When it comes to tools, I can be content with just the basics.
So when I was faced with having to choose between an Php 80 brush and a Php 400 brush, I chose the former one. It’s a local brand and I thought that I’d be safe with it. However, only two uses later, I noticed that the handle was loose. Further investigation showed that the handle could be easily pulled apart and that the bristles were thin. It is made of plastic all over and it’s very light. Sometimes when I brush my hair with it, it does more damage than good because it tends to tug on my strands and I have a worse case of hair fall compared to when I started.
I was tempted to return it to the shop and have it replaced. However, with just some super glue, I was able to put it back together and it seemed like nothing was wrong in the first place.
But by now I already learned my lesson.
Sometimes cheaper isn’t always better.
I can recall a good quality hair brush that my parents had that lasted for years. It had a rubberized grip and sturdy bristles. It had so many memories as well, my aunt used it to also brush my hair when I got ready for school or before going to bed. I learned the hundred strokes before bed theory using that brush. But like all good things, it had to bid adieu.
Now, I have given this cheaper brush a chance. I’ll have to give it another shot to prove to me that it is worthy of the second go. But next time I know that I don’t have to cheat myself on even just a hairbrush anymore. I could spend on the Php 400 and not expect for the handle to come loose even after just the second use, if it makes any consolation whatsoever.