If you are looking for a flat iron that will literally glide through your hair without any pulling or clamping down, this is the one. I have long, thick, wavy/curly hair. It is usually a very long process to flat iron. I was floored at how easily this flat ironed my hair, and how it was so gentle. Normally my hand would cramp up from having to clamp down so hard, but this was so easy to use. If you're looking for something that will get the job done, look no further! I am beyond pleased with my purchase! And, thanks to Birchbox's awesome points system, I was able to get it for a really terrific price. Seriously -- order this!!