Using a tangle teezer type brush for scalp massages - is it bad?

CurlyD24CurlyD24 Posts: 83Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
I've been using my tangle teezer type brush (it's a knockoff I got in a beauty box) to wash my hair. I use it as a scalp massage brush when I'm shampooing. I feel like it gives me a really deep cleanse that I need because of the extremely hard water I have at my new apartment. It feels really good and does the job. However, I feel like it leaves my scalp feeling a bit tender and I wonder if I'm not overstimulating the hair follicles. Should I try and switch to a wooden brush ? Is this damaging my hair? 
2c/3a hair, with some 2b and 3b pieces. Armpit length, medium porosity, fine. Light brown with blonde and red highlights. CG since January 2018. 
Shampoo: Camille Rose Ginger Cleansing Rinse 
Co-wash: MopTop Co-wash 
Conditioner: Innersense Color Radiance 
Stylers: Innersense Quiet Calm, Innersense I Create Hold, MopTop Custard 

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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Accepted Answer
    I honestly have no idea about stimulating your hair follicles.  But if it feels good and it's working for you, I'd say go ahead and keep doing it.  Your scalp will toughen up if you continue.  Just make sure you're not actually causing surface damage to your skin!  But otherwise, it's like exfoliating.  It's sort of tender in the beginning, but that goes away with continued use.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel

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  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Posts: 1,217Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I do this when I'm brushing out my hair. I think Christina from Naturally Curly does it as a shampoo brush too. It shoukdnt be too bad as long as you are doing it gently. 
  • CurlyD24CurlyD24 Posts: 83Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    Thank you !! You two are always so helpful !
    2c/3a hair, with some 2b and 3b pieces. Armpit length, medium porosity, fine. Light brown with blonde and red highlights. CG since January 2018. 
    Shampoo: Camille Rose Ginger Cleansing Rinse 
    Co-wash: MopTop Co-wash 
    Conditioner: Innersense Color Radiance 
    Stylers: Innersense Quiet Calm, Innersense I Create Hold, MopTop Custard 

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