Okay, so if you ever told me that I would be gushing about, let alone reviewing a $200 hairbrush on my blog, I would have straight up laughed at you. But do you remember Blair Eadie’s episode on our podcast? A listener asked her how she got her signature low bun and she professed her love for this hairbrush. And just as I blame Blair, she blamed our other friend Helena (check out Helena’s low bun tutorial here!).
And so it began. I needed to know about the magical brush so I ordered my own. RESEARCH, right!? And you guys… I love it. (I mean for that price I better love it right?!) I’ll warn you that once you try this brush there is no turning back BUT the good thing is that it will last forever if you take proper care of it. So there’s that.
Finding a good hairbrush is of course, very important. I have naturally wavy, dry hair and didn’t own a hairbrush (except my Wetbrush which I have in the shower and also take to the beach) until I bought this. I love mine so much and the main benefit for me is that the brush is so wonderful at distributing your natural oils down the shaft of the hair, helping to encourage healthy, shiny hair.
Mason Pearson Hairbrush Review
I can confirm that this is indeed, a magical hairbrush. All Mason Pearson brushes are hand made in England (they have been since 1885) and have a one year warranty. They also come with a nylon cleansing brush to help you take good care of your brush. If you take good care of it, you will have it forever. It should be the last hairbrush you ever buy. Mine is a mixture of nylon and boar bristles which is gentle on your hair and scalp. I will say that I bought it because I wanted to have an easier time getting my hair into a perfect pony or low bun. But what I love most about it is what it’s done for the health of my scalp and hair.
Here are some of my favorite things about the brush.
It allows for precision.
I am a bit of a beauty idiot and have very thick, unruly hair. Whenever I’d try to do a low bun or even a ponytail, wind up with tons of bumps. So I just kinda gave up, opting for looser styles or a purposely messy bun. This brush allows you to get your hair into a low bun that is perfectly smooth with no bumps or snags.
It is (really) good for your scalp.
I wasn’t prepared for how good brushing my hair with the Mason Pearson boar bristled brush. It feels amazing and also helps to massage and exfoliate your scalp. I have a dry scalp and with regular use I am seeing far fewer flakes. While gently exfoliating it also stimulates the circulation of the hair follicles.
It makes your hair shinier and softer.
Not only does the brush stimulate those natural oils in your scalp; it also spreads them evenly over hair strands. My hair is so much shinier and smoother than it was before I started using it.
It makes hair more manageable.
Since using this brush every day (I give it a good brushing pretty much every day now unless I’m wearing it wavy) my hair is so much softer and more manageable!
Where To Buy The Mason Pearson Hairbrush
I bought mine at Amazon – I bought this exact brush, which is, as I mentioned, a combination of nylon and boar bristles. I decided to buy this one because it had the best reviews, it’s what my friends have, and it seemed like the best brush for my hair type (long and coarse, to use their words). Not a particularly scientific approach, but I’m really happy with this one. I’ve had it for three months now and really, really love it.
photography by Carter Fish.