Hair Care Spotlight: Mason Pearson

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So, I’ve been eyeing the Mason Pearson brushes for quite some time and have finally decided to take the plunge and purchase one. Mason Pearson  is the enviable founder of the hand made rubber-cushion hairbrush. It was originally created in London in 1885 and  Mason Pearson invented an automatic brush-boring machine to speedup the process of brush making. That same year he created the famous “pneumatic” rubber-cushion hairbrush. The technique was further improved but much was still done by hand.

After his death, his widow continued the business and was handed down to the next generation. Now, the focus is on the original idea of the rubber-cushion hairbrush. Still made similar to the original 1885 model and with improvements of the fully developed models of the 1920’s. With the product staying the same and model names of the brushes still being Large Extra, Small Extra, Popular and Junior.

Although a little more costly than your average brush, Mason Pearson brushes stand out for several reasons and it’s rare that another brush is in the same class. The rubber-cushion pad is made by hand and allows for effective and efficient brushing, but most of all it massages the scalp. The “Child” brush is designed to get a child used to hair brushing, since the scalp of a child is more sensitive than an adult.

Although the material in this particular brush is designed for people who have thinning or very fine hair. It’s the ultimate brush for this issue because it stimulates the scalp. It’s also good for men who are thinning on top.

Each pads are selected for the type of hair to be brushed, but generally follow as:

Pure Bristle brushes: For fine to normal hair, fine long hair.

The Models: Large Extra, Small Extra, Handy Bristle and Pocket Bristle.

The Sensitive models are for very fine or thinning hair.
The Child’s model for children aged between 3 and 6 years

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Bristle & Nylon Mixture brushes: For normal and short thick hair.
The models: Popular, Junior, Handy Bristle & Nylon and Pocket Bristle & Nylon.

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Source: Mason Pearson

All Nylon brushes: For very thick hair
The models: Universal, Handy Nylon (Detangler) and Pocket Bristle and Nylon

Source: Mason Pearson

Source: Mason Pearson

Long Hair:
Usually, the longer the hair the bigger the brush required. But, if you’re more comfortable with a smaller brush, you can always switch to use a smaller mixture model instead of a larger pure bristle one.

Source: Mason Pearson

Source: Mason Pearson

All in all, if you’re looking for a brush that lasts and is made with the best service, then a Mason Pearson brush is the brush for you. The product can be found at:

Nordstom.comBeauty.com, and J Crew.com

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