OMG, I know exactly how you feel! That is why I never straighten my hair anymore. I get all the "ohhh you should wear it straight everyday" and "oh it looks fabulous" as if I was a celebrity. I did put it into perspective though - first of all, the comments are triggered because they are not used to seeing you that way. Change almost always receives a reaction. Even my husband says how much he loves it, but does tell me that he likes it curly better. My brother told me that straight hair does not "look like me" or look like it belongs. I think your family just is not used to it. Do not worry, embrace your curls & if anyone says that you should wear it straight just reply "no thanks!"