I honestly wouldn't mind taking the time out to straighten my hair- the damage that it does to it is why I started wearing my natural hair more. My friends do that whenever my hair changes though. If I've been wearing it straight for awhile they tell me how pretty my natural hair is, but if I straighten it to go out then they compliment me on that look. It's fun to change it up every once in awhile but I can see how you would feel like they don't like your hair curly when they make those kind of comments!