Please don't mind the white "hair" and bent bristles on the pink full sized Tangle Teezer. I use it for my dogs, and mum rested a baby car seat on it... =|
Michel Mercier claims (taken from their website here):
- Breakthrough Technology
- Easy Combing
- Fast Detangling
- No More Painful Brushing
- Much Less Hair Fall
Tangle Teezer claims (taken from Look Fantastic here):
- Ideal for all hair types and recommended for fragile or colour-treated hair, hair extensions, weaves and children's fine tangle-prone hair
- Gentle, effortless detangling for both wet and dry hair
- Pain-free detangling
I have extremely tangley hair, and have found that the Tangle Teezer was pain free. My dog, Snowy, who is a Maltese x Shih Tsu has been leaving at Mike's and does not get a regular brushing, resulting in tangled fur. Snowy absolutely hates getting brushed when his fur is matted and tangled (I don't blame him), but he doesn't seem to mind when I use the Tangle Teezer Original on him. In fact, he seems to enjoy it, as it almost feels like a massage on his skin.
The Michel Mercier brush on the other hand, was not entirely pain free, especially for super-tangley hair. Although, it does feel a lot nice to hold, as it has a handle. However, having said that, it's not as travel friendly as the Tangle Teezers, as they are more compact.
I also love that the Tangle Teezer comes in a travel friendly form (aka Compact Styler), as it has a "cap" that protects the bristles when you are travelling. I've taken it to Europe and Singapore and it's still in one piece (well, two pieces if you count the cap).
Overall, I prefer the Tangle Teezer over Michel Mercier's brush, as it's truly pain-free. The only times when I reach for the Michel Mercier brush is when I can't find my Tangle Teezer. :-/ I should probably purchase a spare...
Have you tried the Tangle Teezer or the Michel Mercier brush yet? What are your thoughts?