Sonia Kashuk • Bristle Hair Brush • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This brush feels really good on my scalp. I love it and will definitively replace if lost, though I am not one to lose hair tools to often. I cannot compare it to the Mason Pearson, but why would I spend over 100 dollars on a hair brush when I can spend a lot less and get the same or nearly the results.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Compared to my crappy ol' $3 Conair brush, this wins by a mile. I've used the $150 MP brush before but I've never owned it so I can't attest to its longevity. With good care, it should last a lifetime. Let's say.. 70 years. The SK is only $15, so as long as buy this at at least 7 year intervals it's a good buy. Plus, I lose things incredibly easily and if I lose a SK that's certainly better than losing an MP.
My hair is very manageable, stick-straight and thin like the the hair of most Asians (hate to stereotype, but it's true). When I first got it, I decided to brush half of my hair with the SK and the other half with my Conair. The SK side felt and looked noticeably softer and smoother.
Since my hair is already very manageable I imagine the SK will last quite a while. I mentioned earlier I need to buy it at at least 7-year intervals and my last Conair brush lasted me well over 10 and it's actually still going strong (NO bristles lost) and I will continue to use it, just as my backpack brush. If you have the tendency to break hair bristles the SK might not be for you and the MP will most likely last longer and be the better buy.
I used to have to brush my hair periodically throughout the day (~5-7 times a day) to keep it shiny and flawless but with the SK I only need to use it twice, sometimes three times a day. I probably use it more than that since the scalp massage is just so darn fun, haha. The scalp massage feels nice but I'm not sure if it did anything since I've never had problems with dandruff to begin with.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
My fiance and I have been sharing this brush since I seem to have bought the last one at the Target by Marble Hill. We looked for another this weekend in Newport NJ, and Burlington NJ. no luck! Didn't see any Sonia Kashuk products at all actually, what's going on??
Anyway, I did want a M.P. brush but couldn't justify the $$. This has definitely become my favorite brush and has both of us brushing our hair almost ritualistically 2x/day.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'll repeat what's been said numerous times already: I bought this as an alternative to the highly popular (and wildly expensive) Mason Pearson, a brush I don't own (and don't plan to own for a while). For $15, I thought it'd be worth a shot - if I didn't totally love it, it wouldn't be a huge expense.
The only version ever available at my nearest Target was the gold handled one. My hair is thick, but not impossibly so, and when I run this brush over the roots, I really feel it massaging my scalp. Now and again I suffer from psoriasis, especially around the crown, and this (along with some prescription drops from my MD) has helped tremendously. But when I run it over the rest of my hair, it doesn't feel like it does as much as my Aveda paddle brush. It's difficult to explain, but it doesn't feel like it's going all the way through.
I like it enough, but my little guy, who has thick, floppy Disney-cast-member hair, adores it. He says he loves the "scratchy" feeling against his scalp. Hey - anything to get the kid to brush his hair!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am lemming pretty badly for a Mason Pearson, but I haven't been completely convinced that I should pay that kind of money for a hair brush, considering the experiences I've had with brushes that don't have hard metal or plastic bristles are not so great - I hate when bristles are so flimsy they can't keep stiff in order to pull through your hair!
Luckily, I didn't have a problem forking over $15 usd for this! I love it! I feels so good on my scalp, and it actually runs through my hair, root to end! It's a great brush IMO, and could perhaps save me $100 if it ends up being an identical replica of the MP brushes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is an amazing brush and an amazing value. I have fine-textured curly hair that I sometimes straighten. I have to be careful with brushes I use because they can really tear at my hair. I previously used a few different brushes from Aveda and the Body Shop, but I've also had all the standards like the Conair round brushes and so on. This is by far the best brush I've ever had. It glides through hair, smoothing it without damaging. It was $15, which is a great price for a quality brush. Highly recommended.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i have very long hair that has been put through torture in the past so it tangles alot i to wanted a MP brush but would never buy one as i think they are crazy high in price anyways on the hunt for a decent brush i stumbled on target reviews for this baby and read many and went out and got one and im in love with it!!! it feels great on my scalp and goes through my hair with ease within the first month of use my hair looked healthier then it has in a long time! this will defenitly be the only brush i will ever buy again! only bad thing is that now i cant stop brushing my hair lol
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Like the previous reviewer, I do not own a Mason Pearson brush so I cannot compare it with this brush. I did, however, use Fuller brushes as a girl, and I am a bit ashamed to say that it has been that long since I've owned and used a truly fine hair brush. I've got a wide-toothed comb; boar-bristle brush; paddle brush; nylon brush; you name it for styling, and I've been using one or more of them to brush my hair. No longer. This brush is a real hair brush, the kind that reaches in and stimulates the scalp, (poor neglected thing) and most likely will help my hair to grow a lot faster. I've bought Fuller brushes for the males in the house but I cannot explain why I short-changed my locks of hair on this count. This brush evens it all out. I am thrilled to own it and thank MUA reviews for the recommendations. The weight is of a solid heft and it feels like a high-quality grooming tool.
This brush does not give my hair any static, just a nicely groomed appearance without flinging the hairs outward (I'll probably use a lot less "Sleeker.") I have nice hair; now I'll have really nice, lustrous hair because I'm using the right tool for the job by brushing my hair with a real hair brush.
I would repurchase this brush in a New York minute, and I am considering buying one for my daughter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I do not own and have never tried a Mason Pearson, so I can't compare this brush to it, but I do like this brush. My hair is straight and relatively thick, so sometimes its hard to get the brush all the way down to the scalp, but i find sectioning off the hair just a little helps in smoothing my hair. I use this at night before I go to sleep for a scalp massage...I don't use this for styling The rubber smell went away quickly and cleaning it is easy...I wash it with soap and water and use a comb to pull the hairs that get caught in the bristles. Maybe some day when its within my budget to get a better brush, I will, but for now this brush is just fine for smoothing my hair without damaging it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I normally hate bristle brushes they make my hair staticy....How can this brush make such a difference? I got this a year ago and I absolutely love it! Makes my hair shinny:) HG! I wish I had this as a child when my hair was down to my butt would have saved me from some vicious tangles...Will never buy another brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought the "gold" version of this at my nearest Target.. I don't know if they are the same? but I believe they are.. just a different color.
It's a nice brush but definitely not worth the price tag. The brush works OK in my hair.. wasn't anything amazing. Definitely not something I would recommend to my friend though. ):
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Okay, I've read and heard forever about the MP brushes and have always wanted one. Then I read a review in a magazine that said this SK brush was identical to the MP version. Now - I don't know how MP brushes ~really~ are, but if you've ever had someone brush your hair for you and they barely touched your hair (annoying, isn't it). That's how this brush is on my hair. Of course, that could be due to the fact that I have freakin' thick hair. I've had it for about 2 years and I keep bringing it out hoping I'll like it, but I never do. I want a brush that actually FEELS like it's doing something. So if you have thinner or fine hair this brush will probably work for you. Oh well, it's going on the swap list...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I dont brush my hair anymore, since I like it wavy rocker bedhead, but when i straightened my hair, i used this. it made my hair silky & smooth even though i bleach & dye the shxt out of it. expensive for a brush
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was only able to find the Golden Locks version, and I'm terribly disappointed. My hair isn't very long, but I have a lot of it and it's thick - with this brush, I find I need to brush one small section (about an inch) at a time. And even so, it feels as though my hair is breaking. Too time-consuming and frustrating!
Perhaps I'm not using this correctly (I've never used MP brushes either). But for now, I'll have to ding the product rating.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
My old cheap $3 hair brush was ripping out my hair, and it was painful to even brush. I had some $ to spair so i decided to pick this baby up, and im SO glad i did. It glides through my hair like a dream. $14 is the most ive ever spent for a brush, but its so worth it. I usually put baby powder on my hair to make it look fresh & my old brush made it all staticy, with this SK brush, it makes it super smooth & static free. Will continue to repurchase
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I don't own an MP brush because I can't justify spending $100 on a hair brush so I have nothing to compare this too. That said, I love this brush. I have the Golden Locks version (2008 Holiday version in gold) which is the same as the Bristle Hair Brush. It massages the scalp and glides through the hair effortlessly leaving my hair silky and shiny. I keep it in it's box on my vanity and it looks cute as a button! Beauty and function in one!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a DEAD RINGER FOR THE MASON PEARSON. I have owned the Mason Pearson Pocket hair brush for 10 years. I wanted the bigger size, but couldn't see spending that outrageous amount of money, so I decided to try the Sonia Kashuk brush. I have to say that the Sonia Kashuk hair brush is just about identical in every way. In fact, I like the Sonia Kashuk hair brush better because the handle fits my hand much better than the Mason Pearson. In my opinion, in terms of quality and the way it makes my hair smooth and shiny, the Sonia Kashuk hair brush is a dead ringer for the Mason Pearson and so much cheaper. Buy the Sonia Kashuk version and save your hard earned money gals! ***(By the way, the rubber/oil smell goes away rather quickly and BOTH the Mason Pearson and the Sonia K. brush smell that way when they are new.)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Yuk! The red cushion part of this brush smells like rubber or oil. I didn't even bother trying it out on my hair. I let it air out for 3 days but the odor was still strong. Returned it to Target.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
If only my DH could understand that this brush isn't meant for combing dog hair. I finally found my Sonia Kashuk brush in the doggie bin. It had dog hair in it... and I was in awe as to how great my dog's coat looked lately. Nonetheless, while I was using this brush on my own head of hair, my strands looked polished, glossy, and overall GREAT! I will have to repurchase and put my name on it next time!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I normally don't write reviews but I felt obligated to on this item.
I have owned this hairbrush for a little over a year. When I first bought it, I couldn't see a big difference between this and my Mason Pearson brush which I bought around the same time, but I admit I am really not an expert on hairbrushes. The only thing I could have pointed out was that the bristles on the Sonia Kashuk brush were a little flimsier.
Now, after a year or so of using both brushes I can definitely tell you why Mason Pearson brushes are superior. A significant amount of the bristles on my Sonia Kashuk hairbrush have broken off near the bottom of each tuft. In some cases, nearly half of the bristles have broken off. They are just long enough to collect a lot of crud (which I haven't managed to wash away, despite my rigorous efforts,) and also to snag on my hair on occasion.
This hairbrush is just another landfill item. I recently resolved to try mostly buying things that will last from now on, which is why I invested in a full sized Mason Pearson hairbrush (my current one being pocket sized, which I will faithfully continue to use,) and will not again be taking my chances again on lower grade brushes such as this. I did not buy my Mason Pearson believing that it would do wondrous miracles for my hair; I bought it because it has a long-standing reputation for longevity. The fact is, none of us here could possibly have owned a Sonia Kashuk hairbrush long enough for it to build that kind of reputation. And as you can probably tell from my review, mine isn't definitely going to live that long.
I just think we need to take more responsibility here and think about more than just our wallets and the near future when buying things. Sorry for what probably looks like a Mason Pearson sales pitch, but after seeing some of the MP dissent here, I just thought I'd present my case. But if you're still looking for an alternative to a Mason Pearson hairbrush, then this one isn't it.