I condition the length almost every day. If nothing else, I at least apply a LI. I use a wide tooth comb when the conditioner is in. I've also been using a Denman and I'm happy with how it detangles and removes loose hair but I am starting to wonder if it is pulling out my curls.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.