Years and years ago I tried a Tangle Teezer. It was back when there was only one option (black) and no fancy packaging. it was when my hair was extremely long and thick, and so hard to brush. I wasn’t sure that this brush could deal with my extremely knotty hair the way I wanted it to so I gave it away.
Fast forward at least 6 years, Tangle Teezer is pretty much a household name. There are cheap knock offs in bargain stores, ya know? That means it’s a resounding success. Was I ready to revisit this range? Yeah!
My hair is now shorter and by virtue of not being constantly dyed, it is smoother and easier to manage but still quite knotty after washing. Certainly if I don’t brush it through it would be completely unacceptable knotty and frizzy.
Tangle Teezer comes in tons and different designs and styles too, so there’s something of everyone. I picked a handbag sized Lulu Guinness brush which isn’t too big but big enough to be effective. I love the design. It comes with a cover which is clever as it protects the brush, it protects the things in your bag and stops it from getting dirty too. I also picked a Magic Flowerpot brush which is for kids. It is quite girly, but I am not really tired to gender stereotyped stuff for my boys. They certainly seemed happy to use it.
Let’s look at the handbag Tangle Teezer. It fits in the palm of my hand. Tangle Teezers don’t have a handle, and I still feel like because the ‘bristles’ (you know what I mean!) are quite short, you almost feel like it is grazing lightly over your hair rather than tugging. In the old days I would stick a brush with really long bristled and drag and drag and drag until the knots were out. It was so brutal but brushes have improved SO much since then. I rarely drag any brush through my hair.
From the side:
This brush is great. Any problems I had when I first used this has gone – I am sure they have improved on the design but also my hair is different now and not crazy damaged like it used to be. It only takes a few strokes and knots are gone.
I also like using the WET brush for after showering as that works a treat in wet hair. I am happy to keep this in my hand bag because it works through knots fast and I can also run it through the kids hair without too much fuss. Because it’s quite a large surface area compared to a regular brush, I can run it through their hair super fast before they have the chance to throw a mini tantrum.
Then there is the kids brush!
It is quite girly being a flowerpot – I wonder if they could design something for boys too. My boys both have relatively long hair, quite thick and knotty at times because it’s so dense! They do both have a really great head of hair.
As a cute feature you can add a picture to the flower brush head:
The bristles are a mixed length. As far as I can tell the kids don’t scream or moan when I use this, I think it’s actually quite relaxing for them.