I was a bit leary about this brush given the reviews, but after using it I must say this is the best brush I've ever had! It's so gentle on your head, and it really helps with getting out tangles smoothly with less pulling. I don't need detangler every time I shower with this brush, which is awesome as I have long curly hair. My daughter also doesn't want me to brush her hair with her brush anymore. She says this one is more gentle.