Monday, August 01, 2011

Beauty Essential - Bargain Alert!

Haircare Genius
Those in the know have been using Tangle Teezer to reduce breakage, pulling and tugging when de tangling or brushing. That includes wet hair and combing conditioners or hair dyes through.Those not in the know? You're in now.  I picked one of these beauties up last year upon recommendation from a friend and my hair is stronger, shinier and so much easier to manage because of it. Available for €10 from your local Peter Marks Salon or in most Boots stores. 

Any of us with little ladies or long haired laddies will LOVE this product too. I bought one for my Sis, who is the proud Mammy to 4 year old twin girls. Before they got this, Mammy or Daddy doing hairs in the morning was always an event, involving tears, tantrums and hair pulling - the twins didn't like it either. Now its just a formality, the girls actually ask to have their hair done but only if they can use 'Aunty Sue's good brush'.

My only bug with this product has to be the lack of grip when brushing, yes it goes through your hair like a hot knife through butter but the amount of times I've inadvertently flung it across the bathroom floor, followed by shouts of 'I'm OK, I'm alright, don't panic!'.  

While I wouldn't be without mine now I spotted this little beauty in Penney's the other day: 
Available in a choice of pink or red
For a ridonkulous low price
This 'Take Out Those Tangles' however has one brilliant design point: 

Hairbrush hurtling issues begone!
This is small enough to throw in your bag & cheap enough to make the awesomeness of this kind of brush accessible to all. While it won't replace my Tangle Teezer it will certainly join it in my high esteem. 

Love it. 


Lovely Girlie Bits said...

I saw this in penneys today and said to myself that i'd wait to see if anyone posted on it and lo and behold :) must give it a go now!

Lee said...

Wow, I need me one of these... Thought it was more than €10 in Boots though, maybe I'm wrong. I can totally see how the grip thing will be an issue, they need to talk to Pennys :)

Unknown said...

I think it's almost 15 quid in boots .. I got one there for
Myself but then spotted on in my local chemist for a tenner so I for one for my friend... Tee hee mine does fly across the floor sometimes too

nicolacc2008 said...

I have a tangle teezer that got dropped and never got picked up again. I found it just took so long to brush my hair... i only ever used it when I had conditioner in so now maybe I will try it in just wet hair and see how it works. the fact im always in a rush and very impatient probably doesn't help either!

Sarah Edwina Rose said...

I've heard such good things about these! Wish they were around when I was a little girl, I remember tears from tangled hair!

Breige said...

Hmm, interesting! I love the Tangle Teezer. Not for my hair, but for my sister's! She's 10 and her hair has never been cut, so you can imagine how long it takes to do her hair. Tangle Teezer cut the time in half!

Marie said...

I have wanted to try the Tangle Teezer for a long time. Will definitely get one the next time I am in town. Is the penny's one as good as the Tangle Teezer though?

cornflakegirl said...

I picked one of these up today and going on first use it's not as good as the Tangle Teezer, as it takes longer to get the knots out of my hair, but it's grand for keeping in my handbag.

Oh and I saw the actual Tangle Teezers in the McCabes pharmacy in Clerys for €9.99, just in case anyone's interested.

Sue Jordan said...
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Sue Jordan said...

Thanks P, I'd have to agree Elaine - this won't be ousting my Tangle Teezer as the teeth aren't as long so not hugely suitable to particularly thick or curly hair.
It is, however, a gem for your handbag/swimbag/gymbag and a fab price too.
@Sarah Edwina Rose, we used to get a crack on the knuckles with the pink Avon brush (My mum loves when I tell that story) x

S said...

I've never tried any kind of tangle teezer, the thoughts of it sends me into a panic! If my hair is left to dry naturally with no product (beloved Orofluido, what did I do without you) then it turns into a fabulous 80's bouffant. We're talking full-on power ballad hair. I think it'd just be cruel to expect a tangle teezer to survive in there!!

Sarah said...

I'm intrigued. I might pick this up and then decide on buying more expensive version :)