When it comes to the cricket curlmaster ceramics hair straightener, I find it to be the best one I have used so far. I have extemely long, thick hair and it sometimes seems impossible to get a straight, full body texture for my hair. I have gone through at least 5 straighteners in the past and this one is the only one which gives my hair a perfectly straight finish with an immaculate shine that lasts for days. My hair is about 18 inches long and is about as thick as a horse tail. If I want a to straightened it fast I just pull out my cricket curlmaster ceramics straighter and it takes me about 15-20 minutes to get a decent straightening. That is practically no time at all. Most women I see, it takes them at least an hour to straighten hair, but with this one, it takes next to nothing.