(US black) to straighten hair with a mixture based on Congolene.
|Chicago Defender 21 Oct. 12/7: Others conk their hair down and it gleams as brilliantly as if they were born in India and it looks fine.|
|Howard Street 149: He looked upon hair-conking with scorn.|
|Carlito’s Way 9: You had a pimp name of Red Conk on account of he conked his hair red.|
|Sl. and Sociability 82: Many terms that originated among African Americans remain for the most part in that community, like conk ‘to straighten hair’.|