Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Review: Tangle Teezer dupe by Primark


I am someone who has very thick, naturally curly hair which is prone to tangles, so when I first heard about the Tangle Teezer I was very tempted to try it but with a £10-£12 price tag I didn't actually ever pick one up. Then I heard that Primark were doing their own version of the egg shaped brush for a steal at £1.50, so I was delighted when I spotted them whilst out shopping and grabbed one for myself to try.

I wasn't really expecting much from it because like I said, my hair can be very knotty (especially after it's been washed) and I didn't expect this to be any different from other brushes I've tried in the past. I first used it when my hair was wet and was really surprised at how smoothly it brushed through my hair and tackled all the tangles and knots and was even more surprised that it didn't hurt - at all!



I then tried it again when my hair was dry and this was where it didn't work so well for me. It was still getting rid of the tangles but I felt like because the bristles are so short it was only brushing through the top layer of my hair and not reaching through to the bottom parts. If I separate my hair into smaller sections it works well but not if I literally just brush it through my hair like I had done while it my hair wet.

I'm pleased I got this to try out and I'm very pleased with the way it brushes through my hair when it's wet but I think that will probably be the only time I really use it. At £1.50 though, I'm really not complaining. If you have thin or short hair, I think this would work a lot better for you.

If you would like to read more about the real Tangle Teezers you can look at the range Boots.com offer by clicking here.

Have you tried a Tangle Teezer or will you be getting this Primark dupe?

21 comments:

  1. primark are really upping their game in the beauty world!
    I have the tangle teezer and I do think it is worth the investment, I got mine from amazon for about £8,
    will try this too if I can find it!
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    1. I kind of wish I did have a real one so I could compare the two!

      Chelle x

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  2. I haven't come across these yet in the two I go in, I own the tangle teezer already, but I'll pick one up to compare to the real thing :D I prefer my denman tangle tamer overall though, even better! primark are getting brilliant in the beauty departments.

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
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    1. When I got mine a lot had already been taken. They also do a pink/black one but I couldn't see any signs of them!

      Chelle x

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  3. I have the real one, but I had heard about these ones before! I feel quite sorry for tangle teezer because they're a complete copy but what do you expect from Primark? hahaa

    islaay.com
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    1. I was surprised aswell when I first saw them at how similar they look.. but it must be different enough from the real one for them to be able to sell it..

      Chelle x

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  4. Ooh, I may have to buy this! Been thinking about getting a tangle teezer for a while but if Primark have a worthwhile dupe, I'm game!
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    1. As soon as I heard about these I was like 'YES! I HAVE TO GET ONE!' haha :)

      Chelle x

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  5. I have it in pink. Couldn't bring myself to spend that much on the 'real thing'!

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    1. It was the pink and black ones I had heard about previously but they didn't have any left when I got this one.. Just had a few all black ones left!

      Chelle x

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  6. I've got both & I much more prefer the real thing (I actually left the Primark one for my mum's puppy haha). The Primark one just seems to have really hard spikes that rip my hair out? The real tangle teezer has got the spikes more rubbery? so they bend in my hair? I dont even know how to explain it lol but yeh, I prefer the real one:) x

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    1. No, I definitely understand what you mean. I was going to ask or mention in this post that I imagine the real ones to be more rubbery. This Primark one is just made completely out of a really hard plastic.

      Chelle x

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  7. Thanks for the review!!! :D I really love your blog! Now following! :)
    xo, Lizz
    www.GirlMeetsFashion.com

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  8. I love my tangle teezer but it would be fun to see how the Primark version compares! I've been really impressed with Primark recently! Xx

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    1. I was really impressed with it. It makes me want to try the real one even more now because people who have both say the real one is even better still.

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  9. I have thick, naturally curly hair too! And this sounds great! I think I'm going to give it a try as well. Well, the Primark dupe first, then maybe the Tangle Teezer. Thanks for sharing the review!

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    Sal

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    1. I tried it again on my dry hair today and it just doesn't work the way it does when my hair is wet! I guess it's just better for people with thinner hair.

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  10. I want to try the tangle teezer but im just not sold on the price mark for a brush, so i think i might try this out first and see how it is then maybe purchase the other onex

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    1. People who have both have said they prefer the real thing but it's a good way to test them out.

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  11. Today I received a package from Aliexpress with a dupe of TT. At first glance it isn't much different from the original one :) I hope it will work also the same.:) You can chceck my brush on my blog.

    Greetings from Poland! :)

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