Mason Pearson

Mason Pearson


Overall rating
4.6
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87%
would repurchase
4.6
Created with Sketch.
Overall rating
87%
would repurchase

Recent Mason Pearson Reviews

Boar Bristle Brush
4.0
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4 months ago

I had always heard about these but never purchased one because I hated the boar bristle brushes I got from CVS, Walmart, etc. That and the price is crazy. Those drugstore brushes had such soft bristles, just glossing over the top layer and never reaching my scalp. I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to use a brush like that, what was the point? I don’t even have a lot of hair, it’s very thin actually. I’ll say right away I still think Mason Pearson brushes are ridiculously priced. I don’t care how long they last or that they’re made in the U.K. Denman and others make similar products for much, much less. I got the SB3 Handy size. The reason these brushes work so well is the strength, length and spacing of the bristles. Longer, stiffer bristles reach the scalp and they do provide a great massage. Leaving more space between bristle groups makes it possible to reach the scalp easier and part the hair easier. Natural bristles retain and disperse oils. It’s lovely to brush my hair with it, no doubt. But it feels cheap, looks like nothing special, and it certainly doesn’t feel in hand like a Cadillac of brushes. I wish I bought the Denman version first and saved about 80 bucks. I have somewhat coarse, thin, wavy hair. I don’t brush a lot anyway, plus most brushes just make my hair puffy. That Mason Pearson makes it puffy, but not as much. And somehow it seems to define my curl and wave pattern MUCH better than any other brush I’ve ever used. There are positive aspects to it. I just don’t think it’s unique to the point that you can’t get these benefits from other brushes for less.

Boar Bristle Brush
4.0
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4 months ago

I had always heard about these but never purchased one because I hated the boar bristle brushes I got from CVS, Walmart, etc. That and the price is crazy. Those drugstore brushes had such soft bristles, just glossing over the top layer and never reaching my scalp. I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to use a brush like that, what was the point? I don’t even have a lot of hair, it’s very thin actually. I’ll say right away I still think Mason Pearson brushes are ridiculously priced. I don’t care how long they last or that they’re made in the U.K. Denman and others make similar products for much, much less. I got the SB3 Handy size. The reason these brushes work so well is the strength, length and spacing of the bristles. Longer, stiffer bristles reach the scalp and they do provide a great massage. Leaving more space between bristle groups makes it possible to reach the scalp easier and part the hair easier. Natural bristles retain and disperse oils. It’s lovely to brush my hair with it, no doubt. But it feels cheap, looks like nothing special, and it certainly doesn’t feel in hand like a Cadillac of brushes. I wish I bought the Denman version first and saved about 80 bucks. I have somewhat coarse, thin, wavy hair. I don’t brush a lot anyway, plus most brushes just make my hair puffy. That Mason Pearson makes it puffy, but not as much. And somehow it seems to define my curl and wave pattern MUCH better than any other brush I’ve ever used. There are positive aspects to it. I just don’t think it’s unique to the point that you can’t get these benefits from other brushes for less.


Boar Bristle Brush
5.0
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7 months ago

This brush lives up to the hype and its claims- old school brand that stands the test of time... Ordered the pure boar handy brush based on reviews ( was somewhat skeptical due to the $$$$ factor lol but took the risk anyway, which turned out to be a good one 😉). For reference, my hair is fine-medium in texture and colour treated ( dry as a result of natural curls) so boar bristles are great for my hair when blowdrying and on dried hair. I blow dry with the pure boar bristle ( I use fast strokes as MP suggests not using brushes with heat but my brush has stayed in good condition thus far) brush and woah! It works amazingly well! The bristles are long so it gets to the scalp without irritation or itching and really sets the hair, distributing natural oils without getting greasy in the least ( again , please take note: use LESS product whether it's oil / serum/ spray; otherwise you might have heaviness; also try to avoid gels, mousse as this will build up on the brush). Hair feels naturally healthy and good all round sort of like a MLBB lipstick lol. I also ordered the nylon/boar handy brush and that works equally and amazingly well. I use this on dry hair only and it keeps my hair in fantastic condition; calms frizzes, gives natural shine and stimulates my scalp ( again minus irritation etc ) and detangles like a dream- this is why I use it on dry hair- - on damp hair after applying serum I comb through with a wide tooth comb then use the pure boar brush when blowdrying. If your hair is naturally straight or wavy, the reverse might be better , i.e. : using nylon/ boar when styling and pure boar on dried hair. Packaging is exclusive lol, comes in a box with instructions, a warranty and a small cleaning brush. Fancy lol - this is service lol ! London Fog of trench coats and Roles Royce of cars😃 Overall: my hair is much healthier , shinier and softer. Totally worth the price . It is steep but the quality is super durable and lasts long so it is a good investment if you want to keep your hair naturally healthy and in optimum condition, IME/IMO. 5 lippies. Solid purchases.

Boar Bristle Brush
5.0
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7 months ago

This brush lives up to the hype and its claims- old school brand that stands the test of time... Ordered the pure boar handy brush based on reviews ( was somewhat skeptical due to the $$$$ factor lol but took the risk anyway, which turned out to be a good one 😉). For reference, my hair is fine-medium in texture and colour treated ( dry as a result of natural curls) so boar bristles are great for my hair when blowdrying and on dried hair. I blow dry with the pure boar bristle ( I use fast strokes as MP suggests not using brushes with heat but my brush has stayed in good condition thus far) brush and woah! It works amazingly well! The bristles are long so it gets to the scalp without irritation or itching and really sets the hair, distributing natural oils without getting greasy in the least ( again , please take note: use LESS product whether it's oil / serum/ spray; otherwise you might have heaviness; also try to avoid gels, mousse as this will build up on the brush). Hair feels naturally healthy and good all round sort of like a MLBB lipstick lol. I also ordered the nylon/boar handy brush and that works equally and amazingly well. I use this on dry hair only and it keeps my hair in fantastic condition; calms frizzes, gives natural shine and stimulates my scalp ( again minus irritation etc ) and detangles like a dream- this is why I use it on dry hair- - on damp hair after applying serum I comb through with a wide tooth comb then use the pure boar brush when blowdrying. If your hair is naturally straight or wavy, the reverse might be better , i.e. : using nylon/ boar when styling and pure boar on dried hair. Packaging is exclusive lol, comes in a box with instructions, a warranty and a small cleaning brush. Fancy lol - this is service lol ! London Fog of trench coats and Roles Royce of cars😃 Overall: my hair is much healthier , shinier and softer. Totally worth the price . It is steep but the quality is super durable and lasts long so it is a good investment if you want to keep your hair naturally healthy and in optimum condition, IME/IMO. 5 lippies. Solid purchases.

Boar Bristle Brush
5.0
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a year ago

I did lots of research and read tons of reviews. I ordered it online so this made it especially tough to decide site unseen. It's waaaaay to expensive a purchase to get it wrong. I decided on the next size down from the large which they call a small. to backup I initially ordered a pocket pure bristle and it was way too small for every day. I did like the way the bristles felt on my scalp though. I could have returned it but the shipping back 2 England was $25 so I decided to keep it and invest in the larger brush for everyday. there's not a lot of activity on our hear board though I did ask questions. a few people answered but it was a mix of pure bristle or mixed bristle and that was my big indecision once I was sure of the size. I contacted Mason Pearson on Instagram and they suggested the pure bristle and also called my local Nordstrom and she suggested pure bristle as well. There were just so many awesome reviews on the next and the significant price difference was leaning me that way. I went on the Mason Pearson website and did their questionnaire to select the type. Sure enough, I came up being either mixed bristle junior or small pure bristle. my hair is long and thin but wavy when I don't flat iron it which is most of the time I don't. I went ahead and ordered the mixed bristle but in the interim I found somewhere I could try it in person. I did not like it!! The nylon bristles with so scratchy and sharp feeling on my scalp. I refused the delivery when it came and in the interim ordered the pure bristle small brush.. It's called the junior in the mixed bristle which is a size down from the large. it is a large brush. My concern with the large was the ratio of the handle 2 the paddle of the brush making the handle seem too short and awkward. the Nordstrom sales person had said that and I also read reviews, + pictures of it seemed evident to me. I've never seen one in person and used it so I can't say I wouldn't like it but I will tell you I absolutely love the size of the small! it is not a travel-size like the pocket or the handy. I purchase it in blue and put it on my vanity it looks beautiful! I use it morning and night and I'm very pleased with how it feels. since I had the pocket pill bristle for about a month I've been using that as well and I do I think my hair looks healthier. it could be the combination of dryness in the winter so my hair is not frizzy but it does feel really good and my scalp is not itchy anymore. I didn't read too many reviews with people who found the nylon bristles sharp feeling so I'm surprised I did because I'm not a sensitive person. if you're on the fence like I was and your hair type puts you in the middle my suggestion is to go for the pure bristle. I must have read literally every review written on this brush, so me being so particular I knew I had to write my own review to share my experience. I'm glad I put the effort in to find a mixed bristle in real life or I would have made a mistake. Where I ordered it from you can't even return it if the box is open. I understand and appreciate their policy. also to add, the pocket is an amazing brush! If it's all do you wish to spend or could afford initially, you won't be unhappy with its performance. I heard good things about the handy size as well but where I purchased it from it was only about a $20 difference to get the med (Junior, small) since this was a no brainer.

Boar Bristle Brush
5.0
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a year ago

I did lots of research and read tons of reviews. I ordered it online so this made it especially tough to decide site unseen. It's waaaaay to expensive a purchase to get it wrong. I decided on the next size down from the large which they call a small. to backup I initially ordered a pocket pure bristle and it was way too small for every day. I did like the way the bristles felt on my scalp though. I could have returned it but the shipping back 2 England was $25 so I decided to keep it and invest in the larger brush for everyday. there's not a lot of activity on our hear board though I did ask questions. a few people answered but it was a mix of pure bristle or mixed bristle and that was my big indecision once I was sure of the size. I contacted Mason Pearson on Instagram and they suggested the pure bristle and also called my local Nordstrom and she suggested pure bristle as well. There were just so many awesome reviews on the next and the significant price difference was leaning me that way. I went on the Mason Pearson website and did their questionnaire to select the type. Sure enough, I came up being either mixed bristle junior or small pure bristle. my hair is long and thin but wavy when I don't flat iron it which is most of the time I don't. I went ahead and ordered the mixed bristle but in the interim I found somewhere I could try it in person. I did not like it!! The nylon bristles with so scratchy and sharp feeling on my scalp. I refused the delivery when it came and in the interim ordered the pure bristle small brush.. It's called the junior in the mixed bristle which is a size down from the large. it is a large brush. My concern with the large was the ratio of the handle 2 the paddle of the brush making the handle seem too short and awkward. the Nordstrom sales person had said that and I also read reviews, + pictures of it seemed evident to me. I've never seen one in person and used it so I can't say I wouldn't like it but I will tell you I absolutely love the size of the small! it is not a travel-size like the pocket or the handy. I purchase it in blue and put it on my vanity it looks beautiful! I use it morning and night and I'm very pleased with how it feels. since I had the pocket pill bristle for about a month I've been using that as well and I do I think my hair looks healthier. it could be the combination of dryness in the winter so my hair is not frizzy but it does feel really good and my scalp is not itchy anymore. I didn't read too many reviews with people who found the nylon bristles sharp feeling so I'm surprised I did because I'm not a sensitive person. if you're on the fence like I was and your hair type puts you in the middle my suggestion is to go for the pure bristle. I must have read literally every review written on this brush, so me being so particular I knew I had to write my own review to share my experience. I'm glad I put the effort in to find a mixed bristle in real life or I would have made a mistake. Where I ordered it from you can't even return it if the box is open. I understand and appreciate their policy. also to add, the pocket is an amazing brush! If it's all do you wish to spend or could afford initially, you won't be unhappy with its performance. I heard good things about the handy size as well but where I purchased it from it was only about a $20 difference to get the med (Junior, small) since this was a no brainer.