My friends/the people I'm in contact with have straight, or 2a-ish wavy hair, but since I've gone fully curly my closest friends have a much more positive view of curly hair. I think the key is to be confident and self assured of your hair and what you're doing, and it will show through to your friends.
Nowadays they look to me for hair advice and see that since I love my hair the way it is, and that it makes me happy, that thats okay.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel