Does the Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush Really Work?


Does Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush work?The Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush says that it can go through your hair without getting stuck and causing a snag. We’ve looked at a lot of hair detangling brushes and so far have only found a few good ones. So does this one pass the test?

Overview
Trying to get tangles out of your hair, or your child’s hair, can be a painful experience. Finding a solution can be hard, and if you’re not careful you’ll end up going through brush after brush, all with their hyped up claims of no tangles, only to be left at square one with the same tangles and no solution.

The Claim
Michel Mercier, the maker of the Ultimate Detangling Brush, says that it can detangle your hair in seconds, and that it all happens smoothly and painlessly. They also say it uses fewer strokes to get the job done, and comes in three varieties depending on your type of hair so that it is providing a custom job. They further state that using their brush means you’ll get less breakage and less hair loss caused by brushing.

The Hype
The hype is this Michel Mercier that is behind the brush, referred to as an inventor and stylist. Not much can be found on this person other than what is presented at the official website, so it’s a bit odd that there’s no bio on who they are and what they’ve accomplished to be revered so highly and referred to again and again as the remarkable person behind this brush.

The Cost
The Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush is listed at $15, which wouldn’t be a bad price for a detangler, but they don’t stop there. There’s a $6 shipping charge to get it to your door, and they tack on another brush and another $6 shipping charge to get your order total up to $27. The kicker is that only $15 of your purchase price is refundable in the case of a return. It would also be nice if they let you choose two out of the three hair types in case your hair falls between two types. But they will only send you two exact brushes.

The Commitment
This should help reduce the amount of time spent combing through your hair because it should cause less snags, pulls, yanks, tears, and tears. If it can do that it would be well with the investment, and can make morning nighttime rituals go much more smoothly for everyone involved.

Evaluation
The Michel Mercier No Tangle Brush is supposed to work because it has bristles of varying lengths so that you’re not just forcing all of the bristles through all of your hair all at once. This is used by other detangling brushes. They say that it creates many contact points over a larger surface area which is supposed to make it so there is less pressure on any one part of the hair. From what people are saying this does seem to work in about half the cases.

The other half of the times it seems to not do much more than a regular brush in the way of tangles. Just as many people that say it works say it doesn’t work at all. On top of that there are those that say the customer service behind this brush leaves a lot to be desired, so you may have trouble getting a refund if you return the product. If you’re going to pay upwards of $30 for a pair of brushes they need to work, period. In this case it’s a bit of a crapshoot of having it working on your hair, even after choosing between the three different types.

Final Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush Review

Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush gets so many mixed reviews that it is earning our Risky Try rating. At this price point we’d like to see far better numbers as far as the people that say it works, in relation to those that say it’s a flop. When you consider that there are detanglers out there like the Wet Brush that have stellar feedback at an insanely low price with no gimmicks involved in regards to sending you an extra brush just to inflate the total purchase price.

Our Recommendation
It would be nice if they let you buy just one brush for the advertised price of $15, but after tacking on $12 in shipping charges and sending you an extra brush this just doesn’t seem like the best deal you can buy. If you buy direct at Amazon it’s $22 just for one of them, so it’s a better deal to pay the $5 to have a backup when the first one wears out. When you can get a top rated detangling hair brush for $9 you just have to take those odds over 50-50.

What do you think? Does the Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush work or not?


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LS August 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I was attracted to this product because I have really thick, curly hair that easily gets tangled up. Sometimes I have to spend quite a bit of time detangling my hair after getting out of the shower, so any product that can cut down on that time would be a godsend. But being that this product not only got mixed reviews but is a little on the expensive side for a brush, I think I will just stick to my standard wide-tooth comb instead. It is supposedly better for curly hair than brushes anyway.

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Andres Vargas August 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

You know, I never would have believed these brushes would work. I have waist length hair and its thick and gets matted real easy. I’ve spent a lot of time working out knots, patiently, painfully teasing them out, my arms getting tired, my scalp sore. The idea that a brush could simply pass through my hair without pulling and snagging seemed like a joke. Well, it isn’t. These actually work. Okay its not exactly completely without snagging, but it is near enough for me to whole heartedly recommend these brushes.

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Vanessa B. August 7, 2013 at 9:14 am

I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials for these brushes recently and had high hopes for them. My daughter has thick curly hair…very different from mine, so I have a hard time managing it. Even when I brush it multiple times a day and try using specialty conditioners and hair oils, her hair still gets knots so easily. I currently use the Knot Genie and love it. It is similar in concept and style to the Tangle Teezer shown in the YouTube video. I like how it works, but my daughter still doesn’t like getting her hair brushed with it. I was hoping the Michel Mercier brush, with it’s multitude of different bristle lengths, would work better than my current brush which only has two bristle lengths, but it looks like it’s an expensive gamble as to whether or not it will work.

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RLG August 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I have seen a lot of ads with these types of brushes and are wondering if they really do work. My daughter has extremely long thick hair. It takes her over an hour to brush through the hair, then try to blow dry it. She complains everyday that it hurts her head to brush through it. I will definitely buy the brush just to see if it works on her hair. I really hope it does because just for her to do her hair takes hours each day.

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Jennifer February 8, 2014 at 11:58 pm

I have a lot of fine, long, wavy white girl hair that used to stay knotted up. When I was little I cried everytime someone brushed my hair and only certain people were allowed to brush my hair. I would go all day without getting my hair brushed if someone wasn’t around that could brush my hair and people were scared to brush my hair because of how tangled it would get and how much it hurt me.

Now I’ve learned a lot about my hair and how to minimize the pain. The biggest thing is to condition, condition, condition. I don’t wash my hair everyday. I usually wash it every other day to every 2 days depending on if I have been sweating or if it looks and feels greasy. This keeps the natural oils from being stripped from my hair. When I do wash my hair I wash in warm water, not hot, and leave the shampoo in for a few minutes while I wash up. This is suppose to open up the follicles and the hair to allow the conditioner to penetrate. I don’t know if that’s true or not. Then I leave my conditioner in for about 10 minutes while I shave and rinse with cool water. I have a wide space hard plastic bristled vent brush with the balls on the end of the bristles that I run through my hair after I put the conditioner in. It slides right through. When I get out of the shower I use a towel hair wrap and leave it in for as long as I can. Before I brush it I spray in a thick leave in conditioner. Then I use a cushion brush with hard plastic bristles with the balls on the end to brush through my hair. I start at the bottom and work my way up. In the past I have taken a small bit of regular conditioner and rubbed it in the bottom of my hair. It helps with the tangles and keeps my hair from frizzing out when it dries. Randomly I use a deep treatment conditioner. I really like Aussie’s 3 minute miracle treatment. If I’m going to be using heat on it I use a heat protecting spray and more conditioner to help keep it moisturized. I rarely ever blow dry my hair but I love straightening it. I also change out my shampoos and conditioners every few weeks or so or when I feel like my hair isn’t dry & frizzy beyond the norm. Lastly, a routine hair trim always helps. It helps remove the split ends that cause a lot of tangles and the stimulation to your head helps release natural oils. I know this isn’t the answer for everyone’s problems but this has helped a lot of people. If I have been using a cheap shampoo and conditioner or haven’t changed them out recently it becomes a pain again to brush my hair and I know what to do to fix it. If I maintain this regimine I have very few tangles in my hair. Also, I pull my hair back if I know I’m going to be doing something that will cause it to tangle. If it’s dry when it tangles I spray some lightweight conditioner on it and start brushing from the very bottom and work my way up.

For me, a brush has never made any difference in my hair. Actually, many wont go through my hair! I can’t say this wouldn’t work but I would get a cheap one at the local store to try before spending this much money.

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