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.