I don't understand why the steampod is not more popular and didn't create a tsunami in the haircare department! It's the best straightener I have used, nothing compares. This smoothing cream is excellent, little goes a long way. I've used this version as well as the new one, they are both amazing and last a long time. Be carful, don't put too much. The steampod can make ur hair greasy when using too much treatment.