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My Instaweek RoundUp – Aug week 1

This has been a busy week, but a good week for me. We had an extra week of holidays so it was really good to be back home and in a routine. Some people hate it, but my girls and I need routine, order and a bit of predictability.  Continue reading “My Instaweek RoundUp – Aug week 1”

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Tangle Teezer Truths 

I was first introduced to the magic wonder of a Tangle Teezer about 10 years ago while I was still living in the UK. My future step-daughter was around 3 and had the most beautiful hair. It grew thick and long from a very early age and it was, and still is, stunning.

But … brushing it was not fun. This little girl, who wasn’t really sure about me, did not appreciate my amateur attempts at brushing her hair, and I was terrified of hurting her. There was some crying (from me) and some screaming (from her) and sometimes I would just give up, tie it up and hope for the best.

And then we got a Tangle Teezer! Yay!!!

It was bliss … it brushed the knots out of her hair so quickly, gently and easily.

Fast forward a few years, and my eldest daughter has the easiest hair in the world to maintain. It’s the perfect thickness and never knots unless there is food in it because she won’t let me tie it up. She keeps it at a manageable length just below her shoulders and there are never any issues with it. It’s been like that since it first grew. Yay!

And just when I wanted to give myself a metaphorical “Winning At Mothering Girls” badge

Winning At Mothering Girls!

… along came my youngest!

I despair, honestly. Her hair is a lot thinner than her sister’s, and she likes to grow it long. She is very ‘girly’ so likes it to look pretty and done up. Great. Terrific … except that she sleeps on her back most of the night and rubs her head side to side all night long which makes the back a big tangled bird’s nest! Every morning I dread that moment – the moment when I have to say “Come get your hair brushed?” 

A few years ago I found the magic Tangle Teezer brush again, it had been packed in our container when our stuff was shipped over from the UK.

Life was fine for a few years, and then about a year ago, after nearly 10 years of use, it broke. I was devastated! I tried to replace it with a cheap drug-store version but that one didn’t even last three months before the bristles all bent and broke.

Earlier this year I went to the #JoziMeetup – an SA Mom Blogs event and in our goodie bags was a beautiful shiny new pink Tangle Teezer – I was over the moon! As were the girls.

Then last weekend a friend of ours gave the girls a gift, another new Tangle Teezer each – officially named the Tangle Teezer Compact. Both have a funky leopard print design on – one natural leopard print coloured and one pink leopard print. They are currently retailing for around R139. Look how pretty they are …

They are both slightly smaller than the original pink one (hence the name compact) but they work just as well and are actually easier to hold in little hands than the original one too. Perfect for the girls to learn how to brush their own hair. They also have a cover on them to protect the bristles – such a great idea.

I really can’t recommend the Tangle Teezer range of hair brushes enough. I’m sure they were designed specifically to make hair brushing easier for moms and kids. Really! Do yourself and your little one a favour today and invest in a Tangle Teezer. If the first one we owned lasted nearly 10 years, it’s well worth it.

I’m still trying out various brands of children’s detangling spray, none work as well as my home-made remedy so far, but if there are any PR companies who want an honest review of their product then I would be happy oblige! Please get in touch. #prfriendly

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, it is my honest review of the Tangle Teezer hair brushes, as a mom of two little girls, and step-mom of one.