GOC Contenders – The Second Wave

T a y l o r

Current State: Various lengths (jaw line to neck) due to prior mohawk cut; “transitioning” to eliminate heat damage

Goal: Grow shortest hair to Shoulder/Collarbone length (SL/CBL)

Hair Regimen:  Would like to incorporate a henna/henna gloss routine monthly and a protein treatment mid-week after co-washes (needs to find the right product).
  • Finger-detangle wet hair with EVOO
  • Shampoo with Trader Joe’s TTT or Nourish Spa
  • Condition and comb detangle with Aussie Moist
  • Deep condition with GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
  • Use Kimmaytube recipe leave-in recipe (might be switching KCKT with Shea Cantu Leave-in
  • Seal with coconut oil
  • Co-wash with Aussie Moist
  • Use Shea Cantu as leave- in
  • Seal with coconut oil
  • Henna gloss

Reward: At the end of the GOC, I plan to either flat-iron or roller set my hair (I’m terrified of heat damage now). It will be the first time I have seen my hair straight in over a year!

Follow me online:  naturallynappy.tumblr.com

A d r i e n n e

Current State: Hair – Neck length; Weight – 137 lbs

Goal: Hair – Armpit length (APL); Weight – 125 lbs

Hair Regimen:

  • Shampoo once a month
  • Co-wash/water rinse only 2 times a week
  • Deep condition once a week
  • Protective style: Buns, two strand twists, Flat twist updos (Hair ‘out’ only on weekends)
  • Moisturize and seal using a leave-in (any kind) and oil (any kind)
  • Vitamins: Treasured Locks H2G Hair Growth Vitamins and Women’s One A Day
  • No heat (except for October 24-special occasion)

Weight Loss Regimen:

  • Cycling 2 times a week
  • Running 3 times a week (anywhere from 20 minutes to 30 minutes)
  • Weight lifting/calisthenics 3 times a week
  • Cut down on junk food/beer drinking, and late night eating
  • DO NOT skip a workout unless there is a schedule conflict (being tired/lazy is not an excuse)

Reward/Motivation: $10 towards shopping trip for every pound lost/Wedding in late August

Follow me online: http://naturalembrace.blogspot.com

T i f f a n y   M i l l i c a n

Current State: Hair – Between collarbone (CBL) and armpit length (APL); Weight – 160 lbs

Goals: Hair – Armpit length (APL); Weight – 150 lbs

Hair Regimen:

  • Deep condition once a week using Shea Moisture deep conditioner
  • Henna once a month
  • Co-wash once a week with Herbal Essences Hydralicious
  • Oil scalp/edges and seal with Jamaican black castor oil (JBCO), olive oil and Vatika oil
(I’m getting my hair braided August 7th and am going to leave them in until October.)
Weight Loss Regimen:
  • 4 days a week
  • 1 hour per day
  •  Alternate cardio, step aerobics, Pilates and boot camp fitness

Rewards:  Accessories (hair); Spa day/seaweed wrap (weight loss)

Follow me online: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.583692833527.2058226.80603044&amp%3Bl=2f880dd687&amp%3Btype=1

M i c h e ' a l   (pronounced  M i c h e l l e)

Current State: Hair – Armpit length (APL) in back and Chin/Collarbone (CBL) length in front; Weight – 135 lbs.

Goals: Hair – Bra-strap length (BSL); Weight – 125 lbs

Hair Regimen: 

Bi-weekly (2x wk):

  • Pre-poo  with Dabur Vatika Oil or Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) mixed with other oils (overnight or 30 min)
  • Co-wash with Suave Almond Shea Butter conditioner or Aussie Moist
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) or Black Tea Rinse (20 min)
  • Apply leave in (Kimmaytube recipe or Salerm 21) and oil mix (2 parts JBCO, 1 part coconut oil and 1 part almond oil)
  • Apply moisturizer and twist in protective style for 4-5 days and twist-n-curl 2-3 days
  • Deep condition (30 min); Apply on top of regular conditioner


  • Shampoo
  • Henna
  • Protein treatment

Weight Loss Regimen: I currently weigh 135 lbs. I used to weigh 125 lbs before I went on my first cruise 3 summers ago. The food on the ship was overwhelming and delicious at the same time. Well, here I am, 3 summers later and 2 cruises complete, still 135 lbs. I would like to shed this 10 lbs and return to 125 lbs before going on my 3rd cruise, June 2012. I think this is feasible.

  • 64-96 oz of water per day
  • Take vitamins religiously
  • Exercise 4-5 days per week/1-2 hrs per day
  • Cardio 2-3 times a week
  • Weight training 1-2 times a week
  • 3 square meals and 1 healthy snack 5 days a week (splurge a little on Saturdays).

Rewards: A Huetiful Steamer (hair). I want one sooo bad. I hear such wonderful things about it; A bikini (weight loss). I want so bad to get back into the one I wore on the first cruise.

Follow me online: TBS – I am going to try to set up a Fotki, but my camera sucks. I will keep a written journal.

C h a n d r a

Current State: Hair – Between shoulder (SL) and armpit (APL) length (the front of my hair is longer than the back from a previous cut); Weight – 150 lbs

Goal: Hair – Mid-back length (MBL); Weight – 135 lbs

Hair Regimen:  Would like to find other simple protective styles during the challenge.
  • Co-wash once a week with Suave Shea Butter n Almond Conditioner or Tressame Naturals
  • Deep condition with Lekair Cholesterol or Elasta QP DPR
  • Leave-in conditioner: Giovanni’s Direct or Aussie Moist
  • Seal with shea butter or Vatika oil
  • Style:  Wash and Go (WnG) or Twist-out 2 dys a week then bun or wear a pony tail out of necessity due to humidity.
Weight Loss Regimen: I don’t even want to say what my regimen is in this area….I will say that my eating habits are terrible (skip meals) and I would like to get back on track with working out. Really don’t have a clue in this department. Just want to do better!
  • DVDs: Belly dancing, cardio, Pilates

Reward: A cute graphic tee (love those),hair accessory or pair of earrings for every 2 lbs lost. If I reach my goal weight by the end of the challenge, I’m going to treat myself to a Swedish massage.

10 responses »

    • Tiffany, I don’t know if that public link is going to work. I got an error message when I selected it. I’ve had the same problem in the past when trying to share a “public” link. Maybe you can set-up a Fotki?


  1. @ Chandra??? Why?!? Because no one else did? LOL! There are a couple coming up. I took some in my workout clothes today, but don’t know if I’ll be posting=).


  2. @Skills…lol No because it is soooo embarrasing!! I couldn’t believe what I saw! But I will def submit it with my results pic!


  3. Pingback: GOC Update: Adrienne « hairscapades

  4. Pingback: GOC Update: Miche’al « hairscapades

  5. Pingback: September Update: Tiffany « hairscapades

  6. Pingback: October GOC Update: Taylor « hairscapades

  7. Pingback: GOC Contender #2: Tiffany « hairscapades

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s