My hair can be pretty annoying sometimes – it’s long, fine, brown, and breaks pretty easily. But my sisters hair is –er than mine – longer, finer, blonder. It also knots ridiculously easy – she just has to look out the window at a breeze and it tangles in anticipation.
When Tangle Teezer sent me two Tangle Teezer’s to try, I immediately passed one on to her (I’m nice like that). I kept the Original for myself, which is just the regular brush, and gave her the Compact, which is the brush with a cap that fits over the top of it so you can chuck it in your handbag and not damage the bristles. As well as these two, there is also the Flowerpot, which is a flower shaped brush that sits in a little flowerpot – perfect for little girls, and would probably make an excellent Christmas gift.
From the very first run through my hair I was impressed by the Tangle Teezer – it’s a really simple idea. A small handheld brush with hundreds of soft plastic teeth at two different lengths that carefully brush and de-tangle hair without pulling, stressing or breaking hair. For the two weeks after I gave my sister the Tangle Teezer, pretty much every phone conversation we had went like this:
“Oh hey, you know that brush thing you gave me…”
“The Tangle Teezer?”
“Yeah, it’s awesome. Life changing. SO AMAZING”
“That’s great, did you ring me for anything else?”
“Nope, that’s it”
I think she likes it.
And then yesterday she called me to tell me that her friend who has hair extensions also bought a Tangle Teezer and has also been raving about it (another tedious phone conversation ensued). The bristles are so soft that they glide over the little clips and balls, but still work perfectly to smooth out extensions, and in all the years her friend has had extensions, this is the best thing she has ever used.
There you go. Three ringing endorsements in one post.
Tangle Teezer Professional Detangling Brush
Price: $29.95 for the Original, $34.95 for the Compact and Flowerpot
From: Phoenix Nationale Pro Salon Supplies – check their salon locator or buy online (I know in my area they are stocked at Barney Martin, Wild Life Hair, Brad Ngata, Toni & Guy, Stevie English, Headcase, Atlantis and Joh Bailey…all the big names)
Why you need it: Knots, be gone! Especially good if you have a whingey child who hates getting their hair brushed (like my sister and I when we were younger)
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