This is the most effective brush I've ever used. When I bought this (a holiday-themed version I caught on sale - score!), I thought it would be a useful little brush to travel with or throw in my purse just to tame my very long, straight, thick hair when I was on the go. It is INCREDIBLE. Whether my hair is long or short, wet or dry, this brush detangles and tames my locks without pulling out hairs or hurting my scalp. Just so phenomenal. I'm so glad I wound up with this little travel version because I take it everywhere with me!