The Tangle Teezer and 4b hair

All I can say is WOW....The people at sallys says they are gonna discontinue the denmen brush....I told them they should, lol....This is the only brush anybody will ever need....The guy who invinted this thing is making a fortune....
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Does anyone know of any links where Shaun P explains why he created this or how he came upon this idea? I guess I've gotten so used to buying things from small businesses that I'm always intrigued by their stories. I have a denman, but you have all convinced me to give the tangle teezer a try. LOL. I'm not 4b and my hair doesn't tangle a lot, but I have a lot of a hair, and with my current uneven lengths, I rely on my denman to blend everything better. Thanks ladies!
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Does anyone know of any links where Shaun P explains why he created this or how he came upon this idea? I guess I've gotten so used to buying things from small businesses that I'm always intrigued by their stories. I have a denman, but you have all convinced me to give the tangle teezer a try. LOL. I'm not 4b and my hair doesn't tangle a lot, but I have a lot of a hair, and with my current uneven lengths, I rely on my denman to blend everything better. Thanks ladies!
Originally Posted by multicultcurly
I just hooked my mom and sister-in-law on to the Tangle Teezer and my mom asked the same thing. I'm curious myself. I know he's a hairdresser but in the pics of him his hair doesn't look too curly. Maybe a little wavy (and that may be pushing it)? Of course he's a guy who wears his hair shorter so maybe the curls are disguised by the short haircut? Who knows...

On another note, I have been using the Tangle Teezer faithfully for a couple of months now and have already purchased a couple of backups because I feel I will never be without one of these again in life. I love this thing! It has definitely simplified my detangling routine.

One word of caution (with regard to MY experience with the Tangle Teezer), the first two times I used it, instead of finger detangling first (which I always do), I took Shaun P at his word that the TT can detangle dry hair with minimal breakage/shedding. And it did (detangle that is) my hair with less shedding than when I finger detangled (to my pleasant surprise). I remember finding a shed hair or two that had splits after the first time I detangled dry with TT but didn't think much of it since it was so little hair.

In the back of my mind, though, I was a little leery because up until then, I hadn't found any splits on shed hairs when I finger detangled.

The second time I detangled dry with TT, I found more than one or two shed hairs with split ends. I decided that detangling dry with TT was not a good idea for my hair and went back to finger detangling dry then detangling with TT with hair that was soaking wet and full of conditioner. The shed hair with splits disappeared after that.

Meanwhile, apparently CurlyNikki did a review of the TT where she spoke of how it created split ends and there is even now as I type this, a whole thread on the 4a section about people who experienced split ends for the first time after using TT:

So, just a friendly warning that detangling dry with TT might not be good for 4b hair. Everyone's hair is different though. Some are swearing that whether the hair is wet or dry, the TT is creating split ends for them whereas before there were none.

For my hair, as long as I don't detangle dry, the TT works marvelously. I've used the TT on my son (who has about 3 1/2 inches of hair) on only wet, conditioner laden hair and have found no splits at all in his shed hairs. His hair strands are fine versus my medium strands.
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I don't actually think Shaun P designed the Tangle Teezer specifically for curly hair. In fact, I'm pretty sure he didn't. It was just designed for people with difficult to detangle hair (I guess straight haired folks have that problem too- ) I'm from London and they have been around for a while since his appearance on Dragon's Den a few years ago where he was turned down for investment. I remember him trying to convince Deborah Meaden (straight-haired female dragon) to try it out on her hair because he said it was dyed and dyed hair tends to be more difficult to brush and detangle, he said. But she insisted her hair was naturally that colour and refused.

I was just interested as I'm really into the show, and always like to see good ideas do well especially if they have been turned down by the dragons (he was picked up by Boots soon after and I think turned a profit within the first year) but I never even considered it for my own hair. I wonder which curly first thought it might work on their hair, and then started off this recent craze- lol. I called the company recently about becoming a distributor (I have a natural hair store) and when I mentioned how popular they are now in the natural hair community, the woman was like "Yeah I know. Its a recent thing. Its weird!"

Anyway, I have been using this now for about a month and LOVE it. I have patches of both "4a" and "4b". I am watching my ends very closely after that Curly Nikki report. However I never brush or comb dry- though I have used it to smooth out dampened hair for a twistout, and even then I was a little wary.
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Tangle Teezer is the TRUTH.. I plan on getting maybe 2 more.. one for my niece and another to keep at the boo's house

I don't even play around with my other brush.. I go straight to the TT..Best $10 I have EVER spent for hair products.. (And the kinky curly knot today was the other best $12 bucks spent. Together, those 2 items are like batman and robin. LOVE them!)
My experience with the TT so far has been really good. I just love the way it works so well and fast!!! I have no adverse effects so far

For the whole month since I got it (I think it has been at least close to 2) I've used nothing but the TT (not even fingers--which I don't do anyway)
At first impression, the Tangle Teezer looked scary to me. I mean, look at all those teeth! And the video I saw on Youtube of women using the brush got me worried because I kept hearing a Velcro-like noise!

But I got it anyway. After a month of use, I can conclude that this is THE best detangling tool I have ever used. I have extremely thick hair, so it's difficult for me to reach the roots with just a comb. With the TT, I can easily get to my roots and it just glides right through to the ends. Detangling with conditioner takes only 15-30 minutes now! It used to take an hour before.

Also, before the TT, I used to detangle in the shower. I didn't even realize how long I was taking in the shower until one day my mom popped in the bathroom and fussed about me being in there for almost an hour lol. I was wasting so much water. Now, it just seems much more practical to detangle outside of the shower and rinse in the shower.

After a week of no detangling, this is all the hair I lost. And ALL of it was shed.

Yay for the TT!
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For a fragile coilyhead like me.. even the TT still broke some of my fine strands..
So back to using my fingers only.. Will save the brush for special occasions though..

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I still love my denman! On my daughter's hair and mine. Less breakage and less of a struggle on conditioned hair. Harder to clean than the denman and those fine teeth don't cut it for me. Denman clumps my koils together better too! I do like that I don't have to adjust to use it because you can just place it and gentle detangle but the denman is just better for me. Dissapointed.
Bought one for myself and WOW, this thing is amazing! I was wary of it causing split ends but i use it on wet/damp hair anyways, and it glides through after like 2 or 3 passes. It also makes my hair so soft and elongates it so I can twist it or whatever-this thing is AMAZING!

BTW I have extremeley thick hair that tangles and gets knots soooo easily
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I see less hair on the floor. Awesome product. I had to buy two

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I love this product! I recommending it for everyone I have 4a/4b type hair.

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I love this brush! I did two videos on it.

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