This brush has a huge head- it's the biggest brush I've ever used. I've sometimes had problems in the past with this sort of bristle- plastic, with a rounded top. I've found that sort of bristle to rip at tangles. This brush is much better in that department than others I've tried with similar bristles. There's still SOME ripping at tangles. That ripping is particularly an issue on wet hair. In general, though, I love the large size, which is great for my long, thick hair, I just wish it was a bit less rippy.