Can you tell us your routine? What kind of products you're using?
My first suggestion would be to stop brushing your hair when it's dry! Detangling should only be done on soaking wet hair that's coated in conditioner.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Transitioning to gray
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip