Clothes of the Eighties, Jeri Curls
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Hair
When it was popular: 1980-
Description: Hairstyles worn by mostly African Americans. It required getting your hair "processed." In essence, it is a cold wave process. Sometimes curlers are used and you must wear a shower cap while you have the curlers in. You get an over-all curly style, which you must keep moisturized by using a "curl activator." The curl activator was sprayed on the hair. It smelled and soiled the back of your neck and shirt collar. It was a horrible time in the history of black hair care. Some people still wear this style, believe it or not.
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Mz. Bossy - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I think almost every black person in America had a Jheri Curl at one point or another. It took hours to do, required a lot of smelly chemicals, and left your hair greasy as fried chicken. That's one style I do NOT miss!
Lisa Koffler - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
My hair was more on the "frizzy" side!
MUDDYRUNNERGIRL - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
And how much did it suck to get the window seat on the bus that had activator smeared all over the glass - lol
Jerry Curl - December 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I still have one and I love it
Pooki - December 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I came out side with my plastic shower cap to talk to T.V. reporters about a crime in the neighborhood

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