Saturday, 22 February 2014

Product Review: Tangle Teezer - Worth The Hype??

I must be the last person to hop on this bandwagon, surely?? 

The Tangle Teezer hit shelves in Boots all across the UK and Ireland in 2008, having previously been rejected by the Dragons Den investors. I reckon it's very clever inventor Shaun Pulfrey has been laughing all the way to the bank, ever since. 

What is the Tangle Teezer, I hear you ask?? Well, the Tangle Teezer is an ergonomically designed brush, which claims to easily smooth knotted hair. 

Though the Dragons were left cold and unimpressed by this product, I am absolutely besotted! I purchased mine in the local Chemist for €9.99, which is a vast saving considering the price-tag is €15.99! 

My reason for buying was simple, I have damaged my hair and treated it awfully over the past few years, and now that I'm growing out my natural shade, I want to do everything I can to minimize the damage it incurs from brushing. 

When it was launched, the Tangle Teezer came in "The Original" model, but 2008 was a long time ago and now there are five more models to choose from, with "The Original" totaling a family of six. On the clear acetate packaging it says 

  • "Innovative teeth configuration for dual action, effortlesly detangling..."
  • "Memory flex technology, gentle and ideal on wet and dry hair..."
  • "Unique centralize concave delivers optimum results from roots to ends..."
  • "Ergonomically designed for a palm friendly, non slip fit..."
  • Do not use with heat!

The model I have purchased is The Original Mandarin Sweetie, a bright orange and yellow offering.

 I've had it for 2 days, and I can pretty much guarantee that it has replaced my three hairbrushes. However for all of it's amazing qualities, there's one downfall; Tangle Teezers cannot be used with heat of any kind. Now, with that said I guess it's not a bad thing, it means that you can come out of the shower, run this through your hair, blow-dry using your fingers to manipulate the hair and then go back over your hair again with it when you're done! 

I've been known to come away from a blow-dry with a very hairy brush, but so far with the Tangle Teezer, that has not happened. I think I had one hair on it after 3 uses. Color me impressed!

All in all, I'm so impressed with the Original Tangle Teezer that I may splash out in the future for the miniature Compact Styler for my handbag! 

On the whole, I feel like this product would work for a lot of people, especially my curly-headed sisters out there! 

For €15.99 in Boots, or €9.99 if you can find one in a local chemist, every girl should have this!! 

If you want more choice, then hit up to view the whole range, including the child-friendly Magic Flower Pot!

Are you going to invest in the cult-favorite, the Tangle Teezer?