I never thought anything could rival my beloved Tangle Teezers, but last week there was a close call when I received a Tangle Angel brush. It’s not exactly the same, and I’ve figured that I like to use them for different things.
I find the Tangle Angel great for brushing dry hair, and an added bonus is that it’s heat resistant so you can use it a-la-paddle brush while you’re blasting your hair with the dryer. I really enjoy the shape of the brush and firmness of the bristles – it feels more like a ‘real’ brush than a detangler. Aside from being heat resistant they claim that the Tangle Angel is also anti-bacterial and anti-static, but I’m going to disagree on the anti static part – I often have a couple of minutes of static after I use it.
I have the Classic version (R290), and there are also versions for babies, kids, pets (I’ve totally brushed my cat with a detangler before, it works great), travel – you name it, they have it. Prices start from R80 for the tiny Tangle Angel Baby up to R380 for the Tangle Angel Extreme that’s larger and has longer bristles specifically for ethnic hair and extra long and thick hair. Get them from Retailbox here or Tangle Angel here.
Palmer’s have come up with a full range of hair care products for dry hair and scalps. It’s very impressively free from sulphates, parabens, and mineral oils (also phtalates and gluten if that’s of concern to you), which makes it especially great as it won’t create buildup on more dry hair types that aren’t washed daily.
What it does contain is coconut oil, coconut milk, keratin and vitamin E – a brilliant nourishing combo but be warned that this is definitely more suited to dry, coarse hair – I won’t even be able to attempt to use this with my flat straight hair.
In the Palmer’s Coconut Oil hair range there’s a Shampoo, Conditioner, Strong Roots Spray, Replenishing Hair Milk, Shine Serum Hair Polisher and Deep Conditioning Protein Pack.
Priced between R22 – R100, available from Clicks.
I’m very impressed with the new essie Gelsetter top coat – it’s the best from their range that I’ve ever used. It made essie polish last significantly longer on my nails (closer to 3 days than my usual ridiculous day and a half) and it’s superbly shiny. If you’re as bad with nail polish as I am, I can recommend this one.
Available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Foschini & salons.