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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

this or that: hair detangling brushes

michel mercier detangling brush vs tangle teaser comparison review swatch photo
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As I mentioned in my full review of the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush, I was planning to do a comparison of the Tangle Teaser and the Michele Mercier Brush. After a few hours of thinking (slow I know) low and behold a new feature was born. Introducing "This or That?" a brand new weekly (don't hold me to it) feature in which I will be comparing two similar products and deciding which one I think is worth spending your hard earned pennies on. So lets begin!

Now, my hair is unruly, prone to matting and a real chore to brush. I've always hated brushing my hair, even when I was a little girl I'd fight it as much as I could. When I bought my first Tangle Teaser, it was like I'd had a moment on revelation and never looked back. It detangled and made my hair a whole lot easier to brush. Minimal effort, fuss free and super easy to use. My main problem with the Tangle Teaser is the fact it didn't have a handle. I find it always slips out of my hand and just often feels a bit too awkward in the palm. The bristles of the Tangle Teaser are pretty short and quite thin which I find bend quite a bit as it's being used. I have had to replace my Tangle Teaser twice as the bristles just wore down and bent over time.

Michel Mercier brush contains 428 strategically placed bristles at varying lengths and heights which disperse pressure. These are also a lot thicker and sturdier and not as prone to bending unlike the Tangle Teaser. Overall I felt this brush didn't break my hair so much. Michel Mercier detangling brushes also come in three colour coded types depending on your hair type. I currently use the one for thick hair (despite my hair being fine!) and I've had no problems with it. I've only had this for a few weeks so I cant vouch for it's longevity but so far so good.

To be perfectly honest these do the same type of job, There isn't much difference between the two except one has a handle and the other one doesn't. Personally I'd go with the Michele Mercier Detangling brush as it's just a lot easier to use. The traditional handle makes it glide through the hair with minimal effort. It's a touch pricier than your average Tangle Teaser at around £15 compared to the Tangle Teaser's £10 price tag. I think it's one of those things that if you want to spend the extra money on getting something designed for your hair type and with a handle then pay that little bit extra, if you're not fussy then stick with the easier to get hold of Tangle Teaser|!

36 comments

  1. I do love my glittery purple tangle teezer but I often find myself chucking it accross the room by accident when my hairs super knotty! Might have to try the Michel Mercier too xo

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  2. I can't live without my tangle teezer as my hair mattes all the time! I'm not too fussed about the stick as mine fits perfectly in my hand xx

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  3. I just bought the MM blue the other day!!

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  4. might need to pick myself up one!

    http://lilylovesluxuries.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. I have exactly the same issues with the tangle teaser.. mine looks awful now so I'm reluctant to re-purchase. Will deffo be looking at the michael mercier one! Love this feature already.

    Maria
    WWW.mareliwel.blogspot.Co.uk

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  6. Great post! I'll probably go for the tangle teaser! :)
    xx

    walkingthroughthecitystreets.blogspot.com

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  7. Great idea 'this or that?' cannot wait to see what else you compare
    x

    www.littlepieceofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, I've never had my tangle teaser slip out my hand when I'm using it, I thought the shape of it was pretty perfect to fit your hand round. I didn't realise this was so common!

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  9. I didn't like the tangle teezer when I tried it as it still broke my hair when I was brushing it. But the Michael Mercier one looks promising!
    Daniella x

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  10. I recently bought a tangle teezer and i love it, i think i prefer that it doesnt have a handle so its easier to carry in my bag x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I've got a Tangle Teezer & after about 3 uses it's now residing in a drawer. I've got quite thick hair and I found the TT just broke it :( I may just have to give the Michael Mercier one a go!

    Hannah http://cagneyandlace.com

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  12. I love the tangle teezer, it works really well on my hair and is a perfect size for transporting around! xxx
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  13. Ahh i'm torn between the two!
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    S xx

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  14. I'm glad you did a comparison as I have my eye on the michel mercier one! Definitely think I'll pick it up :)

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  15. I've never actually used either, so I'm intrigued! I'll definitely have to check them out! (:
    I have really knotty, thick hair, so this sounds like the product for me! You have really beautiful hair, I'm quite jealous! ^^

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  16. I've had my eye on the Michel Mercier one for a while as I'm sick of my tangle teaser bristles bending and becoming useless! Might just have to pick one up after reading this :)

    glitterisagirlsbestfriend.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I've always wanted a tangle teaser, I think I'll be investing on one of them soon after reading this post!
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I've been meaning to buy a tangle teezer for ages, love the idea of the handle but love the bright colours of the tangle teezer, decisions!
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  19. I have the tangle teaser and I love it! It has improved the health of my hair so much. I think for the extra £5 I would too opt for the one with a handle, makes it so much more easier!

    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Have to get me one of these...
    <3

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  21. This is really helpful! I would have no idea if I had to choose between them two but as everyone raves about the tangle teasers I would probably choose it. <3

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  22. I really need to buy one of these!x

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  23. Based off your review, I feel I'd defo want the one with a handle! Both look great though x

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  24. I really wanna try tangle teeser

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  25. Fab post I love my Tangle Teezer but I find it a little bit big for my little hands, Will have to try the handled one :)

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty Blog!

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  26. I adore my tangle teaser but I do often find myself wishing it had a handle to make using it a bit easier xx

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  27. really want the one with the handle would make it so much easier I think! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Love the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush the blue coloured bristles are well nice

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I have the same problem with the Tangle Teezer, my hands are too small to hold it correctly so I always loose my grip! Will be trying the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush :) x

    http://fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I have that problem too! the micheal mercier looks more suitible for my hair, spesh with it being soo thick!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I've had the Tangle Teeser for about 7month and the bristles have bent terribly and it's pulls a lot of hair out but it does do the job so I may look into trying something a little different. Great post!

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  32. I love my Tangle Teezer! I have big, bushy, thick hair and that hairbrush has worked wonders for me. I think it's worth to have, however if I do find the Micheal Mercier brush, I may try it out as well.

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  33. Oh thank you for this post! I was just wondering about the differences.



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