I received my Tangle Teezer about 2 weeks ago. I've used it once on myself to detangle after clarifying and deep conditioning. My hair was soaking wet with no product for detangling. At first I was hesitant to use this brush without a detangling product, but it was a breeze. I was able to detangle my entire head in about 5-10 minutes. It usually takes approximately 20 minutes. The best part is, I experienced absolutely no breakage. I was quite impressed.
I've also been using the Tangle Teezer on my son's hair. The first time I used it on him was to dry detangle before I washed his hair. His hair is generally fairly easy to comb through, whether it was dry,wet, or damp, but this time it was completely effortless and took practically no time at all. I did notice one downside to dry detangling...there were a few broken hairs, but not enough to be completely distraught about.
The next time I used it on his hair, I dampened it a little with a few spritzes of water. It was still very easy to use and an added bonus...no broken hairs. So for now on, I'll be sure that his hair is at least damp when I use the Tangle Teezer.
So far, I can say that I'm in love with the Tangle Teezer. I will be taking Curly Nikki's advice to not use excessively and keep a check on my son's ends as well as mine because we both have thin strands of hair and it seems that a few thinned haired people have expressed adverse effects from using the Tangle Teezer.
The next time I use it on my self I'll be sure to do a video.