Break This Rule: Brushing 100 strokes a day helps your hair That image of Marcia Brady brushing her shiny blonde hair seems to have stuck with a lot of us. Sadly, doing the same with our own hair will only cause breakage, says Babaii. Plus, it can activate your oil glands and make your hair greasier, says Philip B. "Proper brushing is essential, because it helps to move the natural conditioning oils from your scalp down to the mid-shaft and ends of your hair," he says. "But a few strokes with a gentle, fine-quality brush is perfect."
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