I just got this straightener and I LOVE it!! My best friend had it and I used it at the beach and my hair stayed perfectly straight, I was amazed. I have thick hair naturally curly hair and its short but it still takes a long time to fix and having the croc2 has cut my time in half! I used to have a chi and I liked it but this works better and stays straight longer - especially in humidity! If you live in the south- you will be soooo glad that you have this sweet Croc2!!! Enjoy!