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
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.
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…
Reviews I read prior to purchasing: