Why You Should Avoid Using the Wrong Tools
The effects of using the wrong brush or tool can be devastating. This can be immediate, where you just about have a heart attack in realizing that you just severely damaged the coat and are desperate for some type of reversal.
Or, it can be more gradual damage over time; your Pom once had a gorgeous coat... but now, what happened?
In addition, the wrong brushes or combs can make you wonder if you even brushed the coat at all; why doesn't it look any different?
Several elements of grooming tools will either be detrimental or beneficial:
Material: Certain (often cheap) materials cause contact friction, damaging with each stroke.
Pin spacing or inferior pins: The wrong pin type or sizing can literally rip hairs as you brush.