Although I don't have hair loss, I was wondering if brushing your hair after(just shampoo and no conditioner) shampooing it rather than brushing it after shampooing and conditioning it could have any effects on the hair? Brushing your hair after shampooing without conditioner should not have any short or long term deleterious affects on your hair. However, conditioners help to hydrate the hair and to smooth the cuticle, or outside covering of the hair shaft. Men and women will both benefit equally from conditioning the hair. Longer hair will benefit more from a conditioner due to the greater risk of the harmful effects static electricity. If you have longer hair, you are more likely to have some kinks in the hair. Conditioners can help this too. The kinks or knots might impair your ability to brush your hair without pulling the hair out by the root. Of course this hair will eventually grow back. If you are having problems brushing your hair, you might consider a conditioner. If you are not, you can go without it.