23 September 2013

The battle of the hair brushes - Michel Mercier VS Tangle Teezer

This is a post I've been meaning to write for quite a while now, especially after acquiring the Michel Mercier hair brush for fine hair. Prior to purchasing the Michel Mercier hair brush, I've had quite a number of Tangle Teezers (three to be exact) - two regular and one compact style, and have been so happy and impressed with all of them. However, I wanted to get the Michel Mercier one after hearing rave reviews on them, and I was curious to see how it comes to the Tangle Teezer, as they are both really similar products with similar claims.

Michel Mercier Brush for Fine Hair; Tangle Teezer Compact Styler; Tangle Teezer Original
Coincidentally, all three brushes that I have on hand are pink. FYI, the other tangle teezer at the fiance's is purple, so I can assure you that I don't have an obsession with pink brushes (ok... maybe I do have a SLIGHT obsession).



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


My thoughts:
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?

23 comments:

  1. awww the Michel Mercier has a really cute design though!
    I have the Tangle Teezer and was contemplating on getting the MM brush but I might have to reconsider after reading your post!

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    1. If you do end up getting MM, let me know what you think in comparison!

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  2. thanks for this! I've been contemplating a tangle teezer for the last week for some reason and I think I could get some use on my dogs too! (a pom with fuzzy hair)

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    1. Ahh yes... poms with fuzzy hair soon becomes pom with matted hair without regular brushing. I hate it when that happens!

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  3. I love my tangle teezer too :) You should try out the drybar lemon hairbrush. I got one from Sephora for like $15 and it's like the Michael Mercier brush.

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    1. How does the drybar lemon hairbrush compare to the tangle teezer?

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    2. It does everything the tangle teezer does. My hair knots up right so easily and previously, only the tangle teezer could brush it straight. The drybar lemon hairbrush is basically the tangler teezer with a handle and it's similarly priced I think.

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    3. oops my comment made no sense haha I meant that my hair knots up so easily and often right after I brush it too!

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  4. I really want to try the tangle teezer and now can't wait to get my hands on one! my hair is super tangled and my poor 7yo daughter seems to have inherited my tangled hair! She'd love to have her hair brushed without the pain!

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  5. I've always heard of the Michel Mercier being compared to the Tangle Teezer and I agree that a handle makes it much more easier to use but I just love how compact the TT is!

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  6. I have the michel mercier and a tangle teezer and must say I agree with you! The tangle teezer is my favourite xx

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  7. I've been contemplating getting a tangle teezer for a while.. I think you just made me decide ;)
    xx

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  8. I get tangles wayyy too often! Should really try this!

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  9. Love love love the Tangle Teezers! I was going overseas so I brought the compact one and I almost prefer it to the regular one thanks to the longer bristles. They're amazing and pain free which is a god send on my long hair.

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  10. I heard really good things about Tangle Teezer, I'd love to try it!

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  11. I really want to try the tangle teezer

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  12. I purchase some of the brushes from hair, nice range
    http://designerhandmadeboarsbrushes.blogspot.com/

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  13. Less hair fall with Michel Mercier's comb? I would have thought the opposite!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this great information! I have been really interested in finding a good no tangle brush... Hopefully, I'll be able to find something that works perfectly for me in the near future!

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