100 brush strokes before bed: yes or no?

Besides removing knots and impurities, regularly brushing your hair helps a regular distribution of the natural oils all the way from your scalp to the hair tips. Still, this does not necessarily equal that the famed '100 brush strokes before bed' routine really is a healthy for the hair.

Or, rather: it could have been so back in the days of Jane Austen's heroines, or even of our grandmothers. Yet, now that our hair is subject to constant physical and mechanical stress, brushing your mane too often (or too vigorously) may not only cause it to break, but it can also trigger an overproduction of sebum, making it even oilier.