tangle teezer...why does it work?

I finally tried the tangle teezer. It has a small booklet and as you read through it you begin to think perhaps this brush is truly a miracle brush. So I decided to detangle after I dc for 45 minutes with a mixture of alter ego carrot hair mask and shea moisture african black soap conditioner.
I have super thick,low porosity grazing hip length hair(shrinkage is not a laughing matter) so I had my reservations since the denman brush was a complete disaster. I seperated my hair in sections and started detangling my ends first. It seemed okay in the beginning but eventually I noticed it was snagging my hair I began getting flashbacks of the denman. I had a more then larger amount of hair on the TT that I'm not used to. I was horrified. I had to use a wide tooth comb eventually it just didn't work out for me. The bristles are softer than the denman but not good enough to detangle my hair I will continue using my wide tooth combs.
Someone asked earlier I'm not sure who, about the difference between the TT and a shampoo brush. From my observation the bristles on the TT are randomly spaced out from short to tall it is not just one size throught the device. Also the mechanism that holds the bristles in place on the TT is thick while the SB is thin. HTH
Originally Posted by freshwaterpearl
Before you give up I think you should play around with what's in your hair when you dentangle. I found mine worked best when I had a good amount of conditioner and oil. Also if you just finished a long dc, your hair probably as wet anymore. Some people use it on dry hair but I didn't like that so much.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Thanks for the tip but I did spritz my hair with a good amount of water while I still had the conditioner in my hair. The TT couldn't even detangle my roots it didn't even reach my scalp my hair is super thick combined with being dense the TT didn't have a chance. I will stick to the wide tooth combs but I'm happy is working out for you.
I got mine today. I swore I ordered a pink one after the suggestion about it being easier for hair removal, but got black...eh, not stressing it.

For full disclosure, I don't generally have a horrible time detangling my hair, unless I let it become a rat's nest. I decided to use it today on dry hair because I am waiting for my steamer before I re-wet my hair. I literally brushed through my semi tangled dry hair in less than 3 minutes.Even better, there was a small amount of hair in the brush. Very impressive... definitely replacing my other tools.
So... I called 4 different sallys and NONE of them have the tangle teezer?! The last one told me it was discontinued?(but i looked online and its definitely not)

Ugh..Hate paying for shipping...oh well...hope it's worth it.

Ok I just got mine and I love it! I was hesitant about starting at the roots, but it worked (probably b/c my hair is kinda short)! I even did it on dry hair, b/c I was amazed, and the results were still awesome. I had an adorable puffball, so when my hair gets longer, I'll definitely use this to make the afropuffs of my childhood :-)

Except lower and more, you know, mature/chic.
I used this last night and I was shocked. SHOCKED. I was done detangling in less than 10 minutes! (Usually it takes me 30 - 40 with a wide-tooth comb.) The TT was quick and efficient and got an unbelievable amount of shed hair out!
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i went to two sally's looking for this. they were out of stock

i'm using my denman and shampoo brush. just want to see if there is a major difference. $10 doesn't break the bank.
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I finally picked up a pink one today. I was truly happy for everyone that got great results but I was still skeptical about how it would work for me.

My hair is pretty long (past bsl natural; wl when stretched), very thick and super tangle/mat prone. Adding insult to injury, I'm extremely tender-headed, so I HAVE to be extremely gentle while combing my hair.

So I took it out of the package, and again, was skeptical due to its somewhat "flimsy" feel... in the past I've broken numerous sturdier-built combs and brushes trying to detangle my hair.

Out of curiosity I ran my TT over a few dry strands and was pleasantly surprised at how easily each pass went. (I had every intention to wash and DT then detangle with the TT since I normally would NEVER attempt to detangle my hair while dry.) HOWEVER, I figured I'd give it a few more passes on my dry hair. (Oh, I forgot to mention that I've been doing wng's for the past month, and haven't detangled in over 2 weeks. (Yep, I'm shamed.))

Anyhow, in 12 minutes I had completely detangled one side of my hair. DRY. Another 18 minutes later I had the other side completely detangled. DRY.

Ladies, Tangle Teezer is the TRUTH. It normally takes me a full hour (at least) to detangle my hair sopping wet, laden with heavy conditioner(s) and oil(s), and I usually lose 2 good handfuls of hair as well. But this little flimsy thing went through my hair - DRY - in a half hour... with very minimal hair loss.

Best $10 I ever spent!

It's late, so I hope my description of my experience makes sense.
waiting for mine to arrive..hopefully Monday.

i'm also wondering what makes it diff than a shampoo brush. hmmm.
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Someone asked earlier I'm not sure who, about the difference between the TT and a shampoo brush. From my observation the bristles on the TT are randomly spaced out from short to tall it is not just one size throught the device. Also the mechanism that holds the bristles in place on the TT is thick while the SB is thin. HTH
Originally Posted by freshwaterpearl
just reading backwards!

thanks!
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which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
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I'm probably one of the only people that isn't very impressed. I just used my TT last night on wet hair full of conditioner. I hadn't detangled in about a week so my hair was pretty tangled. It still took me forever to detangle, but I can say that I did see a lot less shed hair. For that reason alone I'll continue to use it. I felt like the TT was skipping right over the "major" tangles and I had to sit there and pick them apart.
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Anyone else having difficulty getting comfortable with holding this darn thing? I detangled yesterday and dropped it in the shower like 5 times. Is there some trick I'm missing?
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Anyone else having difficulty getting comfortable with holding this darn thing? I detangled yesterday and dropped it in the shower like 5 times. Is there some trick I'm missing?
Originally Posted by SoulfulSista
I don't know of any trick. When I first started using, I would drop it too. It'd literally fly out of my hand. But as you use it more and more, I think you get used to holding it and it doesn't slip out as much.
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Anyone else having difficulty getting comfortable with holding this darn thing? I detangled yesterday and dropped it in the shower like 5 times. Is there some trick I'm missing?
Originally Posted by SoulfulSista
I don't know of any trick. When I first started using, I would drop it too. It'd literally fly out of my hand. But as you use it more and more, I think you get used to holding it and it doesn't slip out as much.
Originally Posted by StephElise
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thanks freshwaterpearl
i think this will be one of those products that if i see it great, if not... still great.
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faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
No problem. Kudos to you for having a set routine I think that's great. I can't wait to have a set routine, I'm driving hubby crazy purchasing all these products.
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Someone asked earlier I'm not sure who, about the difference between the TT and a shampoo brush. From my observation the bristles on the TT are randomly spaced out from short to tall it is not just one size throught the device. Also the mechanism that holds the bristles in place on the TT is thick while the SB is thin. HTH
Originally Posted by freshwaterpearl
just reading backwards!

thanks!
Originally Posted by PrincessPresto
You're welcome!
Anyone else having difficulty getting comfortable with holding this darn thing? I detangled yesterday and dropped it in the shower like 5 times. Is there some trick I'm missing?
Originally Posted by SoulfulSista
I don't know of any trick. When I first started using, I would drop it too. It'd literally fly out of my hand. But as you use it more and more, I think you get used to holding it and it doesn't slip out as much.
Originally Posted by StephElise
Are you left-handed?
Originally Posted by gagirl09

No I'm not.
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Okay. Today was the day to try my new Tangle Teezer. Two-week old two-strand twists.

Now, I always "prep" my hair for detangling, regardless of what "tool" I'm using.

So, after untwisting, I sectioned into four parts. I saturated each section with water and Moisture Maniac. I made big twists and put plastic cap on the head, for 30 minutes or so.

I didn't finger comb beforehand...just used the Tangle Teezer. The verdict?

IT's AMAZING! I have never experienced anything like it.

I started from the ends, and worked my way up. When I got to the roots, I expected some resistance. There was none. I didn't hear one "snapping" sound. I lost less hair than usual...and I think the next time, I will lose even less. I think much of what was in the Tangle Teezer was shed hair that got missed during my last detangling session. I know for sure that my combs weren't doing an adequate job.

I ran my fingers thru my hair, to check for shed hairs that were missed. No hair was on my hand.

I'm speechless (and that's hard for me, lol!).

It was a bit awkward trying to reach certain areas, and it gets slippery with conditioner. That's the only "negative".

My new "best hair friend".

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Last edited by NEA; 02-06-2011 at 07:43 PM.
I'm probably one of the only people that isn't very impressed. I just used my TT last night on wet hair full of conditioner. I hadn't detangled in about a week so my hair was pretty tangled. It still took me forever to detangle, but I can say that I did see a lot less shed hair. For that reason alone I'll continue to use it. I felt like the TT was skipping right over the "major" tangles and I had to sit there and pick them apart.
Originally Posted by D_Marie
i'm starting to feel that way too. i bought it for my daughter and i do feel like it sometimes skips over the major tangles. i tried it on myself and i ended up quitting and having a much easier time with a wide tooth shower comb. but it is super gentle. my daughter calls it the magic brush because the tangle teezer doesn't hurt her.

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