Battle of the Brushes: Tangle Teezer vs. The Wet Brush

I have the most irritatingly fine hair, which does not hold a style for more than 2 hours. I also wash my hair everyday, but do not use any styling product on it, because I like to run my fingers through my hair most of the time.

So, with that background, I may not be the best subject for these tools, it was never going to stop me from trying them 😉 … Everyone and their cats have been raving about the Tangle Teezer for a while now, so I decided to try it, and also spotted the Wet Brush in a store here so I picked that up.

Read on to see what I think about each…

wet brush and tangle teezer

The Wet Brush

I had the mini version (the Squirt USD 4.99), but I liked it so much I ended up getting the medium size too. It works perfectly well for me – is big enough to brush through my hair sufficiently, and small enough to carry during travel. At USD8.99 – USD12.99, I think it’s great value for money.

  • Comes in many sizes and designs
  • Easy to hold because of the paddle brush. Also comes in a ‘palm’ version without the handle
  • Soft/rounded bristles, which are easy on the scalp
  • Prevents hair from getting pulled and therefore reduces hair breakage while brushing

CON: Difficult to clean – gathers dust and tiny amounts of ‘fluff’, if that makes sense.

Tangle Teezer

A cult favourite, the Tangle Teezer comes in several shapes and colours. I had heard many friends and bloggers talk about this so I decided to pick one up. I got the Blow-Styling one, since it had exceptional claims on it such as

Faster drying. Volume. Shine. Professional finish. Every time.

Admittedly, I did not try the original Tangle Teezer, because I find it incredibly tedious to hold (no handle!), but the compact size is a plus for many.

  • Makes the hair smooth
  • Adds a little volume as the air passes through the brush
  • Easy to clean as it is all plastic

CONS: Too harsh on the scalp due to the hard bristles, specially for fine hair. Also, more pricey compared to the Wet Brush, costing around USD15-20 (depending on size). The Blow-Styling brush is around USD30.

The verdict

Overall, I think the Wet Brush is better suited to brushing hair while it’s wet, and the Tangle  Teezer can help with detangling dry hair. I would also assume that the Tangle Teezer is more effective on coarse or thick hair, and the Wet Brush is easier on fine hair (I could be completely wrong). For some reason, I feel like the Tangle Teezer, when used on dry hair, makes my hair more flat.

body shop hair brush
source: The Body Shop


An honorary mention here to the Bamboo Pin Hairbrush from The Body Shop. Priced at

USD10, I loved this product because it was very gentle on the scalp, but I swapped it with the Wet Brush because it would get too dirty, too quickly, and was very difficult to clean.



You can buy  Tangle Teezer from feelunique (international delivery) or Boots. The Wet Brush is available in the UAE at Landmark stores and Boots online.

What are some of your favourite hair brushes? x


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