I have a Mason Pearson brush. I love it. I have had it for many years and it is wonderful. It was also an anniversary gift as I would be hesitant to spend as much as I did on it. Now the reason I sing the praises of the MP brush are that it seemed to be the only brush to get the tangles and knots out of my daughter's hair without her screaming to high heaven. I really do not want her running about with my brush, as she seems to hide it from me. I have also tried a number of brushes trying to find some thing that is not going to be expensive to replace if she loses it or breaks it or if someone else runs off with it at swim practice.
THIS IS THE BRUSH!!!!
It was a Christmas gift and as far as I am concerned it is the best thing she received this year! It takes care of her Captain Caveman hair in the morning when she wakes. It smooths it with out pulling and screaming. It is really wonderful. The only thing I did not care for is the "silicone, rubber" on the brush back and handle. I was expecting the plastic like the MP brush. This coating or what have you has a smell to it. It has since gone away, but was rather strong when the item was unwrapped. This is the ONLY reason the brush was given 4 stars. The smell made the brush seem cheap. So if you are gifting it, take it out for a day or so and let the brush air out.
This is a fantastic brush. I really wish I had known about it before I bought all the other brushes we have tried over the past year looking for the perfect brush. I love the price. If anything were to happen I would not even think twice about replacing it with the same brush. I love that they offer it in a smaller size, which I plan to purchase so my daughter can keep it in her backpack.