Thursday, November 4, 2010

Knot Genie Review and Giveaway

When I started this blog I wanted to share with you all the great products out there that you may not have heard of that would make your lives simpler, especially ideas created by other mamas! That is why I was SO excited when Knot Genie contacted me to do a review on their detangling brush.
I have a sensitive scalp and have hated having the tangles combed out of my hair since I was a kid. If only my mom had owned a Knot Genie brush! As their site explains "the Knot Genie™ Detangling Brush was created for every mom that has endured the foot stomping and screaming matches that come with brushing their child's hair." This product was designed by a mom of three girls who "created the brush for all of us moms who DREAD THE DRAMA of bath and shower time."

I tried the brush on myself first. I love taking long relaxing showers, but afterward have to dedicate some serious time to brushing out my long, wavy hair.
Layers of tangles



I can run my hands through my hair!


After the Knot Genie - soft & smooth!
I know that using a regular brush can just tear through it and leave damage, but a wide tooth comb seemed to take forever. I now have the perfect tool, the Knot Genie quickly and easily gets through each layer of my hair without causing any breakage. I know I probably sound like an enthusiastic infomercial right now, but I really do love this brush!
I love how it fits right into the  palm of your hand, it is very comfortable and easy to use. My hair is so smooth and soft when I am done brushing. It is also great for creating a smooth ponytail without leaving the lines from the brush as you pull it back.




I tried it on the boys since Baby Lu's hair isn't quite long enough. They had gone to bed with their hair still a little wet and woke up with these tangled nests on top of their heads. It is usually a battle to get a comb through even just this little bit of hair. The response to the Knot Genie..."are you done already, can you comb it some more?!" Then little brother told big bro to come quick and try the new brush. I asked what it felt like and big bro said "it feels like someone is just rubbing my hair with a towel, I like it." I asked my eight year old what made this brush different and he answered "because of the bristles that are different lengths and they sway with your hair." This morning as they were getting ready for school they were frantically looking for their brush and fighting over who got to use it first!


Before - a messy nest
After the Knot Genie
I really don't have anything negative to say about it, believe me I tried to find something! This brush definitely makes this Mama smile and I highly recommend it. They are available at www.knotgenie.com for purchase and come in four fun colors! I love mine in Poof of Purple. They are also available in Blue Cloud, Genie Smoke, and Fairy Pink.

From now until June 2011 two dollars from every brush sold will got to Locks of Love! End the hair brushing battle at your house and a donation will be made to help underprivileged children who are suffering diseases that cause hair loss receive a hairpiece. Everyone wins!

Knot Genie has generously donated three brushes for a giveaway! THREE WINNERS will each receive their very own Detangling Brush in the Blue Cloud color!

Mandatory (one comment):
1. To win you must be a follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect (right sidebar)
2. Visit www.knotgenie.com and comment below this post telling me something you learned and/or your favorite feature of the brush.
3. Leave a valid email address.

Extra Entries (leave comment for each completed):
Become a fan of Makes Mama Smile on Facebook
Become a fan of Knot Genie on Facebook
2 entries - Share this giveaway on Facebook (tag MMS and Knot Genie)
Follow Makes Mama Smile on Networked Blogs (left sidebar)
Follow Makes Mama Smile on Twitter
2 entries - Blog about this giveaway and share link



Giveaway ends Friday November 19, 2010 at 10:00  p.m. (MST)
Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

*This giveaway is open to USA residents ONLY.
Must be 18 years old or older to win.*
Thank you to Knot Genie for sponsoring this review and giveaway!

59 comments :

  1. I learned it has different lengths of bristles and that is what helps it work. Sounds pretty exciting actually.

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  2. I learned that it doesn't leave lines in the hair when doing a ponytail!!! Yipee!! That is always a major problem when doing my little girl's hair. I brush and re-brush forever trying to eliminate those pesky lines! I'm looking forward to trying this one out!!!

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  3. Hello there! Thanks for the introducing the Knot Genie to me : ) I learned that using a little conditioner before you brush will make it an easier process AND that the better conditioned your hair is, the easier it is, so maybe try NOT using shampoo every day but use conditioner to "wash" your hair! : )

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  4. Already a fan of yours, in life and on FB : )

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  5. Shared on FB : ) Wow...look at me go!!!

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  6. I love on the sight where they say "Curly hair: Everyone wants it (unless you have it)". Too true! But I don't know if I can cut down on shampoo on really hot days!
    And a new follower.
    auntietina21 AT hotmail.com

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  7. i am a follower with google connect of ur blog :)
    heather wilbanks
    lhsguarddiva@yahoo.com

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  8. i visited the site and learned only to use shampoo and few times a week and conditioner the other days :)

    heather wilbanks
    lhsguarddiva@yahoo.com

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  9. ima fan of makes mama smile on fb

    heather wilbanks
    lhsguarddiva@yahoo.com

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  10. fan of knot genie on fb

    heather wilbanks
    lhsguarddiva@yahoo.com

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  11. i follow makes mama smile on twitter
    (landonsmommyo9)

    heather wilbanks
    lhsguarddiva@yahoo.com

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  12. Im a follower of your blog!
    I learned $2.00 from every brush sold goes to the locks for love program ;)
    lzamudio02 at hotmail dot com

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  13. I Became a fan of Knot Genie on Facebook

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  14. Here is a link! I facebooked about the giveaway & tagged you both!
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=169154676437482&id=754506066

    lzamudio02 at hotmail dot com

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  15. Do I leave 2 seperate comments for facebooking about the giveaway

    Entry #2.
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=169154676437482&id=754506066

    lzamudio02 at hotmail dot com

    If not just delet the comment ;)

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  16. I Follow Makes Mama Smile on Networked Blogs

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  17. I'm always looking for ways to brush my daughter's hair without her tearing up from the tangles!

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  18. I followed you on Google. I too have super thick hair that takes forever to brush out. Would love to see how this could help!
    grandvalleykids@hotmail.com

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  19. Oh I SO need this brush! I have a three year old with long hair and I'm ready to chop it! lol! I learned that this brush doesn't break the hair when it's brushing it so there is less damage. I would like to give it a try!

    awilmeri@hotmail.com

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  20. I like makes momma smile on facebook!

    awilmeri@hotmail.com

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  21. I like the knot genie on facebook.

    awilmeri@hotmail.com

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  22. I follow you!

    I learned that it helps prevent split ends! My daughter has WILD hair and this might be perfect for her!

    Ianandmelody924 at yahoo dot com

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  23. I am a follower... very cool that it will help with split ends!!

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  24. Boy, if my mother only had this when I was young. Glad to see that it worked. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I'm a new follower!

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  25. Boy do I wish I'd had one of these when my daughter was young! It would have eliminated a lot of trouble! Maybe I should get her one even though she is grown!

    Love this site. I will definitely be back!

    Now following you back.

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  26. i learned that it "handles like a dream"

    tessyfishburn@hotmail.com

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  27. I *heart* that for every brush sold, 2 dollars will be donated to Locks od Love

    I am your newest gfc follower

    lilsmurfette_03@yahoo.com

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  28. Following you via Twitter @vileramblings

    lilsmurfette_03@yahoo.com

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  29. I like that it is less stressful on the hair, therefore reducing breakage and split-ends!

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  30. i love that $2 is donated to locks of love from every brush! we will seriously need this if my daughter's hair turns out anything like mine...thick and super tangly minutes after brushing.

    bobbie @ marshallpublib.org
    http://libraryladybobbie@blogspot.com

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  31. I learned the shape is meant to feel more nature and is left hand friendly...and that's great cuz im a south paw! Im also a follower!
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  32. Im a fan of Makes Momma Smile on Facebook (Marlowe Raye)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  33. Im a fan of Knot Genie on Facebook (Marlowe Raye)
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  34. Mandatory: I am a GFC follower, and I learned the with the Knot Genie, its lack of stress leaves the hair cuticle healthy. Also, never brush curly hair when it is dry.
    This brush is a miracle! Im so glad u did this review/giveaway because I didn't know of this product. My 3 y.o. daughter has long hair that every morning is a huge nest of mess! She cries and whines everytime I have to brush out her hair, so I am PRAYING that I win this to try out! I also have long hair, so I'd use it too. Thanks for the chance!!

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  35. I LIKE Make Mama Smile on facebook

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  36. I LIKE Knot Genie on facebook

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  37. I follow on networked blogs

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  38. i follow u on twitter

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  39. I follow in GFC, email in profile.
    I like that the brush bends with brushing to protect the follicle.

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  40. I shared the giveaway and tagged u both on facebook 1

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  41. I shared the giveaway and tagged u both on facebook 2

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  42. I love that it seems like the perfect product to keep my long wavy hair detangled without breaking it.
    Follow you on GFC.
    rksteg at gmail dot com

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  43. Follow you on Twitter (rksteg).
    rksteg at gmail dot com

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  44. Follow you on Networked Blogs (Rebekka K.S.)
    rksteg at gmail dot com

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  45. follow GFC

    Surprised it doesn't leave the lines. How Awesome!

    ocdcl@mail.com

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  46. The brush is so gentle and is shaped like a cloud for leftys and rightys to use :)

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  47. I like Knot Genie Detangling Brush on facebook :)

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  48. I follow you on twitter noweesmom

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