Thank you very much! Yes, it takes patience but it will work! One thing that helped me was every now and then I would use the "tightly curly method" separating my curls by smoothing the conditioner down the small sectioned strands and it really helped train my hair to clump a little better.
You can google tightly curly method by Terri LaFlesche (hope I spelled that right) and she has video on her website to show this method. Again, I didn't do it every time because it took so long but every now an them and it helped with definition and smoothed out the frizz.