This was actually my first Chi purchase, and I'm glad I was. I don't usually use it on my wet hair, but it works equally well whether my hair is damp or bone dry. Some quick tips for using it- unless you have really thick, stiff, curly hair, don't turn it up all the way- it'll fry your hair and make it look frizzy. I learned this the hard way. Also, make sure you use some kind of protecting product, or else the ends will get frizzy and you'll have fly-aways all day. Pros: it works just as advertized. It heats up really fast, and it has a handy little stand with suction cups that keeps it stuck to your sink, and ensures you don't accidentally burn yourself on it. The digital display is very useful so you know exactly how hot it is. Cons: It's too big to create those great curling waves that are all the rage right now. I'm going to have to invest in a regular-sized Chi for that effect, I think.