Yes, it really feels good to hear nice things about your hair!
I don't let my hair grow for anyone but myself, but it's always so relieving to hear that other people like it as well!
I got complimented on Saturday evening, I'd had my hair up in a stickless bun and it unravelled while I was walking. Two friends were walking behind me and one exclaimed; "Your hair is so beautiful, and long! You should wear it down more." And the other agreed.
In my group of friends sadly we don't compliment eachother that much on appearances, if someone is beautiful or has some beautiful feature we just assume they know it and don't need to get all puffed up about it...
But even though I happend to think my hair looks pretty good, I do sometimes get insecure about it, since people very seldom comment on it, be it good or bad.
And your hair is beautiful, and so shiny!