Sabibs my hair is like yours except it is coarse. Instead if falling straight it just tends to get very large in those are that don't curl as well. Mine also tends to curl a bit better when it is longer so I am also growing mine out.
I miss straightening my hair just because I miss the way it looks when it is straight. I think it suits my face better. I also miss being able to touch it. I pin the front of my hair back a lot now and that helps hide the inconsistency a little and I've come up with a few styles that I'm actually starting to really like.