Since 1885 Mason Pearson has been producing high quality hair brushes with a unique rubber-cushion pad that is still hand main today. To maintain the quality of the Mason Pearson Hairbrush it is not mass produced. Most of the work is carried out by hand, using techniques pioneered and patented over 100 years by the founder. Boar Bristle & Nylon Tufts: Generally used for normal to thick hair. Nylon Tufts: For thick hair.