The investment in a Mason Pearson brush is a big one. But it is highly possible you could have this brush the rest of your life. I haven’t regretted the purchase one bit. My hair is healthier, with fewer flakes and less breakage. There are loads of options and it can be confusing to select the right one. Here are some guidelines:
- Pure Bristle brushes (All Boar): For fine to normal hair, fine long hair
- Bristle & Nylon Mixture brushes: For normal and short thick hair
- All Nylon brushes: For very thick hair
Then you have to decide on size. If you have very long hair, go bigger (if your pocketbook allows). I have a fairly small brush for my long hair, and it works just fine. Largest to smallest:
- Popular 9 inches
- Junior 8 7/8 inches
- Handy 8 1/2 inches
- Pocket 6 3/4 inches
They also offer sensitive models are for very fine or thinning hair.
Don’t use this brush for styling. The heat will damage the bristles. I keep mine by my bed to a nightly brushing. Using it frequently helps distribute the oils and keeps hair and scalp healthy!