Thank you both!
Thank you, this actually really helped. Do you mind me asking what your curl type? I have 2b-2c type hair, and typically my hair is pretty easy to straighten, so I'm wondering if that would make it easier on my hair.
But I think I'l probably stay away from the straightener for a little bit more anyways. I think what made me so insecure was the negative comment came with someone who actually had curly hair but I guess I need to stop taking negative comments so close to heart.
Thank you again, and good luck with your hair