This Weird-Shaped Brush Has Tamed My Tresses!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Yes, it looks creepy from afar--like some kind of bug straight from Wizard of Oz with way too many legs--but this odd-shaped hair tool known as Tangle Teezer ($12, has worked wonders on my normally knotty hair.

I received it at the bottom of a gift bag from an event I attended several months ago. When I got home to use the brush, it worked through the knots in my hair so easily and so gently—pretty much the opposite of my typical experiences with hair brushes.

After a quick web search, I found out exactly why bug brush is so great: unlike regular brushes which are stiff, Tangle Teezer can flex, so it doesn't tug at hair when it encounters any tangles, meaning less pain and, in my experience, less fall-out. It can be used on all hair types, wet or dry hair and even synthetic hair, wigs and extensions. All of this makes me a really happy girl, and I can almost forget the trauma of having a stylist painfully comb through the locks of 9 year-old me and then have to razor out the knots in defeat.

Before using Tangle Teezer, I had been simply combing my hair with my fingers using my trusty detangler Klorane Leave-in Spray with Citrus Pulp. The spray did its job, but I found myself using more spritzes than I'd like to truly get through the knots and having to replace my $14 spray quite frequently.

I still use my leave-in spray since it adds great shine to my hair, but even without the aid of the spray, Tangle Teezer gets through all my crazy hair knots in a breeze! I love it so much I even purchased an extra to keep inside my purse at all times. Who would've thought there would be space in my life for not one, but two creepy crawly things?