Why oh why did I buy this brush? I guess since the minerals seemed so good I thought the brush would be a good deal too. For $12.99 I got the scratchiest most shedding kabuki known to woman. I washed it hoping to magically transform it or hopefully wash off perhaps some sealant thta keeps the hairs from breaking in transit, but I still have the same 'ol scratchy brush that sheds like the dickens! If I could get my money back I would.. and I just might look into that too.