My daughter has always wanted one of these, thought no way could it work like a straightener does so never got one—till now!!! Well the brushbis a lil stiff but most brushes are, can live with that. My hair is thick do I had it set on 410 so it put out heat good. I had limited time, was getting ready for a funeral and it did a great job and quick enough. Like how long the cord is and having a bag to put it in to travel. I bought it for my daughter and she has yet to use it but sure she will like it as much as me!!