My hair won't hold a curl. I've tried every curling iron you can imagine. It falls flat before I can even leave the house. I saw this Conair Infinity Pro Curl Secret and really wanted to try it. I had heard some good reviews and it sounded like it would work. The way I heard it explained was that it surrounded the hair with heat, basically curling from all sides, therefor making the curl stronger. I was a little nervous about it sucking my hair up. I mean what if it got stuck? That would be awful, but it has a tangle alarm and it stops twirling if there is a tangle. If you make sure that each section you curl is tangle free, you shouldn't have any issues. You have to hold it a specific way so that it twirls your hair up the right way. It's pretty simple, just make sure the side that says "face towards head" is facing towards your head. It takes me less time to curl my whole head than it does to do a nice job with the flat iron. The curls last. Seriously, they last for days. I curled my hair the day before yesterday. Yesterday, I was stayed home doing chores and Christmas prep, I didn't wash the curls out and this morning they are still intact. It's really pretty amazing. If you're on the fence about buying this, don't be. Hop down and get it! It is seriously the best. I'm so glad I made the leap!