The Knot Genie – Review and Giveaway (US 18+)

If you have a daughter then you will understand the frustration that comes along with trying to brush her hair.  The “ow!” “you’re hurting me,” and the crying that goes along with it.  Especially for those who have daughters with long thick hair.  My daughter was no exception.  I even resorted to cutting her hair to just above her shoulders to hopefully help ease some of the struggle with combing her hair.  It didn’t really do much except give us less to comb.

Then I got the Knot Genie.  At first I was kind of skeptical.  It was just an oddly shaped plastic brush.  How could this thing really help remove knots, and the aches and pains that went along with combing them out?  My daughter (who is 2) was thrilled to get it though.  She got a package in the mail that was just for her and she couldn’t wait to use it!

The first time I tried it was right after my daughter got out of the bath.  Her hair was wet when we tried the Knot Genie.  The first experience did not go well.  I didn’t think it did a great job of removing the knots, and my daughter wasn’t too thrilled with me after a while.  She was thrilled about trying to use it herself, since it was hers after all, but the knots were just not coming out.  I was ready to give up on it (after just one try, I know, not very review worthy, lol).

About a week later I saw the same brush sitting at my daycare providers and I said, “Oh you have one of those too.”  She replied with, “Yes, isn’t it the best thing ever?!  The kids actually let me brush their hair now, and there is no whining or complaining!”

Now I was confused.  I didn’t really have this same result and got to thinking, maybe I was doing something wrong.  Ok, I was going to have to give it another try.   This time we waited until her hair was almost dry before we tested it out.  Wow! It worked like a dream.  It just glided through her hair, and she had a blast combing through her hair on her own!  Now she always asks to brush her own hair, which is amazing because previously I could barely get her to let me do anything at all with it.

Overall I think it works well, and the kids really seem to like it.  I would just suggest you don’t use it on wet hair (or maybe that was just me).

I was even able to capture a couple cute pictures!  I hope you enjoy them  🙂

(I had a video as well, but I think she was thrilled I was recording her so she was doing more playing around than brushing hair, lol)




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Disclosure:  The Mommy Bunch received a free product to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are strictly our own.


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23 thoughts on “The Knot Genie – Review and Giveaway (US 18+)

  • June 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    When brushing my daughter hair the brush broke on a knot she had in her hair! Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 3:23 am
    One time, our Son got into the baby powder and he had it everywhere, including in his hair. Even after washing his hair in the bathtub, I was still brushing powder out of his hair for a couple of days. I had to put a towel around his shoulders to brush his hair to keep the powder from getting on his clothes. He looked like he had one heck of a case of dandruff! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 9:05 am
    My daughter had long, curly hair. One day when I was brushing it I thought it was unusually knotty, when I investigated further, I found that she had gotten elmers colored glue in her hair. She ended up with shorter hair after that. Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 10:39 am
    When my daughter was little I told her she had a "Rat's nest" in her hair, and she thought there were really rats in her hair, so she ran running to her dad telling him to get the rats out. So funny. Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 11:51 am
    It's not really silly, but I sing a song and brush till we get to the end. Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    This would be nice to have when the grandkids are here. Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    My niece has such a sensitive head and such thick curly hair we have to distract her with the TV in order to brush her hair. One week she was so against getting her hair brushed that I had just had enough we let her go as is finally her hair was tangled and she didn't like it because she couldn't play with it as easily so she let me brush her hair. This is where I came in I had to help her mother get all those knots out conditioner and my wide tooth come worked great Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    my little niece when I was younger told me as I put her hair up in a pony tail, "you need some little girls" why? "so you can practice, you pull too hard." vmkids3 at msn dot com Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    My oldest daughter has enough hair for three people. When she was old enough to brush her own hair she didn't do a very thorough job. One day while trying to comb out knots.... I came across an under section that was such a rats nest that it had to be cut out!!! Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    My daughter thinks that her hair grows when she brushes it. So if she keeps brushing her hair over & over, it will end up as long as Rapunzel's. :) Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    I don't have a daughter but I broke the comb trying to brush my hair so many times. Reply
  • June 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    I brush my little Grand daughters hair everyday for school, she just has a fit, she has long blonde hair and does not want it brushed, so it usually just gets put up. Hope to win, so I can brush her beautiful hair. Reply
  • June 6, 2012 at 2:20 am
    my daughter starts saying ouch before you even touch her Reply
  • June 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    My daughter has waist long, naturally curly hair, that can be a nightmare to brush! The worst, is when she goes to the pool. The chlorine makes it insanely tangled! I would love to try this for her! =) Reply
  • June 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    when my daughter swims in a pool, we usually use suave untangling spray Reply
    • June 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm
      we have used that too, but it just didn't seem to help, lol Reply
  • June 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    my daughter hastangly hair like me... i might actually try this on me! lol Reply
  • June 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    i dont have any yet, my daughter just turned one and is a baldy Reply
  • June 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm
    I can't say I have a silly story.. I would love to win a knot genie!!! thanks Reply
  • June 12, 2012 at 3:04 am
    i accendtcally brushed a different way than normal and she said no i want to wear it down i thought o my and laughed Reply
  • June 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    No silly stories, but this would be perfect for the little girl I nanny for. She tosses and moves around so much in her sleep. Her hair is a mess when she wakes up! Reply
  • June 15, 2012 at 9:47 am
    my daughter is six. Just last week when i was bringing her to her dads house i asked her to brush her hair since she had just gotten out of the shower, she managed to tangle the brush in her hair. it took me a good 15 minutes trying to get it out. Reply
  • June 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    My little girl has thick and wavy hair she loves it long, but doesn't like to brush it cause it gets into tangles like crazy. I told her to take her pick either brush it or let me OR get it cut off. She choose to brush it :) which it still gets tangled way to easy Reply

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