I know the Tangle Teezer reviews have been done to death, but I recently received one for free by winning a competition via their Twitter
account. The delivery was super fast, in fact I received it within 2 days after being told I was the winner! I had been debating getting one for a while, my hair is over processed and brittle, breaking off very easily. The reviews I have seen have been excellent for the Tangle Teezer but I think the fact things can be very over hyped in the blogosphere and the £12ish price tag kept putting me off investing in one….I do think £12 is a lot for a brush, but I guess a brush is for life, not just for er, a day, or something….
The first thing I noticed about the Tangle Teezer was the size. I’m not sure if it’s just me who has abnormally small hands (I find it hard to play xbox games because of the clunky controller?!) but I find it very hard to hold. I must drop it at least twice each time I brush my hair. I think if they developed the design further and had a handle it would appeal to me a lot more and I’d drop it a lot less.
The bristles are soft plastic and vary in size, alternating between short and long. They cover the entire surface of the brush side. I think the idea of this is that it means you need less strokes through your hair therefore preventing damage a bit that way. I must admit the brush does glide through my hair really well. It seems to disperse the knots really quite easily compared to my previous brush (which was one of those denman ones) I do find the bristles are a bit too soft for wet hair though. My hair is fairly thick so it takes a bit more effort to brush it with this when wet. But it gets there in the end and as a result I am appearing to have a lot less breakages.
I am impressed with the Tangle Teezer. It does exactly what it claims to do! I do realise it’s a pretty new product on the market so there is plenty of room for improvement. If they developed the range further, maybe different ones to suit different types of hair; with slightly harder bristles or something, then I’d be fully taken with the product. They do make a smaller ‘compact’ version which may be more suitable for me personally but once again the price tag does put me off, especially now I’ve got the original one anyway! Saying that though, I am a massive cheap skate who’s been living on a student income for the past 4 years.
You can buy Tangle Teezer from most Boots store or by visiting their website