I have had loads of perms before, ages ago. They look wonderful for the first two months, then you are stuck with horrible, dry, poofy hair :/ The ends turn into puffballs that can't be fixed...so you have to keep getting trims till the whole darn mess is out of your hair, as another poster mentioned earlier in this thread...I myself would never have it done again.

Having said that, at the time I did these chemical treatments, I didn't know much about looking after curly hair properly...and things have likely changed since then, they probably have better quality perms out there. (my last one was about 7 years ago). So if you have it done, you will have to super baby/pamper your hair...

Dunno. If I were you, I would read and research very carefully...and then, I would pick the absolute best perm specialist...expect to pay a lot, too - last time I had my hair this long (way past BSL) and had it permed, it cost me over $200!
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!