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*TANGLE TEEZER* is the truth....

preciouslove0x

Well-Known Member
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 :sad: (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 :lachen:
 
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fluffyforever

Well-Known Member
Hmm.. this post is really interesting (for many reasons...)
But anyway I'll move past that......

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 :sad: (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 :lachen:

My hair is on the very thick side of the spectrum. I have so many hairs per square inch, with most strands being thick (easy to see 1 hair far away) and some strands being very fine/skinny (almost invisible when looking at it close up). I have 70-80% shrinkage.

I cannot use a Denman, period. I have two types, modified them both after the original versions were pulling my hair out. Modified versions still pulled my hair out. Afraid to use them ever again. I also tried the Goody Jojoba styling brush. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. It didn't grab my hair (so I have to hold a section to brush) and bristles are too far apart to actually detangle. And the bristles broke easily. Lost it, didn't care to much to buy another one.

This Tangle Teezer is the first thing that grabs and glides through my hair. I think it works best for me because it can brush my shrunken strands, where a Denman can only get through my hair under running water (making my hair stretched) with lots of conditioner-- and still with lots of breakage. I don't detangle in the shower, so the Denman is no use to me because it cannot gently pull through my shrunken hair at all. It literally gets stuck, even in small sections. I am thinking about making a video to show me using the Tangle Teezer, Denman, and combs on my hair and posting it on Youtube or my fotki.

I still brush from ends to roots (habit). And it worked perfectly. I use it just like I would any comb/brush, so I don't know what tips to give you. However, since you can use a Denman successfully, I think you already have "the truth" for you :yep:.
 

Vshanell

FKA Pokahontas
Sigh, maybe i need one of these. i'm too lazy to go out and buy one of em tho.
You know you're gonna get it Charz:lachen:......and do a review:look:. LOL
I love your YT videos, I was just looking at one a minute ago.

I saw empressri do a review on this thing, that was the first time I've heard of it. Looks interesting but also kinda scary because of all the teeth and it seems like it would be awkward to use because the teeth are so short. I like long teeth like on k-cutter combs.

Look forward to hearing more reviews.
 

LoveCraze

Naturalista
i watched that video and it sounds rough! :lachen: yeah i was scared of the denman, but i think i will stick with that. i didn't hear any velcro noises when i was using it! :lachen:
Sounds very deceiving. It's not rough at all. Very gentle and does not pull or snag. But if the denman works for you, then stick with what you know.:yep:
 

2inspireU

New Member
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.

Well, you have sold me. I have both a denman D3 and a wide tooth comb. I use the wide tooth comb solely because the denman D3 rips my hair out. I have tightly coiled, dense hair. The nape of my hair is 3C, which is the easiest section of my hair to detangle. However, the rest of my head is true 4a. I'm definitely heading to Sallys to pick this up.
 

empressri

Well-Known Member
if you hear noise while brushing your hair with this...it's the bristles!! they are soft and bendy. you can literally push them down to the side.

i used this the other night cause i was going to flatiron and i used this from my scalp all the way down...hammercy it felt soo GOOD!!!!!!!!!! *screams*
 

jamaica68

Well-Known Member
It didn't detangle my hair. I started on the ends and it did an okay job for about half an inch :lachen:Then I tried to move up... the teeth are too small for my fine kinky hair. Honestly I think my hair just didn't get the concept. It looked at the "teezer" and laughed. No but really I was scared my fine hair was going to snap any minute so I had to REALLY take my time.

But I DO see how this would work great on maybe 3C and less coarse hair. Just not my kinky hair... Save your money. If you have a comb and a denman (or just a denman) and those tools work fine for you.. yea your good.
The teezer is going back tomorrow (so someone else on LHCF can try it :look:)

I was thinking the same thing, I'm gonna pass on this. I've seen some reviews on youtube and their hair isn't as kinky as mine, I'll stick with my wide tooth comb.:grin:
 

ParagonTresses

Well-Known Member
I used it last night in the shower and loved it. With the Denman I have to use my wide tooth bone comb first, with the TT I was able to eliminate that step. I "lost" the same amount of shed hair I normally would during detangling sessions and the best part for me was that it didn't hurt (tender head here). I think it was $10 well spent.:yep:
 

Evolving78

Well-Known Member
i think i might purchase it for my daugher's hair. she is more 3b-3c. i know it would glide right through her hair.
 

PracticallyMe

High Powered Lurker
I think I will get one. I saw it in Sally's a couple of weeks ago, but I was like no way no how because it looked like it would not detangle like it says.

My 5 y.o. dd is super, super tenderheaded to the point that I rarely take all of her hair down at once. I only take one cornrow down at time and redo it. I conditioner wash her hair in cornrows. Any slight pull of her hair and she's crying or near tears. It's a mess. So, hopefully this will make my life easier. I'm going to try it this week.

My older dd's hair is super thick and she's not as tenderheaded as she used to be, but she has so much hair it sometimes takes a while to detangle.

I report my results once I use it.
 

FindingMe

Well-Known Member
Have you used a Denman before? If so, how would you compare the two?

Yep. I've used the one with 7 rows and the one with 9 rows. I like this better because I don't have to use a wide tooth comb first. I just start with this and have at it.:drunk:

PUSHAS!!!!!! It just looks like a colorful denman without the handle.

yeah, but it's got way more teeth and some of the teeth are half the length/shorter than the other teeth. I think that's the secret.:yep:

:lachen:It has more teeth than the denman(d3) which is why I'm leery about out it, it looks like it would rip your hair out.:perplexed

On the contrary, it works the opposite for me. I lose less hair and there doesn't seem to be as much tugging and pulling. The teeth are shorter and I didn't think that was gonna work for my hair but it did.

i think i need one in my life...mostly the PJ in me needs one...

do you detangle on wet or dry hair?
I do both on me and my daughter and it works fine.

I've had one for about 3 years. Did a thread, but no one was listening lol:rolleyes:
LOL!!!! I wish I had heard you! Please don't tell me you paid $2 for yours 3 years ago....:lachen:

Wondering would this work on relaxed heads or is it only recommended for naturals?
It should. They are selling it for Caucasian women to use on their weaves:lol:, so I don't see whay it wouldn't get the tangles out of relaxed hair easily.

I used it last night in the shower and loved it. With the Denman I have to use my wide tooth bone comb first, with the TT I was able to eliminate that step. I "lost" the same amount of shed hair I normally would during detangling sessions and the best part for me was that it didn't hurt (tender head here). I think it was $10 well spent.:yep:

That's the same exact experience I am having excapt I am losing slightly less hair...:grin:

I think I will get one. I saw it in Sally's a couple of weeks ago, but I was like no way no how because it looked like it would not detangle like it says.

My 5 y.o. dd is super, super tenderheaded to the point that I rarely take all of her hair down at once. I only take one cornrow down at time and redo it. I conditioner wash her hair in cornrows. Any slight pull of her hair and she's crying or near tears. It's a mess. So, hopefully this will make my life easier. I'm going to try it this week.

My older dd's hair is super thick and she's not as tenderheaded as she used to be, but she has so much hair it sometimes takes a while to detangle.

I report my results once I use it.

Let me know, bc It worked a detangling wonder on taking out my baby's braids and cornrows. I think it has to do with the large amount of teeth and how small they actually are.
 

FindingMe

Well-Known Member
Just bought one at 7:30 after reading OP's review at 6:49 (don't judge me).

Procedure:
Washed and conditioned my 4b natural hair
Added my usual oils and leave-in
Used the tangle-teezer on very small sections (like usual like i would with my denman)

Verdict:
Don't like it at all.. I rather just use my wide teeth comb and my denman (which I had no problem with to begin with lol)
Oh well...

Girl before you take it back, try root to tip. I think that's actually how I used mine. Like EmpressRi's u tube vid. I just used it like a regular brush. On my daughter's hair, I had to start at the end (tip to root) bc I was un-doing braids and cornrows, but after I finished I used it like a straight brush on her hair. HTH
 

Fab_Nikki

Well-Known Member
! I watched StephElise's video too and that brushing sound scared me too. But since I'm a "G" :lol: I went out and brought one anyway. I purchased one maybe 3 weeks ago and I loooove it. I would compare the TT to my modified Denman. Except I don't have to worry about the bristles popping out like on the Denman.
 

tHENATuRALhAiRpRoJEcT

Well-Known Member
Hmmm I just saw this on Sally's website ... *heading over to check out empress ri's vid*

gurrrrrrrrrrl u mean u can stomach emp's YT videos???:look:

jus kidding:rolleyes:....(i had to) that was a funny 10 minute thread tho:lachen::lachen::lachen:

i bought a few of the TT's last nite for the fam.... hope it's a dream
 

Lita

Well-Known Member
I have one & it works wonders...(I use it to comb my conditioner in my hair)




Happy Hair Growing!
 
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natura87

Well-Known Member
I just bought one. I tried it on a little section of a twistout and :lick:. it is sooooo worth 10 bucks.
 

Guitarhero

New Member
I'll get one for my dd. Was just at Sally today and I was in the comb section and didn't notice it...and nothing passes my eyes lol! I'm going to inquire tomorrow. Thanks!!!
 

dlove

Active Member
I'm mostly 4b and I'm on the fence...yeah, I know, I just got a magic star jumbo detangler in the mail yesterday and love it ( darn u LHCF!!)...I bought one today and used it on dry hair in a small section...loved the results...used it in a 3 inch section from root to tip and got about 50 hairs...not liking that...I'm sitting under the dryer with condish on now and am going to use it to detangle.- in a small section..I may just use it as a brush for touching up or take it back...will report back later...
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OK its later early the next morning...I LOVE IT! 4's here is how I used it for prep of flat ironing ( these steps are for a 4a/b who needs a really good flat iron regimen as tried and tested my me and for me to duplicate again )
Rinsed, clarified (Kenra) washed,
rinsed, applied clairol semi color,
sat under dryer with color and baggy for 25 minutes,
rinsed, washed with matrix sleek,
rinsed, applied aphogee 2 min reconstructor,
rinsed, applied a mix of Joico K pak moisture hydration and silk results smoothing conditioner,
sat under the dryer for 25 minutes in twists, with conditioner still in my hair,when I tried to detangle with just the TT, I got a little too much breakage so I detangled with my magic star comb 1st, then the TT. Ladies, this was great! I got few hair in the Magic star comb, I got no hairs in the TT. My scalp felt great.
I rinsed under the shower and combed again with my Magic Star comb then two strand twisted in four sections.
Sprayed Aphogee Keratin and Green tea in the sections and used the TT to evenly distribute.
Applied Mizani step 3, blow dried, pressed with straightening comb, sprayed with step 4, then flat ironed. With the exceptions of 1/4 inch little hair fromt the blow dryer, Great results so far.

Sooo, I am going to keep it and use it after detangling with a my magic star and with condish on. Shaun P recommends not using with conditioner on the hair though in his instructions. I will not use this on dry hair.
 
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