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.

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Beverly Knight
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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)

17 Replies to “On My Mind: Genie Locs!”

  1. I have these in currently. I did them myself and man I shall never do them again. It took me 18 hours, over the course of three days. I’ve had them in for a week. The youtube tutorial I followed was Knottinikki.

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  3. Lovely but would take forever to get it done by yourself. Plus i fear my hair isn’t long enough for this. Finally, they would chase you out of the regular salon should you take this to them cos to twist my hair alone, most of them start preaching to me or they tell me Outrightly that they can’t do it.

  4. I am holding on too..my yarn braids are only a week old and I love them and cant take them out yet…..I will be doing the locs myself in march, cant wait!

  5. They look awesome tho I wonder if my regular hair dresser would be able to….. oh and the major setback my front hair :-(…..

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