Thursday, June 28, 2012

Guest Blog!

So a good friend of mine started up a blog today and I am so happy for her! It's about fashion, beauty, shoes...basically her obsessions. She's clearly new to the blogging thing so go show her some love!


Summer Reading List...

Now that I am done with the LSAT, my summer can finally begin! And along with summer comes my summer reading list! If you may or may not know, I am a HUGE geek! I have been known to stay up and finish a whole book in one night just because I can't put them down.

I'm constantly adding a new book to my 'to-read' list on goodreads and I'm starting to see that I racking up an endless list, plus I really need to make more room on my Nook for more books. So to cut down my list I'm going to read at least a book a week, starting with...

It looks really good, click on the link to read the summary.

If you guys know of any good books you've read or think I should read them let me know, I'm always up for suggestions!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Eggs, eggs, eggs!

So I have been hearing a lot about using eggs as protein treatments. It is essential to do a protein treatment at least once a month depending on the texture of your hair. Here is an article I found about protein and your hair, check it out.

Anywho, so I found a egg protein treatment recipe on Wednesday that I decided to try out just to see how it works. Apparently it would stop breakage as soon as I put it in. Of course this made me even more excited to try it so I decided to wash my hair that very day (I was due for a wash anyways).

Here's the recipe:

-1 egg
-1/4 cup olive oil
-2 tbsp mayo (I didn't have any mayo so I skipped this one)

After I shampooed my hair, I massaged the mixture in my hair and saran wrapped my head. Yes. I saran wrapped my head, but you can use a shower cap if you would like. I left it in for about 30 minutes then rinsed it out. Let me tell you, my hair didn't break as promised, but it was rough! But fear not, an hour of moisturizing later it was nice and soft...and strong! No breakage in sight!

Overall, I was very pleased by my results, but next time I'm definitely gonna use mayonnaise and see if there's a difference. I expect the same results though. I'm going to try this twice a month and see if if makes a difference in the quality of my hair.

What do you guys do to get your hair the protein it needs? I'd love to hear your methods!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Product Tuesday: Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner

Every Tuesday I will post about a product I love, a product I hate, or a new product I would like to try. This Tuesday I'm going to start off with a product I LOVE! 

I'm not a fan of every Carol's Daughter product I've tried, but I am in love with their Tui Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner. I use it every day, sometimes more than once! And the label doesn't lie, it really does make detangling a cinch! 

I use it as a refresher everyday and as a leave-in spray after I wash my hair. It's so light that I can use it everyday without having to worry about it weighing down my hair or making it oily, and it keeps my hair soft and moisturized throughout the day. And the smell! Oh, it smells so good, like berries and sweet flowers! Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating about the smell but it really does smell divine.

Now for the good stuff, the ingredients! It doesn't contain any silicones, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, artificial colors, or alcohol which is amazing! Cause these days it's a little hard to find products without ALL of these in them. It does contain aloe leaf juice, pro-vitamin B5, wheat protein, lavender, honeysuckle extract, and sage extract. 

It comes in a 8.0 oz spray bottle and cost $12.00 at Macy's. Overall, I swear by this product and I will continue to use it, but don't take my word for it, try it for yourself and let me know what you think! 

Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner

8 fl oz


Macy's, Sephora,

Ingredients List: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol ( Pro-vitamin B5), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Butylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf Stem, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Caramel, Fragrance (Parfum)

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Hello my fellow curly headed sistahs! My name is NaturaleeDee and I'm here to spread the curly love around. I embarked on this natural journey 3 years ago right before I started my first year of college at Florida State. Let me just say that my Big Chop was not by choice! At that point my hair was very damaged from years of perm and heat. I had tried going natural before but that creamy crack was so good to me! The damage caught up to me and the middle of my hair was practically bald...imagine that, shoulder length hair with a bald spot in the middle! It was not cute. After trying almost everything to make my hair grow, the fabulous owner of Natural Trendsetters in Tamarac, Florida told it to me straight. "Hair is like grass...if you cut it, it will grow." And that was it, 30 minutes later I walked out with 1/4 inch of curls on my head.

While at first I thought of my BC as a traumatic experience, I quickly learned to embrace my natural hair. It's freeing, it's beautiful, it's healthy and it fits me. Simply put, I LOVE MY HAIR! I have learned so much in my short journey and I want to share my experiences with you all. I want to learn with you guys and help you grow with me, and that is the sole purpose of this blog. I hope that you guys enjoy this blog as much as I will!