Volume & shine - hype is real
I tried Tangle Teezer years ago when the hype was first building up, inevitably got distracted by something else, and promptly forgot all about it. My lasting impression of the famous brush was lukewarm at best, but fate demanded that I spend more quality time with it this year. Please note that I am owning up to my mistakes here—because I was wrong, mistaken, betrayed by my own fickle Moon in Virgo nature. After paying close attention to the Tangle Teezer's miraculous powers on both damp and dry hair, I now concede that it lives up to the countless awards and five-star reviews. Below, my honest (and less distracted) review of the simple tool that makes my hair look like it's the star of a shampoo commercial.
I rarely remember to brush my hair. I appreciate the shine-imparting effects, but I'm usually too lazy to be bothered to do anything more than a quick finger-comb. My hair type makes it easy for me to leave it alone; it's thick and voluminous with a natural wave, allowing me to just roll out of bed and go. I've put it through a fair amount of bleaching over the last five years (varying shades of burgundy and fire-engine red highlights before settling on low-maintenance warm peachy red), but it's remained smooth and healthy-looking.
I almost never touch heat tools or styling tools in general, so my hair usually air-dries a bit on the frizzy side. Since getting to my waist I've noticed that my hair tangles more easily than usual. This worked out great for the purposes of my review.
Any type of friction can cause major damage to the hair when it's wet and the cuticle is open, which is why I would normally never advise brushing after you shower. But the Tangle Teezer is specifically designed to be used on either damp or dry hair, and the brand confirms that their design can flex through the hair without stretching or damaging it. I still don't use this on sopping wet hair, but after towel-drying, I've tried working it through, and the design glides easily with minimal resistance. For best results, I start detangling at the ends of my hair and work my way up gradually. To finish, I brush with long, downward strokes over the entire hair shaft. One thing to note is that you shouldn't use this brush with heat tools, as it can cause the teeth to melt. If you want to do a blowout, try their specially designed Blow-Drying range instead.
The before and after results from this brush were so dramatic- But after examining my hair under multiple sources of light, I had to conclude that the Tangle Teezer really delivered. The gloss from my previous Color Wow Dream Coat treatment had since worn off, yet it looked like I was ready to report to the set of a shampoo commercial. My product-free hair still looked good the next morning and only a little mussed from sleeping, so I brushed it again to quickly smooth out the flyaways. Shine city in 10 seconds flat.
Compared to classic boar bristle brushes, the Tangle Teezer is a complete steal. Don't get me wrong; I appreciate the finish that only a boar brush can impart and have seen many stylists work magic with them. But as someone that just wants to detangle her hair as quickly as possible in the morning (and possibly while running out the door), this fits the bill perfectly.
I wanted to love it but...(*spoiler alert*) I didn't.
I really wanted to love this brush. I didn't own one because my hair has been in an asymmetrical Bob for five years. I'm growing it out and needed a brush. My order isn't that thick, nor coarse. But my third time using it out of the shower and the handle snapped. You can snap it back on but it sticks out and makes holding it uncomfortable. And now, a month after getting it, the bristles are bending.
I bought it based on my watching beauty bloggers and am sad at how poorly made it is. It's hollow and super lightweight but the plastic is cheap I guess?
Love the color, goes through the hair pretty smoothly, and it Feels like good quality. But Nothing really stands out, just a typical detangle brush.
Absolutely love this brush. My hair is straight but super thick and can knot up pretty easy. This brush glides through and detangles effortlessly.
Silky soft hair
Love this detangler!! Perfect size and leaves my hair feeling so soft and smooth. It works great at detangling my hair and is very gentle. My hair tangles so easily and I love being able to use this to help with that issue. So much better than any other comb that I've used before!
Prefer this size
I prefer this size detangler over the larger one. It does the job and it less to hold in my hand. Detangles and is good with wet hair- highly recommend!
Tangle Teezer - The Ultimate Hair Savior!
I recently purchased the Tangle Teezer and I must say, it has completely revolutionized my haircare routine. As someone with long, thick hair prone to tangling, I have tried countless brushes and detangling tools over the years, but none of them compare to the Tangle Teezer.
First and foremost, this little wonder is incredibly gentle on my hair. Unlike traditional brushes that often tug and pull, causing breakage and discomfort, the Tangle Teezer effortlessly glides through my tangles, making the detangling process a breeze. The uniquely designed bristles have just the right amount of flexibility, allowing them to work through knotS and snarls without causing any pain. I no longer dread brushing my hair!
The Tangle Teezer's compact size and ergonomic shape make it easy to hold and maneuver, providing optimal control and precision while brushing. Its innovative design also prevents static and frizz, leaving my hair smooth, shiny, and free from flyaways. I've noticed a significant reduction in hair breakage since using this brush, which is a huge plus for maintaining healthy hair.