I once got a perm in an attempt to get my 3a hair to corkscrew curls.

It failed, and left my hair extremely damaged. I also had a friend with straight hair who got a perm, professionally done, which did nothing but damage her hair's structure: not a single curl. I wouldn't risk it if I were you, but it is your choice. Permed hair is a lot of trouble, and it may just be easier to set it in rollers (soft so they won't hurt your head) at night instead. Just some thoughts to consider .
Dense but fine and delicate 3a hair. Feels like a dandelion without product. Difficulties in getting less puff and more definition when short.

On a mission to grow out after my big chop!

Last edited by Lilya; 06-22-2012 at 07:36 PM. Reason: edit: It also left my hair in a fried puff with no curl!