Added to this list are Mason Pearson hair brushes.
Dudes, these brushes do not fuck around. You really can't go back once you've used one of these. I was totally happily using my cheapo Goodie brand or whatever from CVS, but then one day Debbie from our hair department brushed me out using a Mason Pearson and I was like sprung for life.
Depending on what type of hair you have, you get either mostly boar or nylon bristles. The bristles stimulate your scalp in a gentle but awesome way, and make everyone's hair look shiny and full and bouncy. Mason Pearson is an old English company and Mr. Pearson was an actual inventor and engineer who has a real "Professor and the Madman" look about him. Totally awesome.
I'm one of those people who would literally pay a person a hundred dollars to play with my hair and scalp for twenty minutes so I especially dig these brushes. If I'm on my deathbed, I want my husband or daughter to play with my hair as the morphine slowly saps the life from me or whatever. It just feels so good.
Also, I heard they used Mason Pearson on Natalie Portman when she played Queen Padme in Star Wars, and man oh man did she look pretty.
Good for: Girlfriends. If you give your girlfriend a Mason Pearson brush, you are guaranteed action. I mean, come on. How old-fashionedly awesome is it to give the lady in your life a hairbrush?? It's straight up O.Henry suitorly type behavior. Also, it shows you are paying attention to stuff but aren't like a total dandy (yeah, I'd say if you're a guy and use a Mason Pearson brush, you might want to keep that to yourself...that seems kinda gay). But as a gift, forget it. Swoon central.
Price: from $75 to $135. (I know. Craziness. But all you need is one for the rest of your life.)
if you search around the net, you can find a bunch of places that sell Mason Pearson. The best discounts were at:
www.baycitiesbeautystore.com and ebay.