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Does the mere thought of brushing your fine, fragile hair send shivers down your spine? Believe me, I've been there! Snags, breakage, and endless detangling sessions – the struggle is real! Thankfully, there is only one tool you need to stop this hair nightmare: the Compact Styler by Tangle Teezer. This innovative brush promises to be your new BFF, gently gliding through knots and tangles without breaking fragile locks. Let's discover why it can be the best detangling brush for your delicate and damaged hair strands.

About Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezer is a British manufacturer of hair care tools and products, most notably hairbrushes. It was founded by hair colorist Shaun Pulfrey, and its first product was launched in 2007. The company is known for its innovative hairbrushes, which feature patented teeth technology that is designed to detangle hair gently and effectively.

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Compact Styler for Fine Hair by Tangle Teezer

The Compact Styler is a popular detangling brush aimed specifically at fine, flyaway hair. It was developed and launched back in 2010 as a handbag-friendly variation of the Original Tange Teezer. The brush is small and lightweight, which makes it a perfect companion for travel and on-the-go hair touch-ups.

How Does it Work?

The teeth of the Compact Styler brush are made of a soft, flexible plastic, designed to effortlessly glide through the length of the hair, gently separating strands and tangles. Soft bristles minimize pulling and breakage, which is especially important for fine hair prone to knots. You can even use it on wet hair, that's how so gentle Tangle Teezer is on your hair! Sounds like a must-have tool for the ultimate hair care routine

The Original Tangle Teezer and Compact Styler size and shape comparison

The Original Tangle Teezer vs. Compact Styler | Comparison

  • The Original Tangle Teezer "Pink Frizz":

I received my very first Tangle Teezer "Pink Frizz" back in 2016. It was a gift from my sister, a gift that became my hair's best friend for over 10 years! Back then, the original Tangle Teezer stunned the hair care world with its simple design, patented two-sized combing teeth, and vibrant pink color. 

While larger and bulkier than the Compact Styler, it remains comfortable to hold. The Pink Frizz is made of two plastic pieces: the base and the cap with teeth. After a decade of consistent use, both parts have become loose, causing the cap to constantly separate. The long, flexible combing teeth have also changed, slightly deformed from constant pressure.  

The Original Tangle Teezer and Compact Styler size and shape comparison
  • Compact Styler "Ivory Rose Gold":

The newly acquired Tangle Teezer was also a present from my sister (and if you are reading this, just know that I love you!). The Compact Styler is sleeker and smoother to the touch. It is also a little smaller, making it travel and handbag-friendly. I love the tight cap that comes with the Compact Styler, as it protects the flexible teeth so you don't need to worry about them deforming anymore. 

The body of the brush features a shiny, rose-gold insert with the Tangle Teezer logo embossed on it. While initially it looked quite attractive, after a few years of use, the rose-gold paint began to peel. Its teeth also look slightly different. They are also long and flexible, following the patented two-tiered technology design, developed by the Tangle Tezzer. Yet, this time, they are slightly more arched on the top.

In my opinion, both designs have pros and cons to them, but I prefer Compact Styler over the original Tangle Teezer look. It is made of a sturdier plastic, so the pieces of construction don't come apart. And the handy cap protects teeth from getting dirty and deformed. If you want to find out more about the Compact Styler brush, here is the full description of the official website.

The Original Tangle Teezer and Compact Styler size and shape comparison

Final Verdict

I would love to simply point out that Tangle Teezer is the one and only brush I use on my hair, this pretty much sums it all up! Although my hair is thin and slightly damaged on the tips, it has a smooth and very silky appearance. Additionally, the soft bristles can be used for the scalp massage! So, are you ready to say goodbye to detangling woes and embrace smoother, healthier hair? I believe you need to give the Tangle Teezer a try then!