March 8th, 2003, 04:35 AM
My MP brush says on its box to never use any oils or detergents on it and never to use it on oiled hair because this might cause the rubber to deteriorate. Those of you who have a MP: Do you use it on oiled hair anyway or do you make sure your brush doesn't touch any oils? I'm planning to make do with my own natural oils or a while, which is obviously very possible if you use the brush for cleaning and scalp wash only, but I was wondering whether any of you has noticed any oil damage on her brushes? I love the little cleaner that comes with every MP, by the way. :D
March 8th, 2003, 05:17 AM
I have a JP- which is similar to a MP. While I usually use another BBB (with a wooden base and softer bristles) for my oiling, I have used the JP on oiled hair. It hasn't seemed to harm it- and you can always wash it afterwards.
Tresses wrote to the JP company and asked how long it took for the rubber to erode from oils. They weren't exactly sure! They just figured it would happen "over time". Whether "over time" is a few months, years, or lifetimes, they couldn't say. Tresses decided to go ahead and use oils with her brush. Hopefully she'll pipe in and explain things further or if she got any other info from them. Perhaps the Mason Pearson company could tell you exactly how long it takes to ruin the rubber.
I wish I could tell you more, but that's all I've heard on the subject. :(
March 8th, 2003, 05:22 AM
Writing to the company is an excellent idea! :D I'll e-mail Mason Pearson.
March 8th, 2003, 06:15 AM
"Piping in!" :D
Hi Kati! Here is the link to a post I made on the old boards relating my discussions with the JP company: http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/message?forumid=227393&messageid=1042771208
Based on this information I have decided to use my BBB on lightly oiled hair (just a few drops to smooth the hair) to distribute the oil. If I'm heavily oiling I won't use it. I also only add the oil to my hair, never directly to the brush.
March 8th, 2003, 08:04 AM
Thanks, tresses, that helped quite a bit! I think that if I e-mail MP they'll probably say the same. I guess they're just making sure that they won't be held responsible if something happens to the rubber cushion. You know, like you're not supposed to combine condoms and oils. :oops:
I'll e-mail MP anyway because the brush was so expensive... I also want to ask them about conditioners and shampoos containing oils because they mention shampoo in their warning... If they say it's ok and then something happens to the brush then maybe that's a case of warranty. Every MP brush has a life warranty now.
March 8th, 2003, 01:12 PM
I do the same as Cowgal. I have a pure bbb on a satinwood base that I use when my hair has been oiled. I reserve my MP for all the other times.
I don't brush often. Mainly just at night or if I am putting my hair in an up do. I love to use my MP Popular in the evening when I have let my hair down. It is great for a good scalp tingle :D