I had a perm done many years ago to help loosen my curl like mpgirl did. Back then I was a solid 3c bordering on being a 4a. They said it would just loosen it up. We used the largest rods possible (they looked like orange juice cans). It worked nicely...the first time. More on that in a minute. It did loosen the curl some and made it more consistent and I was able to work with it a little better. It lasted about a year. Going off that success, I went back to have it done again with the same stylist and he was pre-occupied and left it on too long and my hair got fried. It was BAD! After that I swore I would never do it again. Since then my curl has loosened up on it's own. Not sure why. I am not consistent all over but it's better than the alternative. Now I just finger twist some sections that don't curl as well and that helps alot.
Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town