Mason Pearson - Is it worth the money?

by 16.8.20


BN2 on the left and BN3 on the right.
€30 difference in price, but in my opinion worth it to get the bigger one. 

A lot of make up and hair stylists carry a Mason Pearson hair brush in their kit. The thing that held me back from purchasing one was the price. They cost quite the penny. After some consideration, I was willing to make the investment to see what the fuss was about. They are considered an invenstment, so you should be getting your moneys worth over the course of many years.

Is it really worth the money?

My first purchase was the Mason Pearson version BN3 (€70,00) in 2018, which is the smaller one. It is travel friendly and not such a big investment as the bigger brother BN2 which is about €100,00. I thought it was a safer bet in case I wouldn't like it. 

I own many hair brushes, mainly Tangle Teezers that are lying all over the house and living in my sports and hand bags. The tiny combs that fit in my small handbag are great for taking care of my hair when I have my middle parting is nowhere to be seen and needs to be straightened when I am on the go and not want to carry a large handbag. 

For some reason my Mason Pearson brush was MIA for a while and seemed to have gotten lost in my swimming bag, that then went into the closet for a couple of months. I was afraid that I had lost it during a tour. You can imagine the joy when I rediscovered it!

I wanted to make a blog post about this brush a while back, but then when I lost it, I thought I will put the blog post in the closet as well ;) When I found it, I fell in love again and started to think about buying the bigger brother. 

A little bit about Mason Pearson:

The Mason Pearson brushes are made in London. The company was born in 1885.

The genuine Mason Pearson pneumatic rubber cushion hair brush invented by Mason Pearson in 1885. Mason Pearson have established a unique reputation for hair brushes. The reason for this is partly in the design and partly in the versatility of the brushes.  The design consists of  unique spired tufts of boar bristle, bristle-and-nylon mixture, or nylon, set in a pneumatic pad so that every tuft penetrates right through to the scalp. Brushing the hair cleans and polishes it and stimulates the scalp all at once, lifting away dirt and dust and distributing the natural oil from scalp.

The small one is convenient for traveling, but for everyday use I found the handle too short and overall the brush too small for all that hair that lives on top of my head. I also ordered a funny looking cleaning comb that looks like the tools my parents use to lose up the soil. When the package arrived I had to laugh, because it was so tiny! I wasn't expecting that at all. At first I didn't even see it in the box....

My opinion is that it makes the hair super shiny, is gentle to the hair. My hair breaks less when I use this brush. It is also great for brushing out curls, hair that has been teased.

At the end of the day it is up to you if you want to make such an investment. For me, my hair is important and I like to take extra good care of it. 
I often curl my hair and I find this brush to be the best to maintain the curls for a longer period.
On top of that when I use it, I feel like Dante Gabriels painting of Lady Lilith brushing her hair with a fancy hair brush.... ;)

Here is a guide to help you choose your brush, since there are three different brush types.

Would you spend that much money on a hairbrush?

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