My little sister got a Remington Wet2Dry Straightener for Christmas and I decided to try it out since I had to wash my hair today and was in a bit of a hurry to get ready before company came over. Got out of the shower, got dressed and my hair was still pretty wet after. Even though it was still semi-dripping, that flat iron got my hair so dry and straight, added lift to my roots...it was the best hair day I've had in a long time. I was shocked. I have a CHI that was super expensive and it never made my hair look that good. In fact, I often can't wear my hair down after I use my CHI, as the hair is poofy and the roots are flat. And we all know how terrible that looks. I just couldn't believe that a 30.00 flat iron worked better than my 125.00 one. My question though...are these irons damaging? Yes, they steam like crazy, but the steam is coming out of the little holes after removing the moisture from the hair...it's not coming from direct contact with the wet hair as a regular straightener would, which would mean you were frying your hair if it was still a tad bit wet. When I would run the iron down my hair and then touch the section I just went over with my fingers, it wasn't hot at all. If I were to do that with my CHI, it wouldn't be pretty...I can never touch my hair after doing that, it's way too hot. Makes me wonder if I'm really doing that much damage if the hair itself is not even that hot while I'm flat ironing it. On the upside, this is one good buy so if you have to do your hair in a hurry (even just a few times a month), i would invest in one. It could save you a lot of time and headache. Take this from a girl with thick, coarse, wavy hair! It gets the job done!