I tried the CreaClip and I think it did a great job! I watched Youtube videos about how to use it first. I pulled all my hair over to the front of my head and combed and brushed it straight forward well. Then I clipped in the CreaClip and brought it down to the end of my hair watching the leveler as I brought it down. I took off about 1 inch, realizing that this method would give me a slight layer because the back hairs had started falling out of the clip as I brought it down. After this, I combed all my hair back again as straight as possible as if into a pony tail. Then I placed the CreaClip and slid it down until just the scraggly uneven ends stuck out. I snipped these off. When I was done, my hair looked completely and freshly dusted all over. I think I will never have another salon trim until I am well beyond my goal of MBL and I can afford to lose a hairstylist's 1 inch, which is really 2-3 inches.