This Felicia Leatherwood Brush Gently Detangled My 4c Natural Hair

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Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

Byrdie / Bianca Lambert

What We Like
  • Sturdy yet flexible

  • Detangles without snagging

  • Bends and moves with the hair

  • Budget-friendly

What We Don’t Like
  • Nothing

If you struggle with detangling your hair, I absolutely recommend adding Felicia Leatherwood's Detangling Brush to your routine. It's chic, well-designed, and also made with coily textures in mind.


Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

Byrdie / Bianca Lambert

We put the Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review. 

If you have natural hair, the word detangling probably sends you into a moment of self-reflection coupled with a heavy sigh. I get it. My type 4 hair has long been a challenge. However, my relationship with my hair has slowly transformed as I've learned to love and accept it in all of its kinky glory (shrinkage included). Much of this love came from my time learning from DevaCurl-trained stylists. I have held on to every word of their advice since, which means using no hair tools, including brushes and combs. 

So when I was introduced to the Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush, I instantly thought, no, this isn't what I learned from the stylists that have helped me better manage my hair. But like most curlies in the world, I am always down to try something new that will make my wash days more manageable—and when I say wash days, I mean detangling days.

Here's how my experiences with the coveted brush went. Keep scrolling for all the details.

Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

Best for: Natural, curly, thick, and 4c hair

Uses: Detangling hair

Price: Approximately $18

About the brand: The Detangler Brush was developed by natural hair expert and celebrity hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood.

About My Hair: 4b/c, dense, and prone to dryness

I have learned so much about my type 4 hair by trial and error. However, the best information came from working with curly pros that showed me how to properly detangle my thick, coily curls without snapping or snagging my hair in the process. For me, detangling my hair is the longest part of my wash day, and everything else in between is a breeze in comparison. 

The Feel: Sturdy yet flexible 

If you grew up in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, you know that the hair tools of that era were unforgiving. When a brush or comb raked through your hair, your entire head went with it. And if you were tender-headed, I'm apologizing to you for all you endured each time it was time to sit down and get your hair done.

At first glance, this brush is nothing like the tools I remember. The major difference I noticed was the widely spaced flexi-bristles. However, I'd be lying if I said seeing a brush didn't take me back to my grade school years where I dreaded getting my hair done. 

The Results: Smooths tangles without tugging or breaking the hair

As someone who typically follows the curly girl method, which means using no combs or brushes, I was leery of using a brush to detangle my wet curls. However, once I started to detangle section by section, I quickly realized I'd been missing out on a hair tool that would make my wash days easier. I love being able to alternate between using my fingers and my brush when I'm caring for my hair because it truly makes my wash days easier.

I love the brush because it doesn't tug or pull at my hair.

I love the brush because it doesn't tug or pull at my hair. After all, the brush is designed to move as the hair moves. I rarely lose a lot of hair when I detangle with my fingers, and the same was true when using this brush. 

Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

Byrdie / Bianca Lambert

The Value: Worth every penny

If you can't tell by the rest of my review, I love this brush. For under $20, having a tool on hand that can detangle hair easily is worth every penny to me. It's well-designed and made with coily textures in mind, so you don't have to worry about bristles snapping off after a few uses. This brush is here to stay and designed to be used long-term.

Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush

Byrdie / Bianca Lambert

Similar Products: One other option

Pattern Beauty Shower Brush ($17): If you're looking for a brush that is great for detangling and styling curly and coily hair, this brush does just that. 

Final Verdict

If detangling is your biggest hurdle when washing your hair, I highly suggest adding the Felicia Leatherwood Detangling Brush to your haircare routine. The key to using this brush is to take as much time and care as you would if you were detangling with your fingers—you'll be asking yourself why you didn't purchase this brush sooner. 


  • Product Name Detangler Brush
  • Product Brand Felicia Leatherwood
  • Price $18.00
  • Color Black, red, blue, yellow, purple

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