I don't because brushing out my root curl would be counterproductive, make more frizz, and cause more damage.

If someone has straighter roots, it might be easier.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I have straight roots and I wet the hair and then brush. I also put a bit of gel. So I get no frizz.

Does it seem like it's be damaging?
Originally Posted by Residual
Well, on me it tends to be because it's too much working against the grain. My second and third day roots are still curly, so making them straight and/or sleek is a PITA.

I think it would be a lot less damaging on straighter roots, especially if you are wetting them first.
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.