Absolutely. I'm not against having straightened hair if you want it. I simply decided nearly five months ago to give a good shot at this to see how healthy I could get my curls.
I like my curls. I've had curls on and off since I first went natural at age 18 in '78. However, right now, with my hair thinner post-menopause/post-thyroid-meltdown and with grey hairs and with not using heat styling, I'm trying to figure out how I'll need to style my hair (ie, when I get it cut, what cut will be best to take advantage of the curls, will I want to blow-out bangs to give specific shape to hair around my face, etc).
I decided to give this a good shot--at minimum a year. Then reassess.
I wasn't 100% happy with straightening my hair--humidity frizz issues, fear of getting hair wet in shower or rain, damage from high heat causing increasing dryness and porosity.
But when I give this my best shot, if I can't get to that place where, "Ah, okay, this shape works for me really well", then, yeah, I'll consider some other option, a modification in large form as needed. What's making it hard for me is my stylist of 22 years retired in March, so while I was with her, we could experiment with full trust as to how to shape my curls a bit more each session. She used the CG friendly products I bought and it was a cooperative thing where we were gently, slowly, getting to a nicer shape. But now, I'm disoriented because I have no stylist and the fear of getting a crap cut is HUGE. So, I sit there needing a trim and procrastinating. Sigh.
I do like that now I don't care if my hair gets wet in the rain.
That's novel. I do like embracing what my hair does on its own rather than when stretched and fried. But I would occasionally stretch and fry--if I got the urge. I'm not a purist.