I'm 15 months in and I love it. At times I get so excited when I see my curls that I want to do my BC but at the same time I am so scared of the shrinkage. I want to go to a salon to get my hair cut but its hard finding one that wont cost me an arm and a leg. I think I am just going to get my hair trimmed every few months until the permed ends are gone. Besides I love my big messy bun