Do you put much thought into choosing a hairbrush or do you basically just choose one based on price and what color it is? What about the brush or comb you use in the shower? If you do use one, chances are you use the same brush for everything else. If that’s the case, you’ve probably discovered that most of your brushes shouldn’t actually be used on wet hair, and some of them are not made to even get wet in the shower or the tub.
The Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash Detangling Wet Hair Shower Brush, $17, is meant to be used in the shower on wet hair. You probably know Tangle Teezer as the brand that mostly makes brushes without the traditional long handle. The Original Brush would have earned a spot in the column for its unique shape alone, but the Aqua Splash goes one step further by being shower- and bath-friendly.
This is the description of the Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash Shower Brush from the Tangle Teezer website:
“The Aqua Splash detangler features patented teeth which flick and flex as they glide through the hair meaning those knots and tangles are easily banished without tugging or damage. The non-slip design and hollow structure make this the perfect hairbrush for use in the shower where it also works effortlessly to distribute shampoo and conditioner evenly throughout the hair.”
You hold the brush at the edges as you run it over the lengths of your hair. The unique, ergonomic oval shape promises a secure grip. You can use it with all different hair products on wet hair, including oils, masks, and serums. When you are finished, you stand the brush up on its mini drying feet so the water will quickly drain away.
Skeptics will probably think that if you use the brush in the shower, there is a good chance that it will fly out of your hand and through the glass door. Furthermore, they’ll think that it will pull at your hair because it isn’t a wide-tooth comb, aka the tool recommended for wet hair. I decided to put the Aqua Splash Shower Brush to the test.
When I first picked up the Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash brush, I found that it fit comfortably in my hand. It looks different than the original Tangle Teezer, but it actually feels very similar. It’s about the same width, but just a little bit longer. It’s also nice and light because it’s hollow.
As for the actual detangling, it does a good job at getting knots out without you having to keep going over and over a certain spot. One of my complaints with wide-tooth combs is that if you have a big knot, you have to pick at it with the comb, and you just end up taking out a large chunk of hair. I found that I didn’t have to pick at any spots with the brush. Plus, the larger size means you don’t miss any areas. Lastly, the brush didn’t get stuck in my hair. Whether I used it on plain wet hair or with different products, it always ran fairly smoothly through my mane.
The Aqua Splash is also very quick to dry. If you bring any old hairbrush into the shower, it can take all day to dry. Plus, you’ll probably still be able to squeeze water out of the middle the next time you use it. With the Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash brush, there really isn’t anywhere for water to build up.
Warning: You cannot use the brush for heat styling, so don’t be tempted to throw away all your other hairbrushes if you like using the Aqua Splash brush in the shower.
The Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash Shower Brush falls into the wonderful category. I really do not have any complaints about it. It feels secure enough that it won’t fly out of my hand, and it does a great job of getting tangles out in less time than a comb. I’m not bothered that you can’t use it to style your hair because I have other brushes that are specifically designed for that. Sorry, comb, but I might have just found a replacement for you.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.