A roommate of mine had the Herstyler curling wand in the smallest size. I borrowed it a few times and loved the ease of the curling wand and how the wand material made the curls last. They seemed affordable enough, so I bought my own and loved it even more. I actually don't use my curling iron almost at all anymore. The heat proof gloves help. Changing the amount of hair and amount of time wrapped around the barrel varies the type of curl you get. I don't have a lot of hair, but if you do, your arms might get tired from holding it over your head so much.