Yes!! I have very course, curly hair. But I've noticed that since using this curling iron my hair has been a lot softer, shiner, and doesn't get frizzy as easily. I don't know how they do it, but this has been the best tool to make my hair look great AND feel great!
I've had mine for about a month, and although I can't say for sure because I haven't had it for long I think it is less damaging than the metal curler I used to use. I had a ceramic curling wand and a metal hair curler. Be careful not to leave it on your hair too long though because the heat will definitely damage hair, it's really hot!
answered 6 months ago
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Short answer: No.
In fact, this tool seems more than capable of causing more significant heat damage than I am used to with any other combination of tools I have used. I think it is that much hotter. (FYI, as compared to: air drying, just a hair dryer, a hair dryer plus my Sultra curling iron or any other kind of styling iron albeit used much less frequently, or a hair dryer and hot rollers.)
Therefore... make absolute sure that you use a heat protectant or two when you use his tool! (Once I skipped part of this step, and I regretted it. I do not have dry or easily damaged hair either. Now, I always use both a serum and a spray, and that's what I recommended. This iron really is extra hot!)
Long Answer: Maybe, if so, it only helps protect your hair because it is so hot that there is less reason to hold the hair on the iron for any period of time. Also, the midshaft gets more heat than the ends, which coincidentally protects the ends ever so slightly and that is the part of your hair that is most susceptible to heat damage. So... maybe. Definitely use heat protectant though!
I don't believe it's any less damaging. Heat is damaging, period. This curler is at 450 and you can't change it.