For six months these women exclusively used one line of products and vlogged their hair growth journeys along the way. Here's the catch - they didn't know the brand. Get to know the women who took a chance on their strands and find out if it paid off by watching their Grow Out Diaries.

These women are our Transitioners, you can also meet our Newly Naturals and Veteran Naturals and watch their Diaries. 

Jasmine

Texture Type: 

4A (Coily Springy), Highly Porous, Highly Dense, Medium Width

My Journey: 

This journey has been trying, refreshing, frustrating, motivational, enlightening, inspirational, and overall rewarding because I never realized how much goes into trying to find yourself. It really is a metaphor for trying to find yourself, basically doing what you can to rid yourself of the damage caused by the what the world says you should do (or by you trying to take the easy, but detrimental way out) and just focusing on getting to know the real you and focusing on your health and growing to be a well-rooted individual that stands tall and strong among the rest.

How long did your hair grow? From 3.5 to 5.25 inches. Total: 1.75 inches

Hair Idol? Solange Knowles and Elle Varner

Hometown: Killeen, Texas

Advice for naturals? Be not discouraged. There may be a point where you question your decision, so it would be a good idea to come up with a solid reason for why you went natural that will help you through times of weakness. Also, don't be afraid to do what makes you happy. If you want to cut it all off, do it. If you want to dye it, do it (with a healthy product). If you like your hair long, grow it out. If you like your hair straight, straighten it (with a healthy amount of heat). Bottom line, it is your hair, no one else's, so don't let anyone tell you that you are doing your natural journey "wrong". As long as you are happy with yourself, you are "doing it right".

Watch Jasmine's Grow Out Diaries

Funmilola "Lola"

Texture Type:

4A/3C

My Journey:

My hair journey has been a very interesting one besides learning how to cope and de-tangle my hair properly, this journey helped me find "myself." I learned to do things because I like it and not for the approval of others. I have learned to love my hair and myself for who I am. I have also grown and learned to help other people grow as well.

How long did your hair grow? May hair has grow 2-2 1/2 inches through this natural hair journey.

Hair Idol? I really do not have any hair idols because I look at everyone's hair and fall in love with each different unique hair style, but I do admire Tamera Mowry's hair for recently big chopping and embracing her natural hair while also wearing protective styles like me :)

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Advice for naturals? My advice for naturals is that in whatever you do make sure you are doing it for yourself, and not for anyone else's approval. Be confident in what you do and that will surely bring happiness.

Watch Lola's Grow Out Diaries

LaKresha

Texture Type:

4A Coily Springy

My Journey:

My hair journey has truly been a rewarding experience. My hair has risen to the occasion and produced results I never thought possible.

How long did your hair grow? about 4-5 inches

Hair Idol? Pam Grier

Hometown: Camden, NJ

Advice for naturals? Embrace your natural hair to the fullest because you may actually like what you see.

Watch LaKresha's Grow Out Diaries

This article is sponsored by SoftSheen-Carson.