Good for detangling ends while twisting or braiding
I'm Black and have a mixture of 4a, 4b and 4c hair.
I have been on the market for a new detangling brush for a while. I was eyeing this Pattern Shower Brush and the Tangle Teezer line when I went to Ulta Beauty about three or four weeks ago. I wasn't sure what to get and bounced between the two brands. I really wanted something narrow, similar to my old Denman brush, but I wanted something that wouldn't tug at my hair the way the Denman did. I decided to wait a bit and then come back.
I returned a week later, but forgot all about the Pattern Shower Brush. I looked at two Tangle Teezers (the Ultimate Detangler and the Naturally Curly Detangling Brush for 3c-4c Hair). I asked a store associate which one she recommended and she said the brush for 3c-4c hair, just because it actually specified what hair types it is for. I was about to walk off and buy the brush she recommended, but then she stopped me and said she wanted to show me a different one. Turns out, she really liked this one from Pattern! She said she has it and ever since she started using it, she doesn't use her old Denman brush anymore.
I told her I was concerned about the Pattern brush because it reminded me of the Denman and that's what worried me a little. Not only did the Denman tug at my hair, but the part the teeth are anchored into slipped out. I'm sure there's a reason for it, but I never felt like I needed a brush to do that. The associate said she tried to remove the middle part of the Pattern brush and it doesn't budge.
I decided to buy the Pattern brush and used it for the first time this weekend. I detangled most of my hair with my normal shower comb, but used the brush on my ends while twisting. It didn't feel like I was tugging or pulling my hair out at all! The brush glided through my strands and the ends of my twists looked nice and curly! Love it.
Great brush made with cheap materials
The brush works extremely well in my tightly coiled hair. In the past I have used Denman D3, Denman D5, Denman Tangle Tamer, and Denman Paddle , Tangle Teezer, and Curly Solutions brushes. This has been my favorite because I prefer the color, it elongates my hair, and helps curl formation while others have separated my coils and caused major shrinkage. The Denman brush is not on the same level despite being very similar (in my opinion).
Next, I love that this brush was designed so the head could be separated from the handle and the bristles can be taken out so you can remove hair, debris, and deep clean the brush. I see a lot of people claiming their brush broke because they are unaware it was intentionally designed to come apart and was not glued together. SOME PEOPLE ARE SO SILLY THEY ARE USING SUPER GLUE AND EPOXY TO HOLD THEIR "BROKEN" BRUSH TOGETHER! NO! NO! NO! You are suppose to be able to remove bristles and the pad. If it comes apart while your brushing you hair that is clearly annoying and a problem, but that does not mean the brush is broken. In contrast, I have the opposite problem, I'm having a hard time separating the brush for cleaning.
There is one con to the brush though, the black paint/material on the exterior is constantly peeling and flaking. I chose this brush for many reasons including its beautiful design. Even though the flaking does not ruin the functionality, it ruins that aesthetic. The Pattern logo is peeling too. I end up with black flakes all over my hands after a session of detangling and styling my hair! UGH! For the price I hoped they would source better materials.
Really wish I had this years ago!
Used it washing and conditioning/detangling in the shower! Finished wash day in record time!
Bought this brush as it looked similar to the Denman. Use it for brush styling my hair. It definitely helps but it is a bit rough and I don't love the handle. It's super thick and chunky. Other than that I am enjoying the brush so far. Price point is great!
Must have for Curly Hair
I've had this shower brush since this brand first came out with it so almost two years and my brush has not broken. I have very very thick curly hair and ALOT of it. This brush detangles my hair so smoothly. I have absolutely no complaints about this brush and it is worth the money. If you know how to PROPERLY use this brush and take care of it you will not have any issues. I highly recommend.
Garbage brush. There, I said it.
After using it just once I already plan on returning it. It's not only horrible for detangling, it's also a terrible styling tool. Ripped out my hair without actually detangling the hair and it kept falling apart. My $3 Goody brush performs better.
THREE BRUSHES AND THEY ALL BROKE
Silly me for thinking it was user error. I bought this brush 3 times for my curly hair daughters and each time the brush separated. I love how the brush detangles, I just wish it would last long enough for it to be worth the price.