Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Wet Brush or the Tangle Teezer

Is there anyone else who like me thought the whole Tangle Teezer love was a big of a fad? Despite friends having Tangle Teezer's in their handbags I couldn't get my head round this small odd shaped brush being of any use and stuck with my trusty, traditional Denmans brushes quite happily.

I first had an opportunity to use a Tangle Teezer when I received the Aqua Splash version in a Selfridges Beauty Box. I had to concede that the Aqua Splash was rather good at sorting through the tangled mess that my hair could be in but again the shape was rather odd to me and I couldn't quite get the grip on it right (shall I blame my left handedness?). That said it now sits in my bathroom and is a faithful companion when I want to brush a conditioners and masks through my locks.

The more traditional Tangle Teezer style that we know and love was a gift in a goodie bag last year and I still wasn't in any rush to give it a try but ended up throwing this into my hand luggage bag for my recent holiday as it's detachable and protective cover would stop the inevitable attack that I would receive form my usual brush as the teeth found their way under my nails when rummaging around. Ok I get it they're a bloody good brush for brushing the tangles out of your hair and I'm sure there's many of us who wishes these were around when we were children and could have avoided some hideous incidents with our parents and hairbrush at bedtimes.

Then there was a new kid in town, Tangle Teezers were forgotten and it was all about the Wet Brush. Hailing from American a few bloggers had posted reviews prior to my trip and were singing it's praises so of course it was one of those things I jotted down to look out for. Again I still wasn't too fussed, the Tangle Teezer was good but it hadn't changed my life and again, I had the trusty Denmans brush that worked perfectly well for my needs and to be frank, the Wet Brush didn't really look anything special.

I didn't find it in any of the drugstores, I even tried a couple of hair salons when passing and received blank stares. I did find them in one store but aesthetics got the better of me and I didn't like the design so I passed up on it. Then whilst strolling the aisles of Target I came across the pink beauty and when I saw the price (barely £5) it was worth trying.

It wasn't until I got home that I gave the Wet Brush a try and I love it. For one I love the fact it's a traditional style of a brush with a handle (which is non slip to avoid those hair flying out your hand moments, come on we've all had them!) which makes it easier for me to use than the palm of the hand style of the Tangle Teezer.

Brushing my hair seems like such a quicker task now and whilst my hair has never been too much of a trauma any struggles with knots are in the past which my research tells me is down to the 'intelliflex' technology giving the thin, strong and flexible bristles 'brains'! Whether the ball tip bristles are stimulating circulation near my scalp, feeding my follicles and encouraging new growth is yet to be seen.

The great news about the Wet Brush is that Cult Beauty have got their hands on them so UK residents can easily buy them although sadly for double the price of those in easy reach of a Target in the US.

Have you tried the Wet Brush yet or are you a Tangle Teezer fan?

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    1. It's always the way I literally walk through aisles in the US going 'do you know how much this is in the UK'. x

  2. I've not heard of the wet brush but I use the tangle teaser on my daughters hair or rather she uses it herself now. It made the bath time struggle with long, wavy, knotted hair so much easier. I did find the lack of handle a nuisance though! Must look out for this new brush.

  3. I've never heard of the wet brush but a friend brought me a tangle teezer. As you know I have very long curly hair & thought this was excellent! However after using it for a couple of weeks I found a mass of knots at the back :( The teeth aren't long enough to tackle my thick hair & it took forever to get the knots out. I've gone back to my comb but will keep my eyes peeled for this brush x

  4. I have a tangle teezer and I've been thinking about picking up the wet brush recently but just can't seem to pull the trigger. At first I thought the tangle teezer was all hype, but then I couldn't find it one day and went to use my old hairbrush and really noticed a difference!


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