Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Meet your mane’s first mate.

By Maddy Zollo

From measuring nautical miles per hour to tying a figure eight or half hitch, knots of all kinds are an integral part of boating. The one category of knots we try to avoid on the water? The ones in our hair. Even with a trusty hair tie or a cute hat, tangles happen to the best of us. Luckily, there’s a quick fix for even the biggest strand SOS: The Tangle Teezer.

The pocket-sized brush is small, but mighty. It has two tiers of bristles—the long teeth detangle, the short ones smooth the cuticle—so it’s designed to work its way through even the gnarliest snags without damaging hair. As someone who is tangle-prone and has very little patience when it comes to brushing out knots, I can vouch this styler has changed my life for the better. It’s just so darn effective and easy to use. Not to mention, it makes combing through wet strands a breeze and it’s ideal for back brushing, the simplest way to give locks a voluminous lift once you’re back on dry land.

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The Tangle Teezer also has a protective cover (so you don’t need to worry about sand or anything else getting into the teeth), and it comes in 22 fun prints and colors, our favorite being the playful pink flamingo pattern. Plus, its petite size takes up little to no room in your go-to boat tote or beach bag, so you can bring it anywhere, no matter if you’re on a kayak or a chartered schooner.

Bye, bye boat hair!

Buy It! Tangle Teezer Compact Styler, $16, tangleteezer.com