I was talking to my hairdresser the other day about detangling the girls’ curls, and she recommended this special detangling brush. At first, I told her I don’t really believe in brushes for curly hair. In my experience, they just turn curls into a giant frizzy bush! She insisted, this brush was different. I found the aptly named “Magic Brush” at the Golden Curl kiosk at Junction for 3,000 KSH. Incidentally, this is WAY more than I would ever normally pay for a brush or comb, but my stylist was so insistent that it would work wonders that I decided to try it. (PS – a similar brush in Europe or the U.S. will cost you about $10!)
I’m not kidding, this thing is MAGIC. It glided through Claire’s curls like silk. It was amazing! The bristles have just the right amount of give that the tangles come loose smoothly, instead of breaking and pulling. There’s also something about the pattern of the bristles that separates tangles as you pull it through the hair. It’s incredible. And the truly mind-blowing thing is that the brush left her hair in these perfect curly ringlets. I used to spend hours finger detangling her hair to get that look. Wow. Just wow.
I will say that the brush works its magic way better on Claire’s hair than Heidi’s, though it may be because Claire’s hair was still quite wet when we brushed it, and Heidi’s had mostly dried by the time I got started. Also, Heidi is the most tender-headed child I have ever met. Her hair is finer and more fragile than Claire’s locks, so we have to be super gentle with it. I will put it to use again next wash day and see if it works better on Heidi’s hair when wet.
If you have curly kids who hate having their hair detangled, I would definitely recommend the investment (even if I choked a little at spending so much on a brush!). And by the way, this isn’t a sponsored post, I am just really amazed at this little brush!