Post # 1
I’ve never thought twice about different types of hair brushes. I mainly use just one, and I believe I took from a fancy hotel that offered it with other toiletries included in the room (needless to say the brush was free lol). However I’ve recently come across this:
My mouth literally dropped! Now I’m wondering, do any of you have experience using a “high end” hair brush and how does it compare to cheaper ones? Is there even a difference?
I have mid length wavy hair, regular (as in not too thick or thin) and it’s somewhat damaged from being bleached a few months ago. I do have a problem with frizz and I’m curious if something as simple as a hairbrush could change that. I’d like to invest in a good hairbrush, what do you bees reccommend?
Post # 2
staackepancakes : if you have any kind of curl (including waves) the best thing you can do for your hair and frizz is to stop brushing it!! Seriously, forget the brush. It’s only making things worse. Instead, use a wide tooth comb in the shower with conditioner (you can also use a wide tooth comb when you get out of the shower after you put product in).
Post # 3
staackepancakes : $230 on a brush? It better blow dry and flat iron my hair too.
I use a wet brush and that’s what every salon I go to says to use, although I have extensions so that may be why. I just can’t imagine this expensive brush could do THAT much more than a regular one??
Post # 4
I have medium, thin very straight hair and I second the wide tooth comb. I’ve always heard wide tooth combs are more gentle and cause less breakage
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal
staackepancakes : I know a few people who have the Mason Pearson brush and all swear by it. One of my friends has had hers for over 10 years. I’ve been told that it helps remove buildup on the scalp without the frizz.
Post # 6
This is literally the only brush I use. I think it cost 99 cents. I have a huge mass of very curly hair which I only ever brush while it has conditioner in it… I can’t wrap my brain around using a brush that expensive!!!
Post # 7
staackepancakes : LOL no, that’s absurd. Most days I just comb through with a wide tooth comb, but a few days a week I use my expensive boar bristle brush which cost about 20 bucks.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2019 - City, State
I have a Mason Pearson. I’m in the UK, so perhaps cheaper here? Not sure on exchange rate. They do different versions for different hair types, and lots of different sizes. I can’t see from the picture, but that might be one of the larger ones.
I have a smaller size of the ‘sensitive’ brush in black for my fine hair and it is a miracle worker. My chest length hair is in great condition and shiny. I use a Wetbrush or Tangle Teezer to detangle after I wash it and then Mason Pearson once it is dry. Really worth the money imo and looks lovely on my dressing table too.
Post # 9
I have a Mason pearson, in fact that exact same brush. I paid about that price as live in Australia, and bought it about 5 years ago.
It is worth it. My hair is less static-y, shinier and generally in better condition. The brush itself is wonderful to handle, easy to clean, and I can guarantee you 60 year old me will still be using it.
Buy once, buy right.
Post # 10
catskillsinjune : Noted. Thanks for the tips!
futuremrs2020 : I’ve been told about wet brush too! I like their price 😛
inamorata : Olivepepper : That’s amazing to know. The reviews for this Mason brush seem to all be raving so I knew there must be a reason! I do agree with investing in something I’ll always use too. That price tag though…maybe one day I’ll take the plunge!
Thank you ladies!
Post # 11
inamorata : I have the same system! I use a wet brush on my very plentiful but thin hair after I shower as it’s impossible to brush otherwise because of the snarls, then when it’s dry in the morning I use a mason Pearson. My Jaír is shinier and more voluminous than when I use a normal brush which is a huge win for my normally very straight, thin hair
Post # 12
desertgypsy : Guarantee you it is worth it. I think of all the money women spend on their hair (not saying you do) by highlighting, bleaching, deep conditioning, styling, blow outs etc etc… plenty of women spend that amount on their hair in two months.. so why does a one time investment seem that steep?
Post # 13
I’ve had Mason Pearson hairbrushes since I was a kid (started off with a handbag sized one then graduated to a proper one with anti-static bristles when I was about 14?). I have a tangle teezer for after washing my hip-length hair, and a hairdryer friendly brush for the odd styling occasion, but the Mason Pearson is definitely my go-to brush.
Again, a UK bee so I think they might be cheaper here, but are worth the investment. Mine’s still as good as new 17-ish years later.
Post # 14
staackepancakes : I want one but my hubby literally thought I’d gone crazy when I showed him the price (was hinting for a bday present). I’m on the lookout for promo codes to buy one online
Post # 15
I have a Mason-Pearson brush, identical to the one in the picture. It’s my 2nd one and they last years with good care. I got it at Clydes in NYC. Now that was a great store.