I was a little hesitant on spending so much on a hair tool but am glad I did. I have very unruly and hard to manage hair that is also prone to breakage due to coloring. I can put this iron on a lower temp and it will still straighten my hair in just one pass and it always leaves it looking smooth and full of shine. I do use a heat protectant before ironing to be safe but I can definitely tell the difference between the condition of my hair since switching from my old conair iron. It's refreshing too know I can straighten my hair without the worry of causing damage.