Michel Mercier Detangling Brush Review

While I was innocently shopping for groceries last week, I saw these brushes hanging off a stand in the toiletry section, and stopped in my trolley tracks, puzzled. At first I couldn’t remember why they seemed familiar, and when it hit me I immediately threw one into my trolley like a ninja, sacrificing my ready-to-eat avo’s in the process…

While at a beauty launch earlier this year, Leigh (from Lipgloss is my Life) and I were having a catch-up session somewhere in a corner and she looked at me with a deadpan serious face, saying that she loves this damn brush, and that she can’t think that anyone will use it and not like it/feel indifferent about it. That’s quite a big deal, considering these quiet corner conversations are more often reserved for way juicier things than detangling brushes, ffs. Read Leigh’s review here.

Michel Mercer Detangling Brush
Michel Mercier Detangling Brush for Fine Hair
Michel Mercier Detangling Brush up close
A closer look at the Michel Mercier detangling brush. And of course there’s a cat hair on it. *hangs head in shame*

I have to agree, and this is coming from someone who doesn’t even own a regular hairbrush. It sorts out the knots that form near my crown/root areas where I don’t apply conditioner, and it does so painlessly, quickly and with minimal hairfall/breakage. I also love the large paddle brush feel, it makes handling very easy.

There are three different types available (fine, normal and thick hair) and they’re colour-coded for easy use. While I was convinced that I picked mine up for R100, all signs online point toward a price point of R150, so I was probably mistaken (UPDATE: PHEW, I’M NOT LOSING MY MARBLES. THE PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED, AND THE RECOMMENDED SELLING PRICE IS NOW AROUND THE R100 MARK. NOTE TO SELF: CANCEL PSYCHIATRIST APPOINTMENT). Available at Checkers, Pick n Pay, Clicks, Dis-Chem.

C xx

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    • Oct 25, 2012 / 8:17 AM

      This was pre-scheduled post. If I saw this thing detangle the candy-floss that you call hair like I did that morning at Penny’s place, I would have written a sonnet in its honour.

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