Oh my gosh, my mom used to get my hair permed with hers three times a year when I was young. That was back when perm solutions smelled like that strong rotten egg odor (at least that's what the old school Asian salons used). Yuck! Anyways, when I just got out of college and moved out on my own, I decided I wanted the wavy look, so I got a perm done at one of those fancy expensive salons. It just turned out bad - kinda half wavy, half curly and I ended up spending way more money each weekend going to another salon and getting it blown straight. I got it blown straight for about 5 months until the perm worked itself out. I'd never do it again!