Rusk 1" Ceramic Str8 Iron Hair Straightener works great. I bought a Rusk straightener to replace my Chi that had stopped working. I now prefer my Rusk 1" Ceramic Str8 Iron Hair Straightener, though I've only had it for a few months and don't know how long it will last. I work as a professional hair stylist and this Rusk straightener works great for all hair types. I also really like the location of the on/off and heat settings, I never accidently bump them with my fingers while I am flat ironing. Rusk 1" Ceramic Str8 Iron Hair Straightener heats up very quickly and has a temperature guage so you don't need to keep it all the way up at 450 degrees if you have fine, thin, or damaged hair.I always use it paired with Redken Spray Starch for heat protection and it works great. I have a pink Rusk straightener and it is so adorable, I got it in a breast cancer set that came with a Rusk blowdryer.