For the longest time, I’ve been hearing about the beast of a comb, the Ouidad Double Detangler. It’s always been intriguing to me, but I didn’t want to spend the money on a new comb when my Mason Pearson Rake Comb was completely fine. But when my Mason Pearson Rake Comb finally lost the battle to my thick mane, I decided it was a great time to try out the Ouidad Double Detangler. After all, I can buy this comb locally at Ulta or Sephora, while I have to order my other seamless combs. Instant gratification? Sign me up. I’ve now been using this comb for a month, and have several thoughts about it that I wanted to share in case you were considering trying it out.
First, it’s definitely not a cheap comb. At $26 a pop, the Ouidad Double Detangler isn’t something that you’d buy for the heck of it and leave it sitting in your cabinet (like I did with the three $2 picks I bought, haha). Is it worth the price, in my opinion? I’m kind of on the fence. The innovative design is like nothing I’d ever seen before on a comb, and it’s definitely sturdy, but…seams. I fail to understand why Ouidad would make this nifty comb but not make it seamless — they’re curly hair experts! But then again, making the mold seamless might have jacked up the price of this hair tool even more. I don’t know why it’s not seamless, but if it were seamless — man, I’d be shouting this combs praises from my shower on a weekly basis.
In terms of performance–it’s that good! Some people have complained about the weight of the comb, but…they need to get in the gym if they think this comb is THAT heavy (kidding…kinda). It’s weightier than a regular comb, but certainly nothing that would make your arm sore. Doing a twist-out is much worse. Also, I’ve read that the added weight supposedly helps guide the comb through your hair without much force. And that’s pretty much what it does — the comb does an amazing job of gliding through your hair without a ton of tugging, and I notice that MUCH less hair comes out using this tool. I’m talking like…less than ten strands of hair per section (I detangle in five sections) and yielding a super small ball of hair when I’m done.
Sometimes, if I hadn’t slept on my hair properly and detangled using my Mason Pearson Rake Comb, I would be surprised to see I still had hair after getting tennis ball sized hair balls. Check out this quick video of me detangling with the Ouidad Double Detangler — easy peasy. And this is done on hair that I slept on cotton pillowcases all weekend (I know, I’m glad my hair forgave me.) and with Curl Junkie Daily Fix in my hair, it wasn’t even a super thick and slippy conditioner.
Even still, with so many great things about the Ouidad Double Detangler, I’m still skeptical about the seams. Hopefully the seams aren’t that sharp because they are very faint on the teeth and with conditioner the friction will be minimized. But I’m definitely going to monitor my shed hairs and ends for split ends and mid-shaft splits. A short and easy detangling session definitely isn’t worth affect the overall health of my hair.
Have you tried the Ouidad Double Detangler? What did you think?