Shark Tank DrainWig Update | Shark Tank Season 9

Jennifer and Gifford from Salem, UT came into the tank with a solution for a hairy problem. With five daughters, they constantly had hair clogging the drain in their shower. This common household problem led them to create the DrainWig, which traps hair for over two months and is easy to dispose of after use. They brought this product to Season 9 of Shark Tank, but will the sharks feel like this hairy problem has a market? Let’s see in this DrainWig Update.

Shark Tank DrainWig Update

DrainWig Update

  • Entrepreneur: Jennifer and Gifford Briggs
  • Business: Hair trap for shower/ tub drain
  • Ask: $300,000 for 5% equity
  • Result: $300,000 for 15% equity
  • Shark: Kevin O’Leary

Jennifer discovered this product by accidentally finding hair caught on dental floss down the shower drain, which is what sparked the inspiration to create the DrainWig for the masses and turn it into a business.

DrainWig Shower Drain Protectors as Seen on Shark Tank, Disposable Hair Catchers, Flower, Pack of 2
  • PATENTED DESIGN: Fits most shower drains easily and does not obstruct the flow of water
  • HYGIENIC: Completely disposable design allows you to remove hair without touching it.
  • LOW MAINTENANCE: Just replace every 2-4 months. No need for drain chemicals or treatments for clogged drains
  • MONEY SAVER: No more expensive plumbing bills to unclog drains. Protect your drain before it gets clogged with hair and debris.
  • AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK: Drain Wig is a one of a kind item that has been featured on As Seen on TV and on Shark Tank

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Jennifer and Gifford came to Shark Tank while in a bad licensing deal where they get very little of the profits. They needed a shark to help get them out of this deal and start making the money themselves.

Mark Cuban wasn’t interested in all the work this would take and dropped out. Kevin O’Leary offered $300,000 for 20%, and felt he could be the “nasty” friend they needed.

Guest shark, Sara Blakely, felt they could do this themselves and didn’t want to dilute the owner’s shares. Because of this, she dropped out. Daymond John liked the product and matched Kevin’s offer of $300,000 for 25%.

Lori Greiner offered $300,000 for 25% of the company. Gifford counted any shark at $300,000 for 10%. No one took this and Gifford recounted with $300,000 for 15%. Kevin cut off Daymond and took this deal with the Briggs couple. Now, let’s take a look at our DrainWigupdate.

DrainWig is still available on Amazon and its website, as well as Bed Bath and Beyond and Wal-Mart. They have added a few different styles in addition to the original flowers and have changed the design of the tub DrainWig since appearing on the show.

During our DraingWig update research, we found that the Briggsare out of their awful deal and are making decent profits off of their product. Kevin O’Leary has held up his end of the deal and endorsed the product by showing photos of him when he had hair!

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