Beauty News #32 – Palmer’s Hair, Tangle Angel & Essie

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.

Tangle Angel Classic reviewPalmer’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.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula hair products

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.

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  1. Nov 4, 2015 / 9:05 AM

    I am in love with the Palmer’s Coconut Oil hair care range, the Strong Roots spray and Hair Milk products are amazing! You are right, the products are very nourishing and might be a bit too heavy for someone who has fine or oily hair.

    • Chantelle Bester
      Nov 4, 2015 / 9:22 AM

      I think I’m going to try the protein pack as a once-off treatment, Tarryn has convinced me! I’m sure you’re in luuuurve with the coconut smell too 🙂

      • Nov 9, 2015 / 3:32 PM

        Works really well as a treatment. I used the whole sachet thing one evening – just worked it into slightly damp hair and wrapped my hair in cling wrap and kept it that way for a handful of episodes (binge watching problems). The reason why I mentioned the whole sachet thing is because I was seriously impressed how much is in there! I probably didn’t have to use the whole one, but hey! No regrets!

  2. Nov 4, 2015 / 9:06 AM

    Those Palmer’s protein packs… Holy crap. I bought one about 2 months ago now – I really should have bought like a thousand because I can’t find them in my local Clicks/Dischem now… maybe they put them out by accident… – and it made my seriously frizzy, oh-my-god curly hair turn into silky locks of magnificence. It also smells the bomb. I’ll be resuming my hunt ASAP!

    • Chantelle Bester
      Nov 4, 2015 / 9:20 AM

      They’re supposed to be in Clicks, hope you can find some again soon! And they’re seriously coconutty so if you’re a fan you’ll be in 7th smelly heaven 😛

  3. Nov 10, 2015 / 11:52 PM

    Also obsessing over the new Palmer’s haircare range – thought I’d admit that I haven’t been brave enough to use anything other than the shampoo and conditioner just yet. My hair’s not exactly fine, but I expect the milk and serum might be a tad too much for my locks!

  4. Marissha
    Feb 29, 2016 / 5:29 PM

    I have searched high and low for the Palmer’s range but Clicks only stocks the protein treatment. No shampoo or conditioner:-(. They say that it has been discontinued. Is this true?

    • Chantelle Bester
      Mar 2, 2016 / 11:37 AM

      Hi Marissha, I’ll try find out for you. In which area are you based?

  5. nina
    Aug 26, 2016 / 10:17 PM

    the deep condition protein pack, Is amazing, My end always frizz when I blow dry my hair. This product which I leave in my hair for atleast 4 hour makes my hair smooth straight sleek. I don’t even have to blow dry my hair for like another three weeks. I packet I used atleast 5 times. the most I ever spent on the packet is 3$. Now I buy me a couple to last for a whole year. This is really good, especially for a mommy of three. I have recommended this product to other people of different texture hair and they love it. My cousin hair is supper curly but when she blow dry’s her hair after deep condition , her hair a straight and sleek.

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