I recently purchased KENT NATURAL SHINE LARGE CUSHION BRISTLE BRUSH and really love it. Its a combination of natural bristles and plasticy bristles. The plasticy bristle are so soft, it feels so good on my scalp. The natural bristles smooths out my hairs' natural fizz.
"This is a pure bristle brush that gives lustre and bounce for healthy hair. It prevents split ends, reduces static and adds volume.
The flexible rubber cushion has an additional Penetron filament to the bristle to aid tuft penetration through to the scalp. It is ideal for most hair types and length. The brush has inlaid rubber grips for extra control and added comfort. The handle is luxurious hand finished beechwood. "
KENT HAIR BRUSHES - Since 1777.
The oldest brush company in the world.
Kent and Mason Pearson are my everyday brushes. Mason Pearson gets all the press - Kent less so. I was given my first Kent brush as a child. Their baby brush is all natural bristle and would work well on someone with short, fine hair.
Kent's line of 100% Hand Made and Ladies Brushes are made in England. They are known for their fine-grained wood handles. The bristles do a superb job of distributing the oils down to the hair ends and stimulating the scalp. I still do the regular nightly brushing, even though I stopped the traditonal 100 brushes (who's got the time?) years ago.
The price point is slightly less than Mason Pearson. And for what you pay, the brushes wear like iron and last for years. Kent has a comprehsive range of brushes for Women, Men, Children, Shaving, a Professional range for styling (wonderful!) and even one for Clothing ~ Plus a line of combs. As the oldest brush company in the world, that's all they do.
NOTE: YOU MUST WASH THEM PROPERLY! Do NOT submberge the handle in hot, soapy water - JUST THE BRISTLES. (I know - I ruined the handle on a costly brush).
Kent has the prized Royal Warrant on its brushes. If that's your thing - great. But as the song goes, "...That don't impress me much". Royal Warrants aside, I just need a brush to feel good in the hand, have quality bristles and make my hair look nice and shiny. End of story. Kent Brushes do just that.
N.B. ** I WISH they were not so costly. It is an investment in yourself, I suppose. The only mass-market brush that I would buy is Sonia Kashuk's affordable one in Target. It doesn't have the fancy pedigree but for the price, it's a really good brush that does the same job as the Kent & Mason Pearson for much less. I take it when I travel, which is a lot.
Kent and Mason Pearson brushes DO tend to attract light-fingered individuals (someone swiped my prized Pocket Brush from the Powder Room a while back - during a Christmas party!) Can you imagine? So keep your eye out for any frenemies. continued >>