I was hoping this would eliminate the need to blow-with-a-brush my thick short hair. But unfortunately it doesn't provide enough control to replace that. It's good for touch ups, but when I used it on my hair that I didn't blow dry, it didn't give enough control. My hair stayed frizzy and lost its shape quickly. I don't like using a curling iron, but with the clip it does provide more control and has more effect on the hair.