Since there's no solution involved it's pretty much a "no lose" proposition. Only cost me $8 and took just a little over two hours. Took about an hour and a half between shapmooing and putting the rods in. The only thing that sucked was being under the dryer. Took me about 40 minutes. Then after that was about 20 minutes taking the rods out and styling. I may do it again way down the road. I love my wash and go natural curls but this is a good changeup.