easy to clean
lasts for years
thick, slightly wavy, shoulder length
have flirted with no poo/ homemade shampoo in past and may again, but for now I use commercial shampoo (and sometimes conditioner) in smaller quantities
Budget = limited, but willing to splurge on something nice that will last so I can stop buying a new one from Target every year
Got recs? TIA
No question. Mason Pearson. You'll never regret it. I got my first at 15 and oh my god. I'll never use anything else. I still have the one I got over two decades ago, plus 2 others I've picked up since (one for my purse and another as a back up while the primary one is being cleaned.)
Honestly, I don't think there's a better brush.
I would actually recommend a nice wide toothed comb rather than a brush. I have only used a comb for the last 10 years and have used the same one the entire time (and a mini one for my purse). I think I got them at Target? Not sure, though. I do have a boar's hair brush, but it isn't meant for detangling or anything, just to smooth the hair follicles. Most brushes are damaging to hair, especially when wet. Combs are much more gentle and less likely to break your hair. :)
Kara - Homeschooling mom to Greyson (13), three lazy cats, two hyper dogs, and 11 crazy chickens. Loving our life on 5 acres in the middle of nowhere. TTC #2 for over 12 years. Soon to be a stand-in mom for foster babies!