Yes, for two reasons:
1. I have moved from always living in more humid places to an arid land, and my curls have loosened.
2. I have more gray and they are more wirey and less curly.
My hair now looks to be more 3b/a but soon I'll have my 3b/c's back when I move back to CA!!!!!
My hair curled up much better while I was back there for sis's wedding, so I guess it's not all gone!
But I feel like you sometimes: I've yearned for looser curls sometimes and now can get them with a few tricks. But I'd rather have my tighter curls on a day-to-day basis!