Congratulations !! I love to encourage others to go natural !! Well one of my close friends was in your position and she actually grew out the perm in her hair and cut the permed part of it out !! I don't want to tell you to cut your hair without your parent's permission but when you do cut it it grows back thicker and curlier !! the reason your roots are curlly cause that 's the natural part ! Use carol's daughter milk products they work well and try to stay away from the flatiron. Goodluck Princess !!