A hairstyle, typically having a wet or glossy appearance, in which tightly curled hair is first relaxed by a chemical application and then given a loosely curled permanent that is maintained by the frequent application of conditioning sprays and other products.
Origin of jheri-curl
- From Jheri nickname of Robert William Redding (1907–1998), American cosmetologist and businessman who developed the process used to create the hairstyle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- After its inventor Jheri Redding.