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November 19, 2018
In professional trials*, The No.1 Brush blew the competition away, with superior design features, benefits, user-friendliness and effectiveness. This new hair brush combines the latest developments in hair brush technology with Michael’s award-winning philosophy for excellence.
*Top West End hairdressers took the 6 market-leading detangling brushes and blind tested them on 5 criteria including look, feel, usability and effectiveness. 9 out of 10 professional stylists voted The No.1 brush first overall.
The No.1 Brush will detangle, blowdry and style in one, whilst protecting the hair and boosting thickness. Handmade – using pins made from Japanese nylon, these super smooth, flexible bristles have been designed to minimise stress to the delicate hair shaft, helping to maintain healthier and thicker hair.
“I have been meaning since Christmas to extol the wonderful hairbrush. At first I thought, 'come off it, a hairbrush is a hairbrush,' but it is better than anything I've ever used. I peer at it daily, wondering wherein lies its magic, but probably only the hairdresser knows”.Cambridge Professor
The No. 1 Brush does not pull or tug, which means brushing and detangling with no snapping or breaking. It is so gentle that it’s also an ideal solution to brushing children’s hair. So, for those looking for a multi-purpose brush that is kind to hair without compromising style, the No 1 Brush is the latest and greatest design on offer.
The earliest known comb, made from animal bone and found in Syria, is said to date from 8000 BC and is fundamentally the same form as the mass-produced plastic comb of today.
Combs are among the oldesttools found by archaeologists; very refined forms having been discovered in Persian settlements dating back 5,000 years
Paint brushes are believed to have been used as long as 2.5 million years ago and were later adapted to be used on hair. Excavations from Egyptian tombs have unearthed combs, brushes and mirrors.
Evidence from portraits, paintings and sculptures show that Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians not only styled, but carefully curled, designed and braided their hair, proving that they must have used some form of hair brush.
1960s – The classic Denman brush fitted beautifully with the flat Bob styles of Vidal Sassoon. However the stiff pointed bristles easily scratched the scalp.
1980s – The Vent Brush moved on from some of the Denman’s limitations and dominated the early 80s. This lighter plastic brush had holes for air to stream through and knobs on the bristles to soften the effect of the hard plastic. This brush was good for applying mousse and lifting the roots to get big scrunch-dries and other 80’s styles you’d rather not remember.
2000s - Tangle Teezer created a new category in brushes - the detangler. Whilst this moulded plastic brush made a chore slightly easier for those in a rush, particularly children, it isn’t very satisfying to use and sounds unpleasantly scratchy.
2016 - The No. 1 BrushThe No.1 Brush covers all the benefits of the 3 brush icons of the last 60 years but performs way better in every single discipline.
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