When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed.
Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone!
I permed my hair 12 years ago, because I always wanted a perm, but my mother would never let me have one! I got a lot of stick, but I didn't care - I loved the curls. The growing out was the difficult part!
For nine years I worked to change what was hairdressing then into a geometric art form with color, perm without setting which had never been done before.