Well that wasn't very nice of your husband, wavy wonder!!
In regard to the original question - it could be just because people are used to how your hair looks - but not because it looks bad.
I think it's time for me to get a trim - not looking forward to it...
Type: 3a - type 1 on the underside. Thinning.
-Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo (occasionally)
-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner
-Suave Waterfall Mist Conditioner or Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific as leave-in
-A mix of Shique Gel and HE Totally Twisted mousse
-FX Curls Up Mousse, on occasion