I never use a brush on my hair (I'm a wavy with some curls). I only comb with conditioner through my hair and most days I just use my fingers to detangle and comb.

After I wash/condition wash or just condition, I finger comb the tangles out, flip my head upside down, rinse, apply my Rockin Ringlets curl enhancer or spray Gelebration into soaking wet hair. I'll rake that through once or twice with my fingers to get it evenly distributed then scrunch the drips out with my microfiber towel. Then I scrunch a few puddles of gel into my hair all over.

I plop into a t-shirt after that. Then I diffuse a bit or clip my roots up and air dry.
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.