Hair brushes? Cheap vs Expensive

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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3582 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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2917 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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
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787 posts
Busy bee

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
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585 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
Hostess
3832 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
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4568 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 # 11
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
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1572 posts
Bumble bee

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
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3934 posts
Honey bee

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.

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