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Friday, October 10, 2014

Comer Cottrell Man Who Brought Jheri Curl to The Masses Dies

According to TMZ, Comer Cottrell whose Curly Kit made the Jheri curl an insanely popular hairstyle among African-Americans in the '70s and '80s has died. He was 82.

Before Cottrell came along, the Jheri curl was a $200 process at a salon but his kit sold over-the-counter for about $8.00 and there was no turning back. 

The hairstyle was famously parodied in "Coming to America" and the list of celebs who rocked it was epic: Michael JacksonLionel RichieEazy-E and Ice Cube and athletes like Deion SandersEric Dickerson and Rickey Henderson.  He died last Friday.

Sidebar: One of the many things I did not get in the 80's. RIP Comer Cottrell