Detangling hair … we all have to do it at some time, but if you are natural, you have a totally different detangling job than pretty much any other hair texture on the planet. Because of our tightly coiled and fragile strands, the act of detangling can be fraught with peril. Many of us employ tools like brushes and wide-toothed combs in conjunction with massive amounts of conditioner and/or oils to help get through the task and keep our strands intact and on our head.
A few weeks ago I received a samples of the detangling shower brush called the Wet Brush ™ to review.
I’m a huge skeptic when it comes to detangling brushes and their magical claims. I never fell for the okey-doke that was the Tangle Teezer craze of 2011 (even though I had people arguing with me about it’s amazingness lol), and truth be told was not expecting much of this brush either.
The Wet Brush™ claims the following:
- Specially formulated IntelliFlex™ bristles that are flexible on one stroke and firm on the next. This eliminates tugging, and pulling on the hair resulting in no split ends or hair loss.
- Detangle hair with ease.
- Works great on wet or dry hair.
- Perfect for men, women & kids.
- For thick, curly or straight hair.
- Great for hair extensions & wigs
I detangled my hair with this brush once then had my husband use the brush once as well (without telling him any of the claims). Here are our thoughts:
Interesting indeed. The bristles look like regular brush bristles to me and hubby, but when we used the brush we both have to admit we noticed the brush did glide though our hair better then we expected. I wouldn’t say it was a mind-bogglingly smooth glide, but it definitely did glide through.
Detangle hair with ease.
The brush did detangle both our heads of hair with no issue.
Works great on wet or dry hair.
The brush detangled both our heads of hair while wet but neither of use used it on dry hair (beyond me brushing flatironed hair with it and that doesn’t count).
Perfect for men, women & kids.
Both my husband and I used the brush.
For thick, curly or straight hair.
This is a tricky one. Did the brush work ok? Sure. Would I say it is perfect for THICK NATURAL HAIR? The jury is still out on that one. My husband’s hair is entirely “natural” and he used it just fine. My hair is entirely “natural” from the root to about 3-4 inches then has a loosened texture beyond that. You be the judge.
Great for hair extensions & wigs
I would agree.
I found the brush easy to hold in the shower while wet and slathered with conditioner and easy to rinse clean (although hubby disagreed on ease of cleaning, but he used much more conditioner than I did). The brush comes in a array of colors which is fun. My sole issue with the Wet Brush would be the design of the base of the bristle (pictured below).
Do you see it? It’s like a blunt cut off little stump next to the base of every bristle on the brush. I don’t like that because it could snag strands as they glide through the brush. I typically experience a large amount of shedding as it is, so it’s hard to tell if the hair coming out was caused by my usual shedding pattern, me being post-partum, my texture change or the brush, but I did feel a few pippity-pop-pops that I wasn’t too keen on every blue moon. Once again, you be the judge.
Ultimately The Wet Brush is a good detangling brush for natural hair and surprised hubby and I that it even worked on our thick, course natural hair. I have 2 more brushes (pictured above) to give away, if you’d like to try one leave a comment below this blog post saying so. I’ll choose a winner on 10/20/12.
For more information on The Wet Brush visit MyWetBrush.com.