The Jheri Curl: An 80s Flashback

Over the years, I always joked about wearing a jheri curl back in the 80s.

What is a jheri curl you ask?  Take it away Wikipedia:

“The Jheri curl (often misspelled Jerry curl or Jeri Curl) is a permed hairstyle that was popular among African Americans during the 1980s. Invented by the hairdresser Jheri Redding,[1] the Jheri curl gave the wearer a glossy, loosely curled look. It was touted as a “wash and wear” style that was easier to care for than the other popular chemical treatment of the day, the relaxer. The Jheri Curl enjoyed great popularity in its heyday, despite appearing rather dated as of 2018.[2]”

Let’s take a look at some celebrity jheri curl pics.

If you know the 80s, posting Ready for the World is too easy. Oh Sheila!

So, is posting Full Force.


Look, it’s black cult actor Stoney Jackson!

Speaking of Jackson, check out O’Shea Jackson. I guess this pic was before he became a Nigga With Attitude..

Then, there’s Oscar winning actor Eric Bishop,

Wait a minute? Tupac Shakur had a curl?

And what the fuck was always wrong with the late Eric Wright’s curl?  His hair always looked dried out.

Now, I know this pic isn’t from the 80s. So, what is with Curtis Jackson’s retro look?

Last but not least, there’s me.

So, there you have it. Hope you enjoyed the 80s flashback.

About Patrick Scott Barnes

Most of Central Florida knows Stone Crazy (Patrick Scott Barnes) as a poet. Yet, he also photographs, DJ and blogs. The rest of the time, the now sober blogger guzzles Diet Coke in Central Florida nightspots.
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