This Q&A at oprah.com shows an example of that. An anonymous stylist says that hair should be brushed hard every day so that your scalp oils can be distributed along the hair shaft.
Good advice? Not according to Philip Kingsley, a trichologist who was asked for his expertise.
- Brushing too hard can scratch the scalp and possibly break or pull out hair, so brush gently and minimally.
- Oily hair is not a good thing. Conditioners or moisturizing products will tackle dry hair.
- A brush with plastic, ball-tipped bristles and a vented rubber base is recommended. These are less likely to break hair.
Read more here How Often Should I Brush My Hair?