Sorry to be a downer and leave a bad review, but this straightener iron is absolutely horrible! I only bought it in an emergency as m Chi finally died and I needed a flat iron asap. It was late in the evening and only Walmart was open. I purchased this as the packaging caught my eye, it was on sale for $50, and I have used and liked other Conair products before (hair dryer & curling iron).
For reference I have medium length, thick hair that has a slight natural wave. This product didn't deliver the straightening results that I'm personally use to with the Chi. Even on the highest setting it left my hair with more of a "just blow dried" my hair straight versus I spent some time and flat ironed it. The iron has 5 heat settings, but it actually doesn't tell you what the real temperature is, versus a Chi which tells you specifically what temperature you are applying to your hair. The iron itself is quite heavy, cumbersome, and snagged my hair quite frequently. Very disappointed and will never buy another drugstore straightener. I would prefer to dish out a couple of hundred dollars for an excellent quality iron that will deliver beautiful results for 5+ years, then waste $50 again.