I purchased this after my former roommate, who has Asian-Spanish hair, bought one of her own, and I found myself borrowing it on an all-too regular basis. Being a Black woman, I've tring a lot of flat/curling irons on my hair, and nothing comes close to this one, as my sister can also attest to. While I could sing its praises for a variety of aspects, the best parts for me is that I never get that burnt-hair smell when using this, no matter how high I have the heat on, and the iron pleats glide over my hair smoothly, never snaring at the ends, which has happened to me with other irons. I let my hair dry naturally after washing, and then use the HAI iron to straighten it out, and the finshed product looks like I've been to see someone who styles hair for a living. You also don't need to use this everyday, due to the fact that it smoothes so well, so it is also better for your hair. Highly recommeneded for all hair types!