(US black) hair that has been artificially straightened or ‘processed’.
|Black Jargon in White America 65: gas n. [...] 4. a processed or straightened hairstyle.|
1. one who has had their hair straightened with a ‘process’ haircut.
|‘Sl. of Watts’ in Current Sl. III:2.|
|Black Jargon in White America 65: gashead n. 1. one who has a processed or straightened hairstyle.|
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] gashead Definition: someone who has had their hair treated (usually by an amateur), with gasoline in order to eliminate the hair’s natural kinkiness. Example: Look under his hat and you see a gashead.|
2. in fig. use, a black person who rejects their racial origins.
|Black Jargon in White America 65: gasheadn. […] 2. a black person who is a traitor to the pride of his race.|