09-06-2020, 06:02 PM
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  • NJDJ
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I have fine hair and am looking to buy a new hair brush.   I haven't bought a new brush in about 20 years.  My current one is nylon.   My internet research thus far points toward a boar bristle brush.   What do you folks recommend?  What brand do you recommend (reasonably priced)?

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 09-06-2020, 06:18 PM
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I have fine hair and am looking for a new hair brush.   My current one is nylon and 20 years old.   Thus far my internet research points toward a boar bristle brush.   Can you please recommend a brush and brand?  I am looking for something reasonably priced, so a Mason Pearson is probably out.

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 09-06-2020, 06:25 PM
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I am looking to replace my 20 year old nylon hair brush.   Thus far my internet research points toward a boar bristle brush. Can you please recommend a good brush and brand?  I am looking for something reasonably priced, so probably not Mason Pearson.

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 09-06-2020, 07:00 PM
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(09-06-2020, 06:25 PM)NJDJ Wrote: I am looking to replace my 20 year old nylon hair brush.   Thus far my internet research points toward a boar bristle brush. Can you please recommend a good brush and brand?  I am looking for something reasonably priced, so probably not Mason Pearson.

I could be wrong but I do know the name brand of Mason Pearson but can only remember some brushes that might be in the $200-$300 range. I have one of these but bought years and years ago but don't remember it being the price it is now. I like this but really use it more at night before going to bed. 

https://www.giftsandcare.com/en/brushes-...esults=267

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 09-06-2020, 07:10 PM
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The one you linked to seems kind of steep.

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 09-06-2020, 10:16 PM
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Totally understand your comment on price, and if I understand correctly, maybe I remembered what happened. That was probably a similar price for the one I linked above but now I remember the other brush I bought at the time was the less expensive product I got. This one does have much more prickle and stiffness versus the lighter colored and thinner hair. I am not sure how long your hair is or how coarse it is but again, this one below will take out tangles much better than the one linked above.

https://www.giftsandcare.com/en/regala-a...kappa.html

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 09-06-2020, 10:28 PM
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Kent - makes excellent shaving and hair brushes

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 09-07-2020, 05:14 AM
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Years ago; probably 30-35, when I had a head full of beautiful, thick hair, I bought two Ace boar brushes at my local pharmacy. Although I’m now sporting the Jason Alexander look, the slightly larger one still is used daily, the other lives in my Dopp kit. (Will we ever travel again?) Ace has been good to me.

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 09-07-2020, 05:33 AM
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(09-06-2020, 10:28 PM)SCOV Wrote: Kent - makes excellent shaving and hair brushes

I was looking at the Kent PF06.  Anybody have feedback on that specific model?  Where did you buy it?

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 09-07-2020, 05:45 AM
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 09-07-2020, 07:53 AM
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(09-07-2020, 05:45 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: https://www.amazon.com/PF06-Narrow-Groom...B003H7IPKA


That's where I first saw it and read the reviews there.  Interestingly, actually cheaper on the UK Kent site, although shipping to New Jersey would likely take longer.   I was wondering if anyone had personal experience with this brush?

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 09-07-2020, 09:17 AM
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(09-07-2020, 05:27 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: https://www.fendrihan.com/products/5-row-olivewood-hairbrush-with-boar-bristles-made-in-germany?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv-7A1ZLX6wIVibWzCh1-xwVuEAQYBCABEgLhevD_BwE

I have that particular brush and a Fendrihan Pearwood Bristle brush.  Both are excellent and good value.  They work well with my fine, thinning hair.  As for Kent, I like their hairbrushes and shaving brushes, but the prices in Canada are about double what they are in the UK.

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 02-04-2021, 02:05 PM
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(09-06-2020, 06:02 PM)NJDJ Wrote: I have fine hair and am looking to buy a new hair brush.   I haven't bought a new brush in about 20 years.  My current one is nylon.   My internet research thus far points toward a boar bristle brush.   What do you folks recommend?  What brand do you recommend (reasonably priced)?

You probably already know that the standard answer to, "What is the best hair brush?" is Mason Pearson.  Not many people on a "reasonable" budget would agree that Mason Pearson brushes are "reasonably" priced.  Mason Pearson brushes are made in that Green and Pleasant Land that gave us C.S. Lewis, crumpets, Frank Bridge sonatas performed by Benjamin Britten (Bridge's student), and the War of the Roses.

But I am (tardily) here to tell you that there is another brand of hair brush from the other side of the Channel that is every bit as good as, and (some would convincingly argue) even better than, the Mason Pearson brushes:  Isinis is a French hair brush about which one must offer one caution:  Isinis makes two lines of brushes that are so similar in appearance that it is very easy to buy the inferior one thinking one is buying the superior one.  The superior one -- the one you want -- has the word Sanglier in its model name.  Sanglier is the French word for "boar."  The other Isinis brush has nylon bristles, and is pretty good in its own right; but what you really want is the boar.

Isinis brushes are not inexpensive, but they generally are priced lower than Mason Pearson brushes, and they are very, very good.

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 02-04-2021, 02:47 PM
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(02-04-2021, 02:05 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(09-06-2020, 06:02 PM)NJDJ Wrote: I have fine hair and am looking to buy a new hair brush.   I haven't bought a new brush in about 20 years.  My current one is nylon.   My internet research thus far points toward a boar bristle brush.   What do you folks recommend?  What brand do you recommend (reasonably priced)?

You probably already know that the standard answer to, "What is the best hair brush?" is Mason Pearson.  Not many people on a "reasonable" budget would agree that Mason Pearson brushes are "reasonably" priced.  Mason Pearson brushes are made in that Green and Pleasant Land that gave us C.S. Lewis, crumpets, Frank Bridge sonatas performed by Benjamin Britten (Bridge's student), and the War of the Roses.

But I am (tardily) here to tell you that there is another brand of hair brush from the other side of the Channel that is every bit as good as, and (some would convincingly argue) even better than, the Mason Pearson brushes:  Isinis is a French hair brush about which one must offer one caution:  Isinis makes two lines of brushes that are so similar in appearance that it is very easy to buy the inferior one thinking one is buying the superior one.  The superior one -- the one you want -- has the word Sanglier in its model name.  Sanglier is the French word for "boar."  The other Isinis brush has nylon bristles, and is pretty good in its own right; but what you really want is the boar.

Isinis brushes are not inexpensive, but they generally are priced lower than Mason Pearson brushes, and they are very, very good.

Wow!  Thank you for such a through and helpful reply.  I will definitely look into Isinis.  I agree with your assessment of Mason Pearson.

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 02-04-2021, 04:59 PM
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I have a white bristle F________n brand brush also.  
(See how I did that?  Maybe this post will actually stay in on here...)
It happens to be the military style and I think it’s great, and priced right.

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 02-20-2021, 09:10 AM
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just let my hair grow back after 5 years or so of shaved bald.  damn grey is a fine color eh?  wife gave me a very nice oval brush that works great. even got to shop for some old spice hair gel

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