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The Absurdly Expensive Hairbrush I Can't Live Without

The price tag is absurd, but the brush itself is magic.

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Mason Pearson Nylon and Boar Bristle Brush
Mason Pearson Nylon and Boar Bristle Brush ($205)

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I am truly ashamed to admit that my hairbrush is one of my most expensive everyday items. I have extremely fine, frizzy, wavy-curly hair that knots super easily. I can only brush it when it’s wet, unless I want to walk around looking like a poodle who just had its fur groomed into a ridiculous triangle.

But the Nylon and Boar Bristle Brush by Mason Pearson is my pride and joy. It costs $205, which is absurd. It’s handmade in England with premium-grade boar bristle that are lovingly embedded into a “patented pneumatic cushion” that “conforms to the contours” of your scalp. It’s heavenly.

I’ve tried — believe me, I’ve tried — to break away from the tyranny of this brush. Once I lost it in my apartment and spent two weeks wailing, wearing a topknot that turned into a matted mess on my head, before I finally found it wedged under the radiator (unharmed, because these things are indestructible). I’ve had it for about 10 years now, and if it does ever fall apart, you can bet I’ll fork over the cash for a new one ASAP.