A Tangled Tale Unraveled: A Knot Genie Review

OK, y’all, here’s where things get real.  Here’s where I tell all, like you’ve heard bloggers sometimes do.  Here’s where I admit one of my deepest failures as a mother.  Read on . . .
I have written before about  Lorelei’s legendary tangles.  This problem recently reached critical mass, as she was becoming more and more resistant to our (mine and Emily’s) attempts to brush her hair, and we responded by avoiding the battle and the tears as long as possible.
When you send your kid out to school every day, you have to stay on top of the tangles.  When you don’t (Lorelei is homeschooled), let’s just say sometimes you let things go on a little too long.Hair 4
That’s why I was so excited when I got the opportunity to test a Knot Genie detangling brush.

Knot Genie Detangling Brush – Image from Amazon.com

Lorelei had actually been urging me to try a detangling brush for awhile, but remembering my own childhood experience with an electric detangler that got STUCK IN MY HAIR, I was reluctant.
But this brush was free–or at least paid for only with my time for testing it and writing this post to give my honest opinion.  So we had nothing to lose.  Except the tangles!
We had been winding up Lorelei’s hair into a bun to hide the worst of the mess.  I think it was well past the point of fooling anyone.
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After we took it down it didn’t look much different; the resulting mess resembled nothing so much as a giant dreadlock.
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I even googled “dreadlock removal” hoping in vain for some easy method, to no avail, so after thoroughly shampooing and conditioning, the Knot Genie it was.
I don’t fault the Knot Genie for not being able to detangle Lorelei’s hair.  No hairbrush could do the job alone.  We had to pull out the scissors.
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But as I freed lock after lock, Lorelei was able to do all the detangling of the remaining strands herself.  When I brushed her hair, she said it didn’t hurt.  I thought the sharp bristles might be painful (there are no little balls on the ends of them) but she says they are not.
Before the Great Hair Massacre, we had to braid her hair every night to avoid painful tangles in the morning.  Last night we left her hair down and this morning she brushed it with no pain at all!   And she brushed it herself.  (Yes, I know she is 10 years old and of course she ought to have been brushing it herself long ago.  But she is the baby and she takes full advantage of that.)
We washed it later in the day and brushed it while wet.  Comments from Lorelei: “It glides right through! I like the way it feels!”
We let it dry naturally, and it looked like this:
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After approximately 30 seconds with the Knot Genie (I kid you not!) it looked like this:
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I’d call that a win.  Lorelei also likes the bright color and thinks the brush is fun. That means she will use it!
How would you like to get to use it too?
That’s right, Knot Genie is going to give one of my readers their very own Knot Genie detangling bursh, a 19.99 value!
Click here to enter the giveaway!
And when you finish come back to the blog because . . .
Some of my friends are also hosting a Knot Genie giveaway. Enter for more chances to win at these blogs:

Planning Playtime

Our Daily Craft

Adventures of a Frugal Mom

Sand and Snow… and Everywhere in Between

Our House Now a Home

Knock-it-off Crafts

Mommytime 365

Sensitive Mommy

Carrie Ann Tripp

Breastfeeding Needs

The Mommy Rundown

UPDATE:  We have a winner!  Lizzie L. will soon be the proud new owner of a Knot Genie detangling brush!  Thank you to all who entered.

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