I have been avoiding the Tangle Teezer for well over 1 year now because 1. It looks scary, 2. It looks like it will rip your hair out, 3. It looks scary. I finally decided to head to Sally's and pay the $10 to give it a try after all the recent reviews and videos and let me cut to the chase, I love it!
The bristles on the Tangle Teezer are not hard (as they appear), they are actually soft and smooth. I washed A's hair as I normally do and loaded it up with Herbal Essences Totally Twisted conditioner, I worked on small/medium sections, did a quick finger detangle then got started with the Tangle Teezer. As always, I started from her ends and worked my way up to the roots. There was no tugging on her scalp, it just glides right through her hair! Detangling was a snap. After wearing her previous style (side cornrows with braid out) for over a week I thought it was going to take some time but we were done in about 15-20 minutes. I will add, holding this in the palm of your hand will take a little getting used to, for me anyway. You can see below, very little hair came out (the white stuff is conditioner). While I was detangling A's hair, I asked her if it hurt, she replied, "No, it's soft!". After we were all done I asked her which brush she liked better, I showed her the modified Denman D3 and the Tangle Teezer, she said she likes the Tangle Teezer best, I think I agree. She told me the Denman is hard and the Tangle Teezer is soft, I'm guessing she's referring to the bristles.
The real challenge? My almost 2-year-old, Lil Man. He hates when I touch his hair. Well, he actually let me brush his hair with the Tangle Teezer! I was SHOCKED! He moved his head a bit, but that's expected. I also allowed A to brush my hair with the Tangle Teezer and it felt great. Absolutely no tugging on my scalp. This is a keeper!
Now, I'm not sure how this would work on A's dry (well moisturized) hair, but I will keep you all posted. So far I'm loving it.
You can purchase the Tangle Teezer from Sally's Beauty Supply for $9.99. They have them in purple (with glitter), black and pink.
I would love to hear what you think of your Tangle Teezer in the comment section!