I get the same rope-like curls, mostly underneath around my ears. They don't bother me too much because they are underneath - but it is pretty weird to see a few of them randomly among the rest of my hair.
CG since 7/19/2012
Poo: SM Retention, Curls Creamy Cleanser
Co-wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime, VO5 S&C
RO: Curls Coconut Curlada, TN, SN Coconut
Styling: AIACJ, AIF, LALSG, ES
Others: GVPCB, GVP K-pak, Ion Effective Care, SM Moisture Mist, AIAMM