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05 May, 2014

Review: Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush

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Today's post is dedicated to the subject of frustrating hair and a product that helps me deal with one of my many hair frustrations. Got hair frustrations yourself? Well then come commiserate with me.

Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush box

The product of the day is the Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush, which promises to vanquish knots and tangles on all hair types. But does it work? Keep reading to find out...

Before I show all the details of the brush, I guess I should describe my hair type. That seems relevant. My hair is medium-length and pretty fine, mostly straight (with random wavy sections here and there - such fun to style) and EXTREMELY prone to tangling. If I go to sleep with my hair loose I wake up with something an ex-boyfriend used to affectionately call "hair creature" - in other words, it has a life of its own and will form into a massive ball of knotted frizzy nastiness overnight if left untamed. And for whatever reason, there's this one chunk of hair on the right side of my head that ALWAYS knots up after I take a shower - I guess we should call that Hair Creature HQ.

I should also probably mention that most of my hair brushing is done right after I get out of the shower, so wet. I've been using the Crave Naturals brush for about a month now, but only wet/post-shower, so I can't really say how it performs on dry hair.

Enough chatter. This is what the brush looks like:

Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush

Does this count as kidney-shaped? I think it's kidney-shaped. The larger, round-ish portion of the brush is where the bristles are, and that narrow curved area is a handle. Considering that some detangling brushes don't even have a handle I welcome this feature, oddly-shaped as it may be.

The bristles. They are short and pointy (but not stabby) and free of little balls at the ends. I'm actually sort of glad there are no balls attached, because that means you can use this as a makeshift scalp scratcher - scritch scritch scritch ahhhhhh.

As I mentioned above, I have been using this brush for about a month so I've had an ample amount of time to test it. I would say that it gets out most of my post-shower tangles easily without causing a great deal of pain, but it does have some trouble with Hair Creature HQ. If I spritz on a tiny bit of detangler on that area it eases right through though, which is not the case with my normal hairbrush.

The bristles are on the short side, which was not a problem for my fine hair, but if you have very dense hair you will likely have to work in sections with this. Just saying. I suppose it's also worth mentioning that the brush handle is hollow, making it extremely lightweight. Personally I think that's a good thing if you need to spend some time working on your hair in sections.

Bottom line:
The Crave Naturals Glide Thru Brush was reasonably effective on my fine hair when used wet. I will continue using it because I think it performs better than a standard brush for detangling purposes. Folks with extremely long or thick hair may find that it requires extra effort.

Where to buy:
You can find this brush on Amazon, where it's currently on sale for $15.88. Make sure to scroll down to the "special offers" section as Crave Naturals has a few Amazon promotions running at the moment.

What do you think of the Crave Naturals Glide Thru Brush? Do you have a favorite brush or method for detangling?

Disclosure: The brush featured in this post was provided to me for review purposes, however the opinions expressed above are honest and my own. I did not receive any other form of compensation. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy.


  1. The short bristles would be a no-go for my really thick hair. The wet brush has done wonders for me!

  2. I agree, I adore my wet brush. Even with my curly hair!

  3. I have long hair and whenever I curl my hair, the underneath of the back of my hair becomes a rats nest! I def have to brush out my hair in sections when that happens. I've never seen a brush like this before.

  4. I have a nearly identical brush that's from Sally Beauty Supply. I originally had a Tangle Teezer but the bristles were too soft and wimpy and it wore out quickly. This one is definitely sturdier!

  5. Jens Ken LundstromMay 6, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    I need this brush!
    great item!

  6. I recently bought Macadamia Natural Oil's No-Tangle Brush to help deal with my daughter's crazily tangled fine hair, and loved it. I use it all the time for me too, and find it gives me a nice scalp massage. Got it on Amazon for $10 ( Its design looks mighty similar to this brush's design but is currently $5 less, which is nice.

  7. Yeah, I can definitely see that. The wet brush is on my wishlist!

  8. Oh yes, any sort of styling makes my hair freak out afterwards. It's a fun process.

  9. Ooh, interesting. I've never seen one like this before but I guess it's a "thing"!

  10. Definitely! Thanks for reading. :)

  11. Haha yes, I love its scalp massaging abilities!

  12. My hair is super fine and doesn't really get too snarly. This would be great though for a day at the beach. If I dunk my hair in the ocean, it definitely gets major tangled. Must check it out!

  13. Lisa @ Ameliorer la VieMay 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    I use the Denman Paddle brush, which works about 1000 times better than the other brush I was using. I wonder how it would compare the Crave Naturals detangling brush...I also suffer from getting tangles in my hair, which I swear have gotten worse ever since I got a Keratin treatment.

  14. I just got an argan oil treatment (different brand) to try as well! Here's hoping it helps.

  15. Oh yeah, it would definitely be great for the beach! There are no tiny holes to get filled with sand, haha.

  16. Ah really? Aren't keratin treatments supposed to HELP with that?

  17. Lisa @ Ameliorer la VieMay 8, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    That is what I thought, but it has gotten so much worse since I got one...Maybe I got a bad one?? I don't know, but I can't wait for it to grow out.