Absolutely! I have been stopped many times by the friendly straightening men. The last time I was stopped I told the gentleman that I like my curls and that I don't want to look like everyone else, I like being me. He didn't say anything. But, my 9 year old daughter did. She said 'Yeah, I like my mom's curly hair. I hope I have get her curls!.' That about sums it up. And we walked away.
3a, thin, growing out as far as i can before i go insane and chop it!

Co-Wash: Cure Care
Conditioner: EVOO hot oil from the kitchen
DT: Joico K Pak
Stylers: CG Mousse of some sort, usually HE or Clairol 3-in-1 if I can find it!

Then Diffuse until about 75% dry, then air dry the rest of the way**