Any product that lets me skip a step in hair styling is worth a try. With two little kids plus myself to get out the door in the morning, every minute counts. Since I have long hair, I was excited to try the Remington Wet 2 Straight Slim Plate Straightener, in the hopes that I could attain that sleek, polished straight look without blow drying first. After one morning of steaming my hair, I was disappointed in the results. Although I only had to drag out one styling tool, it still took nearly the same amount of time to dry and straighten my hair with the Remington Wet 2 Straight as it did to blow dry first, then straighten. The one inch plate model simply is too small to make quick work of long, medium-thick hair, when it is fresh from the shower. It took multiple passes on small (about 1/2 inch) locks of hair to achieve a dry, straight look, and even then, much of my hair remained frizzy, especially at the ends. If I used any styling products, drying time was increased by several minutes. Although disappointed, I did pull out my Remington Wet 2 Straight to use on my dry hair, as it is appropriate for wet or dry hair straightening. On dry hair, this tool does an amazing job. One or two passes is all that is needed to achieve a straight, sleek look for my mid-back length hair. For users with long hair that have to start with wet hair in the morning, its possible the two inch plate model would achieve faster results. If you are attempting to straighten long hair with the Remington Wet 2 Straight, at least partial drying is required to achieve satisfactory results.