Don't feel responsible! It's the method that worked for everyone, I had a look at many other methods. I've just become so disinterested and upset with my hair, so frustrated at all the "curly hair is easy" comments from those with straight hair.
I'm too stressed out and busy to keep spending the money and time on it, I work 9/10 hour days everyday and I study full time. I just need it gone so that I can stop worrying and get on with the important stuff. Even when I put it up it frizzes and makes me feel so self conscious! I don't have time for that, I think I will be much happier with out it