I love straight hair! I mean come on what curly haired person doesn't? Right? So with that I have battled all of my adult life working on having straight hair! I will say that it is a pain in the rear! I have battled long hair and short hair and with this wavy curly hair it is hard to deal with. I actually use this straighter on my short hair. Over the summer I decided to chop my almost waist length hair off. Now that I have my hair short my bigger straighter did not work too well. It was well too big to get the job done. So I went on the search for a new slimmer straighter. This one worked perfect for what I wanted. It has a high heat setting, and it automatically turns off. The only down fall to this straightner is there is a bad burnt smell right off the bat. It is really strong and rather annoying. I would douse my hair in hairspray and perfume as soon as I was done doing my hair. Now that it has been a bit of time the smell is finally going down.