Review: Michael Mercier Detangling Brush

When you have long or thick hair (or both, in my case) the thought of brushing it after washing is a total nightmare. That’s why I totally rely on detangling brushes to sort my mop out, and was super excited to try out the Michael Mercier Detangling Brush.

Michael Mercier Detangling Brush

I instantly loved the fact that the brush has a huge handle, which makes the brushing process much easier. The lovely PR company who sent  me the brush took into account the thickness of my hair, and sent me the ‘Thick Hair’ version.

Michael Mercier Detangling Brush

The brush has a total of 428 bristles, distributed in a way which “disperses pressure placed on the hair during brushing”. This means that it is designed to detangle and reduce hair loss during brushing!

Michael Mercier Detangling Brush

So, here is what my hair looked like straight after towel drying (it’s not a pretty sight!):

Michael Mercier Detangling Brush

I quickly ran my fingers through my hair to break it all up, then set to work with the Detangling Brush! The result?

Michael Mercier Detangling Brush

I am so incredibly impressed with how this brush worked! It took me less than 60 seconds to brush out my hair, which is beyond incredible. The brush barely tugged or pulled and it really smoothed down the hair. I was so excited to be using it time after time as my go-to brush for my wet and tangled hair!

But, as I have said many times before, I am notoriously clumsy and over-enthusiastic. I decided to grab the brush to use whilst drying my hair. Then…bad things happened.

Michael Mercier Detangling Brush

My hairdryer totally melted the bristles! I couldn’t actually believe that it happened, and that my hair now smelt of melted plastic. So I took a little look at the box…

Michael Mercier Detangling Brush

I am so, so stupid! It was clearly labelled on the box that the brush should not be used with heat, but in my excitement I didn’t read the warning. It’s such a shame as the brush is amazing, and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone, but have now made mine unusable!

The brush retails for around £14.95, and if you have a problem with super tangled hair, this is the brush for you. I will be annoyed at myself for so long!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Alice M
    November 10, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    It looks very cool. I remember a few years ago you recommended the Tangle Teezer, which I’ve now got (my hair is pretty much like yours except brown and perhaps a little longer so I thought it would be a good investment) and I adore it. How would you compare this brush with the Tangle Teezer?

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:19 am

      Ahh, good question! I would say they’re as good as each other in terms of performance – the Tangle Teezer is cheaper, but this has a great handle. xo

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