I am pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I only get it cut once or twice a year, have never dyed it, rarely put product in it, and gave up heat styling a long time ago. My one hair indulgence is a $150 hair brush. I realize that probably sounds like an insane amount of money to spend on such an item, but bear with me.
For years I'd read how amazing Mason Pearson hairbrushes are, but I never really understood why.
Here's the key: these brushes are designed to be gentle--which prevents damage--and to distribute natural scalp oils through your hair. They come in different styles and sizes for different hair types. There are all-boar bristles for fine to normal hair, a mix of boar bristles and nylon for normal to thick hair, and an entirely nylon version for very thick hair. I have thick but manageable hair, so I chose the mixture of boar bristles and nylon.
I have used the brush for over a year now and could not be happier with it. Now whenever I use a plastic brush, I cringe as I hear it rip through my hair. The Mason Pearson brush, on the other hand, glides through my mane. Occasionally I do find a small knot that the brush can not get through and I have to use a comb, but my hair does not tangle easily, so this is not a big problem.
After just a few weeks of using the brush, it had tamed my frizz and fly-aways, and my hair was noticeably smoother. Even my grandmother remarked on it!
When I was researching Mason Pearson, I came across some reviews that mentioned the brushes last for decades. So if mine lasts for 10 years I'll have only spent $15 a year. And since I was replacing my $10 drugstore hair brushes once a year anyways, the price difference isn’t that great in the long run. Hopefully my brush will last me much longer, because I don’t plan on ever using anything else.
- What's the most you've ever spent on a hair brush?
- What are your faves?
- Have you have tried Mason Pearson?