“They” say Mason Pearson brushes are the best. I tried one and was less than impressed. My Denman Paddle Brush is by far my most favorite brush. It is very simple and does not hurt my head with prickly bristles. My sister used it the last time she was at my house and (without prompting from me) commented on how much she liked it. I also asked a hairdresser about it and she agreed…great brush!