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

Lauren

Texture Type:

Type 3C

My Journey:

I began as a girl big chopping from a bad haircut and blossomed into a curly woman who learned to embrace and love herself. I learned the importance of self confidence, self worth, and inspiring others to love themselves as well.

How long did your hair grow? Between 3 1/2 and 4 inches all around

Hair Idol? Nikkimae2003 and Naptural85

Hometown: Houston,Tx

Advice for naturals? Embrace and take pictures of every moment of your natural hair journey, time will fly by fast. Also, learn to embrace your own natural hair pattern and don't get too caught up in other naturals' curl patterns.

Watch Lauren's Grow Out Diaries

Jennifer

Texture Type:

Type 4A (bcdef)

My Journey:

My hair journey has been extremely liberating! By going natural, I learned to genuinely love my authentic self.

How long did hair grow: The longest my hair has been since first going natural has been a few inches past my shoulders.

Hair Idol? I was inspired to go natural by a couple of women, but now I admire all who have the courage to do so.

Hometown: Toledo, OH / Atlanta, GA

Advice for naturals? Do not be afraid to big chop and once you do, brace yourself for a life changing journey!

Watch Jennifer's Grow Out Diaries

Quay (Aquayla)

Texture Type: 

Types 3c/4a

My Journey:

My journey has been a wonderful learning opportunity and I wouldn't change a thing. I'm completely in love with my hair.

How long did your hair grow? 2-1/2 in the front (has always been the slowest growing part).  3 to 3-1/2 in the crown, sides and nape.

Hair Idol? Cree Summer who played Freddy on A Different World. She has been my hair crush since I was a preteen :)

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Advice for naturals?  Patience is key. Your hair will grow on its own, your job is to keep it healthy as it does. Enjoy each stage of your journey. Oh, and don't skip over your satin bonnet at night :)

Watch Quay's Grow Out Diaries

Tesleigh "Tess"

Texture Type:

Type 4A

My Journey:

My journey has been an amazing experience thus far because I have learned to care for my hair in it's natural state and truly embrace my natural beauty. In addition, I've been able to try some of the techniques and products on my daughter's hair and encourage her to be confident and appreciate her inner and outer beauty.

How long did your hair grow? Up to 1.5 inches in some areas

Hair Idol? I can't narrow it down to just one..Corine Bailey Rae, Solange, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yaya Dacosta, Janelle Monae. I could go on and on. I am  inspired by so many different people because they are each so unique and show how much diversity there is with wearing your hair natural.

Hometown: Austin by way of Royal Palm Beach, Florida

Advice for naturals? Embrace each phase, don't be afraid to ask questions and be patient!!!"Going natural" requires a lot of patience. Reach out to your fellow naturalistas for support and advice. Appreciate the trial and error because that is how you learn what styles and products truly work for your hair.  If you can stick through the challenging times, the results will be well worth it. :)

Watch Tess's Grow Out Diaries

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