I've had a ton of perms in my life. From very tight curly perms to loose "flowy" perms. Don't try doing it yourself. The chemicals in perms are REALLY strong and it's easy to burn your hair and your scalp with it. I say go for it. If you dont like it, you can always flat iron it! In fact, i used to get perms to flat iron it every day just for the body it gave my hair!