My hair has been compared to Shirley Temple, especially when I was younger. I didn't particularly care.

My mother always called me "moptop" in exasperation when I was a child because my hair was really tangly and I hated it when she brushed it. I didn't particularly mind that, either.

Nobody's given me a nickname recently about my hair. Mostly, people just tell me it looks good.
3b and botticelli,
loving my curly hair!

Do whatever works for you. Who cares whether you're violating curly "doctrine"?