This is my second post in the hair setback series so let’s talk about the Tangle Teezer.
What Interested Me In This Product
The Tangle Teezer is a hair detangling tool that took the natural hair community by storm. Many raved about its ability to detangle and smooth natural hair. Relaxed ladies even loved it too.
Tangle Teezer Nightmare
I used the Tangle Teezer like any other comb with starting from the bottom of my hair and working my way up the root. I was very gentle with making sure not to rip through my hair. The Tangle Teezer detangled and smoothed the hair superbly just as many naturals commended. It was at this point where I just knew my wash day struggles were over. That is, until I started noticing severe mid-shaft splits throughout my hair. The damage done by the Tangle Teezer was not immediate. It took about 6 months before damage became visible. This took place before I started blogging so I apologize for the low quality photo. The pieces of hair pointing away from the hair strand are splits along the shaft.
Recovering from Split Ends
Everything That Glitters Ain’t Gold!
The Tangle Teezer bandwagon is definitely a decision I regret. I should have known better just by looking at those pointed teeth. Many that once raved about the Tangle Teezer has since come forward saying their hair was damaged with mid-shaft splits. The Tangle Teezer didn’t discriminate because hair types ranged from natural to relaxed, fine to coarse and long to short hair. I encourage you to stay far away from the Tangle Teezer because the damage I experienced was horrible.
Above photo is before using the Tangle Teezer. Check out Post Three to see the aftermath.