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The Tangle Teezer and 4b hair

belwillcoilybelwillcoily Posts: 303Registered Users
Anyone tried it? And if so, what were your results? Deal or dud for 4b tresses? :dontknow:
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Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
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  • v1k2a3t4v1k2a3t4 Posts: 89Registered Users
    I remember at my friends house when we were doing my hair we used it. It was quite good, got my tangles out and smoothed my hair nicely. Though i would actually like to try it again just to be sure. But so far so good :D
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    1 girl...
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  • jamaica68jamaica68 Posts: 85Registered Users
    I've used it twice and I loved it so much I now have three.:)

    FYI, there are now out of stock on Sally's website.
  • peachfuzzzpeachfuzzz Posts: 113Registered Users
    I used it once and found it easy to use. All of the hair that came out (that I checked the ends for)was shed hair. I used it on wet hair with a conditioner. I'm trying it again today on my dd's hair and my hair. If I like the results from today, I'll probably go get another one!:mrgreen:
    Texture: Coarse?; Density: Med (?); Porosity(:confused3:?? Med-high); Wave pattern: 4B coils

    Poo:
    Elucence MB
    Deep Condish: GVP Conditioning Balm Moisturizer: Qhemets Amla Olive HC:love5:
    Sealer: QB
    Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist (I use this as a styler too)
    Stylers: ORS Twist and Lock
    (rarely use)

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  • k.leek.lee Posts: 42Registered Users
    I love this product. I just bought one today and it works great on my hair. I thought nothing would get through my hair, but the Tangle Teezer is great!
  • Truqueen01Truqueen01 Posts: 202Registered Users
    OK! The Tangle Teezer is the truth! I have always been tender headed & DREADED detangling, but this gets allll the tangles out painfree. Wish I had gotten two of them. Dont sleep on this one ladies!
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i used it for the first time tonight. i'm a FAN!!! a lot of hair came out but i think it needed to because i've been very bad on detangling. my hair was matted at the end and this got a lot of hair out and when i twisted it didn't feel knotty at the ends like it usually does, no hair balls hanging on.

    questions for the longer term tangle teezer users: do you find over time you shed less hair? also, how often are you using the product?

    i think i'm going to buy a 2nd one too. just because. losing hair to matting and tangling has caused my hair not to flourish like it should. this tangle teezer could be the game changer i needed for longer hair!!!
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    I want to try this out. I think I will. I've been reading very positive stuff about it. When I do I will post here
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  • belwillcoilybelwillcoily Posts: 303Registered Users
    Okay, I'm convinced. I'll have to try this. Sally's, here I come! :D

    @TruQueen01 - Love the hair in the avatar pic. Is that a twist out? Pray tell!
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    Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
  • peachfuzzzpeachfuzzz Posts: 113Registered Users
    I used the TT on my dd's fragile 4b hair today and it's definitely a keeper. I think I'm going to get the cute flower designed Tangle Teaser for her! I'm sold! Also, the detangling session was quicker and seemed more efficient.:wav:
    Texture: Coarse?; Density: Med (?); Porosity(:confused3:?? Med-high); Wave pattern: 4B coils

    Poo:
    Elucence MB
    Deep Condish: GVP Conditioning Balm Moisturizer: Qhemets Amla Olive HC:love5:
    Sealer: QB
    Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist (I use this as a styler too)
    Stylers: ORS Twist and Lock
    (rarely use)

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  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    I think I got one of the last ones via Sally's website. It arrived this past Friday and I used it for the first time on Saturday. After one use, I really like it. It seem to get out the shed hair that the shower comb misses and is definitely more gentle than the Denman, which I rarely ever use any more.
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    BC: 01/30/09
    Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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  • Truqueen01Truqueen01 Posts: 202Registered Users
    Okay, I'm convinced. I'll have to try this. Sally's, here I come! :D

    @TruQueen01 - Love the hair in the avatar pic. Is that a twist out? Pray tell!

    Thanks! Yep, was a twistout from chunky twists right in front & flat-twistout everywhere else. I got so many compliments that day but I could kick myself b/c cant remember what I used so I could recreate this. Stopped journaling after my first anniversary...:banghead:
  • EkaetteEkaette Posts: 356Registered Users
    Deal for me
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  • NapstrongNapstrong Posts: 11Registered Users
    African Export does a great review on the Tangle teezer.
  • NapstrongNapstrong Posts: 11Registered Users
    I absolutely LOVE the Tangle Teezer. Imma get another one.
  • pookiwahpookiwah Posts: 1Registered Users
    I have thick kinky 4b hair (strands themselves are medium). I did a video (/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Fpookinapp16" class="Popup) comparing the TT with my Denman D41 on finger detangled dry hair that had just come out of cornrows. It did very well, keeper!
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  • belwillcoilybelwillcoily Posts: 303Registered Users
    I really want to get one and try it on my hair. You all have convinced me but everytime I go to the Sally's nearby they are sold out! This is a very popular item.

    I supposed I could order it from Sally's online, but I really don't want to. Today is wash day for me and I was hoping I'd have it in my hot little hands by now. I literally walked into a local Sally's the other day and the sales clerk told me that a woman had just bought the last one just moments before I walked in! (Grrrr!)

    Tangle Teezer! I need you in my life! Where ya at?!?!
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    Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
  • belwillcoilybelwillcoily Posts: 303Registered Users
    Well folks, I finally walked into a Sally's that was down to its last two Tangle Teezers and I got one of them! :blob8:

    I used it last night and let me just say that I worship the ground that Shaun P (the creator) walks on now. :notworthy:

    I'm almost afraid to get excited thinking that my first time use of the Tangle Teezer was a fluke. But if it's not a fluke...let me tell you this thing has changed my regimen permantly; I will never be without it:

    1) It cut my detangling time down from 50 to 60 minutes to like 10 to 15 minutes and that's with still detangling in sections (8 sections total).

    2) I detangled with the Tangle Teezer on dry hair before my prepoo instead of finger detangling and when I was finished I was shocked at how little hair was in the brush. I actually combed through the sections (gently with a wide tooth comb because I don't really comb my hair dry anymore) to make sure that it was actually detangled and the comb slid through like a hot knife through butter. I didn't hit a single snarl or knot. :shock:

    3) My dry, detangled hair felt so smooth and soft that it had the feeling of blow dried hair. The curl was SIGNIFICANTLY loosened.

    4) After shampooing and conditioning and applying my LI, I went through my sectioned hair again with the Tangle Teezer just to make sure product was evenly distributed and my hair didn't even feel like my own it was so soft and supple. AMAZING.

    5) And the amount of hair I shed compared to what I used to lose when I finger detangled and used a wide tooth comb to distribute product was like comparing the size of a grapefruit to the size of a pea. It was that big of a difference.

    To say I am floored by this brush is an understatement. Like I said, I can't imagine being without it from here on out in my journey and I'm feeling like several of the others of you and want to purchase another, maybe even two others for back up.

    I LOVE IT! :toothy8::toothy8::toothy8:
    :afro: Me Fascina El Pelo :afro:




    Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users
    a deal for me. I think the lack of a handle makes me slow down more on those areas too.

    I also like that the bristles are softer when i do the hand-hair-brush sandwich smoothing thing. The denman would hurt a bit moving across my palm.
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  • breathebreathe Posts: 399Registered Users
    Anyone with 4b hair NEEDS this thing. Anyone with coarse and dense hair NEEDS this thing. It's wonderful!
    big chop: 03/09/2010.
    modified cg.
    medium/coarse | dense | normal porosity | 4b/3c with random sprinkles of 4a.

  • lisabrown070109lisabrown070109 Posts: 205Registered Users
    :wav:

    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....
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    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!
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • belwillcoilybelwillcoily Posts: 303Registered Users
    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!

    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. :flower:

    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. :sad1:

    The second time I detangled dry with TT, I found more than one or two shed hairs with split ends. :shock: 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. :occasion9:


    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:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/4a/121828-tangle-teezer-update-friend-foe.html

    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. :dontknow:

    For my hair, as long as I don't detangle dry, the TT works marvelously. :happy6: 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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    Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    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- :toothy8:) 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.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • dopebydesigndopebydesign Posts: 21Registered Users
    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!)
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    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)
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  • KinkyQuirkyKinkyQuirky Posts: 41Registered Users
    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. :sad1: 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.
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    Yay for the TT!:hello1:
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    ^^^good times!!! TT rocks
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  • KetchupKetchup Posts: 375Registered Users
    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..
  • KinkyHairCandyKinkyHairCandy Posts: 59Registered Users
    I still love my denman:glasses8:! 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.:sad9:
  • SexyCapSexyCap Posts: 52Registered Users
    I just bought one... we'll see how it goes.
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