For a long time I've coveted the mind-bogglingly-expensive boar bristle brushes by Mason Pearson that they experts reportedly tout as the "best brushes on earth" -- but couldn't afford the whopping price tag (It's in the hundreds, people! For a brush!). Then I found this brush online, took a chance, and within days it was on my doorstep (thanks, Amazon Prime!). The appearances are startlingly similar, but the Denman brush costs less than 10% the price of a Mason Pearson. Now, am I saying this will last you ages? Probably not. But if you want the feel and function of a boar bristle brush (whose bristles, by the way, help redistribute the hair's natural oils from the scalp to the ends of your hair), then give this one a go. Definitely my new favorite brush!
By the way, the Denman brushes have real boar bristles, too. Just like Mason Pearson.