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Ouidad Double Detangler

By January 27th, 202130 Comments

Ouidad Double Detangler
Hola Chicas,

Yes, the rumors are true. My PJism has reached new heights… I bought a 24 dollar comb. Sad.

In my defense, (1) I’ve heard great things, (2) it’s a comb/brush combo, and (3) if I hate it, I can always return it! So, don’t judge ;)

Just as I’m always on the lookout for the next best detangling conditioner, I’m also looking for a new, fast, and less damaging tool to detangle my hair. I’m not a huge fan of wide tooth combs- – they don’t get the job done for me and I’m usually left with tangles and shed strands caught in my curls. I love paddle brushes (like the Goody Ouchless one), but sometimes I feel that although my hair comes out smooth and detangled, it pulls out way too much hair. My fingers do an okay job, but sometimes you just don’t have an hour, lol. The denman… rips my wet hair from my scalp. I was hoping that the Ouidad Double Detangler would be some sort of detangling miracle that combined the things I love about the different methods. Well, it’s not a miracle, but it’s not a total bust either.

I bought it on Sunday from Sephora, and finally used it for the first time last night.


The most challenging aspect of curly hair is detangling it. This next generation tool is designed by Ouidad to slide through your curls without the ripping or tugging.

  • Rows of teeth eliminate difficult knots and prevent curls from springing back and re-tangling
  • Longer Teeth reach through the most dense curly hair
  • Fewer Combing Strokes help curls remain defined and frizz-free
  • Spaced teeth are just the right width for detangling knots
  • Rounded Tips on teeth are soft on the scalp
  • Time Savings since curls are prepped to be styled or washed in half the time

My Experience:

First of all, this comb is a whopper. It weighs like a pound (or more), and is friggin’ huge! According to Ouidad, the comb is heavy and does the work so you don’t have to. Whatever the case, if it fails to detangle efficiently, I can most certainly use it for self-defense.

I hopped in the shower and intended to do another conditioner experiment- – Yes to Cucumbers on the left, Yes to Carrots on the right. It was 6 o’clock, I was tired of standing, and my brain had stopped functioning at around 3, so I ended up using Yes to Cucumbers on both sides, lol. I’ll provide a review of this delicious conditioner later… but for now, just know that you need to run out and pick some up! It’s silicone free, slippery, and oh so moisturizing :-) Thanks for the recommendations ladies! But I digress…

After the YTC melted into my tangles, I grabbed the right half of my hair and sectioned out a chunk in the back. I pinned the rest up and out of the way. I reached for the double detangler and began combing from the ends up. I immediately noticed that it detangles more like a comb than a brush. It took at least a few strokes to remove my tangles (unlike a paddle brush), but it did so without pulling the hair– only the shed ones. I was grateful for that. Very gentle!

After I’d finish a section, I’d twist it up, grab a new chunk, and repeat. In the end, I had 3 fat, conditioner laden twists on each side of my head. I then rinsed with my hair still in the twists and got out of the shower. I applied a quarter sized amount of DevaCare One to each side (hair still in twists), and began my Twist-n-Curl process. I’d take down one twist at a time, run my fingers through it, and make two twists. My hair was still detangled and very easy to work with.

Bottom Line:
It by no means cut my detangling time in half. It didn’t cook dinner, and it didn’t sing to me. It
did, however, do an excellent job of removing shed hair, demolishing tangles, and smoothing. The weight didn’t bother me… my arms never got tired- -I actually think they’re on to something! There was never any tugging or pulling, and I never heard strands popping. I only lost half the hair I’d usually lose after detangling with my Goody Ouchless Paddle Brush, and it didn’t pull my hair straight either. It’s a keeper, but I still don’t know if it’s worth 24 bucks…

Ouidad Demonstration:

Reviews I read prior to purchasing:

Have you tried it? Better yet, would you buy a 24 dollar detangling comb?


  • bb says:

    I bought this comb and could not pass it through my hair ONE TIME. Sorry, I had such high hopes for Ouidad, but it just doesn't work out for me!

  • Anonymous says:

    THIS is the best detangling comb ever!!

    It's only $2.79 on Just because it's expensive doesn't make it better.

  • cmunn says:

    I absolutely adore this comb/brush monster!! I was reluctant to buy it, but after my favorite blue Conair brush/comb died, I was desperate. I am now a true believer. I won't travel without it. It detangles amazingly well and doesn't destroy your curls in the process.

  • Anonymous says:

    yes, it was mad expensive, but its so good to my hair that i never use the denman anymore…which is probably a good thing since the denman always took loads of hair out.

  • Ouidad Blog says:

    Glad you've decided our comb is a keeper! You're right, it is a bit heavy but it really does work.

    For more curly hair care tips, be sure to check out our blog:

    Katie for Ouidad

  • Anonymous says:

    I think I would buy the comb if I had a problem with detangling. I still have a TWA at this time, and my hair detangles easily. I also must admit that I am a member of the PJ club. I did my BC this past November, and I have Miss Jessies, Taliah Waajid, Paul Mitchell, Kinky Curly, and the list goes on and on. My husband is worried that the cabinet may break, but I am in a hair store every week. FYI, Sally's has the Denman brush for 8.99.

  • blondie says:

    I bought this comb last summer, and have been in love with it ever since! I have to admit, I only bought it because it was the weirdest comb I'd ever seen and I'm the grandma of all PJs…at $32 after s/h, I'm lucky it really works!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks girls for PJ :)

  • Nutmeg says:

    I bought my comb yesterday, can't wait to get home and wash my hair to try it out!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Curlkitten, here is a link I watched on how to modify the Denman brush. It's super easy.

  • Anonymous says:

    i wouldn't buy the comb, not so much because of the price, but because a slippery conditioner and my finger work great at this point, and my hair just doesn't tangle much!!! maybe when its mid back length, unstretched, i will re-evaluate whether this is something i need.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am glad you posted this. I recently visited a friend in NYC and I actually went to Ouidad's salon and got my hair trimmed(they cut it wet and didn't F- it up!). Anyway I was seriously considering buying that comb along with many other products but I was able to fight off my PJ urge at that time. Now I may have to have a run at Sephora this weekend….

  • Curlkitten says:

    The comb is definitely going on the list. I have a seamless wooden comb that I love but it takes forever to clear my hair and I'm always afraid of it breaking and getting some crazy splinter in the process. I would pay $24 just to save my poor wooden comb from the water damage in the shower and myself from the stress. Oh and how do you modify the Denman brush?

  • Minimalist Beauty says:

    Is this comb seamless? My previous wide tooth comb wasn't, and I noticed it was breaking my hair especially at the ends. I don't mind spending 24.00 on a wonderful product. It saves in the end versus buying too many inexpensive products.

  • Milan says:

    I don't think I'll buy it just yet b/c like some of the others have stated, detangling isn't really an issue for me. My rake comb or modified denman do just fine. But I like to try new things, so eventurally I may try it or if a cheaper knock off is created. Lol.

  • CocoDreamee says:

    I am quite the PJ, my poor linen closet with one tiny shelf of towels and the rest is full of….natural hair products, what else! LOL But um I don't think I would do 24 on a comb at the moment, but I wouldnt say never. But probably not since it didnt sing or dance. Detangling is usually not a big issue for me as long as I do it every week or every other week with a head full of my fav oyin honey hemp conditioner :)

  • Anonymous says:

    The other day I had stopped at Ricky's for a pack of goody ouchless scrunchies and I came across a couple of Denman brushes. I had always wanted to try one but couldn't justify the $16 price tag. Anyhoo, there was one brush that also came with a double row detangling comb for the same $16. So I bought it and I'm in love with it. I have thick dense curls so with a normal comb I usually find myself tugging and tugging, effectively pulling out my hair instead of detangling it. This comb went through my hair like butter. It's light weight but still sturdy. The only thing is the teeth are kind of short so I have to work in smaller sections. But when I was done combing through my entire head, there were only like six hairs in the comb. Using my old wide tooth comb would leave me with a good sized hairball after detangling. I would definitely recommend the Denman comb. If you don't like or want the brush, it said somewhere on the packaging that the comb alone is like $3 so it's far cheaper than the Ouidad version. BTW that little Ricky's run ended up costing me $76 and I didn't even get the friggin' scrunchies. Talk about PJism…

  • Berry3674 says:

    PJ= product junkie!! Many of us are afflicted with this condition. I think it's contagius! And yes I would buy a $24 comb, if I thought it would save one strand from breaking during detangling.

  • Anonymous says:

    PJ = product junkie

  • PamG says:

    If this made detangling easier, I would definitely pay $24.00!! Detangling is such a chore with my coarse hair, and it would be worth that kind of money if the comb actually worked. I might have to try this out.

  • Anonymous says:

    Can someone please tell me what being a PJ means? or PJism?
    English is not my first language and Ive been wondering about this one for the longest time :p


  • CurlyDee says:

    Oh come on, that comb should have done SOMETHING! Pop a little somethin' in the microwave for you? A little song and dance, maybe? How rude.

    I don't think I'd pay $24 for a detangling comb just yet. I think I might pick up a Denman and modify it so that it doesn't pull out so much hair when I detangle.

  • JustTrena says:

    Probably would have considered buying it a few weeks ago but not now…just found a wonderful, cheap comb at Target (Goody's so Fresh Detangling Comb) for less than $5!

  • Muzikal203 says:

    No, I wouldn't pay that much for a detangling comb, I think I'd try to find it on eBay first. LOL I don't have too many issues with detangling right now though, so I'm not at the point where I'd consider a $24 comb.

  • Anonymous says:

    No, I wouldn't pay that because my tangles usually fall out with a good conditioner and quick finger combing. Guess I should consider myself lucky because I keep reading posts about how trying detangling can be.

  • Streda says:

    I don't tangle much so my denman and wide tooth comb is just fine lol 24 bucks thats a lil much for me and i'm a PJ too hahaha

  • Anonymous says:

    I love this comb. Losing significantly less hair made it worthwhile for me, and it does make my detangling process shorter.

  • Anonymous says:

    Interesting, I'm a PJ too, so I'll probably check it out. LOL, at it didn't sing you a song. For twenty four dollars, it should do something!

  • beautywithcurls says:

    WOW…. Thanks For The Tip I Gotta Try This Comb Out!

  • ChrLvsBks says:

    Yes, I would buy a $24 comb. I may have to check it out. I have to get my PJ fix by all means necessary, LOL!

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