Have you tried The Wet Brush yet? It's incredible for blasting through tangles!
The Wet brush - medium size
The Wet Brush Wet Brush Sorbet
Wet Brush-Pastel Green - The Wet Brush - DETANGLE
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The Wet Brush ... I have NO idea how I made it so long without knowing about this brush, it's literally a miracle and a life save if you have long hair that gets tangled and knotty when wet!
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Wet Brush Paddle Brush Assorted Colors
The Wet Brush Detangle Hair Brush, Pastel Collection (Sky Blue) -- Check out the image by visiting the link.
"This allows you to brush wet hair without breakage because the teeth are soft. If there's a tangle, the brush doesn't snap the hair; it goes right through it."