Whether you opted for a “texturizer,” an Optimum, or the more traditional S-Curl, Jheri Curl kits are one of those sad ’80s traditions that nobody can deny. There’s all kinds of photographic proof, which makes the Jheri Curl one of the most iconic black hairstyles of all time.
The curl reigned supreme, having been adopted by athletes, musicians, and actors as well as the average Joe. Here, we pay homage to pop culture’s most luxurious Jheri Curls. Hit the jump, and let your soul glow.