John from Mixedstreets.com discusses brush vs. comb on detangling curly/textured hair.
Key points are:
1. Either brush or comb can detangle curly textured hair
2. If you use a brush you must wet hair first
3. Wide tooth brushes are best for thick hair
4. Nylon brushes are good as long it's wide tooth and toughish
5. Use wide tooth combs first when detangling
6. Then work your way to a finer tooth comb.