Hairworks and XGen?

Hello everyone! I am attempting to use XGen to create guide curves for Hairworks. I used the “guides to curves” feature XGen has to create those curves, but Hairworks won’t take to it. I’ve been trying to use XGen as a free alternative to Shave and a Haircut for creating those guides (the Maya tutorial video only uses SH), but it doesn’t seem to be working. Does anyone have a workflow using these two programs together? If not, do you have any suggestions about other programs? Thank you!