Tangle Teezer vs Tangle Tamer reviews, comparison, differences and face-off

The Original Tangle Teezer has been making waves across hairdressers and homes alike for some time now. I had been trying for ages to find out what the fuss was all about, but my orders kept getting lost in the post. I finally got one delivered safely last month.

This Tangle Teezer is in the shade Cosmic Purple. It is a gorgeous colour with shimmer. It is just a little larger than my palm (I have small hands) and is curved to fit snugly. You already know about Shaun P. and the salons, so I'll not talk about all that here.
As you can see, the trick lies in the placement of differently-sized bristles. They are flexible and will not tear your hair, but pass through it, when they encounter a tangle.
I already use and own two Tangle Tamers from Denman, so I'll do a (purely subjective) compare and contrast. You can read my detailed review of the Denman Tangle Tamer here.

The main differences between the Tangle Teezer and the Tangle Tamer are:

  1. The Tangle Teezer can be used wet. So can the Tangle Tamer, but the latter gives silkier results on dry hair.
  2. The Tangle Teezer does not have a handle. I prefer my brush to have a handle, like the Tangle Tamer does.
  3. The Tangle Teezer doesn't get that dusty. The Tangle Tamer is a dust magnet.
  4. The Tangle Teezer's bristles are less soft and flexible compared to the Tangle Tamer - the Tamer is therefore kinder on knotted hair.
  5. The surface area of the Tangle Teezer is larger.
  6. My theory is that, if you have fine hair, go for the Tamer because its bristles are more flexible.
  7. The sturdier bristles make the Tangle Teezer good for travelling. And easier to clean. The Tangle Tamer's bristles seem more fragile and you need to be careful while cleaning.
  8. Both come in different colours and designs. My Teezer is Cosmic Purple while Tamer is a hot pink.
  9. Blow-drying with both works okay. I use a Head-Jog detangler to blow dry, but more on that another time.
  10. Both are made in the UK.
  11. Both are equally gentle on your scalp.
  12. You can drop both on the floor, nothing happens to either brush or floor. I've tried.

Which do you need, if you have normal/frizzy/wavy/curly/straight-ish hair, the Tangle Teezer or the Tangle Tamer? Both. One for daily use and one for travel :) No, that wasn't diplomatic. It is purely my opinion. I use both. It depends on hair-type and comfort preferences. And I paid for both myself; no PR, freebie or bribe.
The Tangle Tamer is available in most department stores/malls. You can get the Tangle Teezer from several websites that ship internationally.
  1. My sister has one of these and swears by it really think i need to get on the band wagon with this one

    Carrieanne x

    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hehe...I don't blame her. I keep wondering how long-haired women lived before these brushes came out in the market.

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  2. I've saved the exact purple tangle teezer on my lookfantastic shopping cart! I've thick hair but they're very fine in texture! Isnt the tamer a lot more cheaper than Teezer?? And gosh I must say u are really dedicated to your blog! You threw them on the floor just to test it and let us know?! How kind of you especially when its quite pricey for a hair brush :D
    xx

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    1. Tshering, I bought both for Rs 745 and Rs 741 respectively. But with the £ rising, one is now £10 and I'm not sure if they've increased the price of the Tamer locally. Lmao I didn't "throw" one of them exactly...they did look sturdy enough and when one falls off your overcrowded vanity, you tend to try with the other....;)

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  3. I actually dint know about these!
    NIce blog you have got here hun :)

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    1. Thank you; made my day :)

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  4. I don't have the original de-tangler brush, but here in the U.S. I have found two or three dupes for the original. I love mine and purchased it for $4-5, which is a bargain and it really works!!! :)

    http://strawberryheartschocolatedarts.blogspot.com

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    1. Is that the Macadamia one? I have a pink Macadamia and a zebra Head Jog. Do post about yours!

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  5. Glad to meet another tangle teeter fan. I practically worship it. Ordered it from bootsUk and haven't had a day of tears and tangles with my super thin hair since then :) I have the exact same one as yours. The glittery purple one.

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    1. Hehe, it looks very pretty on the vanity, doesn't it?

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  6. Is it worth the hype? I don't even brush my hair.... hahah

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  7. I want the tangle teezer, my hair is thicker as well so i think that it would be best for my hair lol xx

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    1. The Teezer is definitely better for thicker hair! Let me know how it gets along.

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  8. This was great thank you. I really don't rate the tangle teezer even though everyone raves about them. Like you, I prefer ones with handles!

    New follower:)

    Love Em x

    emtalks.co.uk
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3934124/emtalks

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    1. Thank you! Someone should seriously start making the Tangle Teezer with a handle!

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  9. I have the tangle tamer, and I want the tangle teezer! Haha, this post is perfect, because I was wondering if it was worth buying both, I'd definitely say it s :) xx

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    1. I began with the Tamer as well. They both do different things, so made sense to own both! Together, they give you a decent hair routine.

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  10. I'd really love to have a real tangle teezer! But I'm making do with this £1 alternative that works great! Check out my blog to find out where I got it from and my thoughts on it!

    Shannon x

    (Fangirls&Foundations)

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  11. iswarya laxmiApril 24, 2014

    I got the tangle tamer as per your suggestion and it works great.Thanks <3

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