13 July 2013

Michel Mercier, better than Tangle Teezer?

A picture of the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush for Fine Hair

If you read my review of the infamous Tangle Teezer, you will know I was really not a fan. It just did nothing whatsoever for me and I really regretted spending as much money on it as I did. You can read my full rant in my review, 'Tangle Teezer - Why it's not worth the hype'. There's only one other product on the beauty scene which has caught my eye which works in the same way as the Tangle Teezer, except this one actually works! The Michel Mercier Detangling Brush*, £7.99 is exactly what I wanted the Tangle Teezer to be, but better. The Michel Mercier Detangling Brushes came in three versions; the pink and black version I have is for fine hair, there's also a black and green brush which is for normal hair and a black and blue brush which is for thick hair. I think this is a massive plus point for the Detangling Brush because it caters for various hair types. I have naturally very curly hair, but it's also exceptionally fine. The only things I can use on my hair are Denman brushes. Until this baby came into my life...

A picture of the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush for Fine Hair

The Michel Mercier Detangling Brush for Fine Hair is one of the easiest to use hair tools I have ever had. A huge benefit to this brush is the fact that it has a handle - this is where it differs from other products on the beauty market. The entire brush is made from plastic, but the texture of the plastic ensures you can get a firm grip when using. This doesn't fly out of my hands, I don't drop it and I don't catch it in my hair because it falls out of my hands. Wherever I guide this brush through my hair, it flows through effortlessly, smoothly and painlessly detangling my hair without causing any hair loss. It's also advertised as being good for preventing split ends, although I've recently had a fairly big chop so my ends are pretty healthy as it is. I love that the bristles, which feel more gentle on my scalp and hair than the ones on the Tangle Teezer did, are all different lengths. Although my hair isn't thick like a lot of lucky people, it still requires the variations in bristle length to get through all of my hair and rid me of any tangles. I like the design and colour of the brush, it's not childish or patterned, the colours work well together and it is easy to find in my drawer of hair tools. Basically, I really like this brush. So much so that I've actually stopped using my Denman brushes and rely solely on this now. It's a little bit more pennies wise than the original Tangle Teezer, but for me you're paying for a better designed product. If there was ever a need to, I would replace this without a second though, although I can tell from the sturdy, well-made design that this will easily last a couple of years at least; I'd also happily buy this for friends. For me, the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush beats the Tangle Teezer hands down, and now I couldn't be without it. 

A picture of the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush for Fine Hair

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22 comments

  1. I've been wanting to try one of the MM brushes as I never really got on with the lack of handle on my Tangle Teezer x

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    1. Give the Michel Mercier ones a go! I couldn't be without mine now xo

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  2. This actually looks way better! I love the idea of a handle.. with super long hair, no handle would be completely useless! I've liked the look of the tangle teezer but the no handle is just a deal breaker for me. Will have to look into getting this one! Great review as always lovely xx

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    1. I tried using the Tangle Teezer both when my hair was long and now it's short after a 10" chop. Didn't like it either way! This on the other hand glides through my hair effortlessly and the handle is such a massive plus. xo

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  3. Oh I like the sound of this! I do actually like the tangle teezer and I've been using a similar product called the Scaredoo, but the one thing they are missing is a handle. I also like how sophisticated this product looks. Very nice! I can't really justify spending money on a hair brush when I already have a Scaredoo and a Tangle Teezer, but would love to try this in the future xo

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    1. I think it looks much more sophisticated than the other varieties available :) I hope one day you'll give it a go! xo

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  4. I love my Tangle Teezer but the thing it's missing is a handle, I've been eyeing this one up for a week or so now as I'm sick of my Tangle Teezer slipping out my hand x

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    1. Sounds like you need to pick one of these up then.... ;) xo

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  5. I've seen so many good reviews on these MM brushes, but I love my Tangle Teezer and I've had no problems with it at all!

    Emma | World of dilEMMA
    xo

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    1. I'm glad the Tangle Teezer works well for you :) xo

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  6. This sounds good! I have naturally wavy and fine hair but the tangle teezer was amazing on my hair, it was much softer than other brushes, xoxo.

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    1. I wish the Tangle Teezer had worked for me but it just didn't suit my hair at all. This on the other hand works like a dream with my hair :) xo

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  7. This looks wonderful! I have an Aqua Tangle Teezer that I actually quite like, but it might be my hair type more than anything else. I have really thick, pretty straight hair and it glides through pretty effortlessly. Either way, it's always good to know there is another similar product on the market that might potentially be even better! x

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

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    1. It sounds like your hair is easy to manage with any brush! :) xo

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  8. I've been eyeing up a Tabgle Teezer but the fact it doesn't have a handle puts me off, I can imagine it constantly slipping out of my hand. I love that this has a handle, I may just have to pick it up for myself but I did buy a Denman brush the other week which I am loving x

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    1. I love Denman brushes :) If you decide to give this a go let me know how you get on! xo

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  9. Can you buy this in shops or is it just online? I love tangle teezers but am always looking for a better designed brush xx

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    1. I think it's just online, but do a quick Google search to check! :) xo

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  10. so glad i read this! was just considering the michel mercier but have remained so ceptical on the tangle teezer having tried my friends...it felt just like a brush! I have wavy hair that can look dreadful when brushed and try to use bristle brushes and I love the little denman styling ones but I have had so much breakage recently. They have them on HQ hair at the minute in their offer of loads of different products for 3 for 2.
    xox

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  11. I just bought a michael mercier brush its amazing!

    http://www.daenabe.blogspot.com

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