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.
Straighten the hair with relaxer
Straighten hair using an ammonium-thioglycolate-based cream relaxer. When straightened, shampoo and condition hair.
Set hair using perm rods, neutralizer liquid and heat
Set hair with perm rods using neutralizer liquid. Apply heat using a hair dryer.
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.