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?



Elle is the edi­tor and cre­ative direc­tor of the YouTube chan­nel and blog, Quest for the Per­fect Curl at Her chan­nel focus­es on nat­u­ral hair, beau­ty, and fit­ness. She loves prod­ucts that smell like dessert, yoga, and glit­ter. Fol­low her @qftpc.

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11 Comments on "[Review] I Tried It: The Ouidad Double Detangler"

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Anna M. Stern

i found this Dou­ble Detan­gler for $16 bucks. Got the order no issues. pro­duct looks legit. here is the link


I regret buy­ing this comb I rarely use it because its so heavy and I can lit­er­al­ly hear my hair pop­ping and rip­ping


Don’t get that comb! I admit it’s a great for detan­gling but the bristles on this comb just break off after awhile.


It essen­tial­ly looks a blow dry­er comb attach­ment. If you already have one it could replace buy­ing a $26 comb.


I absolute­ly love this comb; I have had it for years.

I’ve had this comb for sev­er­al years & love it. I use it in con­junc­tion with the Her­cules Sage­man rake , which is my favorite, & some­times my Tan­gle Teez­er. It’s a big comb but I don’t think it’s heavy; heav­ier than oth­er combs yes, but not a prob­lem, in fact the weight aids in detan­gling ;but then again I’ve played piano since child­hood & that gives you strong hands. Many peo­ple prefer the Den­man but that’s The Comb from Hell on my fine 4ab hair. I have one in PERMANENT retire­ment. I call it The Rip­per or The Shred­der;… Read more »
Kara Rhem

I just final­ly picked up a Den­man brush now here’s some­thing else for me to lust after lol. I have a detan­gler comb from Avon but this one looks inter­est­ing.

I just LOVE this comb! I got mine from the US in 2010 (from Sephora, I think it was the same price then too so kudos to them for not inflat­ing the price) and it’s still my num­ber one, I do cau­tion about the weight (if only because it’s unusu­al for a human hair comb to be that heavy) but it doesn’t neg­a­tive­ly impact per­for­mance and it doesn’t rip my hair out even though it isn’t seam­less. I use mine every few months though I gen­er­al­ly fin­ger-detan­gle because I have super­nat­u­ral­ly high den­si­ty hair that still makes me para­noid about… Read more »

Hmmm… very inter­est­ing. I think I’ll wait until your sec­ond install­ment on how it went before I get one. =)


So extra…for what?