I came across the Tangle Teezer online, but I wasn't sure that it would work. It really didn't look much different from other brushes, but I was desperate. I ordered hot pink for my bitty girl and crossed my fingers.
When I opened up the package, I still wasn't sure how it would work. The bristles are made of thin plastic, so I wasn't sure it would hold up to daily use.
If you look at the brush from the side, the bristles are different lengths. This helps it slide through your hair and gently untangle knots without yanking.
I tried it on my hair, which happened to be straight that day, and it did seem to glide through my hair easier. But the real test would be on the girl.
When I told her it was time to brush, she protested. I showed her the new brush, and she was skeptical, but willing to let me try. She braced herself for the torture.
No screaming on the first pass. In fact, she didn't scream at all!
I won't say the Tangle Teezer is completely painless for her, but it is a lot better than any other brush or comb we tried. I can use it on her hair dry without any detangler without any fighting! Combing her hair used to take about 10 minutes, but now I just make one or two passes down each section before we are done.
My Tangle Teezer review is 5 stars! It really does work like it says it will, and now she just might get Rapunzel hair and be able to keep it combed.