Hair

Review | Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Round Tool

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll know the only time my hair every gets heat applied to it is when I go to the salon. There might be one or two occasions during the year that I feel the urge to run a flat iron through it, but as a general rule, I stay away from heat styling.

The reason for this is three-fold. One, I don’t look good with ‘tidy’ hair. I look much better with messy hair. Two, I’m, really not very good at blow drying or flat ironing. And, three, I just have better things to do with my time than faff with my hair. I’m not going to look back on my life and wish I’d spent more time styling my hair.

I got a brush years ago that was a tong shape with teeth on one side, and a slit on the other that you pulled through your hair to help create that all-important tension for a swishy blow dry. That is the only tool I have for any sort of styling. So, a round brush never, ever crossed my mind to use. My mum is an absolute pro with them – I remember watching her expertly style her hair with 3 or 4 round brushes EVERY MORNING. But that is definitely not a skill I inherited. 

That is until a Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Round Tool landed on my desk. It’s probably worth noting that besides that tong-like brush, I only own Tangle Teezer brushes. I hardly ever use them, but they are the only ones I own.

This latest addition sat on my desk for a few weeks, ignored, until yesterday when the icy air coerced even me to dry my hair before venturing out. Guys, it’s incredible!

The sturdy, wide-set bristles allow the hair to move freely (none of the usual brush knotted into hair, so that scissors are considered situation), and you can start using it with wet hair. Normally, you’d have to rough dry, them section, blah, blah – I can’t even be bothered to type it out. But, with this brush, you just section and go. I have fine hair, but quite a lot of it, so I section into three horizonal pieces, and then divide those into five vertical ones, working around my head. No jokes, I had a salon-worthy blow dry in 10 minutes flat.

You don’t need to fiddle with creating volume, either, as the brush magically does that for you. I didn’t do anything different to the top section of my hair, and my roots look like I spent ages lifting them. It’s been a while since I was this impressed with a tool! I may even blow dry my hair a bit more often…who knows?

If you have tricky hair or are anti-styling like me, then this might just be the tool you never knew you needed. Find it here from Retailbox for R390.