There was much excitement the other day when I visited home for the weekend and found that my mum had bought me a tangle teezer! I have wanted one for absolutely ages but have never really wanted to splash £10.99 on something that I’m not certain will work.
As someone with really curly, coarse, thick and long hair I am prone to tangles. I have to admit it takes me about 45 minutes every time I wash my hair to detangle everything. I have millions of knotted hair strands and bits of hair that has almost dread-locked on days that I don’t wash it (attractive right?) I try to avoid brushing my hair, unless I use a big paddle brush, as I am wary not to pull or break any of it.
I was a bit sceptical of the tangle teezer as my hairdresser advised be to use a big paddle brush or wide-toothed comb to avoid damaging my hair. I have heard many bloggers and Youtubers with fine-medium hair complaining about how they suffer from knots and the tangle teezer worked for them. I really didn’t expect it to be able to tame my massive afro lions mane. Despite this, I have to say that I was completely pleasantly surprised when trying the tangle teezer.
I love how it is really compact and you can slip it into your bag easily if you’re travelling or are having a really long day. (I also wish I’d had it to hand that time I got my hair caught in a bush – don’t ask). It is so easy to use as you literally lightly drag it through your hair and it untangles without snagging or hurting it. For those of you who also have really coarse and knotted hair, I would advise you to comb out the ends of your hair first and then work your way up to the top. You are less likely to damage it if you do it this way, as you’re not forcing the brush all the way down your hair in one go. Another trick I do is placing my hand under hair with huge tangles, and repeatedly lightly brushing it through. Placing your hand underneath prevents the pressure that would occur if you forced the brush through without any support.
I can honestly say that my usual strenuous and tedious task of detangling my hair before washing it was reduced as I managed to prep my hair in half the time. I would definitely recommend the tangle teezer to others who really struggle with tangles and are sceptical about trying it. Like me, you may be pleasantly surprised, and now I can’t imagine not having one. I might even buy another one for back up!