Mom, I am a product whore. I use several different products just to get the results I want. It's crazy. So it was really hard for me to not use product when I used this, but I'm glad I followed the instructions because it worked. There are two things I learned about this - 1: Move it through your hair slowly or you won't get the result you want. 2: Don't touch the rotating end! It will burn! And definitely read the instructions that come with it. I had to practice a bit before I finally got what I wanted, but it was worth it. I hope you have good luck also and remember - no product of any kind in your hair! That was a hard lesson for me to learn! Let me know when you try it cuz I want to know what you think.