I have a few questions in regards to the curly perm. I am really interested in getting one mostly for its appearance and manageability, but I would like to know if curly perms are likely to have long-term success on kinky-coily or tightly curled hair.
I have read quite a bit about curly perms in various threads and I have heard about success as well as breakage, shedding, dryness, and oiliness. I was beginning to wonder if the chemical (ammonium thioglycolate) used in curly perms eventually causes damage to the point where the hair begins to break or fall out or if it's really a matter of care.
I am also curious if individuals with kinky-coily or tightly curled hair could use permanent brands like Quantum, Matrix, ISO and others. I have heard of dry curly perms like Wave Nouveau, Carefree Curl, and Wave By Design. I am aware that in some cases double processing is done through a straightening of the hair first and then rodding with the liquid thio applied. I would like to be able to skip the first step if this is possible. I have read about the Gina Curl but I'm not able to have it done due to travel.
I would really appreciate your advice and information. Thankies! :o)