If you are in the NYC city area I recommend Curlisto on 5th Ave. Get a Bio Softener- its costly ($300) but it makes your hair look absolutely amazing. Plus its only semi-perminant so it eventually washed out (Usually in 4-6months) It's the best of both worlds. I'm happily satisfied. I love my hair!
I went form a 3C/4A to a 2B/3A and its beautiful. So much easier to handle. Its only 4% Chemical and 96% botanicals. It's definitely worth it!