ago a friend of mine told me about this tangle teezer she had bought from Boots and swore it would solve all of these problems! On hearing this I purchased one the next time I went shopping. I begrudgingly spent 10.99 on one which did seem very expensive for what was essentially just a brush, but I bought it none the less and I have never looked back!
If you struggle with knotty hair you definitely need this in your life! The Tangle Teezer fits perfectly into the palm of your hand allowing good grip while brushing your hair. It claims to have unique teeth configuration for rapid, pain-free detangling. I can honestly say that what this tangle teezer claims to do, it does! It takes all the pain away from brushing your hair and fairly quickly detangles the worst of knots. When brushing my hair I have always had to hold my hair below the roots and then brush in order to minimize the pain, but with this I don''t need to. It is effortless and effective.
When you have been on a night out and back combed your hair to within an inch of it''s life it is always a dreaded task having to attempt brushing through it the next day. This Tangle Teezer is exactly what you need for times like this! I would also say this is great for parents who brush their children''s hair, as I know from experience that when somebody else is brushing your hair it hurts much more as they can''t feel it. I used to hate having my hair brushed as a child and I think this would have made a great difference.
I know it seems like a lot of money to spend on a brush, as I mentioned before, but the reason I will not put the price as a disadvantage is because I think it is worth what you pay and if I lost mine or needed a new one I would gladly pay it again. I could not recommend this enough for people who have easily tangled hair and I can''t believe that I did not discover it earlier!
It is available in boots and online in several different colours and I bought mine for 10.99.
I received a pink Tangle Teezer from my Mum as part of a Christmas present a while back and was very excited to try it out. My hair is medium length and is extremely fine. I've had some major knotting issues in the past, as strands of my hair have somehow managed to weave and wrap around each other to the point of no return, despite my being careful when shampooing and conditioning! The shape of the brush itself makes it very easy to use. It's grooved in a way that allows it to fit easily into the palm of your hand and I always feel that I've got a good grip on it when I am brushing my hair through. It is quite light and so doesn't tire my hand/arm out in the slightest when holding it. Compared to the pain I've suffered teasing knots out in the past using traditional combs and brushes, the Tangle Teezer felt like it breezed through my hair - I didn't once have to hold sections at the roots as there wasn't much tugging involved. Although I still suffer breakages (in terms of hair being left in the brush after use), these have decreased significantly and I find that my hair seems to be in a generally better condition since I began using this product. The Tangle Teezer's teeth aren't overly sharp or hard and have never felt like they are irritating my scalp. Even after having owned the product for over a year, the teeth are still in a good shape with only a couple around the outside edges having bent slightly. I find removing hair from the brush to be extremely easy as well, as it lifts away from the base without me having to pull at it overly much. I think that the hot pink colour of my Tangle Teezer is very pretty and has helped me locate the brush more than once in my mess of a hair care draw! After listening to me rave on about the Tangle Teezer, my boyfriend even sneakily began using mine to brush his hair (though I caught him in the end!) and so I went out and purchased one just for him! He's now happily using his orange one and I am back to being the sole user of the pink. Considering how effective this product is and how long one can last you if cared for properly, I think that the price is extremely reasonable and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Tangle Teezer to anyone.
I have heard about the Tangle Teezer for a long time and was undecided as to whether to buy it or not because (a) it looks like a dog's comb and (b) because at nearly £10 it is quite expensive for a comb. However, after numerous friends raving about how good it was I decided to try it out for myself. Well I must say I am a convert and recommend it to everyone I know.
The product doesn't look that special and in fact looks kind of cheap with plastic bristles and neon colors but the bristles actually work surprisingly well. I was surprised by this as I've tried combs with plastic bristles before and they either bent back whilst combing or caused my hair to snap off, but this has got the balance just right.
To be honest, I'm not exactly sure why the Tangle Teezer works. I think it has something to do with the fact that it has two layers of different sized bristles, but the important thing is that it does.
Whilst my hair is very fine it is also prone to tangles, especially after washing. For many years I used a wide tooth comb and a detangling spray on the advice of hairdressers but I would still be left with knots that were difficult and painful to comb out. Not anymore though. The Tangle Teezer glides through tangles and knots with ease and doesn't tug or pull at the hair. I would imagine this would be a godsend for parents that have children with very tangled hair.
Hair is at its weakest when wet so it is important not to comb through too vigorously as hair can break off, but with the Tangle Teezer I have to exert much less pressure and much less hair is lost when I brush it. All in all this is a great product, I just wish it was a slightly different shape although I do believe they have brought out a new version called Splash which is more straight up and down. Also I think that it is slightly too expensive for the product but now that I've bought it, I wouldn't be without it!
I have been recommended this so many times, including by various hairdressers who nod sagely when I mention I've used it, that I felt I needed to write something on it. I have moderately thick, curly (corkscrew) hair, and the Tangle Teezer just doesn't do it for me. I want to write this so that people are aware that there is someone out there who didn't get on with it, because it definitely feels like I'm alone in that right now!
Because I have this particular kind of hair, as do many members of my family, the Tangle Teezer was bought for me almost as soon as it began to gain popularity, back when most people would still ask what it was and why it looked like a brush for large animals. Initially, it was a huge success, as I could finally do my hair quickly (and at that time it was taking 45 minutes for me to comb through by myself). The reason this gets three stars from me is that I can easily see that for most people, that's job done, and perhaps also for people with my kind of hair who prefer volume.
I prefer to minimise the volume of my hair, and the Tangle Teezer is still at the end of the day a brush. Brushes have always added volume for me, and for me that also means frizz, and they have a tendency to skip over tiny knots. This meant that when I went to comb my hair through, I was finding a whole load of knots which the TT had missed. It was getting more and more frustrating because although I didn't want to go back to spending so much time combing it, I wasn't getting the results everyone else talked about.
When my hair thinned out after an illness, I was unable to use the Tangle Teezer because it pulled quite a lot out - nothing to do with the product but more the weakness of my hair - and I went back to a standard wide-toothed comb. I've stuck with it, because my hair never went back to that thickness it had when I was younger and therefore it takes me less time, but the comb also never leaves those knots untouched and allows me to work in leave-in conditioner so that individual curls are separated. I still get recommended the TT all the time and I understand the benefits of it, but if you have particularly curly hair which you don't straighten, remember that it isn't one size fits all.
I first heard about the Tangle Teezer from one of my best friends as we walked past it in Boots and she told me she'd bought one for Christmas. At first my thoughts were more "what on earth is that" it looks exceptionally similar to my dogs brush so I thought she was initiating some kind of sarcastic dog joke but when I found out it was a genuine human hairbrush I was surprised. However she put a good word in for it so I thought I'd give it a go and it turns out a few of my friends had purchased them for Christmas. It works an absolute treat on Cassie who has quite thick mid-length hair which hasn't been coloured and rarely gets tatted. It works good on my hair (long dyed) apart from when I've shoved it in a bun but I don't expect anything to tackle my hair after that. However my friend Naomi who has naturally dark dyed naturally frizzy hair wasn't too impressed as it made her hair even more frizzy than before. It's a really good brush however I frequently drop it out of my hand whilst trying to get those extra hard tangles.
Before Christmas my sister recommended I purchase the 'tangle teezer' brush. I have quite long, naturally curly and thick hair, and so brushing it can be quite a challenge! I had never thought about trying this before, although I had seen it in the shops I just thought it was quite an over priced hair brush. Therefore, I asked for this for Christmas, and I got it.
Mine is pink and purple in colour, and I was told it was purchased from ASOS.com. They have a few different colours to choose from on there and they are priced at £10.20 each. I have seem more colours and designs in Boots too, where they are priced slightly higher at £10.99. I do think it is quite a lot for a hairbrush and I would usually never go out and spend that much on one, which is why I'm glad I received it as a gift.
The purpose of the Tangle Teezer is to deliver rapid, pain-free detangling as well as polishing hair for a high shine. It is meant to dramatically reduce hair breakage, splitting and damage. It has a unique teeth configuration to allow this, and can be used on all types of hair, wet or dry.
When I first used this it was after washing my hair when it was still wet. This is a time when it usually takes me the longest to brush my hair, because I need to be so careful not to break/split it, and because my hair is naturally curly this was easily done with my usual paddle style brush. I couldn't use a comb either because it simply wasn't enough as my hair was so thick. I was very surprised at the results after using the Tangle Teezer. Not only did I brush all my hair quickly, but there was no hair even remaining on the brush! My hair felt smooth and I didn't struggle with any tats once when using it. Due to the style of the brush I can't properly dry my hair whilst using it, but it is perfect for brushing it just before I go on to drying it.
After drying my hair straight I then use my hair straighteners on it, but by this point I would usually need to brush a few tats out again, however my hair still felt so smooth that it hardly needed brushing again in between. When I did brush it though, again I used the tangle teezer to test how it was on dry hair. Again, it worked really well and my hair felt smooth.
For my curly hair, this brush is a godsend, especially when using with wet hair. I can't believe I have only just discovered this now! I can't comment on what it is like with fine straight hair, but if it works well on my hair it has to be good on any other type too.
After a few weeks of use a few strands of hair have appeared on the brush that I have just pulled off, but nowhere near as much as what I am used to pulling off my old brush! So you can't expect it to never break bits off your hair, but I can say when it does, it is very very little. Therefore not only does this brush my hair really well, it does an excellent job at preventing breakages and overall makes my hair look healthier and smoother.
If you have not used this before then I would recommend anyone to try it. Especially mothers for when they brush their children's hair - for the pain free part! I can now justify the price of this hairbrush being just over £10, because I would now pay that much myself.
I received the Tangle Teezer Professional Detangling Hairbrush for christmas as a rather inspired present from my family who know that I have long, thick hair that often gets into huge tangles and causes me a lot of pain to brush out. I was very excited to receive this brush as it claims to allow you to brush out tangles easily and without pain, as it does not pull on your hair.
The brush itself is made to fit snugly in your hand, and the curve of it means that it is very easy top grip. It is shaped like a kidney bean and I have found that it does fit very easily into my hand and it is very easy to use and control through my hair. Although I have no issues fitting this brush into my hand, someone with smaller hands may find it difficult to hold this brush comfortably. The brush would fit into most bags of a decent size, however it probably wouldn't fit into a clutch or other evening bag. This is a shame as apart from its size, the brush is extremely portable.
The brush is made from plastic and is very lightweight. The bristles on the brush are also made from plastic and very, with every other one being longer or shorter. The bristles are very flexible and if you run your hand down the brush they bend easily, however they are fairly sturdy. One advantage with this brush is that the bristles are attached to the base, rather than paddle type brushes which have the bristles in a cushion and often fall out with use. There would not be that problem with this brush. Whilst the design is quite sleek and appealing, it does make me wonder how this brush can cost £7-£10 when it is only made from plastic and there are many combs or cheap brushes made from similar materials that would cost a lot less.
The main selling point of this brush, of course is the fact that it claims not to cause the user pain when detangling hair. As I have mentioned, I have very long, very thick hair that tangles very easily. I have been using this brush everyday since I got it for Christmas and I can say I wholeheartedly agree with the brushes selling point, even when I am using it on big tangles, the brush does not pull at the hair or cause me pain. In that respect, this brush is excellent and by far the best I have used. However, there is a big drawback for me, this brush doesn't go through my hair and even after brushing, my hair is still tangled in the underneath layers. I think this is because my hair is very thick and the bristles are not long enough to get through all of my hair. Also because the bristles are very flexible, they loose length when being brushed through hair as they bend. To combat this, I have had to brush my hair in two layers, which is a little impractical and time consuming on a busy morning, especially when I have brushes that will get through my hair in one go.
Overall, I have found this product to do exactly what it says it will, when I use this brush the bits it reaches are detangled quickly and painlessly, however for thicker hair this brush doesn't seem to do a great job of getting through your hair and so brushing it in two layers may be necessary. Whilst the materials used to make this product aren't particularly attractive, what this brush does is offer a pain free way to get rid of tangles, I can imagine this would be especially useful for children whose hair often gets in a tangle! A great product, but not the best for people with very thick hair.
This is a hairbrush that provides pain-free brushing of knotted, tangled or messy hair. It seems to have been intended for children's use in the early days of its existence, but I see that it is now also marketed to adults.
We own two of these fantastic brushes. Having bought the first prior to our nearly four year old daughter's second birthday, we decided that we needed to have one at home and one that remains in her swimming bag at all times. I guess this is a first world problem, given their relatively expensive price of £10 - £12.
This plastic brush is different to anything else that I have seen on the market. It comes in two sizes, doesn't have a handle and is designed in an oval shape that reminds me very much of a palm-held "curry brush" used for horses.
The plastic bristles are manufactured at two different lengths.
The tangle teezer is apparently available in several different colours, and right now there is also (again apparently) a leopard print version. I write "apparently" as the time of both my purchases - more than a year apart - the only colour available to order was hot pink.
The Tangle Teezer is simple to use on both my daughter's hair and my own hair. My daughter has fine wavy almost shoulder length hair with a few good-going curls at her nape and temples. Unfortunately the natural set of her hair is similar to mine in that it is very hard to keep looking tidy and can appear to be unkempt 10 minutes after brushing if left down.
My husband and I often find the easiest thing for us to do is to give Millie's hair a quick squirt of one of the commercially available tangle removing products prior to bushing her hair. This certainly isn't a necessity with this brush, but simply what we do first. (It's all part of the morning routine of which we are yet to find the energy to change.)
We then use the brush in the same manner as any other - we start at the top of her head and use strokes that go from the base of the hair to the ends of her hair. It takes us less than a minute to remove the tangles and finish brushing her hair. There is no pulling at the hair, which means that it's a pain-free event for all of us.
I used the Tangle Teezer every month or so, when my long hair has been down for several hours and it needs a lift. I use it in place of my normal brush, as my usual brush induces a frizz that persists for several hours.
We are all very happy with the function, design and user experience of the Tangle Teezer. It is however outrageously expensive for what it actually is. I am aware that it is angst-reducing, but it really is still only a little bit of plastic.
Yes. Four stars - one deducted for the outrageous price.
I have pretty long hair now, and it tends to get tangled really easily. My friend recommended this brush to me; she said it was the best hairbrush she's ever purchased. Now, after buying this product, I am happy to confirm that this is the best hairbrush for combating tangles I've ever used.
I purchased my tangle teezer from the tangleteezer.com for £10.20, which at first seems pricey for a hairbrush, but I can guarantee that it's worth every penny. I opted for the Original Pink Fizz brush; however on their website they have a whole variety of colours such as blueberry pop, plum delicious, panther black and mandarin sweetie. And that just the original brushes, now tangle teezer have developed a whole range of these brushes for every age and occasion, such as flower pot brushes for kids, compact stylers, salon elite brushes, and the aqua splash brushes.
These brushes also retail at many stores such as boots, for £10.99. They can also be found on amazon with varied prices.
The product itself comes in a see through plastic box, with the brand name and some additional product info on. The brush itself is fairly big, but can easily be held in one hand, and is shaped and curved to fit comfortably within the hand. My brush is a brilliant, slightly fluorescent looking pink with "TANGLE TEEZER" written on the handle. Flipping it over reveals the brush. It has an arrangement of long plastic teeth, and shorter plastic teeth, which I assume must be key to its untangling ability. The brush part is detachable. The whole thing is plastic, and I would say perfect for anyone of any age to use. It's quite big, but not too big that you couldn't throw it in your handbag to fix your hair at a later stage. As well as its practability, I think it's a cute looking little brush and wouldn't mind it sitting out on the dressing table.
I also love how durable this product is, which also makes it worth the money. I've had mine for a long time now, and it's still in perfect condition. Because it's plastic, it's also incredibly easy to clean.
I find that the Tangle Teezer works the best when the hair is wet. You just start at the top and pull down the length of the hair. It is really easy to use; it doesn't pull on your hair or anything like that. Once you're done, you find your hair feels soft and is tangle free. It allows you to effortlessly style your hair. It can also be used when the hair is dry by just running it through the hair. This, in no way, reduces its ability to work as the hair, when done, is soft, feels like and is completely tangle free. You can run your fingers through your hair and not catch a single tangle at all.
What I have done on occasion is curled my hair, then ran the tangle teezer through it. This gives beautiful soft, gentle and bouncy curly hair. It also seems to give the hair a shine, which is another reason why I love this product.
I find the hairbrush is perfect for anyone to use, especially kids, as my younger sisters tend to use this themselves. I think it would be harder for a person with shorter hair to use as the product is quite large. It's an everyday use product, which makes brushing your hair a quick and easy process.
I love this product. It's a must have on the go beauty product. It's simple to use, leaves the hair effortlessly tangle free, soft and bouncy. Although perhaps a little pricey, I think it's worth it and I would definitely recommend this product.
For some unknown reason, my curly hair has become a nightmare recently - especially when it's wet. I end up spending so much time loading my hair up with detangling products and leave in conditioners to make it a little more easier to get the brush through without damaging my hair.
I use masks on my hair regularly,its very soft, thick and curly but it just gets quite matted when I wash it (and also sleep on it when it's dry!). I have had the original Tangle Teezer for a year or so now and I think it's wonderful, my go to hairbrush.
It was bought when my hair needed something else which would brush through gently without risking breakage and so my hairdresser told me to get the Tangle Teezer (£12.99) which works on hair to really detangle without pulling the hair so you can brush through without any problems. This has quite a unique design, the middle is hallowed out and it's a chunky size. This is all for good reason, however, as the curved shape means you can handle it better without it slipping, and it also helps for a smooth, free-flowing brush experience so you can brush through quickly.
I usually apply a little bit of the Bumble and bumble Leave In (Rinse Out) Conditioner, which can be left in the hair to detangle and smooth or washed out in the shower. I use it as a detangling product on damp hair, I just apply a small amount to the ends of my hair and massage in before brushing though with the Aqua Splash - it's a pretty simple experience that works well for me.
The tangle teezer doesn't work miracles, if you have really tangly hair like me then you will still have to spend a few minutes brushing through and getting rid of the tangles and matted sections carefully but it does help considerably. I find this is the easiest method for my hair, it definitely cuts the time and it doesn't pull or tug at my hair which would cause breakage.
Not everyone will need this, I envy you if your hair takes a few seconds to detangle but unfortunately, mine can take a while to get de-matted! Do you have any detangling recommendations?
Over the years my hair got damaged from heat and products, it started to look dry and would get tangled easily. I had heard the tangle teaser made hair shinier but I was a bit doubtful. However I decided to purchase it and I can now say its the best hairbrush I've ever used.
The bristles are plastic and make getting tangles out extremely easily, it is great for children's hair especially. It makes the hair shiny and easier to style, the plastic bristles are not flimsy and seem to get the knots out pain-free! The bright colours are also great because its a quirky looking hairbrush.
Now the only thing I can say wasn't great is that it doesn't work well on wet hair as its a bit tough to pull it through, there is an aqua version which is designed for this which might be better. I would say out of all the hair brushes available this has been the best for my hair, so I really reccoment it.
After being told by a hairdresser that my hair was in really bad condition, I panicked slightly and popped into my local Boots to see if I could get something to help. I was originally attracted to this item because it was purple and had glitter in it (other colours are available, but the purple glitter is my favourite!), but in the months since I bought it I have come to appreciate its more practical merits.
The Tangle Teezer is a relatively modern hairbrush designed with a unique "teeth configuration". In plain English, this means that it helps to get rid of tangles, as well as helping to maintain shiny hair. The product is designed for all hair types, although those with shorter hair might find it a little large. It is easy to hold, as it is shaped to fit into the palm of your hand. That is, if you're right-handed - someone using their left hand to brush their hair would find that the contours aren't quite right.
My Tangle Teezer is a one-piece item that I use every single day, several times a day. It's my go-to hairbrush for brushing my hair after washing and before bed, and I use it other times as needed. Since I grew my hair longer, I tend to leave it to dry naturally in the morning, as I no longer need to straighten it. This hairbrush is ideal for this purpose as running it through my hair a couple of times smooths out any tangles that have resulted from wrapping my hair in a towel to dry, helping it to dry smoothly. Because the brush is solid plastic, it's easy to rinse or wash when needed.
The brush glides through my hair and is better than any brush or comb I have ever used in terms of removing tangles - I experience almost no pulling or tangles at all when using this product. It is claimed that the brush is ideal for use on children's hair, and while I don't have children myself I can well believe this claim - I remember I used to hate having my hair brushed as a child, because of the painful tangles, and I am sure I would have loved this brush.
Over time, I have noticed that my hair is more shiny and is generally in better condition since using this brush. I am sure this is partly down to the fact that I have stopped straightening and blow-drying it every day, but I am positive this brush has played a part, since it is obvious I have fewer tangles when using this, and it is much more gentle on my hair.
The brush isn't really designed for styling purposes, so if I am trying to blow-dry my hair straight, for example, I will use a specialist brush. However, for everyday hair brushing it is perfect. I have since bought a travel version to use at work and on the go.
My brush cost around £11, which sounds pricey, but it will last me for ages, and it's done such a good job on my hair that I don't begrudge the price at all.
The Tangle Teezer is available in a number of styles and designs, including the aforementioned travel size and a flowerpot style which has a handy pot to keep hair bobbles in. I definitely recommend the product - it is an essential item in my haircare repertoire and I only wish I'd got one years ago!
Item: Tangle Teazer
Bought in: Boots
Ok I will get straight to the point on why I own this, I needed to teaze out some tangles!! haha
What made me chose this one?
I had seen this advertised in a magazine, can't think which one but it was well over a couple of years ago so wouldn't be helpful to tell you what one it was anyways haha. I have had very long hair in the past and shorter hair and mid length hair and short short short hair so have had a variety of different hair care needs, When I saw this advertised I was actually growing my hair and at the time I saw it advertised it wasn't actually long enough to be tuggy yet so at the time just thought it looked nice but never thought any more of it. 6 months or so passed and my hair had grown somewhat and was definitely in the tuggy zone so racking my brains to think where I could get this de-tangler I did a google search and saw that they sold it in Boots. But it was £10.99 which I thought seemed quite expensive so asked my OH to get it and put it in my Christmas stocking, thankfully he did as it love it and it actually is worth £10.99!
This is not your standard "comb" design. The item is a bright pink "kidney bean" shape and has tiny little bristles that cover the full underside. So if you imagine one side is a giant pink kidney bean and the other side is a tiny pink hedgehog you get the idea. The bristles are very soft and before use you really do wonder how this will combat the world of tuggy hair. The bristles are in rows but every second row is half the length so go between 2cm and 1cm in length. This looks quite odd and is pretty much why I thought £10.99 seemed expensive for a hedgehog brush. The words "Tangle Teazer" are written across the smooth side of the brush, but in the same colour as the rest of the brush, so not overly standing out, but as the design is so distinctive you know what it is.
To get rid of tangles you hold this in the palm of your hand (it can be used in both left and right hands to no disadvantage) and you press it on to your scalp and pull downwards away from the scalp. You would imagine this item just getting stuck on amongst a giant tuggy hair ball but somehow the different sized bristles separate the tugs and create a clear path for the brush. MIRACLE!!! I have used this on longer hair with great results and continue to use it straight out of the shower on my jaw length hair, which admittedly doesn't get as tuggy, it just feels nice to use and is less harsh than using a hair brush straight away.
Additional uses other than just detangling:
After I have dyed my hair and shampoo'd it, I lather on the conditioner that comes with the hair dye. Once this has been on for a while I run this Tangle Teazer over the hair to ensure that the conditioner gets right through my hair. It feels really nice and makes sure that the newly dyed hair all gets covered in the after care treatment.
As the bristles on this are quite short you can easily pull away any hairs that come off on it. However once in a while I like to pop it in a pillow case and stick through a cool wash in the washing machine. It does gather a little water inside but there are small openings along the sides so just drain it out of those.
I've had this over 18 months now and the bristles are all still on and it has been through a few washes and still working like new.
I really wish this has been around when I was a child with bum length hair and my mum would try and comb my hair, OUCH. This would have saved us years of tears and shouting haha
Great product for getting tangles out of hair, seems like it may not be worth £10.99 for a small plastic device but the results and pain free combing are definitely worth it and more.
Tugs are my nemesis. I can remember running away from my mum as a little girl when she threatened to brush my hair on bath night. I even hid under my bed once and got stuck for quite some time. There wasn't a good ending to that story as the next door neighbour had to come and lift up the bed to free me (true story - I never venture under the bed now.)
These days thankfully I'm definitely not a girly girl with a backcombing fetish (why girls why?!); rather I am one of those mad runner / cyclist types who has been known to wash her hair thrice in one day (using up a heck of a lot of shampoo... but that's another story altogether!) And so I do happen to get a log of tugs.
At first, I ignored them as best I could. I'm not a 'brushing your hair' type of girl. And definitely not a 'carrying a brush in my handbag' type of girl (though how I admired them at secondary school whilst I dressed in trackies everyday).
But as you can imagine, those tugs build up. And once a week, normally after a bath and leave in conditioner treatment, I'd attack the hair. I hated those nights. They made me sad :(
My friend bought me one of these as a gift (on reflection, perhaps I should've been offended.) I have to shamefully admit that it remained in its lovely perspex packaging for quite some time until my mum tried to half-inch it. Paws off ma! Apparently she'd read about it in one of her Grazia type mags (needless to say I don't read them either :P) and it was, to quote her; "the shizz for frizz." *
The device is about the length and width of your hand. The thin plastic bristles are further spread apart than a normal hairbrush and are either 3/4cm or 1.5cm long. They are very flexible. Not only is the brush contoured well to fit in the hand snugly, but the whole brush is curved which allows really close contact with the hair. My model is purple but there are a whole range available and priced in boots currently for £10.99.
Apart from not looking like a hairbrush, it is used as you would expect (although it does remind me of a dog mitt....) The science behind it is that the bristles flex when they come in contact with the tug which helps release it. Interestingly, according to the makers it can be used on wet hair which is not normally recommended - I would agree that it is better than a large toothed comb for spreading conditioner easily. In particular, this brush is pain free which is perfect for kids and as a nanny I have recommended it on many an occasion. Plus the colours are fun and wye catching.
So who would credit it! The weird purple kidney device ACTUALLY works. From my first use I was smitten. These days I brush every day. It is no longer a chore plus I no longer have my sad hair nights. I really should get my friend a brilliant birthday present this year as repayment.
*Ok, ok, my mum didn't really say that. Although I wish she did, as she'd be the coolest mum ever, tm.
Before I got the Tangle Teezer I actually used to just use my fingers to detangle my hair as my hair is wavy-curly and gets tangled easily. Most brushes rip through and damage my hair no matter how gentle and careful I am. My hair is also long and I am growing it so I try to take care of the condition to prevent me having to trim damage off. I have a lot of hair and it does tend to twist together and tangle so I was desperate for something to help me as normal brushes were out of the question... They damaged my hair too much and can be too painful to use even if I am very patient and gentle.
I received the Tangle Teezer in pink and the Salon Elite version, I couldn't wait to try it out! I had always wanted to try it but I thought it was too pricey for a hairbrush. The brush is packaged in clear plastic with some information about the brush and inventor and a Union Jack flag on the back. The brush itself is bright pink (also available in other colours) and the version I have is ergonomically designed. The bristles are flexible plastic and very easy to bend, they're on a rubber base which is supposed to prevent static in your hair. There are two lengths of bristle and they have no jagged edges for hair to be caught in, they are seamless.
The ergonomic shape of the brush make it easy for me to hold, this is the main difference between the Salon Elite and the original. I find that the fact it has no handle gives me more control over brushing. When I start brushing with the Tangle Teezer, I don't feel a painful pull on my scalp, the brush doesn't catch in the tangles and there is little resistance, it glides past tangles instead. The brush is gentle on the hair but does detangle it, the longer bristles bend and pass over tangles after loosening them and then the shorter bristles target the tangles and gently detangle them. It does take a few brushes to get tangles out but that is with no pain or effort, you don't have to take much care at all. Once the tangles are out, it feels great to massage the scalp with this brush and carry on brushing the now detangled hair. This brush definitely adds shine and doesn't make a frizzy mess like other brushes have in the past.
The Tangle Teezer doesn't damage or rip through the hair, I have noticed a lot less hair being removed when I brush my hair than ever before. It is gentle on my hair and is perfectly harmless to my damaged ends. Because there are no seams or rough parts on the Tange Teezer it means there is nowhere for your hair to get caught in which can cause hair to be pulled out or a painful scalp.
I love the Tangle Teezer and it has actually made my life a lot easier! Before I got the Tangle Teezer, detangling my hair was something I would dread, something I would have to set time apart for and sit down for a very, very long time to do. It was a chore and very painful and frustrating. Now it is a joy to brush my hair and it's all thanks to the Tangle Teezer. I never thought it was possible to be so pleased with a hairbrush but this is truely a miracle product!
I would definitely recommend the Tangle Teezer to absolutely anyone with hair... or a cat/dog! It is great for children and there are also specific childrens Tangle Teezers in a flower shape with space to store bobbles and clips, although any type will work just as well. I would also recommend this to anybody with damaged or dry hair and anybody with dyed or bleached hair because the brush is gentle and won't cause any further damage. It is also great for cats and longer haired dogs, it's easy to clean too. For me, this brush is definitely worth the money, mine is still going strong since receiving it at Christmas and it has made things a whole lot easier for me in regards to my hair.
All in all, this is a fabulous hairbrush, it is like no other brush on the market and I recommend it to everybody!
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