I ended up with 10% off from BeautyBay.com from donating to Give and Make Up so thought I may as well bite the bullet and order the 'cult' item, Tangle Teezer. I've never used BeautyBay.com before but they were really quick, very well packaged and even came with two free mini hairsprays.
See what I mean about the good packaging!
It was packaged inside of its own box inside of a box filled with those polystyrene figure eight packaging. I chose the standard black one but there are a couple of other variations on it. It says made in Great Britain although I am not sure what is so great about it! The box mine came in had some sort of promotion with Tangled.
On the back of the brush, which has no handle, it says Tangle Teezer and the signature of the hair colourist behind the design Shaun P
The bristles are made of two various lengths of flexible plastic, and while they look really scratchy they aren't
Now you might be worried about it not having a handle you don't need to be because clearly it has been researched in to and has been ergonomically designed
The point of the brush is to minimise pulling and ripping hair out. You can actually brush wet hair with it which is usually a complete no-no. My hair is 28 inches long now and straight, and it glides through my hair fine and speeds up the whole brushing business. My sister has one and her hair is very thick and curly so is a nightmare to brush when wet but she says it does a good job. Only thing is it makes her hair frizz up when you brush it dry but apparently no brushing is a rule for dry curly hair!
Also I have noticed that it is so good for brushing through wigs and hair extensions, which is fab because your hair does grow back but wigs and extensions obviously don't.
I would recommend this to anyone with kids, I remember having my head tugged at so much as a kid and this would totally be helpful in that situation. Anyone with long hair or hair prone to getting tangled, curly hair especially. Suppose the only people I wouldn't bother with the recommendation would be people with a pixie crop!
It was around the £10 mark and you can get it from Tangle Teezer or Boots. It feels quite light and a little cheap so it would be better to be cheaper! About £6 - £8 would be ideal!