I'm gonna go with "no"....it's not that bad. For me, brushing my hair usually means pyramid head, but sometimes I get extremely frustrated with my hair...and if I brush vewy, vewy gently LOL it can look nice. Soft, flowy waves with tolerable frizz. I think wavies can get away with it better than curlies, though. Gently and not too often is the key, I think. Whatever makes me feel about my hair for the day. No guilt.