Tangle Teezer, three ways

I’ve accidentally obtained three different Tangle Teezers. Do I need three? Absolutely not, one would do (I definitely need one). Have I considered giving one away, like I usually do with products I have duplicates for? Not a chance, they’re all mine.

There are four Tangle Teezers available to us – the Salon Elite, R230 (the ‘standard’ Tangle Teezer), the Compact, R260, the Magic Flowerpot, R260, and the Aqua Splash, R260.

I have a Compact, a Magic Flowerpot and an Aqua Splash, and while I like all three of them my favourite is the Compact. I don’t have a ‘regular’ hair brush – I can’t really be bothered. I do need to detangle my hair after washing, and I also need to brush dry shampoo through and that’s where the Compact Tangle Teezer comes in. It has a protective teeth cover that keeps the bristles clean when you chuck it into your handbag, which is my favourite feature (after the detangling). Since I sometimes dose my hair with a spritz of dry shampoo in the afternoon, pulling my Compact out of my bag when I’m on the go is really handy.

Compact Tangle Teezer
Compact Tangle Teezer

Compact Tangle Teezer

My Magic Flowerpot is always either on my desk or on the trolley where my makeup lives. It’s very obviously a kids’ product and I don’t find it particularly attractive, but the drawing card is the bowl that keeps bobby pins, hairbands and small clips. I also chuck the odd pair of earrings in there when I’m too lazy to get up and put them away. I really wish this was available in a sleeker, more classic transparent or black design – grown women also lose hair accessories, and we might enjoy displaying this brilliant combo of detangling and storage more if it looked better on our dressing tables.

Magic Flowerpot Tangle Teezer
Magic Flowerpot Tangle Teezer



The Aqua Splash is hollow, and is designed specifically to use in the shower (the other Tangle Teezers might absorb water in the shower). While that’s very clever, I think the grip could be better and it could maybe be a tad narrower for those of us with smaller hands. It’s still pretty brilliant though, and you’ll love this if you have issues combing through your conditioner. The Aqua Splash bristles feel firmer that the other two, so I reckon it might be the best option for very thick/dense/curly hair.

Aqua Splash Tangle Teezer
Aqua Splash Tangle Teezer

If I could only choose one Tangle Teezer, it would be the Compact. Aside from the brilliant convenience, it fits into my hand the most comfortably of the three. There are new seasonal designs every couple of months, keep an eye out for the pastel collection launching in the next month or so.

Get Tangle Teezers from hair salons and online retailers like Retailbox and Everything Hair for R230 – R260.

C xx




  1. Aug 20, 2014 / 7:57 AM

    I love my compact one. It’s definitely the only brush I use aside from my GHD brush for blow drying. I use my flower one in the shower. (Oops if it’s not supposed to go in there)

  2. Aug 20, 2014 / 9:06 AM

    All 3 TT’s (standard, aqua & compact) have been great for me not so much for detangling (I’d still use a super wide toothed comb 1st) but surprisingly ito clumping curls to create nice tight curls – love! Using any of them on dry hair is a big no no for me (breakage) so I was excited about the aqua one but like you said the grip is still bad. With my thick hair I wish the “teeth” were longer to get all the way through my hair without me having to section. Anyway I have high maintenance hair so I’ll just shush! 🙂

    • Aug 20, 2014 / 9:14 AM

      That’s so cool to hear, I was wondering how it does on very dense, very curly hair – glad it works for you too. And you have THE most amazing mop of curls everrrrrrr!

  3. Aug 20, 2014 / 9:12 AM

    Oh man! I am so jealous! I still need to try one. And would love to get the flower pot for my little girl… so damn cute 🙂

  4. Aug 20, 2014 / 7:47 PM

    I have a compact too and it is the best thing ever. It goes through my hair effortlessly compared to a “normal” hairbrush. I adore mine!

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