When I received this brush as a gift I didn’t know what to think. But as soon as I grabbed it and held it I knew I liked it. It’s a solid piece of wood, it’s light but substantial. When you brush your hair it also massages your scalp, you actually just want to keep on brushing. It literally feels good. These bristles aren’t made of plastic, they’re boar’s hair. So when you combine the compact size, the solid wood and the massaging bristles that actually give hair body, you just say “this is nice.” It’s also going to fit nicely in my toiletry bag so it is my next luxury traveling companion. Very nice product, thanks!