KnotGenie actually lives up to its name! I recently received one free to use and then write a review. I wasn’t expecting anything much to come out of it, but I have very, very thick, long hair. Morning brushing is always painful, but I considered it part of the deal for wanting long hair. In truth, my hair still was tangled when I had short hair. I live by my great-grandmother’s adage of brushing your hair one hundred strokes a day and always have, but it seemed to do little to help my tangles. After a recent hoslpitalization that kept me in bed sleeping for days on end, I found myself finally better the day before release and needed to brush my hair. I had terrible knots and mats in it. We washed it with one of the hospital’s chemical type –no shampoo- things, wet it, and anything we could think of, but we just couldn’t get a brush or comb through it at all. My husband wound up cutting some of the knots out. I knew I never wanted that to happen again. Then a few weeks ago, this review request came through my email. I decided to go for it. What could I lose? Well, I received the Knot Genie in the mail and began using it. It looks similar to a clam shell with no handle. It is made with very light-weight plastic. A hard rubbery type plastic is used for the bristles that are of different sizes. Knot Genie claims that the different sizes and bendable bristles are the key to how the KnotGenie works so well. The rubbery plastic slides over the lip of the harder plastic side that is styled similar to the old clam-shell brushes of old. The brush is almost bigger than my hand, so it did make it a bit uncomfortable for me to grasp and hold on to it. I repeatedly dropped it on the floor as I tried to brush through the back of my hair. It would hit the linoleum floor with a clatter and come apart. It was easy to put back together, but dropping it was a bit annoying. Their web site does show two sizes. I got the silver regular size. I didn’t think I had small hands, but maybe I do. They have a Teeny size one, too, that seems a little smaller. I stopped using my regular brush the day I got the Knot Genie. I had used my regular brush about a week since last pulling all of the hair out of it that the brush pulls from my hair because it gets so tangled. Now, after using the Knot Genie for almost four weeks, I can see a real difference. It doesn’t hurt to brush my hair in the mornings. That is hard to prove, though. So, I took pictures of something that most of us don’t really want to see and never want to show others. I took pictures of both my brush and the Knot-Genie. If you get get past the fact that it is hair, a stranger’s hair, you should see what I mean. Remember, I had used my original brush for only about a week before it was overdue for a cleaning. I used the Knot-Genie for almost a month. During that time, I also used a rare weekend with nothing to do outside of the house to stay in bed, read, rest from an allergy attack, and just not brush my hair at all. I used the long, Columbus Day weekend, so I had Friday evening through Tuesday morning to go without brushing my hair at all. I even skipped my evening one hundred stroke brushing while watching TV ritual. Tuesday morning, I had plenty of tangles, but other than a few snags that came out fairly easily following the Knot-Genie’s instructions, I had an easy time brushing my hair that morning. Now, the proof is in the pudding, I hear, so brace yourself and take a look at these two pictures. You decide.
My original brushed which is overflowing with hair after a week from cleaning.
Knot Genie brush I used for 4 weeks with a lot less hair than my original.
Well, it seems pretty clear to me! I think Knot-Genie won the “Battle of the Brushes”! If you want to try one, the manufacturers are giving my readers a deal! The regular prices are $19.99 and $14.99 for the Teeny with both sizes coming in lots of colors. IF you use this link, you, my readers, get $4.00 off, so why not give it a try? Click here for a U. S. Family coupon for Knot Genie. After printing your coupon, go to Knot Geniehttp://www.knotgeniestore.com/Shop-Now_3 to pick up your brush that “magically gets rid of knots, not to mention complaining.”
I was given a free product to write this review, but the opinion here is entirely my own. I have not been compensated in any other way for this review.