Quantum 5 Firm Choices Alkaline is a patent-pending formula that delivers unsurpassed results on 5 key benefits: curl definition, shine, conditioning, color retention and odor control. Firm Choices Alkaline offers the flexibility to wrap with water, lotion or both to create firm, resilient curls. Quantum 5 perms have a scientifically advanced Moisture Shield Interim Treatment. Contains a unique formulation of ceramide, silicone and amino acids. Quantum 5 perms deliver enhanced curl definition, more shine, incredible conditioning, and improved color retention. Aroma-Fresh odor block suppresses outstanding perm odor.