Tangle Teezer Review: Part 2
I will admit that the Tangle Teezer (TT) is now a part of my hair routine - something I never thought a brush could be! Afterall, the Denman only yanked out my hair and my hair would laugh gently afterwards. It would not stay that detangled!!!
My purple TT arrived in the mail very early this year and I gave it a go on my then dirty hair (a section of my kinky twists I was going to re-do in front).
On dry hair, I needed very small sections to detangle without worrying too much about hair rippage. I would spritz a section with aloe vera juice after taking down twists, then start detangling from the ends up. This took a while but I noticed the same amount of hair fall I usually get.
The effects once detangled:
On my damp hair post-wash, I found this worked better than on dry hair. My usual routine is to detangle after washing my hair so I wondered if this could be in there! I had just done a Bentonite Clay treatment for the first time. Although my hair felt pretty soft post-clay rinse, I realised it would have benefitted from a final co-wash before the detangle. Needless to say, it took a long time on my full head of hair, and the hairs stuck to each other, drawing out the detangling process.
I gave it another try after a co-wash the next Bentonite clay treatment and it was better. Still alot of hair fall though. Maybe Damp hair and the TT were not for me either!
Wet hair (conditioner-drenched hair)
I tried this twice and this is my favourite method so far!
The first time I tried this, I simply used a moisturising conditioner mix in my hair as a pre-poo (pre-shampoo conditioning treatment) and detangled with this stuff in my hair. I then made a large twisted sectin of the detangled section (about 6 in total) and rinsed and co-washed. When I was styling my hair later, it was stull pretty detangled! However, I still needed to use my wide-toothed comb before doing each section.
The next time, I did a protein pre-poo (using Joico K-pak daily reconstructor and an oil mix) and rinsed this out in the shower. I then applied a co-wash moisturizing conditioner (Roux Porosity Control, this time) to my hair in 4 sections. As I conditioned each section, I split them in 3 and detangled. Then I re-twisted the hair. and clipped aside. Once done, I finished my ablutions and rinsed the conditioner out of each section without undoing the twists.
I must say, this is a winner! And a surprising one at that because I thought I would not be able to detangle with conditioner in my hair having tried it as a texlaxer and earlier in my transition with poor results.
Here's what I found from wet, conditioner-filled hair:
1) Less hair fall: Whole head only hair a quarter palm-sized amount.
2) Easier to glide through thanks to the conditioner.
3) Detangled effect lasted to post-wash styling.
So there you have it, folks. I really like the tangle teezer.
A quick little side-note:
I have given away 2 of the compact versions to close friends and they have loved it too. I mini-raved to a friend in late February and she got it and raved back! It's not just me, guys! lol!
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