I love this product (model#CD117)! Although it took some practice at first since i have long hair. But once i got the hang of it, it only took about 15 minutes to curl all of my hair into springy, tight curls. I felt the barrel could be a little longer...I had to curl some pieces twice, starting at the top then again towards the ends of my hair. Once you get the hang of how it works it is easy and fun to use, but does take a little practice the first couple tries wrapping hair. No kinks since there is no clip! I'm very happy with this product!