It was once thought you should brush your hair 100 strokes a day to make it shine, but the reality is that you'll do more damage than good. Hair will break if you tug on it too much. Light, gentle brushing with a good hair brush will make hair shine by distributing the natural oils from the scalp down the hair shafts and flattening the cuticles to make them reflect more light; light brushing removes impurities and stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which nourishes hair follicles and keeps them healthy. Use hair combs such as detangler combs to remove knots in wet or dry hair. Different hair brushes perform different functions; you may need several hair brushes. A paddle brush is great for everyday brushing of all hair lengths; they are available with ball?tipped plastic bristles, microfiber bristles, boar bristles and ceramic infused pins. A genuine boar hair brush is ideal for detangling, scalp manipulation and to create body and shine; boar bristles reduce hair damage.