This book should have been called "How to bleach, perm, blow-dry your hair, use commercial products and still call yourself a natural". I make my own bar shampoo from scratch and was hoping to pick up some pieces of advice on how to keep my long wavy hair shiny and frizz-free - instead, I've got a whole bunch of ayurveda nonsense on what kind of tastes to avoid, a tutorial in breathing excercises, a lesson in how to read labels on commercial products and a suggestion to have a pot of water with essential oils simmering on the stove at all times in order to avoid static in my hair! As far as the "herbal treatments" sections is concerned, it is rather pathetic. There is a grand total of 5 recipes on styling products. So far I have only tried the citrus concoction - my hair got so glued together that I've almost broke a comb trying to get it separated, half my hair ended up on the floor and the half still attached to my head feels like hay. So for those who understands the word "natural" same way I do - using cheap, cheerful, earth-friendly ingredients in order to get your wash-and-wear hair looking its best with a minimum of fuss - do not bother with this book. The only redeeming aspect that has earned this book its one star is the low cost - an equivalent to wasting about 2 ccs of chamomile essential oil.