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#1 greypink

Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

I've been given an Amazon gift voucher and was thinking of buying a Mason Pearson brush for myself but am wondering if they're really worth the money?
I have really long fine hair which is such a pain to untangle every day so I was looking at the nylon detangler. Does anyone have any feedback?

Thanks original.gif

Edited by greypink, 29 December 2012 - 08:41 AM.


#2 BlueSheep

Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

I have one, had it since I was 4. Love it. Still in excellent condition original.gif

P.s I have fine hair too.

#3 PixieVee

Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

I bought one in the UK last year and I love it. I too have long fine hair and the first time I used it, it actually made my hair shinier! I love it, but my my has had her for years and years so I knew they were a good buy.

#4 greypink

Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for the replies! I think I'm definitely sold on one now, I'm just not sure which one to get?


#5 sam2989

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

I've had mine for 15 years and still going strong (despite my brother and I giving it a rough time when we were younger lol) I have the nylon and boar bristle one and love it

#6 Cacti

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

I was just in a panic because I thought I'd misplaced mine! Found it again. I have the nylon/boar bristle one, they're the only hairbrushes that actually make it through my hair and cut down on the knots.

#7 CupOfCoffee

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

Now that I have seen this thread, I have started googling them and I want one (for my daughter, who has curly (easy to get knotty) hair.

I am thinking of getting the Pocket Bristle and Nylon (they are a good price on Peter of Kensington).

Edit: We currently use an afro comb on her hair, so hopefully this will be nice on her hair.

Edited by CupOfCoffee, 29 December 2012 - 09:18 AM.


#8 Fire_fly

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

I love mine. It has taken a beating but still going string after all these years. I will be getting one for my daughter when she is about 4 as they last a lifetime and are so good!

#9 bikingbubs

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

mine is still going strong 16 years on. i love it! mum said she cant wait to buy my dd one too lol

#10 boatiebabe

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

They are the best!

I have been using them since I was 19 (now 44) and I have very long and healthy hair.

I have found a brush will normally last about 10 years or more, however I use mine for blowdrying too and they take a bit a beating with all the heat and probably the last one has only lasted about 5 years.

I like the hog bristle and nylon combo brush - I use the Popular style and DD has the Junior style.

Worth every cent.

#11 indigo~

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

Another fan of MP brushes; been using them since I was a child (my gran gave me my first one) and I'm 40 now. I think I've only had 3 in that time, they last really well if you look after them. They make a lovely gift too.

#12 greypink

Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

Thanks everyone, good to hear they are worth the money.
I'm going to order tonight so will update with what I decide!

Edited by greypink, 29 December 2012 - 03:05 PM.


#13 kerstee

Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Another fan of MP here! I've also been using them since I was little, and my mum has been using hers forever. I have thick, wavy hair and the nylon/boar bristle brush I have is fantastic with it.

Definitely worth the investment in my opinion, and I agree with a PP, they make a lovely keepsake gift.

#14 Treehogger

Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

I've been using mine now for 36 years - still going strong! Definitely worth it when you work out 'cost per wear' rationale!

#15 tibs

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

I just bought DD the pink child's one for Christmas and it is awesome on her fine hair.  I got it online from a UK pharmacy for $60 shipped.

#16 librablonde

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

My mum has had her MP brush for more than 20 years and loves it. It doesn't really suit my hair but she adores it for her hair (fine and wavy).

#17 greypink

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

I decided to go with the all nylon detangler, thanks everyone for your help original.gif

#18 lilmissmars

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Mum bought me one ten years ago and I wouldn't replace it for any other brush on the market!
I love it and think its worth every cent.

Not much help on which type you should get though as I have thick straight hair. Though mine is also brilliant on DDs fine thick hair as well.


#19 RainyDays

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

I'm pretty sure mine is bristle and nylon, 'popular' size. I've got lots of fine hair, and it's great.

#20 belindarama

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

I've had mine since I was 10 so 28 years and still going on strong.

I would never use anything else.



#21 Rocket

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

I had a second hand one for about 15 years (my older sister's). In the end the back of it broke. I was devastated.

#22 PattiODoors

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

QUOTE (tibs @ 29/12/2012, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just bought DD the pink child's one for Christmas and it is awesome on her fine hair.  I got it online from a UK pharmacy for $60 shipped.


That's a great price. Which pharmacy?


#23 tibs

Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (starboard @ 30/12/2012, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a great price. Which pharmacy?


www.tlcpharmacy.co.uk




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