First of all, I'm glad to hear your hair is looking awesome. That is great.
I've eyed the Jasmin's shea butter as a leave-in for some future time. I may actually have to order some one day.

1. I swim just about every other day. Eeek the chlorine! I have been suggested to wet my hair and throwin some condish or coconut oil into my hair before I get into the pool. I've done this and it's done well!

So a thought I had. Cones are suppose to trap hair strands. I'm wondering if I used the coconut oil and then used a lighter -cone or -xane condish if that would hold up better in the pool? Afterwards I would rinse out very well and use my regular co-wash and conditioning methods. Thoughts???
I like your idea of a using a cyclo...-cone-xand before swimming. I honestly have no idea if this is a good plan or not. Here is a link on evaporating cyclo...-cone-xanes. There is a chance your cuticle will buckle.
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...y-of-silicones
curl chemist on a-cone
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...ized-silicones
Chelating agents can help remove chlorine. You may want to look for products that contain them. There are threads if you do a search. I'm not familiar with any products. They may only be in shampoos.
Chelating ingredients listed on last 1/3 of this post
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...-care-products

2. Before I did CG I bought a boar bristle wooden brush. To my understanding it pulls moisture through the hair, but being curly it and break up curls. MY hair is very thin and fine and before CG using the brush actually helped. I was thinking that it may help to stimulate my scalp and hair if I brushed if before my showering routine. Never wet or in the AM, but before shower. I wonder if that may help also. Thoughts???
I can't find the link on this, but cliff notes version. Brushing does temporarily distribute oil on the hair, but cause small amounts of permanent damage to the hair cuticle every time you do it. The damage is more damage then the benefits of the oil distribution.
That being said, do what works for your hair. I promise I won't send the CG police to your house.

3. I'm a pretty low maintenance kind of girl. I don't blow dry ever. I might straighten it once in a blue moon, but other than that... styling my hair in the early am is about nil. It's scrunch and go but sometimes I'd like to try out new hair styles. Put it up someway etc. What are some QUICK and thin hair friendly styles I can try out. Oh and Easy. I'm a hair novice all the way around.
Check this thread for updo styles.
cute styles...
HTH
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers