I was just about to come on this forum and post the EXACT same thread... The Tangle Teezer is the Truth. I bough mine last night from Sallys. I really thought it was not going to work. I opened the box in the store to feel the brush, and I didn't like how the bristles are kind of sharp/hard, but at least they were flexible. I didn't think it was going to work.
BUT IT DID.
Test #1: I took down one twist in the car (made my DH drive just so I can examine the brush) and I could comb it out no problem, my dry shrunken twistout! I can never think of brushing/combing/finger manipulating dry hair-- it just won't work. But for some reason, this brush is magic
Test #2: I got home, put some water on my hair (which is how I normally detangle) and it worked even better than before. It worked so well, I let my DH brush my hair. In my 4 years of being natural, I have never felt so confident about the ease and safe handling of anyone besides me to style my hair. But if someone uses this brush on me, I would have no problem letting them style my hair. It is that serious.
Test #3: When I had APL/BSL hair, it would take 3-4+ hours to detangle. I predict it would take me 30 mins or less when my hair gets that long again. My hair is similar to Mwedzi and Sera. More like Mwedzi though. Now (I cut it to 2-4 inches about a month ago) it took 5 mins to detangle a head of wet loose hair and twist, when just last week it took 40 mins. Detangle session was painless, no tugging whatsoever.
Test #4: After I brushed my hair, it was so smooth and soft. Did it change the feel of my hair? I swear it did. Somehow my brilo pad, rough strands felt a bit silkier if that is possible. I know my strands are always going to feel on the thick hard side, but I really do think my hair was smoother and softer.
Test #5: The next day (today). My wet detangled hair has dried in the chunky twists I put them in. My hair actually stayed in the chunky twists no problem, and the hair still felt smooth. It was also still detangled. Ever detangle your hair and two seconds later you couldn't get a comb through again? Use to happen to me, but no more!
5 out of 5 stars. I do not think my rating is premature. Yes, I only used the brush once, but if you have my hair, if you cannot use a Denman, if you cannot use any comb or brush you have and have the experience that I experienced last night (yes it was a mind-blowing/ out-of-body type of thing), then you need to at least try this brush.
I am going to get some as gifts for the naturals in my family.
Anywho my hair is also like mwedzis but on the opposite side of the density spectrum (i have WAY fewer hairs than she does but the exact same texture). I wonder why the comb/brush didn't elicit similar results... Was I not suppose to start from tip to root? I even tried it with and without conditioner.. As soon as I started with the teezer I immediately lost hairs (I wouldn't dare use it on my dry hair)
But with this review, it makes me want to keep it for one more day to see if I can get different results. Maybe with a different conditioner perhaps?? Ugh.. that's frustrating. You make it seem like magic for real. I want some magic! lol