my daughter, who just turned 12 last month, has been bugging me about letting her perm her hair.. she doesn't want a poodle perm, just waves.. like the ones you'd get when you braid your damp hair and leave it in overnight
i know my mom used to drag us in to the salon and get perms at like 10-11 yrs old.. a few years back, my niece wanted a perm but my sis said the salon they go to wouldn't do them until she was at least 14, i think
anyway, i've been doing a bit of research and have found that some of the stuff they use to do them now isn't as harsh as it used to be and that they have "kids" perms nowadays.. and that the perm doesn't last as long, maybe a few months at most
anyone here have any experience with this? i'm a bit hesitant cause she is only 12.. are there any alternatives other than braiding her hair every night?