I have a love hate relationship with this product. The person at the stall in the mall tried it out on my hair and my mom told them we would walk around the mall and come back, and if it didn't fall we would consider purchasing it (my hair falls pretty easy). Well it didn't fall and we ended up buying it. I really like the smaller barrel. It works really well and always has. The kit comes with a glove to keep from burning yourself, but it only kind of half works. You still have to be careful. I've made some dumb mistakes with this curling iron and burnt myself pretty good. It curls my long heavy hair pretty nicely. Now where the hate comes in... my other two barrels get used a lot less and it is because I feel like they don't get hot enough. My hair goes flat almost instantly after using them. I don't know if it is my product or just how this product is. I may very well have gotten something that was a bit defective. Either way, I am still happy with the product overall since one barrel works well.