Bye-Bye Hair Brushing Battles

hair brushing battles

As a child, I absolutely hated it when my Mother brushed my hair. I was completely traumatized by the red comb that she used to untangle my knots. It was complete agony.

Because of this, I naturally worried about managing Alyssa’s hair as it grew longer and longer. Her hair is just as fine as mine, but it’s wavier – which means it tends to knot quite easily. 

We had lots of tears. Alyssa used to run at the sight of a brush in my hand, she would cry before I even touched her hair!

But things have changed:

First and foremost – the Tangle Teezer has changed our lives – especially in the mornings. The brush literally detangles with minimum fuss, breakage and damage. It leaves hair, soft, smooth and shiny.

Recently we received a Disney Princess Tangle Teezer, The Little Mermaid – and Alyssa has now even ventured into brushing her own hair – because she’s a mermaid, of course! 

Can you blame her? She is naturally attracted to the colours of the brush. The shade combo of the original colour blocks a sweetened coral with a calming aqua for the teeth, making for a fantastical match.

hair brushing battles

Along with the Tangle Teezer, there are a few other simple things that helped us stop the Hair Brushing Battles:

  • Not washing hair every day. Prior to the water restrictions, I used to wash the kids hair every single day, but then we cut that down to 2 or 3 times a week. That has actually helped with the tangles. Washing everyday actually strips down the hairs natural oils, which makes it knot even quicker.
  • A good conditioner or leave-in conditioner really helps keep the hair silky and smooth.
  • A plain old distraction (like a book or the TV ) while I’m brushing, for those mornings where Alyssa is just not in the mood for anything, does go a long way!

hair brushing battles

So with the Warm Weather is upon us…. so does this mean Beach Hair, Don’t Care? 

Have you tried the Tangle Teezer?

P.S The Little Mermaid Tangle Teezer retails for R240 and you’ll find them at Dis-Chem, Kids Emporium, Clicks and other selected retailers.




  1. Sameya Esterhuizen October 1, 2018

    My 8 year old has very curly hair and most times it sounds like there is a murder being committed in our house when it comes to hair brushing. Maybe this brush is worth the investment.

    • Hayley October 2, 2018

      Lol you made me laugh so loud now! Our neighbors probably thought the same The tangle teezer is definitely worth every cent!

  2. stephanie videira October 8, 2018

    My daughter is a nightmare to brush her curly hair, need to invest in one of these

    • Hayley October 13, 2018

      Its definitely worth it! If you do, let me know how you find it.


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