Yes, I use a brush. More specifically the Denman D41. But, I do go back and forth between that and my widetooth comb. I feel that the wide tooth comb does not get the shed hair like the Denman. But, it also depends on if I shampood my hair or not. Because I do wash my hair in the same method I have done all my life it will tangle. Therefore, I use a wide tooth comb after and then I go back through with the Denman. When I co-wash only the Denman.
I think you have to try all avenues of detangling because everyone has their preference and everyone's hair is different.