April 23, 2013

On the Couch with Genesis


by Alex of The Good Hair Blog

For those people who may not be familiar with you, please tell us who you are and what you do.
Hello everybody, my name is Genesis, I am a DJ that currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. I am 22 years old, West Indian parenting, have traveled the world for numerous artist, playing tunes that make people dance and have a good time.How long have you been growing your locs?For about 5 years. (since my senior year of high school)

What do you use on your hair product wise, to maintain it?
My loc'tian uses a small amount of beeswax and honey for retwisting after it's washed and shampooed.

When traveling on the road how do you maintain your hair between shows?
To be honest I don't (even though I know that I should). I really don't bother my hair until its time to get it done. I do take care of it, but regular maintenance on the road, or even at home isn't something I tend to keep up with.



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Is there someone who helps maintain your hair on a regular basis?
Besides my mother or anyone she would recommend, it would have to be me. I don't trust everyone that says they are a "loc'tian" for simple reasons, you tell someone your hair is twisted in this direction and they twist it in the opposite direction. Simple things like that turn me off from getting my hair done by people I don't know. Some people don't care about your hair, they just want the quick dollar.

How often do you have to wash and retwist your loc’s?
I wash maybe once or twice every two months and retwist maybe 2-3 times a year.

Do you have a favorite “go to” loc style?
The Spirit Bun (watch Dragon Ball-Z). When I put it up, all my energy is just harnessed on top of my head.



What do you think about women with natural hair?
I love it and I love them. It goes so much deeper than just natural hair too. Be yourself and take care of what was given to you. Find looks that show your beauty in numerous ways.

Do you think women who choose to loc their hair exude a certain type of confidence?
Of course, so many women want to loc their hair but are scared of how it may look at first or even if the locs will be beautiful in the long run. I’m proud of women that have chosen the lifestyle, so elegant and graceful.

What are the pros and cons about having your hair loc’d?
I don't have anything negative to say about having my locs. The everyday to monthly maintenance is pretty low for me. I have multiple ways I can wear my hair by whatever energy I feel that day. They are also a great pass time and women do love to play in my hair.



What made you decide to loc your hair?
Lol! I couldn't get “waves” in high school, maybe because of the texture of my hair, but it just wouldn't happen for me. My mom loc’d her hair sometime around then so just joined the party to be honest. They ended up looking nice and growing on me so I kept them. Then they eventually starting teaching me things and opening my eyes to other views of life.

What makes a woman’s hair beautiful to you?
When a woman is confident in her ways and has a grace about herself, it shows in the way she wears her hair.

Do you have any advice for my readers who are considering loc’ing their hair?
Having locs is like having a garden. You have to keep it up, hydrate and moisturize them, tend to them in a timely manner and keep them neat. The better you take care of them the healthier and longer they'll grow. Neatness and carefulness is key.

Where can we find you on the web?
www.instagram.com/GenesisFTL
www.soundcloud.com/GenesisFTL
www.twitter.com/GenesisHTX

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