Absolutely! I have been stopped many times by the friendly straightening men. The last time I was stopped I told the gentleman that I like my curls and that I don't want to look like everyone else, I like being me. He didn't say anything. But, my 9 year old daughter did. She said 'Yeah, I like my mom's curly hair. I hope I have get her curls!.' That about sums it up. And we walked away.
Mix of 3A and 3B
Wash: Recently changed to using low sulfate shampoos. I love it. My hair needs all residue removed to get any volume.
Conditioner: Kinky Curly Knot today
Styler: AG Recoil (I have eliminated everything but AGRecoil. My hair has tons of volume and bounce.)
In high humidity: a dime/nickle size of gel lightly scrunched on the canopy. FINALLY I found a way that doesn't kill my hair volume.