The brush is convenient in size but not so great at untangling knots in my hair. Yes, it's a great size to put in a medium size purse or to use for travels, but I don't like it enough use it every day. I think it's a brush you can use to tidy up after you use a much fuller brush to do the basics. FYI: I have long, really thick hair. Perhaps this brush might be better for shorter hair?