I bought the pink brush which looks like Barbie's horse brush. I had heard good things about it but was prepared to be disappointed. It looks rather cheap (though of course it isn't), plasticky and scratchy. To be honest it is a little bit scratchy however what is astonishing to me is how little hair comes out on the brush. I am a big shedder and normally have to pull whole handfuls of hair out of my brushes. With the Tangle Teezer - almost no hair comes out. I can only deduce that the other brushes are breaking the hair off (I had always assumed this lost hair had just come to end of its natural life). The Tangle Teezer also gives a much smoother finish. I am very tempted to buy the compact version for my bag even though these brushes aren't cheap. But I suspect that's because they are made in the UK.
I adore this brush! I originally bought the travel size as I needed a compact brush, and it is perfect to carry around with me but I find that I like this brush so much I am using the compact size all the time.I am planning on buying the full size for using at home. You can really tell the difference this makes to your hair. I don't have any of those sticky out ends that used to feel a little frayed after I used my regular DS brush, I can really tell that my Tangle Teezer is not damaging my hair! Plus, it's safe to use on wet hair.
The reason I did not give this five lippies is because it is pricey (I paid £12 just for the travel size which is WAY more than I would ever normally pay for a hair brush) but I think it is most definitely worth it and it is good quality so I think it's going to last.
The little travel sized brush is so cute as well! I would really recommend this!
EDIT: 08/06/2011: Ok I have upped my original review from 4/5 to 5/5 lippies because I have noticed that since buying this brush, my hair is so much less damaged at the ends than it would be usually at this stage since last getting my hair cut. The brush is so gentle on hair and I am reaping the benefits now as I am cutting my hair less often now due to less split ends!
I love this product. My hair detangled much easier with this product and conditioner than it did with a shower comb and conditioner. I highly recommend this, especially for curly/kinky hair. Don't worry about the hair in the product because it's shed hair and even that is in a small amount. I have one in pink and I plan on getting a second one soon.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS. Im relaxed with mid back length thick hair.
gives a great scalp massage
took about 10 mins to my do entire head
it sounds like velcro running through your hair (it did not pull or rip any of my strands)
People with sensetive scalps may not like the pokey feeling when applied to the scalp
overall i love it. once i got over the sound it was a dream to detangle and i used to never detangle because it was a night mare
Love this. I am black American with natural wavy,curly hair. I flat iron once a week. This works, I barely loose any hair with this. Perfect for curly haired people. Got it from Sallys beauty for 9.99
I have bought 3 months ago, and then I'm very happy with my hair. In the past i was a little horrible to comb my hair and with this tool it's very easy. I like a lot and i'm going to give like a gift to all my family :).
Okay people, this brush is going in my will along with a few other beauty hg's. I read a bunch of the reviews and decided to give it a try. I now don't buy anything without consulting mua first lol.
I didn't think it was accomplishing much since it didn't 'pull' like a normal brush. Well, I ran my fingers through my very long waist length hair and to my enjoyment....not a snarl to be found!
I have very fine, very long hair that just loves to tangle up if I even think about a knot. I've tried soooo many different products and brushes but I will never buy another 'regular' brush ever ever again :)
I plan on using on my 2 year old as well, she has fine curly hair that tangles occasionally. You gotta start em early :)
I bought the insanely bright pink version. I am going to snatch up the purse version as soon as sallys gets it back in stock....i've checked 3 times :(
This is an awesome toold for detangling my kinky curly hair! Don't be fooled by the looks of it! It works miracles. The price is well worth it!
I have extremely Long & Thick hair. It has always been a love-hate relationship until now. I can honestly say the Tangle Teezer has changed my life. I have spent 20 years with long hair that would bring me to tears sometimes with the tangles and knots that would come naturally with swimming, surfing & other outdoor activities. After reading reviews on MUA & other misc sights, I ordered 2 brushes... At $9 each, why not... When I got them in the mail, I hopped in the shower & when I got out, it was test time! I literally brushed through my hair with a sort of "magical ease"... No pain, no tears, nada! HG status for sure! Really love this brush!
I bought the compact version of this brush because I really liked the idea of a protective insert to prevent the teeth from getting damaged or covered in dust in my bag. Worth the extra £2 if it makes the brush last longer and keeps my hair free from handbag-detritus!
The brush detangles my long, thick, fine hair with very little effort and minimal breakage. It takes far less time than conventional combs or brushes (especially compared to the age it used to take to get a comb through my hair straight after washing it) and I barely see any broken strands caught in it when I'm done, which is a nice change. I actually like the fact that it doesn't have a handle, as the shape of the paddle is very ergonomic and I feel that it prevents me from exerting too much force on tangles and doing even more damage. (Think about how force on a lever increases with distance from the pivot and imagine than the long handle is the lever, you should see what I mean...)
The brush seems very robust and easy to clean, so the price isn't too much of an issue for me - I'd prefer for it to be at least £3-4 cheaper, but the Tangle Teaser and my Babyliss boar brush have both made me realise that to a large extent you get what you pay for with hair brushes.