Decided to do a personal thread to set the record straight hehe All I can say is where has it been all my life???? So, in short, I have very very thick wavy and curly hair. I'm 23 years old but my hair has been falling out a LOT for quite some time. I counted that everytime I take shower, about 100 of them fall out. I normally use a round brush by Paul Mitchell. My mom has been saying to be careful because although they grow back now, they might not later. She told me that my brush is like a brush used to brush a horse's hair causing them to shed haha! So, i decided to research and came across Mason Pearson. I bought the HANDY all boar bristles and also the POPULAR mix brush because I wasn't sure which one would be better for my hair. I bought them from nm.com. When I tried them, the handy was too small to grab all my hair. I wish nm sells the LARGE EXTRA all boar bristles I saw on masonpearson.com because I find the POPULAR mix grabs ALL of my hair and it's much better. Just yesterday, I decided to blow dry my hair with them...I counted the hair that fell out and only about 20 strands fell out!!! There was barely any hair on the brush and on the floor. It's AMAZING! I mean I understand that we all shed hair but it shouldn't be so much. This morning I brushed my hair and only 10 strands fell out which I think is AMAZING! Aside from that, I was surprised to find that they are great for blow drying as well...Made my hair really smooth. I'm still, however, looking for the best round brush to give me some curls. I tried Fekkai's boar bristles round brush from nm.com. However, the bristles kept falling out and they're just not good... If anyone has any recommendation, I would love to hear it. My hair stylist said that NanoThermic is one that he likes a lot but I don't like the fact that it's not boar bristles. I wish Mason Pearson would make a round brush... If anyone doesn't have Mason Pearson yet and has problems with shedding hair..Go buy them!!! They're so worth it. In fact, right after this, I'm going to also buy the Mason Pearson Rake Comb, Detangling Comb, and Styling Comb Also, if anyone knows any reputable Mason Pearson vendor, please let me know, I still want to try the LARGE EXTRA all boar bristles but afraid because I read they do make FAKES of Mason Pearson. So be careful!