In regards to my natural shampoo trial, I lasted exactly four days. First day, I immediately noticed and appreciated the healthy amount of natural oils that had returned to my hair. It felt great and crazy healthy. Second day, my hair was put up in a pony tail. Third day, I washed it, and this time, my hair felt thick and heavy. Weird, but okay, I guess. Fourth day, I felt the back of my head, and it was so oily. I curled my hair around my hand, and it STAYED. Um, cool if I was having it styled professionally, not cool to leave a stain on my pillow. So, if I was to make a recommendation on this particular recipe, I would say it would be great used maybe once a week. It's a bit frustrating, but I am not ready to admit defeat yet. I will keep my eyes peeled and see what I can find.