Jheri-curl meaning

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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.
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A hairstyle popular with the African-American community in the 1980s, giving a glossy, loosely curled look.
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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.

    From Wiktionary