im black, and i personally think that the Natural hair is better. I like to wear mine in cute afros with headbands, and i always get so many compliments!!!
Its not like we can't straighten it, so i dont understand why some of us get perms. I've never had one in my life. But looking at my cousins, i would never get a perm. My little 11 year old cousin got a perm when she was about 8, her hair was never the same. It used to be so pretty, long, and thick, but now its all thin and her edges are broken off so bad. All of her hair is very damaged, its so thin. I wouldn't recommend it to any one of color. All it does is damage your hair, and make it even thinner, and it takes forever to grow it out. It does make it grow quicker than usual, but who wants long broken, thin, dry hair.
Kinky hair is best.