Hola Chicas,

A couple of days ago, a CN reader (thanks Breanna) turned me on to the Tangle Teezer. After jumping on Google, I quickly came to the realization that I must have been living under a rock for the past month- – Youtube, the hair forums, and blogs were singing with reviews of this thing. My imagination raced with images of what this perfect detangler would look like. My hopes were literally raised and dashed in a matter of moments… I had hope lash. When I visited the website and viewed a pic, it looked like a brush without a handle. Worse still, it was very reminiscent of Shredder (the Denman d3), with it’s sharp and dangerous looking teeth. In the end, the 19 pages of (mostly positive) reviews on LHCF is what sent me over the edge. I packed up Gia and hit Sally’s yesterday and managed to score a black one. I gave it a try on dry hair last night.

Product Description:

Ask yourself – are you a hair criminal who is repeatedly guilty of torturing your hair with inappropriate brushes or combs that only tug, tighten and tear tangles from your hair? If the answer is yes, help is at hand. Hair rehabilitation is painless and easy with Tangle Teezer.

Change your hair brush not your lifestyle. A Tangle Teezer hair brush will break the cycle of broken hair and give tangled hair the brush off. A revolution in detangling hair, it has the ability to flex and not pull upon contact with tangles, gently and effortlessly delivering smooth and shiny hair in an instant. The result? Hair perfection.

Your perfect hair care partner, Tangle Teezer Original is a gentle pain free hair detangler that has been referred to as the miracle brush that detangles like nothing else. Its secret is it allows you to manage and style your hair as never before, transforming tangled hair into stress free, style-able hair and encouraging your hair’s natural shine and thickness to return.

I’ve only used it once, but here are my initial thoughts:

1. Although the teeth are sharp, they’re short and very flexible. They give and didn’t seem to tear at, pull, or break my hair. It *really did* glide through my hair like a hot knife through butter, gently teasing out the knots and snarls. As always, I’ll check back in a a month or so and let you know the state of my ends.

2. It detangled my hair faster than the Denman Paddle (the fastest detangler thus far) and pulled out WAY less hair. Granted, I’m shedding right now, so I’m not a model for this, but my hair ball last night compared to one last week, was significantly smaller. Very effective and efficient detangler… I was impressed.

3. It was very easy to clean due to the short teeth.

Bottom line: For now, me likey. Check back in a few weeks though… my ends rebel real quick if I’m doing something they don’t like. It was 8 or 9 dollars at Sallys. Pick one up and give it a try.

Check out EmpressRi’s video review of the Tangle Teezer on wet hair:


Have you tried the infamous Tangle Teezer? On wet or dry hair? What did you think?