To maintain the quality of the Mason Pearson Hairbrush it is not mass produced. Most of the work is carried out by hand, using techniques pioneered and patented by the founder - Mason Pearson - over one hundred years ago and improved over succeeding generations.
Boar Bristle tufts: generally used for fine to normal hair, except where specified. Boar Bristle & Nylon tufts: generally used for normal to thick hair. Nylon tufts: generally used for thick hair.
The pads are selected for the type of hair to be brushed. If we assume that you need to feel the brush on the scalp and the massage effect, we make the following suggestions. We have established the guidelines below based on our customers' experience over many years; please note that these can be general only.
Pure Bristle brushes: For fine to normal hair, fine long hair. The models: Large Extra, Small Extra, Handy Bristle and Pocket Bristle. The Sensitive models are for very fine or thinning hair. The Child's model for children aged between 3 and 6 years.
Bristle & Nylon Mixture brushes: For normal and short thick hair. The models: Popular, Junior, Handy Bristle & Nylon and Pocket Bristle & Nylon.
Nylon brushes: For very thick hair. The models: Universal, Handy Nylon (Detangler) and Pocket Nylon.
Long Hair: In general, the longer the hair the bigger the brush required. However, if a person is more comfortable with a smaller brush, it may be necessary to use a smaller mixture model instead of a larger pure bristle one.
The pad and bristles need to be cleaned periodically . For the best results, use a Cleaning Brush, which comes with all the larger models and can be purchased from us for the Pocket size. Otherwise, use a narrow toothbrush. Follow the cleaning instructions below to keep your Mason Pearson Hairbrush in good condition, even after many years of use.
For plastic handles to maintain their shape, do not boil in water or apply heat to them. Strong chemicals , notably nail varnish remover , can attack the surface or cause the plastic to sink . In addition, these can draw out the coloured dyes and pigments from the plastic. For the wooden handles, all the foregoing applies. Also, the presence of water inside the hairbrush will cause the wood to swell and the coating to crack.