I have had it for a few weeks now (my BaByliss bit the dust after 20+ years.) I love it. I can actually curl my hair in the morning with very little effort. My hair is stick straight, fine and shiny/slippery. Here’s what I observed. The curls work and hold much better using damp hair (like in the instructions) and using the cool shot. If I put in hair product after I’ve curled it that helps to keep the hold.