To all the wonderful answers above all I can say is ditto!
You will feel so free and strong and will look so great when you are done! If this rude woman says anything else to you about your hair, just give her the hairy eyeball, turn, and walk away. She's not worth a second of your time.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress --