So I got the tangle teaser all the way back to my house, sat on my couch, opened the box and looked at the Tangle Teaser. The shape of the thing reminds me of those ped eggs:
Just big and awkward.
|Sorry this pic sucks, but I hope you get the idea. This is one big, awkward hair tool.|
Please, somebody tell me why does a comb have to be shaped like a sliced oval especially since unlike the the Ped Egg, where nasty crusty foot scrapings are trapped in the hidden compartment, there is no hidden compartment on the Tangle Teezer to trap shed hair?
|See look, perfect round shape for loose shed hair to fall. I need to get on their product development team. Hire a sister!|
Hmm..maybe they need to get on that idea....
Anyway, my hair was in twists at the time:
I was willing to take down a few twists just to test it out. But before any hair gizmo or gadget goes anywhere near my labor of love it has to pass my scratch test. I always take whatever device whether it be a comb or hair barrette and scrape it against my arm or finger to test how jagged it is. If it is smooth, then I will use it on my hair. If it scratched me, it doesn't go anywhere near my hair.
So I look the teezer up and down, and notice that some of the teeth are not that smooth and well made. To some people this may not be a big deal, but I am spoiled by my seamless comb. The ends of the tangle teezer could have been smoother and at least rounded, but no, it looks like they took a knife and just cut straight across them and left blunt edges.
So I took the teezer and scraped it against my arm. I yelled out, "aww heyall naw!" and packed the comb back up in the box, threw it in the bag with the receipt. It took about 30 minutes for the sting of that comb to completely wear off. Too rough for me. I'll stick with my magic star jumbo rake comb if I need something to detangle with. In the end, I give the Tangle Tease two thumbs down. I am not even going to try to use that thing on my hair....