Tangle Teezer… worthy of its cult status?

Short answer: Yes.

Stick around and I’ll tell you why I think so.

A Tangle Teezer was on my birthday wish list and the amazing girls of Freebees PR & Marketing surprised me with one. Birthday made! Thank you again.

I have always been curious to know if the Tangle Teezer is truly worth the hype. I have those cheap ‘knock-offs’ and I couldn’t help but wonder if there really was such a big difference between these detanglers and the Tangle Teezer. If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, let me tell you now: there is no comparison!

We received a Tangle Teezer Compact. How gorgeous is this design?

Tangle Teezer Pretty Please Charlie deserving of cult status

When I say ‘we’, I mean Cara and myself. All the hair care goodies I try, are used on these curls as well…


I try very hard to care for my little girl’s locks as best I can. I want her to one day love her curls as much as I do.

Firstly, let me tell you how and when detangling of our curly mops happen… combs touch our hair only on wash days and when loads of conditioner covers every strand. I wash my hair every day and honestly I don’t really struggle to detangle my hair. During summer, Cara’s hair is also washed every day (sweat, playschool sand, etc) and even then, detangling is a chore. When we can skip a day or two between washes (which I prefer) you can only imagine how hard it is. Cara also sleeps on her back and the matted mess on the back of her head some mornings is quite a sight to behold.  Detangling of Cara’s hair is a tediously time-consuming and (rather) painful task.

Here is where the Tangle Teezer has come to the rescue. I can (for the first time!) detangle Cara’s hair when it is dry and the process is a lot less painstaking than before. The whole process is easier, quicker and there is a lot less hair fall and breakage when using the Tangle Teezer. I am so impressed! This product is worth every single cent.

Tangle Teezer Compact

This is the version of the Tangle Teezer that we have. What I love about it is the that it fits comfortably in my hand, it comes with a cap to protect the bristles and it comes in super cute designs. This is a handbag must-have.

Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash

Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash black

This one I have to get!! Aqua Splash has been specifically designed to be used on wet hair. The light weight, hollow design and rounded edges makes for easy handling and minimal damage to wet hair. This is a must have for curly hair.

Tangle Teezer Magic Flowerpot

Tangle Teezer Magic Flowerpot purple

The Flowerpot will make any little girl’s heart skip a beat. The design is so pretty and the little pot is perfect to hold a couple of pretty hair accessories. One Christmas Cara and Mieke (Cara’s bestie and cousin) will wake up to find these in their stockings. Too cute.

The Tangle Teezers that I mentioned above all retail for R260 on Retail Box and are also available at most top salons. The original goes for R230. Credit to Retail Box for the images of Aqua Splash and Flowerpot.

I know this is expensive, but I promise you, it’s worth it. Especially if you have little ones and struggle to get those lovely locks detangled.

Two thumbs up!


4 Replies to “Tangle Teezer… worthy of its cult status?”

  1. I’m so glad I finally got a tangle teezer – my hair is straight, but very thin and fine and tangles into knots if you just look at it, never mind when the cape town wind blows! It basically just glides through the tangles! (To the point where I now have 3 tangle teezers so that I’m never without one, haha!)

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