This beautiful comb is my everyday standby because I love it, and because it compliments my hair colors. The colors of the comb and beads describe the colors in my hair, with just the right amount of shine, so that it goes with everything and does not announce itself overmuch. It took me awhile to learn to use it successfully, and I developed "training wheels" to help me: first to band a low-ish ponytail, and then, with a twist I could more securely hang onto the slippery and not overly long hair, so as to control the second comb better. It really helped; now I don't need the wheels and can confidently accomplish the twist, with the tail flopping out the top, over to the right, the way I like it! So comfortable! Holds hair all day! And is dependably pretty! I tend to be obsessed about it!