This beard straightener is pretty good. It handles the course hair nicely. While I do realize that it only goes to a lower heat level because of being used so close to the face, I do think it would be better if it went a little higher. The "bristles" would still keep the heated parts off the face so there would be little risk of burns. It would also help if there was an attachment. Not everyone has super thick hair that requires such large spaces between. Something for those with finer hair would make it easier to straighten all hair types, which is what we really need in our house.