I am in agreement with the experts on this one. You should really try using a soft bristle brush. Using a soft bristle brush will help distribute the natural oils through out your hair providing less dry out and a much healthier mane. For us thicker hair ladies you have to be patient when using your bristle brush and work in sections.
The long term effects of using a soft bristle brush, healthier hair, less damage and will help control oily scalp. Use in combination with washing your hair every couple of days and voila, you are on your way to very fabulous hair!