For the longest time it has been my dream to own a Mason Pearson hair brush. I guess it all started back when the beautyblog and Youtube channel of LiveLifeGorgeous still existed (now Wil&Tien on Youtube). They bought the Mason Pearson hair brush and it looked like the Louboutin in the hair brush industry. They were absolutely in love with it and it sounded like the best hair brush in the whole wide world. But sadly it’s massively expensive and I just couldn’t afford it. Now that I finally have a grown-up person job I can afford it and the first thing I bought from my first pay check was this Mason Pearson Junior Hair Brush. In todays post I’m going to tell you guys all about it so make sure you continue reading it! As you can tell, the Mason Pearson hair brush comes in a really stunning box. I think the design on it looks really pretty and very retro. It does make it look like a brush that has been around for ages and was kept exactly the way it was produced back when it was invented. I don’t know if that makes any sense or if that’s too much to think about just a simple box. But all that I’m trying to say is that I just really like the way this looks. I think it’s pretty and fancy and I love to look at it. It’s definitely a box I will hold on to for ages. I really try not to do that with too many boxes, but this one is just so special to me.
When you open up the box you will find not just the brush but also a cleaning tool. It’s a black little tool that you can use to remove hairs from the brush but also to cleanse your brush. Because this brush needs cleansing. It also comes with a manual on how to cleanse your Mason Pearson and all kinds of information.
All in all the whole experience of buying this brush and opening up the box is amazing. I love how luxurious it all feels but at the same time also very professional. This isn’t just a hyped up, flippin’ expensive brush. This is a proper product that is carefully made and actually really good. But more on that in a second.
Mason Pearson Junior Nylon & Boar Bristle Hair Brush – €110
The Mason Pearson hair brush comes in all shapes and sizes. I didn’t even know that before, but there’s a lot to choose from. And this made the buying proces very difficult for me. I was set on buying it online since I have no time to go to the city these days and it’s difficult to get an idea of what size is good for you. I don’t have a lot of hair, my head isn’t very big, but I do like a properly sized brush. At first I was set on getting the BN1 Popular Large brush because that seemed to be the classic size. But after looking at it in especially video reviews I came back from that. The size reminded me of those old school paddle brushes and that’s too much for me.
So last minute I decided to go one step smaller and order the BN2 Junior. This is the medium size. The BN1 has 8 rings with bristles and this one got 7 rings. In terms of millimeters the difference in size isn’t too shocking so you still get a properly sized brush but it’s not over the top big for my thin hair.
In the end I’m really, really happy with the choice I made in terms of size. The price difference is pretty big between the BN1 and the BN2 and it wouldn’t have been worth it to get the BN1 for me personally. This size is a really good match for me. I feel like the biggest size would be more suitable for those who have a lot of hair or very long hair. Both of which I don’t have and will probably never have. I can only dream.
Like I said I chose to go for the Nylon & Boar Bristle version of the Mason Pearson. This is another choice you are going to have to make when you’re purchasing a Mason Pearson hair brush. I really wish I got some professional help on making all of these choices because I don’t know the first thing about what types of bristles are best for my hair.
Despite the fact that I don’t know a lot about that, I did decide pretty quickly on the nylon and boar mix. Before I bought this brush I used a look-a-like brush from Denman that I bought years ago on a trip to London. This also had the black and white bristles and it worked really well for me. Therefore I decided to go for that same mix in my new, fancy brush.
If you are not sure about what kind of bristles you want, you can always look on the official Mason Pearson website. They do have a little guide on there that will tell you what kinds of bristles are great for what hair types. They tell you there that pure boar hair (so only the black bristles) is great for fine to normal hair. The mix (that I bought) is great for normal to thick hair and the pure nylon hair is great for thick hair that is difficult to manage. I do have very relatively fine hair, but I’m sure there are people out there who have even finer hair so I feel like the mix is the perfect choice for me. And even if it wasn’t, I’d still stand behind my choices. With that being said let’s discuss what my experience has been like with this brush. Let’s start off by saying that since I bought this brush I haven’t touched my hair with anything else. It’s just amazing. If you compare it to the Denman look-a-like I used before I can definitely notice some differences. I feel like the Mason Pearson is very gentle on your hair. It doesn’t pull as many hairs out as other brushes do and it’s just a lot more comfortable to use. It’s amazing at taking out knots and smoothing the hair in a very gentle way.
I also feel like the end result looks just amazing with this brush. It makes my hair so incredibly smooth, soft and silky. Of course I can be a bit biased on this because I’m just obsessed with this brush. But even if it’s placebo, I experience it like this and that’s also worth a lot to me. But I also think that it’s really better than its look-a-likes.
But if you ask me if the €100 price difference between the Mason Pearson BN2 Junior and the 10 Pound Denman brush is worth it I’d say that it depends on if you’re looking at the short or long term differences. Because the thing with this Mason Pearson is that it’s super durable. I’ve heard so many people who’ve been using it for over 10 year and it still looks like new. That’s something I definitely didn’t experience with my cheaper hair brushes. However, if you look at the short-term differences it really depends on if you care a lot about the brush you use. I definitely didn’t hate my life back when I used the Denman brush. It worked just fine for me. So if you don’t care a lot about it I’m sure it’s not worth it. But now that I have it and I love it I definitely think the price is worth it for me. Both long and short term.
All in all I’m just totally mesmerised by how amazing the Mason Pearson brush is. After hearing a million stories about it I finally got to try it out myself and I totally understand what the hype is about. This brush is incredible. It’s definitely a big investment, but I’m sure I’ll be using this brush for the next 10 or 20 years. It’s just so nicely made, it’s so gentle on the hair but it’s also so effective. I really don’t want to go a day without it anymore. I definitely recommend trying this brush if you ever have the opportunity to do so!
And that brings us to the end of today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading this review and be sure to let me know if you’d ever spend that amount of money on a hair brush!