Sunday, January 6, 2013

Loc'd Man: Stefan



  
Another beautiful young King with locs. Enjoy...


Tell us a little about yourself:
My name's Stefán but most people know me as STEFisDOPE. I'm 24 years old & from Montego Bay, Jamaica but grew up in South Florida. I now live in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

How long have you been growing your locs:
I've been growing my locs for almost 4 years now. This is actually my 2nd time growing them. I started once before in 2006 & cut them in late 2007 & started over in early 2009.

What do you use in your hair, product wise, to maintain it:
I use Organic Root Stimulator Aloe Shampoo, Shea Butter, & occasionally Jamaican Mango & Lime oil.

How often do you have to wash/re-twist your locs and who styles them:
I wash my locs a couple times a week but I haven't had them retwisted or done since about late 2010 or early 2011. I chose to let my locs grow freeform & give them a chance to tell their own story.


What do you think about women with natural hair? Do you care if your woman is relaxed, natural or loc’d:
I adore women with natural hair. I actually prefer my woman with natural hair. I think women are beautiful in all styles but there's just something about a woman with dreadlocks.

Do you think women who choose to loc their hair are sexy?
Sexy isn't the word to describe women with dreadlocks. They become living goddesses lol.


What are some pros and cons about having locs:
Some pros of having my locs are that they don't require constant maintenance & they taught me patience & dedication. The cons might be that people judge me based on preconceived notions because of my locs but even that is a pro because it helps me separate the judgmental from the accepting.

What made you decide to loc your hair? Have you always had hair or did you start your loc’s from “scratch”:
I have always wanted dreadlocs but even though I'm Jamaican, dreadlocs are frowned upon in Jamaican culture. It's a bit more accepted now though. The 1st time I started growing my hair, I started from scratch. The second time I grew my hair I figured I'd at least enjoy a few different looks before I loc'ed up again so I rocked cornrows for a couple months then had the 70s Black Power 'fro for a bit before bringing the locs back lol.

What makes a woman’s hair beautiful to you:
To me what makes a woman's hair beautiful is when it naturally suits her. I love when a woman's hair is timeless & if she was to be in a photograph, you wouldn't know what era it was taken. I believe your hair communicates a big part of you so I love for a woman's hair to match her essence & energy.

Any advice for those who want to loc their hair:
To people who plan on loc'ing their hair, I always tell them to make sure it's what they want to do & before they begin their journey I let them know that it's not about length or getting through the "ugly phase". I tell them that it's all about the time, dedication, & being patient but diligent when working toward something as beautiful as their hair.

Where can we find you on the web:
You can find me most easily on my personal website - http:/www.STEFisDOPE.com or at my music pages http://STEF.bandcamp.com or http://www.Soundcloud.com/STEFisDOPE

2 comments :

Amma Mama said...

Nice interview :-)

KellyMack said...

I love the look of his free form locs.