I was gonna say the DC- OC is amazing at tangles. If you need a slightly cheaper alternative I am an advocate for Yes to Carrots. I agree with Firefox and everyone else- the brushing really isn't the best option. I like the idea of moving the conditioner UP the hair as well. That is what i do, I move up as if I am climbing a rope. Once your fingers touch a knot, slowly and carefully work at it. It might take long, but at least you aren't breaking your hair. Keep slabbing on conditioner too so it gets the hair to become more slippery and naturally begin to separate.
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls