On My Mind: Genie Locs!

Protective Styling is my great hair agenda for 2014, and I’m going to have a lot of fun with this, I can tell.

Top of my list of styles I want to try is… Genie Locs! Also known as Loc Extensions, Wrapped Extensions, whatever you want to call it, here’s what I’m talking about.

Tell me, whose locs are real? And who’s wearing extensions? Can you tell?

I’m a big fan of dreadlocks, and I love anything that would let me key into my inner rasta without the commitment. Genie Locs are it yo. Closer than kinky twists, Havana twists, these ones are right on the mark.

A few weeks ago, I youtube’d for a how-to, and I found this really good tutorial by vlogger, ImShineStruck.

Really simple, and no special extensions needed- just good old regular braiding hair (Expressions, Darling, any Kanekalon hair of your choice) and some Kinky hair.

I’ve even seen some locs with Yarn instead of Kinky Hair. Good too, but I prefer the way the Kinky locs look.

I’m SO looking forward to trying this. I need the weather to be much much cooler in the daytime though. Harmattan here hasn’t decided what it’s going to be, and I just got box braids today anyway, so I’m holding onto this thought for a while longer.

There you have it guys!

What do you think? Have you tried Genie Locs? Would you be trying this style out?

Till next post,



P.S. Only Ayo is wearing extensions (Image 3)