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The Most Memorable Jheri Curl Moments In Pop Culture

"Just let your SoulGlo!"

The Jheri curl was one of the baddest trends, literally and figuratively, in hair history.

Invented by Irish-American haircare entrepreneur Jheri Redding, the two-step chemical process transformed straight hair into curly hair. Entrepreneur Comer Cottrell is credited with designing an at-home product known as Pro-Line's Curly Kit, which made achieving the look of loose and lustrous curls more accessible and affordable within the black community.

According to celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen, the Jheri curl was one of the first styles that gave African-American hair manageability and versatility. Music icons including Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and New Edition, wore the style. Jheri curls were also seen on characters in cult hits "Coming to America" and "Pulp Fiction."

This may not be a hair trend that we'd like to see make a major comeback, but we can't deny its longstanding influence. So, we've put together a list of the most iconic Jheri curl moments in pop culture. Who or what would you add to our list? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section!

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Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Album Cover
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"Coming To America" Couch Scene
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Lionel Richie At The 1984 American Music Awards
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Luther Vandross In Concert At Wembley Arena
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Olay Ray's Classy Curl Commercial
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Rick James
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Darryl Jenks' SoulGlo 'Fro
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Eazy-E
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Members Of New Edition
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Chris Rock In "CB4"
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Mario Lopez As A.C. Slater In "Saved By the Bell"
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Countess Vaughn As Alexandria DeWitt In "227"
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Jheri Curl In "Hollywood Shuffle"
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Doughboy In "Boyz n the Hood"
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Jules Winnfield In "Pulp Fiction"
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Midnight Star
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Deion Sanders
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