I'm someone who has tried to curl their own hair for years with a straightener and have never been able to perfect it. I am so impressed with this curler, the shape makes it so easy especially if you're a but unco like myself! First time using it with no practice or product to hold the curls, I managed to curl all my hair and while they dropped a little bit after a few hours they were definitely still there and a beautiful wave and that's without product. Great curler and very affordable. So happy!!