HAIR | The Wet Brush Pro Detangle Professional vs. The Original Tangle Teezer

I seem to be all about hair as of late, but sunny weather seems to be about letting your hair down and showing off smooth golden, beachy waves. The first thing about beautiful hair though is to brush it! I brush my hair once after a shower, again when I wake up and when I am curling it with a flat iron. Coloured hair tends to be more dry so I have found that tangles are more rampant and the last thing I want to do while my hair is wet is snap it. I have been putting two detangling brushes to the test to see which fared better at turning hair from a potential rat’s nest to Jennifer Aniston-worthy (or close enough!).

I have reviewed the travel Tangle Teezer brush before (here) and use it when I have knots in my hair to tease out. One thing about the travel-sized version was that it was well, travel-sized which might be small for normal hands. I have smaller hands and the grip can be slightly awkward even for me at times. The Original Tangle Teezer* ($14.99 CDN), invented by Shaun P, has a more natural grip with my hand merely following the curve of the brush.

The Tangle Teezer has a very dense bristle distribution with a configuration that effortlessly detangles hair without snapping it. It can be used on both wet and dry hair and undo even the tightest of knots. Seriously! It is also wonderful at styling hair starting from the root because the sheer number of teeth give roots a little bit of lift and distribute your hair’s natural oils evenly along the cuticle. As a bonus, it also feels a bit like a head massage.

Although it is called the Wet Brush Pro* ($15.95 CDN), this detangling brush can be used on BOTH wet and dry hair like the Tangle Teezer. It is lighter in weight than a regular hair brush and unlike the Tangle Teezer has a very loose bristle distribution intended to gently tease out tangles and knots. The bristles are very flexible and the brush handle coated with a soft rubber for a comfortable grip.

Personally, the Wet Brush did not work as well for me especially on dry hair. I get very tight knots and when I tried to just brush my hair, I still experienced some breakage. If my hair was just loosely tangled the Wet Brush was able to tease them loose, but anything tighter and I was itching to switch to the Tangle Teezer!

Final Verdict: Personally, the Tangle Teezer worked better for my hair as I tend to get very tightly tangled hair in the form of small knots. I felt that the denser bristle distribution of the Tangle Teezer was better able to tease apart the knots while the Wet Brush’s looser bristle distribution would either glide past them or get caught by them. I think if you have curly hair, the Wet Brush would be a great option as you wouldn’t want to be separating hair into fine chunks as that can make hair frizzy. If you have straight or fine hair, the Tangle Teezer is probably your better option as bristles are better able to get in between every section of hair to add shine and of course remove any tangles present. In short, the Tangle Teezer is the winner for me!

Both the Tangle Teezer and Wet Brush Pro can be purchased from Nail Polish Canada with free Canadian shipping over $25!

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