I started using the Manta because I was growing my hair and I wanted a brush that was gentle yet massaged my scalp. I’m really pleased with how long my hair is, not only because the brush has improved the condition and shine of my hair, but it also makes a statement that older women can have long hair! I have arthritis in my hands, so the shape of the Manta allows me to have much more control. I hold the handle of the brush between my first and second finger and don’t have to rely upon my thumb. I like to add a little bend in my hair and have found using the Manta really help to encourage this movement which I love.