Today’s post is a bit different. I typically don’t talk much about hair products since I have a very specific hair type that most people cannot relate with. My hair is quite dry and lives someone between a wave and a curl on most days. It’s frizz prone and actually has a tendency to actually dread up with very little provoking.
Because my hair is so issue prone I’ve developed a specific routine that works for me, part of which is to brush through my hair in the shower while it is saturated with conditioner. Yes, I know you should brush wet hair. Once I’m out of the shower I really can’t brush through my hair without a great deal of pain and the results resembling a fancy poodle. With conditioner in my hair it’s so much easier to get out all of the knots, dreads, and tangles so that I don’t help up ripping all of my hair out.
Since this in-shower brushing is a major part of my hair routine I was very interested when I first heard of The Wet Brush. A brush made specifically for wet hair seemed like it would help with my shower routine and help keep the hair as healthy as possible in the context of my routine.
Here is a bit of info from The Wet Brush website about what the brush is supposed to do:
“The only hairbrush you’ll ever need. Designed specifically for wet hair, the Wet Brush will detangle your knots with ease – no matter what hair type.”
“The Wet Brush’s Intelliflex™ bristles are super thin, strong and flexible. These bristles will glide through any hair type combing out tangles effortlessly. The bristles’ flexibility enables protective and pain-free detangling while the SofTips™ on the very top of the bristles massage the scalp to stimulate circulation at the follicle. They are firm enough to comb through knots, yet flexible enough to be gentle on the scalp. Our IntelliFlex™ bristles bounce back to their original form after each stroke eliminating all the hair breakage and pain that used to be associated with brushing your hair. The Wet Brush can be used on wet or dry hair and works on extensions and wigs.”
So, here are my thoughts on everything this brush is supposed to do.
On the list of pros the bristles are very gentle on the hair and scalp. The brush glides smoothly through hair (that isn’t tangled), it never pulls or scratches. The material the brush is made of is very easy to grip in the water and doesn’t soap up any moisture. I really enjoy how easy it glides through the hair, when I don’t have major detangling to do.
Unfortunately, for my purposes the bristles are far too flexible. The company claims that the brush is great for all hair types but that simple isn’t true. I would say that anyone with tangle prone curly hair would have trouble detangling with this brush. The bristles are just way too bendable. As you can see in the photo above, with very little pressure the bristles bend right over. The good part is that they go right back to their position so I don’t see the brush loosing its shape easily. That said for my purposes The Wet Brush is lacking the firmness needed to break through the dreads and knots that my hair is prone to.
If you have straight to wavy hair I think this is a great purchase. If you have curls or texture I can’t say it will help with any sort of detangling, but it does feel really nice if you don’t have any issues to tackle.
Would I buy it again? Probably not, but it get enough use out of it that I wouldn’t return it either.