I don't know about you, but brushing my daughter's hair can be a nightmare. She's lucky that her hair is straight and fine, or else I think we'd be in for an apocalypse each time. She screams and cries"OUCH!" through every knot which sends my stress levels through the roof, and then having to pin her down just agitates me even further. Just. Sit. STILL!
Just like many other products, I had heard of the Knot Genie before. I think I had initially seen it advertised on TV and thought it was a crock of sh..., but it did stir the curious side of me. It's hard to believe something is as good as advertised, and then having to buy it to test it out first always makes me a little hesitant. That could be good money that I've just tossed down the drain. I contacted Knot Genie several months ago to inquire about reviewing their Detangling Brush. One of the great things about my job is that I get to test out a product in exchange for my opinion. I have a lot of opinions, so this is perfect for me. Anyway, I've been waiting since April to get this product in, and I have to say it was worth the wait!
"The magic trick behind the Knote Genie is one we are happy to reveal. It all has to do with the different lengths of teeth on the brush. When brushing, they bend just right, to chently untangle the hair. And because of this lack of stress, the hair's cuticle stays unharmed... revealing the smoothest, shiniest hair you've ever seen. Voila!" ~ Knot Genie
Knot Genie sent me their Puff of Purple full-size Knot Genie Detangling Brush. The larger size is great for adults, but they do make a Teeny-Genie for children to use. It may be slightly big for people with smaller hands, but it was just right for me. The cloud shape of the Knot Genie allows for easy handling, and fits wonderfully in the palm of your hand. It kind of reminds me of the shape of a computer mouse. It is very lightweight. I expected it to be significantly heavier, and I think that's something I would have preferred in general. I like a little substance to my brushes. However, this does not detract in the slightest from the actual functionality of the brush. In fact, it truly worked like a dream on both dry and wet hair!
Now, does that look like a child who is having a fit?! The Knot Genie's combing teeth are very soft and easily bend. I tried the brush on myself, and since I'm used to putting some force into brushing my hair, I found the teeth a little uncomfortable at first. It didn't take long for me to figure out that even the gentlest of brushing motions actually detangle the hair and this keeps the teeth from pushing too hard against the scalp. It may take additional brush strokes to remove the knots fully, however it is considerably less painful, and the tugging is minimal.
Usually when I brush my hair I lose a LOT. I have to clean out my brush each time I use it, and the massive amount of hair I pull out is rather distressing. When I tried the Knot Genie on my hair it was still semi-wet and hadn't been brushed for almost 48 hours. (Give me a break. To save time I generally just put my hair up right out of the shower.) I found the best trick was not to go after all of the hair at once, but separate small portions while brushing and work through those first. By the time I was done, I counted 3 hairs in the brush. I'm sure that's not a usual result, however I was extremely happy. Even the second time I used it, there were considerably less pulled out hairs when I was done. As a side thought I wondered what it might be like to have this product with an actual brush handle. My hair is very long, and it's a little harder to brush the back of my head because of the length. Needless to say I cannot express how impressed I am with the overall function of the Knot Genie. I don't dread brushing my hair or my daughter's hair anymore. She still doesn't exactly enjoy having her hair brushed, but she at least tolerates it and no longer sounds like a banshee!
Make sure you find Knot Genie on Facebook and Twitter! Knot Genie has offered a Puff of Purple Knot Genie for a giveaway! Giveaway is open to legal residents of the USA who are 18+. The giveaway will run for approximately one week, and readers will be able to enter [HERE] during the time that it is live.
* I received a product for free in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.
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