September 20, 2012

Fun Little Things: Best Brush

I don't think of myself as someone who splurges often or buys expensive things, but there's a whole category of 'stuff' where I do believe in spending more for great quality. Certain kitchen gadgets, gardening tools, a special pair of shoes... and my favorite ever hairbrush made by Mason Pearson.

I come from a long line of long haired ladies and these hairbrushes have been a staple since my childhood. I always coveted my mother's until I got my very own on my sixteenth birthday. Sadly I lost that one, but if treated properly these brushes actually can last for decades.

They are expensive, on average about $100, but somehow they do just work better. Mine glides through my unruly tangles without pulling or snagging, and when I do find myself using another brush I'm seriously shocked by the difference.

They are a nice heavy weight and come in a variety of sizes, a few colors, and with natural boar bristles, nylon, or a combination of both. Personally I love the combination, the nylon cuts trough my bedhead while the boar bristles smooth the top and prevent (too much) frizzes. I have the 'junior' size which is plenty big enough for my long and crazy hair.

After using this brush for so long, I really don't think I could ever trade it in for another. It sounds silly to be so devoted to a hairbrush, but it's good to start each day by 'spoiling' myself with something that I really love.


  1. You have a great hair, so treating it well and with good products is a must. You do deserve to be spoiled with something indeed! :)

    1. Oh gosh thanks! I feel like my hair is totally out of control and always in need of styling know-how... but I do appreciate the compliment very much :)

  2. This is very interesting. I have never tried a quality brush myself. I don't actually brush my hair that often, because it is curly. If I straighten it, I will brush it the next day.

  3. I agree with JoKnows. I never thought about splurging on an awesome brush but it makes so much sense. And I didn't realize how long your hair was, really pretty!

  4. Wow! I have never heard of this brush! Sadly, I have no real need for one. My hair is super baby-fine, so I generally wear it up anyway. But I do feel that one should be willing to spend a bit more for something she or he loves... and I agree. Your hair is totally awesome and worth the splurge!

  5. I don't even own a brush! Curly hair turns super duper frizzy when brushed so I never do! :) But, I like your statement about spoiling yourself. That's why I splurge on nail polish... cause I love it and hate when it chips!

  6. When I worked at Saks everyone in the cosmetics department raved about those brushes. I wish I would've bought one then with my 40% discount!

    I might have to splurge and get one. And your hair is beautiful!


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