^^Sarah, I know EXACTLY how you feel. I hate those type of comments, and I wish people would think about what they say.
I always had some person making a hurtful suggestion. I remember coming to school one day with my hair straightened for the first time, for graduation portraits. One of the boys in my class said to me as I was walking by, "You know, you should do that to your hair more often. It looks much better that way!"
All I could think was: Gee, thanks! My own NATURAL hair isn't fit for me anymore?
"Women....who made 'em? God must have been a...genius. Their hair. They say that the hair is everything, you know? Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls, and just wanted to go to sleep forever? ~Bo Goldman