When I was younger, I was natural till I was 13 years old & my mom let me get a perm cuz I was begging her for one. I hated having my ears burned from the pressing comb. At 33 years old, I decided to go natural & I don't regret it one bit. I love my curls. It took me about a month to accept my curls & get them to look right. But now my hair is healthy & I'm happy. My mom is getting used to the idea slowly, but she will be ok.