First let me state that this Glide Thru Detangling Brush is not a miracle cure for tangled hair. If you or your child has badly tangled hair, it is not going to instantly take every tangle out without a bit of work. It does however, get the tangles out with less pulling and pain than many other brushes. You just need a little patience to get the tangles and snarls out with this or any other brush, but more about that in a minute.
First, let me tell you a little about the Detangler Hair Brush and it's features. I like bright, bold colors and this shade of pink is no exception. The bright and beautiful color makes your brush easy to find if you set it down somewhere, and this is nice because my granddaughter is always losing her hairbrush. Besides that though, she really likes the color. I love the slick design. It is easy and comfortable to hold in my hand, even when hair brushing turns into an extended session when all my girls come over for a visit. The bristles are firm enough without being rigid. Even in the worst snarls, the bristles are holding up well without breaking as I have experienced with some of the other brushes I have used in the past. They have enough give that they don't pull as badly as many other brushes have done.
As for the shape of the bristles, these are smooth and don't have the little ball at the end like some of the others. I have noticed in the past that these little balls sometimes catch on snarls and give the hair a yank while brushing my granddaughter's hair. The bristles are also firm enough to give a bit of a scalp massage wile brushing your hair. It feels rather nice on the scalp and caused me to spend a few extra minutes on the task just because it felt quite relaxing. This brush works nicely for both children and adults, with either straight or curly hair, and can be used on either wet or dry hair, but as I mentioned earlier, don't expect this, or any other brush to work miracles. It just isn't going to happen.
Detangling hair without the pain often takes a bit of patience. Instead of diving right in to the worst of the tangle, it is best to begin at the end of the hair and slowly work your way up. This will allow you to remove the tangle a little at a time without causing the tangle to become worse than it was to start with. Beginning at the top will only compress the snarl, much like tightening up a not in a rope or string, rather than releasing it. It works best to begin slowly, and work your way up through the hair a little at a time. Once you get the majority of the snarls out, then you can try brushing as normal. This will cause much less pain and discomfort for you or your child.
This brush works well for me, and I would recommend it to others, but again, I want to remind you that the brush itself is not going to work miracles on badly tangled hair. You may need to practice a bit of patience with using the proper technique to get the tangles out without causing pain to your kids or yourself. It can be done though, and this brush is a big help.
Although I got this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me.