I have very thick and heavy hair (that is quite curly already and a bit untameable when brushed!) and the Babyliss Curling Tongs got it under control with lovely tight bouncy curls. I only had to use the lowest for thick hair aswell (8 out of 10 possibly settings) which was great as I didn't feel like I was really damaging my hair too much. When I brushed it out afterwards not only did the curls stay thick and bouncy, I was really amazed at how soft my hair was! Survived three hours in the cold and wind and looked almost the same as when I left the house. Would definitely recommend for hair types like mine.