Start from the bottom, brush before washing – and whatever you do, don’t overdo it
Don’t believe the old wives’ tale that brushing your hair with 100 strokes before going to bed keeps it soft and healthy. Too much brushing can irritate your scalp and stress your hair, causing it to break and fall out. I recommend brushing long hair a few times a day, not more.
The same advice applies to using combs: be gentle and, if your hair is long, hold your hair in your hands and comb the ends out first....
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