Does everyone remember having cute long curls when their younger feeling confident and then you go to school and they tell you (they as in the other kids) That your hair is ugly and nappy and what not?

Well thats what i got. Growing up i had very long soft wavy curls and one day my mom started perming my hair and i was 7...now that im 20 im wanting to go back natrual to the way my hair was supposed to be and a place to start is what im searching for. Is there someone that can give me a few pointers to tame my hair from perms and back to the natrual way that it was entended to be in??? Thanks in advance for the help. Cant wait to start my transition!!!:iconbiggri n: