The quality of these brushes is just superb. I've had mine for close to 20 years and it still feels new. It gets through the KNOTTIEST hair with ease and with minimal pulling. It's great for when your hair gets really tangled or even matted, it can get through anything. I give mine a gentle wash with castille soap every month, it's in perfect condition.
The size of this, and the gentleness, is ideal for children. This was the brush of choice for my daughter until she was about seven years old and her hair became too long and thick. But it's ideal for finer hair, and gets a ponytail SO perfectly smooth!