I cannot give up using my brush because when I comb or pick through my hair it just separates my curls and ends up looking frizzy. I pick through a head of conditioner in the shower, then brush through. I use a brush like this and would suggest it if the comb doesn't do the trick: http://www.haircaregrowthaids.com/wp...an-brush-1.jpg
I've used this kind of brush my whole life, except mine were the cheap Goody kind with a cream colored handle instead of black. The last few years they've been hard to find, but a few months ago they popped up at my CVS so I stocked up on them.