I was looking for a good straightener to replace my Remington. I bought a Conair, and after that one didn't do its job, I bought this one. I mostly got it because of the reputation Frieda has. I hated it. It was constantly pulling on my hair. And a few minutes after straightening, the hair on the back of my head would get a bit wavy. Since I have fine hair, I didn't use a high heat setting. But even at a low temp, it just didn't feel as if it was getting enough heat. As if the temperature was lower than what it actually read. Returned it the next day because it just didn't do a good job.