Hello everyone. Recently I purchased Plugged-In's 1" Tourmaline Ceramic Cone Curling Wand from Sally's beauty supply, which you can see below. This product was on sale for $25.99 and claimed to come with a heat protective glove and 2 year warranty. I was in need of a curling iron, so why not? I've never tried one without a hair protector that holds the curl in place, which often adds an unattractive kink in the hair, so I was excited for the smooth shape of it, and that it was a "wand" rather than a traditional curling iron. Taking the item out of the box, it was light, but just over a foot long. It is made out of ceramic as it said, so I wouldn't suggest it for travelling since despite its small weight, it is a bit large and fragile. Anyway. The heat resistant glove was soft, and as the iron heated up it was very effective in protecting my hand. Trying it out for the first time, I was extremely pleased with the results! This thing can heat up to 450 degrees at the highest, which is very hot compared to my previous curling iron, which only managed around 250 degrees. My hair is very thin and doesn't hold curls very easily, but I managed to get some very cute curls that held very well throughout the day! It was easy to use and didn't tug at my scalp or frizz my hair. I highly recommend this item! I bought it from Sally's Beauty Supply, but you should be able to find this online on Amazon as well for this price. Hope this was useful to anyone looking for a tool to curl hair and didn't know what to get. This is a really reasonable price for such an effective tool, since expensive and professional curlers can run you from $50 to $80 dollars.