Product Type: Tangle Teezer hair care products
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Teezing the Tangles?
Member Name: azana
Date: 27/02/12, updated on 27/02/12 (86 review reads)
Disadvantages: cheap looking whilst not cheap
The tangle teezer does work as promised, even the most curly tangled-ridden hair goes through its plastic bristles - my daughter has a horrible habit of twizzling hers and brushing with this brush carefully does what no other means can; turns her bad hair day into curls under control. The brush is good at detangling I think because it has lots of little differently sized flexible prongs, as you can see on the picture, they are quite thin so don't seem to put pressure on or break the hair shaft whether using it with wet or dry hair. My daughter has bob-length hair which, when wet and straight extends quite a long way down her back; her hair is really quite tightly curled. When tackling this follicular challenge, I find this brush works best when her hair is dry. It sorts minor tangles with ease, and is fairly effective on full-blown knots as well, though the very worst ones I prefer to pick out carefully from the end of the hair first to avoid tugging. I'm not sure the brush "increases shine noticeably" as the packaging claims, but it certainly makes hair brushing in the morning quicker, easier and less painful for everyone concerned.
The whole thing is made out of two pieces of plastic, in the UK to boot as proudly proclaimed on the packaging, and sits comfortably in an adult hand. It's about 10cm long and exactly the right shape to hold comfortably if brushing your own hair or that of a wriggling child. It is a bit big for a child's hand but my two seem to be able to use it by themselves fairly well. The brush is not too badly made, though the top and bristles come apart too easily for my liking, but it works well.
It's not all good news however, there is no doubting that the brush is very over-priced for what it is - I paid £7.99 for the exact same colour as pictured and different finishes are even more. It's undeniably rather a lot for two pieces of moulded plastic. Given that the instructions tell you not to lay the brush bristles down it's a shame it doesn't come with a proper storage box or a cover - for that you will have to buy the compact handbag version which is even more expensive. I'm not sure either, given the way that it is shaped that it would be comfortable to use if you are left handed, its kidney shape seems purely designed for the right handed amongst us.
Overall then I think this is a good product, that works well and which, given the hair that my daughter has been blessed with I wouldn't now be without - it smooths my hair out pretty well too it has to be said - but it's not particularly the best value item I've ever bought and neither do I think it will be long lasting. We've had it for a few months and no bristles have broken yet but it really does not seem very durable. Recommended as it works, I just wish it was a bit cheaper and better made.
Summary: it does detangle but at a price