It may be, especially if you have lots of root curl because then the curls will snag/rip more than if it were straighter, I would think. What kind of brush is it? Some kinds are worse than others.

You could try just using your fingers to rake through any bumps, that's what I do! It takes a little longer but looks fine.
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!