Yes! I My air is Dead straight!! I had my 1st perm when I was 18 and my air was medium-short. Then I had it done again when I was 23 and my hair was waist length! It took the hair dresser over 6 hours just to wind the spiral rods and I absolutely adored the result,despite the entire day in the salon!!! I no longer have any treatments,whether perms or colours,as I have become very sensitive to any touch on my scalp since having a brain tumour removed in the late 90s,but I am very content with my long thick straight hair which is translucent now rather than grey.
No, my hair is naturally wavy anyway and I donlt think curls suit me. I wear it long and that drags our some of the waviness. I have had my hair straightened on numerous occaisions and often do this myself.
I did once when I was a teen and hated it. I kept for 2 weeks and then bought a home perm kit and straightened it. I didn't even care that it dried my hair out horribly, I was just glad to be rid of the perm! I doubt I'll do it again.