Some like the Denman for distributing products, etc. Search "supersoaker" on nc.com. It's a method that uses a Denman brush. I stopped using the wide tooth comb and only finger comb. The gentler I handle my hair, the better the curl and the less the frizz.
Personally, I'm not a fan of the brush. When I used it, it did something that loosened my curls throughout the day. That hasn't been an issue for me since I came on nc.com and learned how to use product and technique.
Curl type is transient. It can change with product/technique. The best thing that you can do is figure out your hair properties. Here's a link to help Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
The ebook on that website would be a good investment for you. All of the information in one place. The second Curly Girl book would be good for the DVD alone. It really shows you how to "handle" your hair. (I could never use the copious amount of product that they use.)
Hair properties are the best way to determine what ingredients/products your hair might like. Once you determine all of yours, you can look for people with similar hair and see what they use (in signatures.) It's the best place to start.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me