I thought it was an awesome idea...I LOVE spiral curls in my hair. It heated up quick, and stayed hot for the duration. My hair is loooong, down to my waist. It got so tangled, and snarled in the curling iron that it did way more damage than good. I'll just stick with my 1.5" barrel iron instead. It was painful trying to first get the iron out of my hair, then impossible to brush out the tangles! Ouch!!