As a little girl, I always had horribly snarly and tangled hair, ALL the time! It was horrid to get my hair brushed and I dreaded it every day. I have been fairly lucky with Merasia not having too terrible of hair to brush. It doesn't get tangled too often, but it is getting longer and thicker, so there are more instances now that it's not so easy to brush out, especially after she gets out of the bath at times.
I was asked to review a Knot Genie hair brush, and I was excited to try this out for Merasia's occasionally tangled hair days!
From their website:
"The magic trick behind the Knot 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 gently 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."
I really liked the sleek style and feel of this brush when I first got it and checked it out. It's shaped like a cloud, and fits all hands easily. Sometimes this shape does make it a little more difficult to hold, or get used to at least, but once you get past that, it is very easy and feels natural to hold and use.
I tried this brush for the first time in Merasia's hair after she had a bath one night. This was her hair before we brushed it:
And this was after using the Knot Genie to brush her hair:
Nice, straight, and smooth. :)
Just to get the best idea possible of this hair brush and it's good use, I wanted to try it out on my own hair. My hair gets tangled at times after taking a shower or even just when it's dry. I have to say though, when I tried it out, I was really turned off from how much the bristles hurt my scalp. I like that they are all different lengths and that is the "trick" of the Knot Genie, but it really hurt my scalp while I used it, so I sure hope that is not the case for Merasia. Ever since then, I am very careful when using it for her hair, so as not to hurt her scalp, and of course I think she would tell me if it did hurt, but I'm still very careful.
There have been quite a few times where I did not think the Knot Genie worked well for her hair. Her hair is pretty thick though, so that can contribute to the Knot Genie not working as well as it might in thinner or shorter hair.
The bottom line though, is it DOES work and do what it says it does, but it's all a matter of personal preference. We still use this brush in our home regularly, I just wish the bristles didn't hurt your scalp and when Merasia's hair is really, really tangled, I wish it worked better in getting through the tangles without pulling her hair.
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