I had tried various CHI products before and always have had good opinions about them. This iron is definitely a great product. I have very thick and wavy hair and with this iron it takes me 30 min maximum to straighten my hair after using the hairdryer. I love the price too because I would never spend over *** on a hair styling product since I don't use it every day. So overall, great product at a great price. My hair feels silky after I iron it with this CHI. I recommend.