After years of wearing afros, braids, twists, weaves on and off for years...I'd decided that enough was enough and I was ready to lock my hair. I've read and purchased almost every book available on the topic of natural hair, from Tulani Kinard's "NO LYE" to "LET'S TALK HAIR" and "FOR COLORED GIRLS..." I was always intrigued by this book by Nekhena Evans but was put off by some of the negative reviews it received. Well let me tell you that those reviews are pretty accurate! I finally got to see a copy of the book at my locktician's salon and let me tell you ladies, it is simply not worth the price if you are looking for information on how to lock your hair! A more accurate title for this book would have been: COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT LOCKED HAIR, because that's all it is. Each chapter refutes myths about locked hair and the people who wear them. It contains very few pictures and the ones it does contain are small, grainy and black & white. It poses questions such as "Do people with locks wash their hair?"; "Should I use wax to help form my locks"; "Is hair essentially dead matter?", and more of the same info that most of us already know. If you are a person that has researched the style and want useful information on the pros and cons of different methods for forming locks, styling exisiting locks, proper care & maintenance, photos of locked styles, correcting problems with developing locks, coloring locks, etc...you WILL NOT FIND THE ANSWERS HERE!!! This book is very short and can be read in less than a half hour. Some of the information is quasi-spiritual and shady on the facts. Honestly, I expected much more from the author since she has been a locktician for so long.