How Do You Get a Natural Jerry Curl?

The Jheri curl is a treatment performed in hair salons or applied using a retail home kit to loosen hair's natural curls. Jazma Hair states this process was most popular with African-Americans in the 1980s.

  1. Straighten the hair with relaxer

    Straighten hair using an ammonium-thioglycolate-based cream relaxer. When straightened, shampoo and condition hair.

  2. Set hair using perm rods, neutralizer liquid and heat

    Set hair with perm rods using neutralizer liquid. Apply heat using a hair dryer.

  3. Remove perm rods and moisturize hair

    When dry, remove perm rods and moisturize hair. Use specially formulated moisturizer daily to maintain the hair's wet and shiny look.