Upgrade Your Detangling Routine with This Single Hair Tool

detangled fine natural hair

It’s a new year and time to re-valuate what you did with or to your hair last year so that you can make any necessary changes. Let’s start with your detangling routine.

cannot believe I’m about to share this. For so long I’ve avoided this popular hair tool because of fear that it would cause hair breakage and it seems others have felt their hair was breaking after using this hair tool as well. Reading other people’s experiences, I told myself no, not never.

But then I discovered a couple of things…

ONE, an upgrade to this tool was created specifically for really curly hair and

TWO, Mahogany Curls recommended it.

Normally, I don’t blindly follow another’s recommendation when it comes to caring for my fine natural hair but since Jess (Mahogany Curls) also has fine strands (with lots of density though) and repeatedly raved about how this tool cuts down detangling time as well as the amount of knotting she experienced, I figured I’d give it a shot.

That tool is the Tangle Teezer!

detangling fine hair with tangle tezeer

Yes. I know I know. I’ve spoke against the Tangle Teezer here (on top of it, I spelled it wrong “Teaser”) but I’ve had a change of heart.

I didn’t initially want to share that I started using the Tangle Teezer Thick & Curly Detangling Brush until I’ve had an opportunity to use it multiple times. Well, I’ve used it for 3 washes and 3 or 4 sessions of detangling with my Chebe mask (more on that soon). It’s safe to say now that I agree with Jess. Detangling with the Tangle Teezer has seriously upgraded my detangling routine!

Word of Caution – Tangle Teezer Guidelines

Now, before you run out and get you one, here’s some guidelines to follow when using the Tangle Teezer:

  • Only detangle with LOADS of conditioner throughout your hair
  • Work in small sections
  • Start off your detangling session with a little finger detangling to cut down on the risk of breakage
  • Be careful when holding it. Because there isn’t a handle, it’s very easy for it to slip out of your hand, specially with all the conditioner on your hands!
  • Don’t settle for any Tangle Teezer. You want the one for THICK & CURLY HAIR AKA Afro Textured Hair. It’s designed to work more gently through kinky hair textures having a lot more bristles that vary in length and are very soft and flexible.

Where to Purchase

The Tangle Teezer is available in a number of places. The colors you can find for thick curly hair available other than from Tangle Teezer direct (in the UK) is Maroon Mood and Salsa Red. I got mine on Amazon for only $10 on Black Friday. It didn’t appear to be a sale and I got free shipping (not Prime).

Sephora also sells it for $15. Beauty Expert has it for $10.50 and Ulta Beauty has it for $16.

*all prices subject to change

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Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

2 thoughts on “Upgrade Your Detangling Routine with This Single Hair Tool

  1. Detangling!! my biggest nightmare! i usually finger detangle bcz my hair is soo fine it can’t withstand any harsh manipulation. i need to be very carefull. i do feel its paying off but detangling sessions take so long !!! but your post got me “hmmm i need to check this oout”! did it give you that”spring back perfct curl” effect? from the picture i can see amazing curl coil!

    1. yes girl yes! it gives the curl super spring back. the only thing is if you don’t want all that shrinkage!

      Just make sure to use lots of conditioner. I finger detangle first and then use this tangle teezer on small sections

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