I was looking for a strong hairbrush. I have really long, thick, hair and I was not happy with my hairbrush's. They did not feel like they were easy to use. They did not seem to penetrate the thickness of my hair. I saw this brush and it was made with a wooden handle. I decided, since it looked well made and strong, to give it the try. The bristles looked really strong. No plastic parts to break. I wanted a brush to last. I was tired of replacing hairbrush's, only to be disappointed again. I am very pleased with this brush. I have finaly found my brush. It cost much less than other brush's and is much better. I bought this brush, a year ago, and it is great! I like the way it is so easy to clean. My other brush's had plastic that broke, and pieces would fall out when you brushed or break apart when you cleaned it. Problems are now solved with this brush. I do recommend this product and I will continue using it. I am so glad to escape the plastic's and have a brush that is easy to use. Even with my thick, long, hair, this brush can hold up to the task. Styling is so much easier and faster. I am not wasting time with a product that does not meet the need. Blow drying has been easier also. I wish I had found this brush, a long time ago! If I ever do replace it, I want another one just like it. It is amazing what you can find at the ninety nine cent store. They also make these in different sizes. I bought the largest one. I have included the product number, so that anyone with this problem, can find this brush!