No, it does not look wet. It looks beautiful! And I straightened my bangs for a long time and still do sometimes. It looks fine. It's your hair, do what you want with it. It's really truly pretty! Don't worry about others We are too hard on ourselves and hair can be a big source of insecurity for us curlies. And some people have no filters on their mouths, or don't realize how easy it is for us to take what they say the wrong way.
fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel