The Tangle Teezer has been around for quite a few years but it was only brought to my attention at the beginning of the year. Sounded like a great idea and I needed something for my son too as he hates having his hair brushed. Although it was easier to brush his hair I thought for me it was a load of rubbish at first haha! But then when I went back and used my regular brush I noticed the difference, no pulling and snapping of the hair and glided through so much easier without hurting. Sometimes it takes you to stop what you are using to realise that actually it's great.
My gripe with the Tangle Teezer is the hold you have on it. It is meant to be more comfortable but it's just not! I can not count the amount of times it has gone flying from my hands, especially in the shower when I use it to brush the conditioner through. The TT has a succession of short and longer bristles which have bended quite easily and quickly, you might be able to tell slightly in the picture. Not sure how much of a difference this makes to when you brush your hair though.
Now step in Michel Mercier. All the things that the Tangle Teezer got wrong, Michel has got right! A handle...hallelujah! Although I must admit it is made of a slippery material with no added grip but still, a huge improvement! The 'secret' according to Michel is that the brush contains 428 bristles - go on, count 'em - varying at different heights. These disperse the pressure placed on the hair during brushing in turn making for a much more pleasant brushing experience. The bristles are also lot thicker and sturdier and have not bent, I can't see them doing so in the near future either. Another thumbs up is they cater for all hair thickness, fine, medium and thick. I have the brush for fine, all in different colours too just in case you get confused ;)
Both brushes glide through the hair fairly easily unless I have a birds nest going (probably more often than not) but hands down the Michel Mercier hair brush wins big time! Just so much easier to use and I can see it lasting a lot longer than the Tangle Teezer. It is more expensive at £15 but totally worth it and actually I'll let you know that I ended up only paying £10 for it which is the same price as the TT!
I bought the Michel Mercier from this site and it did take a little longer than most deliveries but hey, it's most certainly worth the discount! I also got a quid back in cash back hence making it just over £10. I used Top Cash (my referral link btw)
Have you tired either or both brushes? What are your thoughts?