Upgrade Your Detangling Routine with This Single Hair Tool

Last updated on October 5th, 2020 at 04:55 pm

It doesn’t matter of it’s a new year or you just need to a fresh start to your natural hair journey. It starts with re-valuating what you have been doing with your hair so that you can make necessary changes. Let’s start with how detangling with the Tangle Teezer can update your hair care routine.

detangled fine natural hair

I 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 on YouTube (one of my faves) 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.

Detangling With the Tangle Teezer

detangling fine hair with tangle teezer

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 a Chebe mask. 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 but 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 natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. nsae_nsae

    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. Michelle Smith

      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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