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Thursday, 14 March 2013

michel mercier detangling brush

michel mercier detangling brush review swatch photo

I have a terribly unruly mane of hair. It matts, tangles and knots like there is no tomorrow. Despite popular belief I do actually brush it, It just doesn't like it! I bought a few things off Escentuals recently and one of the things that caught my eye was the Michel Mercier Detangling brush. I've sung the praises of the super popular Tangle Teaser before on this blog but I've always thought it had it's downsides. While it does a good job of untangling I often struggle with it's awkward shape and lack of handle annoyed me. This little baby smooths and detangles with minimal effort and little or no breakage. The Michel Mercier Detangling brush has a whopping 428 strategically placed bristles which disperse pressure differently when brushing.

For some reason I bought the Thick hair one despite my hair being ridiculously fine. I clearly didn't read the product description properly but it comes in Fine, Normal and Thick hair brushes. I presume the length of the bristles are different depending on the hair type. The blue one (thick hair) works really well on my hair despite it not being for my hair type. I will do a comparison post of this and a Tangle Teaser soon as they are slightly different even though they are designed for the same job. The bristles are quite tough so

I'm very happy with the brush and I'm glad I bought it, but maybe the fine hair one would have been more suitable. It's worth trying out if the Tangle Teaser just isn't doing it for you! Brushing my hair has never been easier and the ammount of breakage is a lot less. I really like the fact it has a handle as it doesn't slip out of my hair and I can get a good grip on the brush while using it on my hair.

27 comments

  1. Looks like a really interesting brush and similar to the Tangle Teaser!! Will be interesting to see/hear a comparison on the two :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  2. Ooh you've made me really want to try it! I absolutely LOVE my tangle teaser but I do quite like the idea of having a handle! Think I might give this a go :)

    Eve xxx

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  3. this looks really good! i love that it has a handle as i thought the tangle teaser looked so awkward to hold xxx

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  4. i always wanted to try the tangle teezer but never understood why they never put a handle on it...this looks better

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  5. This looks nice! It's good it has a handle unlike the tangle teezer

    Kimberley x

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  6. I heard so many great things about that brush! xx

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  7. the tangle teaser just isn't working for my really thick hair and this sounds perfect. the handle looks like it would make things much easier. thank you!

    melissa xx
    justfortonightx.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I absolutely love my tangle teezer but you're right it can be awkward without a handle. This looks really handy!

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  9. Ohh I love that this has a handle. I have a Knot Genie and the big awkward bean shape is annoying sometimes & it looks like we all agree that sometimes you just need a handle on that bad boy. Definitely checking these out. xx

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  10. Lovely photos as always..thanks for the review...

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  11. I'm looking forward to the comparison, I have the Tangle Teezer but it's pretty old and the little teeth are quite bent. I find the lack of a handle annoying so this may be a good alternative! xx

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  12. I have a tangle teezer and I love it, I don't understand why it doesn't work for some people! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ ♥

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  13. I have a tangle teezer and I didn't like it, it always scalped me! The bristles weren't long enough for my thick hair. I have this brush in the "thick" hair variety and it's amazing and SO much better on my hair. I LOVE it! xx
    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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  14. I have been waiting for a detangling hair brush with a handle for a while, This one looks like it will handle my unruly mane, Something I have to get now that my hair is growing ever thicker!

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

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  15. Oooh I might have to check this out! I LOVE my tangle teaser but hate the fact it doesn't have a handle!

    ohdollymix.com

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  16. I'm glad you gave it a good review as I ordered it from feel unique a few days ago and I'm waiting for it to come!

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  17. Sounds really good! I want a brush like this

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  18. I soooo need this!
    xoxo Chris
    http://myfashiontrendencies.com

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  19. I've wanted to try the tangle teaser for ages now, but as you said the lack of a handle is annoying, I need this!
    Amy | http://blossomingbeautymakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. After everyone raving the Tangle Teaser I bought it not that long ago and I have to agree with you. The shape of it is so hard to deal with! Especially when you're trying to face a tough tangle it slips right out of my hand! But I do love the idea of it so I think that this would be absolutely amazing.

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  21. I really want to get this or the Tangle Teaser, might wait for your Tangle Teaser post until I finally purchase one!xx

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  22. I definitely want to try this after your review! Seems like something I could benefit from xx

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  23. I have been eyeing this off in Priceline (Aussie version of Boots!) for ages now. I can never justify it because I already have a Tangle Teezer...but I really hate how it doesn't have a handle and I am always dropping it. Might be time to bite the bullet and get one!

    Thanks for the review!!

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  24. I never really got into the whole tangle teaser thing, maybe ill give this brush a go instead :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  25. So many people rave about these brushes, really want to try one! <3

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  26. I need this, I find the tangle teezer isn't great on my really thick hair so this may be what I need! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I love my tangle teezer but I completely agree about it being annoying not having a handle. Think I may have to give this one a try too! xo

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