Tangle Teezer Dupes

There are quite a few Tangle Teezer dupes out there and I have tried my fair few share of them so today I thought I would share what I think of the "dupes" I've tried and whether they're better than the real thing.

Tangle Attack (£3.50)
I picked this up from Discount Store UK a few weeks ago after seeing it was only a £1. I was a bit dubious as to whether it would be any good and I was right I hate it. The brush comes in a compact case a bit like the compact Tangle Teezers however the bristles on this brush are so hard and not flexible so it making brushing your hair extremely painful and uncomfortable. I have used it once and since then I haven't touched it since.

Opia Brush (£1.50)
I've had this for over a year and I have been meaning to review it but just never got round to it. I picked it up after I was looking for a handbag friendly version of the Tangle Teezer. It's compact and it fits in the palm of my hand nicely however it's difficult to manage when wet as it doesn't have any kind of grip on it. Much like the Tangle Teezer the bristles on this aren't flexible so it's tearful to brush your hair. Again I have only used this once and it's been sat in the draw unloved since.

I got this with my October You Beauty Discovery box. I have sung my praises about the Tangle Teezer before and just like it's predecessor I love it. Like the original tangle teezer the bristles are flexible and I can easily brush my hair with ease unless the former two. I also love the style of the brush and the lid you get to protect the bristles from getting damaged. It's something I can easy carry in my bag and/or travel with instead of taking the original Tangle Teezer which I can find to be a bit bulky.

Tangle Teezer Original (£7.80)
This has been my go to hairbrush for nearly two years now ever since discovering it and I have sung its praises to anyone that will listen. I use this on wet and dry hair and it gets rid of any knots with ease. The only complaint I have is that it does attract a lot of fluff/dust but I find it easy to clean (by soaking it in baby shampoo and water, then removing the fluff) so it's not an issue. Also the price isn't exactly the cheapest if you buy it in Boots or similar stores for the RRP. 

I purchased this after stumbling it across it on eBay after wanting to compare it to the compact Tangle Teezer. I was curious to say how it would perform and I am rather surprised. The bristles aren't as flexible as the compact Tangle Teezer however they aren't as hard as the Tangle Attack and the Primark version. I would recommend this if you don't mind the bristles being a little harder as for the price it's a bargain. You really can't tell the difference between this and the compact Tangle Teezer except for the fact it's slightly bigger in size and the case of the brush is less smooth and polished.

What's your favourite hairbrush?


  1. this is such a great post. Its really helpful as I've not yet purchased any sort of a tangle teezer and kinda wanted too! xx

  2. I havent tried a tangle teezer out, seems worth it!

  3. I've yet to see something similar in the market in Dubai... really want to try it out!



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