Jheri Redding

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Jheri Redding (born Robert William Redding March 2, 1907 – March 15, 1998) was an American hairdresser, chemist, hair-care products entrepreneur and businessman.[1] Redding is best known for having created the Jheri curl.[2]

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Jheri Redding
Robert William Redding

(1907-03-02)March 2, 1907
DiedMarch 15, 1998(1998-03-15) (aged 91)
Other namesGodfather of Hair
Occupation(s)Hairdresser, chemist, and businessman
Years active1925–1990
Known forJheri curl, inventor of hair conditioner

Redding is credited with being the inventor of modern-day hair conditioner. He was the first to make "pH balanced" shampoos, to put vitamins in hair care products, and to market added minerals.[3] He developed the perm product Jheri curl, as well as numerous other beauty products. He founded the international beauty products business that bore his name, along with three others.