Although I prefer the 1" flat irons for my hair, I needed some bigger ones for my hair since it got so long. I still use the 1" Gold N Hot Ceramic Flat Iron, but the Gold N Hot 2" Ceramic Flat Iron has worked best for me, It's a great flat iron for a really reasonable price. It can be found at almost any beauty supply store and it is the same low price no matter where you buy it. I have enjoyed the bounce that I get from using this flat iron. I also use this same flat iron in my salon. My clients like me, love the results they get from me using this flat iron. I like the natural sign it gives your hair and it takes away the dry frizzy look. It softened my hair and gave it so much body. I am so satisfied with the quality life of this flat iron as well. I've been using the same Gold N Hot 2" flat iron for the last three years. It still works the same way it did the first time I used it. I am never going to use another brand besides Gold N Hot.