But here's the deal: I have a few friends who work in fancy salons, and they all keep talking about this brush. The Wet Brush. Apparently this brush is all the rage with stylists right now because it's created specifically to detangle wet hair. I can only image how it feels to be a stylist and have to comb out rat's nest tangles with a comb all day. I mean, I hate to comb out my own my tangles, let alone someone else's. My hair is long, wavy and fine (but I have a lot of it) and it's extremely prone to tangles (literally, I can blow on my hair and it will tangle) and I've been using the Tangle Teaser for quite some time now, which helps immensely.
But when my friends started raving about The Wet Brush, I. HAD. TO. GET. MY. HANDS. ON. ONE. And then, as luck would have it, one was sent to me for review. I almost cried when I opened the package and I'm not being dramatic--I really wanted this brush. So let's see if it kicked my beloved Tangle Teezer to the curb, shall we?
The Wet Brush in Classic Yellow
(retail: $14 on The Wet Brush website)
The "Classic" size is actually a pretty standard size for a hair brush (I realize it probably looks small in my photo but I assure you, it's standard size as far as hair brushes go):
The bristles are thin and there's a plastic coating on each bristle tip. The backing is cushioned and the handle is completely coated in rubber to prevent it from slipping out of your hands (because, duh, you'll be using this when your hair is wet!).
In a word? This brush ROCKS. I don't know if it's the combination of the design of the brush, the bristles or the padding, but I'm telling you, it works through tangles like a champ. I have been using The Wet Brush on my wet hair every day for almost three weeks now, and I haven't once looked at my Tangle Teezer.
The issue I always had with the Tangle Teezer was that, because of the way that brush is designed, it's a bit challenging to reach the tangles on the underside of your hair and the tangles near the nape of your neck. Unfortunately, this is the same area where the majority of my tangles form, so having a traditionally-shaped brush that can get into that area with ease is pretty incredible.
Granted, you won't be cutting through difficult tangles like a hot knife through butter, but this brush makes even stubborn tangles a cinch to brush out, and there's no pain. I have long hair and I've had long hair almost all my life. So my pain tolerance may be different than yours but, for me personally, this brush is painless to use. I don't even have to grab my hair near the root before I start to work out my tangles. I can literally just use one hand and work my tangles out that way, and I'm done in about a minute.
I have also used this brush on dry hair (see above--you can use it on wet or dry hair) and I've had fantastic results on dry hair as well. The only thing I haven't done is use this brush during heat styling, but it's not designed for that so I think it's probably best reserved for detangling.
FINAL VERDICT: The Wet Brush has officially replaced my ol' Tangle Teezer due its design and ease of use. I can now easily get to the underside of my hair and the area near the nape of my neck and work out my tangles so quickly it's almost unbelievable. For me personally, this brush is painless to use, and I haven't noticed any extra hair loss or breakage since I've been using this brush. If you suffer from tangles and you're looking for a new tool to help get rid of them quickly and easily, I highly recommend The Wet Brush. I now completely understand why stylists are raving about this one. It's a game-changer.
You can purchase The Wet Brush on the official website here for $14. I checked the shipping rate to my region and it's a bit high ($10) but I honestly love this brush so much that I would gladly pay $24 for it. I just wanted to put that out there in case you were debating if it was worth the price + shipping.
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