I used to go for only one kind of flat iron for years, the kinds that I was sure worked on "my kind" of hair. I wasn't too sure how the flat iron would work on my hair, but I was willing to give it a try because of the price and because I get better curls with a flat iron vs. the ones I get with the standard curling iron. This flat iron has exceeded my expectations and the pink just makes it extra cute! I stuggled to curl my hair every day before work and any African American/Black woman in the military that has been deployed will tell you how hard it is to maintain your hair in Iraq! I somehow misplaced the last one I bought a couple months ago, so now I am back online to order the exact same one without hesitation. This little thing is great on all hair types and easy to use.