brush to replace all brushes.
(What can I say? I have two daughters. Their favorite colors are pink and purple. Most of these have a matching companion in the other color.)
My firstborn is very tender.
Tender-hearted? Most definitely.
Tender-headed? Oh my. That doesn't even scratch the surface.
It's an inherited trait, you know. Thanks Aunt Katy. ;)
For almost six years now (because in all honesty, none of my children have hair you'd consider brushing until at least age two) each day of brushing Hadleigh's thick and naturally wavy hair has been a lesson in patience and gentleness...an event always bringing wailing tears and frustration (on both parts). She'd be happy to never brush her hair again. Sometimes I agree with her.
So I was ever-so-doubtful when I read the claims on the box of the Knot Genie I discovered at my grocery store (of all places) this past week. And they're not cheap for something that might not work on your tender-headed daughter...$19.99. But I decided twenty dollars wasn't much if it worked.
Welcome home, Knot Genie.
After first brushing Madeleine's whispy-thin hair, Hadleigh let me attempt to brush hers. They had been outside playing in the sprinkler...wet hair was a great test of the new wonder product. I began hesitantly...but there were no wails. No tears. Just a few reminders to brush slowly.
And when we were done, she was smiling. I was smiling. And her hair? Smooth. Straight. Shining.
That night as I tucked her in, she told me it was the "bestest surprise ever". Well, how about that?
Here's a view from the side. It's a bit hard to tell from the picture, but the bottom of the bristles form a gentle curve to mimic the curve of the head. There are two sets of bristles that alternate across the entire brush...one short and one long. The long bristles bend easily to keep from getting stuck in tangles and pulling the hair, but the short bristles make quick work of finishing the tangle off.
I will say that the bristles can hurt if brushed too hard or fast...or if they come into contact with skin...so be careful. The website recommends apply counter pressure to untangle by brushing the hair over your hand...this will also protect sensitive necks and backs!
It fits comfortably in your hand...though it takes a bit of practice to use it while styling hair...I still prefer that silver and grey brush up top for fixing a ponytail...but I'll always use this one first to combat the tangles...and the tears!
They are available in pink, purple, green, and blue...though pink was my only option at the store.
So tell me, are you or your little girl tender-headed?
If so, you just might want to bring one of these home!