This curling iron gets very hot, very fast. I have the gold hot tools curling irons and they damage my hair even though they curl very well. So, when I saw this curling iron made of tourmaline ceramic, with the great price, I wanted to give it a try. It is very lightweight and gets very hot. I use the next to the highest setting because I have coarse Asian hair that is straight. It curls it wonderfully and stays curly all day with just a spray of lightweight hairspray. The only reason I gave it a 4 star instead of five is because of the placement of the on/off button. It is really close to the upper middle of the handle, which is how I usually hold it and I accidentally click the button off if I'm not careful. I also wished the cool area at the tip of the curling iron is a bit wider, I am always afraid I would burn my fingers with such a small safety area when I use both hands to hold the iron during a curl. Other than that, it is a nice iron.