Mike and I decided that I should buy myself some nice brushes for Christmas since I've been searching for years for the perfect brush. My main need is to have a brush with bristles that "give" when I'm brushing my hair - and bristles that are far apart. My fine hair can't handle stiff brushes. So, I've been using a very inexpensive Goody's "Ouchless Brush" for the past four or five years solely because it was "soft" and the bristles bent as they went through my hair. But the bristles have little balls on the ends of them, and as my hair got longer and longer I knew those balls were potentially damaging - catching at my ends and creating tangles. But it was the best I could find.
Widu was having a sale before Christmas for 20% off - and free shipping. So I thought I'd order a brush to see how I liked it. I mentioned that I wanted to order one here a few posts back and shortly afterward received an email from a nice lady who works at Widu. She wrote that if I placed an order by the deadline I would also receive a free comb! Now, this wasn't just some throw-away comb; it's a beautifully made $20.00 comb! Mike inspected it (being the woodworker that he is) and said it's was very well made and high quality. So, I ordered two of the "bamboo" brushes and received them with my comb. I loved them so much that I ordered another brush as well - in a different style. Here is a picture of my collection.
The bamboo bristle brush, in the back, is like a dream for my fine hair. The bristles are extra long and ever so softly go through my hair. They bend very easily with pressure and never rip and tear. It's perfect for detangling and just brushing my hair.
The other brush, the large oval pneumatic ash wood baseball bristle brush, is also wonderful. I could almost use it alone without the bamboo bristle brush - if the bristles were just a little longer, but they're both very different. This brush is more tingly on the scalp and is more helpful when doing updos since it is firmer and holds the hair better while styling. But the bristles also have a nice "give" that I need in a brush. Together, they make a dream team for my hair!
And the comb! It's not only beautiful - the picture doesn't do it justice - it works just as well, if not better, than plastic combs I've used over the years.
So, I am sold on these Widu brushes and combs and give them - and the company - a big thumbs up! I have finally found the brushes I've been searching for all these years.