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As someone with thicker hair, I can confirm that this Tangle Teezer hairbrush is a life saver

This hairbrush manages to detangle without damaging my hair or hurting my scalp.

the tangle teezer brush being held
I'm a shopping editor & here's why I recommend this Tangle Teezer hairbrush. (Photos via Melina Brum)

As someone with thick, long hair, it's been a lifelong struggle to brush my mane without pain. For as long as I can remember, hair-brushing has been quite the task. Enter the Tangle Teezer Hairbrush — the detangling saviour that I can no longer live without. This brush has totally changed the game for me, and I simply cannot gatekeep my experience from you. If you want to know more about the details, pros and cons of this brush, keep on scrolling, friends. And if you want one for yourself, Amazon Canada has a bunch of fun colours to choose from.

Quick overview

🛍️ Product reviewed: Tangle Teezer Hairbrush

Tested for: One year

💵 Price: $21

My rating: 5/5 stars

Shopper rating: 4.6/5 stars

🛍️ Reasons to buy: It gently detangles hair with minimal damage, reduces breakage and leaves hair looking glossy. It's also painless and easy to clean!

Reasons to avoid: It has no grip on the handle and lacks an ergonomic design, so it might be uncomfortable for people with arthritis or other conditions.

Tangle Teezer Hairbrush

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$21 at Amazon

Tangle Teezer Hairbrush: Details, pros and cons

This hairbrush is designed to detangle locks with ease without causing damage to your hair, and I can confirm it does just that. Ever since I was little, brushing my *thick* hair always felt daunting because I knew what to expect: a lot of pain and pulling.

However, this brush literally changed the game — it gently glides through my locks without any painful tugging, thanks to its long teeth, which help prevent breakage.

The shorter teeth work to smooth the cuticle, and I always find my hair to feel miraculously smooth and glossy with minimal frizz after fully brushing it through.

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  • Very gentle
  • Minimal damage/breakage
  • Fun colours
  • Easy to clean
  • Leaves hair looking healthy/shiny
  • Frizz-free finish
  • Suitable for most hair types
  • Lacks a grip on the handle
  • Not ergonomically designed
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I also love that I can use it on wet hair to draw products through my hair evenly. It works so well that I even purchased a mini version for travelling, and I'm equally pleased with it.

The only con that comes to mind is that the handle doesn't have a grip, but that's not a big deal to me, personally. Not to be dramatic, but I can guarantee that I'll never buy another hairbrush brand.

What other reviewers are saying

⭐️ 4.6 stars

💬 52,700+ reviews

🏆 "Great brush for naturally curly/wavy hair."

While I clearly love this item, it looks like Amazon shoppers are as big a fan of the Tangle Teezer as I am— just in case you need some reassurance.

One customer confirmed that it's "superior" to their other hairbrushes, and they also noticed that they "have less breakage" after using it. Another shopper even said they noticed that their "hair doesn't fall out as much" anymore since using it.

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$21 at Amazon

Another reviewer can attest that it "works well in long, thick hair" and that "it massages the scalp [nicely]."

"I'm happy to report that this brush doesn't pull or tear my hair out when I brush it," added another happy shopper. They continued to share that it's "super easy to clean" and the "best brush" they've owned.

One thing to note is that due to the grip-less handle, a reviewer pointed out that "it slips easily."

The verdict

If you hate brushing your hair due to painful tugging and endless tangles, this brush is here to save the day. It's worth the investment, being under $25, and will last you forever. I've had mine for a year now, and not a single bristle is damaged.

So, if you're looking for a gentle, painless hair-brushing experience, this Tangle Teezer is totally worth adding to your cart.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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