GOC Update: Tiffany N.


Check out how Tiffany N. (Fourth Wave) did in the first month of the GOC and how she plans to modify her regimen and address her challenges this month!

There have definitely been modifications to my routine!


Hair:  I co-washed almost daily. I  deep conditioned once or twice a week. I shampooed my hair three times last month, instead of twice. I also did a henna treatment with a deep conditioner afterward once.

Hair Style: I have been bunning most days after co-washing with Herbal Essences Totally Smooth conditioner. On the days I wear my hair curly, I have been baggying with olive oil and conditioner. About twice a week, I did a WNG with Kinky Curly products. However, I straightened my hair twice in August using a blow dryer and flat-iron. I used a heat protectant, but I won’t be straightening this way again for at least the rest of the year.

Fitness:  I lost three pounds last month and now weigh 144 pounds. My trainer totally flaked on me, so my strength training went out the window. I also did not run/walk four times a week after the first week. However, I bought a Jillian Michael’s DVD (Ripped in 30 Days) and have been working out to that three days a week. It is a mix of cardio and strength training. I have been good about portion size, increasing water intake and limiting fast food. I only had it once last month!! I still need to work on increasing my vegetable intake.

Journal:  I only wrote in my journal twice last month instead of once a week.

New Regimen:

Hair:  I will go back to bunning five days a week and co-washing daily.  I will continue to baggy most days and deep condition once or twice a week using the Ouidad method you posted. I will also do a henna treatment once a month followed by a deep conditioning treatment. If I straighten my hair, I will only do roller sets and sit under a dryer and will do so no more than once a month.

Fitness:  I am back in the gym with my trainer. I will strength train with him once or twice a week for an hour. I will work out to my Jillian Michaels DVD five days a week. I will also run/walk 3 miles three times a week. I will continue to moderate portion size by eating from smaller plates. I will eat more vegetables and drink more water. I will also continue to limit fast food to once or twice per month.

Journal: I will rededicate myself to writing in my journal at least once a week.


My biggest challenges have been getting bored with bunning and working out regularly.  However, I am newly motivated.  I’ve been looking at pictures of youtubers with long, natural hair and creative bunning styles, so that should help with the boredom.  Also, my sister and I have started a fitness challenge with each other for the month of September. Plus, since I lost three pounds without being consistent, I am excited to see how much I can lose if I make working out part of my daily routine.


Thanks for the detailed update Tiffany!! I’m confident that your dedication and ability to adapt to the obstacles you encounter will enable you to achieve your ultimate goals!! Without adaptation, there is stagnation!

Speaking of Youtube and creative bunning, what good protective styling tutorials have you watched lately? Please share links below!


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