I love my Maxi glide. I'm African American and it straightens my hair out just lovely. My hair never has been so silky with any other flat iron. I also noticed that their wasn't a burnt hair smell when I used the Maxiglide. I was a bit confused about how steam coming from the flat iron could straighten hair. However, it does just that. I compare the steam to steam from an iron and the steam unwrinkling a crease. The Maxiglide is a bit cumbersome and awkard at first but every use gets better. It kinda is a hassle to have to refill the water container when using the steam burst often. But that is a trade-off for the wonderful results given by the Maxiglide.