When you make ponytails do you brush the top part of your hair?

Like this:
http://i28.tinypic.com/2qalaac.jpg

I know it is supposed to be a no-no to brush while dry but it's the only way I like my ponytails. I don't do it often. It's usually for second day hair and not even all the time. So I hope it's not too damaging. Opinions?
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG