You read lots of hair styling articles that recommend fancy paddle brushes, ceramic barrels, boar bristles and designer wide-toothed combs for the “best blowout”. That’s all well and good, but what about the more low maintenance among us who can’t be bothered with all that malarkey? It’s very rare that I read anything online or in magazines that provides useful information about how to treat fine, pin-straight hair. In particular, I’ve never read anything that offers practical suggestions for brushing out this type of hair without the associated strand snapping and scalp yanking.
So, here is my top tip for all of you ladies who, like me, have sad, skinny hair that gets caught up in knots in the slightest breeze: the Tangle Teezer. It’s the most ingenious little hairbrush that you can use on wet or dry hair and will not pull your hair or cause you pain. Something about the ingenious design of this brush means that it glides straight through, painlessly unravelling knots and leaving hair smooth and silky. It’s also good for little kids who don’t like getting their hair brushed – it doesn’t hurt plus it cuts brushing time in half. My nieces (aged 4 and 6) each have one and love them to bits.
They’re available in SA through distributer HairCair and you can buy them online at Beauty Bay (free worldwide delivery), Amazon and Boots. In Cape Town, you can get them at Mooi Hair & Beauty Salon for R220.