My absolute favorite hair straightener! It is pretty expensive and definitely high-end but I have 2 of Chi's straighteners and they are amazing! I have medium hair thickness wise and my hair is long! I love that no matter what my hair looks like, I can always get it styled the way I want with this product. I actually have this one in purple and it's GORGEOUS!! I have a travel sized one also . They are both amazing at straightening , styling and making the hair look shiny and healthy. I do use the Chi heat protectant with this products to keep my hair from being damaged. The ceramic is a lot better for my hair than a straightner with just metal plates that just fry and kill the healthiness of your hair. I actually curl my hair with this product too but putting my hair in the straightener like I am going to straighten it but curling the Chi over and wrapping my hair around the whole (closed) straightener while my hair is also inside so it essentially becomes a curling wand in a sense. It's versatile and amazing. I would recommend it and I'd recommend getting the heat protectant spray too.