Do you travel a lot? Getting the right style when travelling can be a nightmare. If you're flying you've got weight restrictions; and even if you don't you may not have room for your usual styling products. So whether you're travelling for business or on holiday, you need the best travel hair dryer to be assured that you can get the look you want. No matter where you are.
It wasn't that long ago, that I thought it was take my usual hair dryer (there's nothing light and compact about my "at home" hair dryer), or take the risk of whatever the hotel has to offer. Have you ever done this? It isn't good. I find in lots of hotels the hair dryer is bolted into the en-suite bathroom. So you have to style your hair in a room often steamy as you've just showered. And the power these things produce can be negligible. But there's a lot of choice now for so called travel hair dryers. I've tried a lot of the products and come up with a top 3 to help narrow down the choice.
Conair 1875 Watt Dual Voltage Folding Handle Hair Dryer
( 4.4 out of 5.0 )
Babylisspro TT Titanium Travel Dryer
( 4.3 out of 5.0 )
Andis 1875-Watt Fold-N-Go Ionic Hair Dryer
( 4.2 out of 5.0 )
Let's face it. People are travelling more. The world's a smaller place. And whether it's for work or pleasure, more of us and travelling away from their home town on business or pleasure. And sure you can risk not taking a hair dryer and trying your luck with what's available where you're staying. But trust me, your luck could well be out, and you'll regret not bring your own hair dryer. If you travel abroad a lot you'll need a product with dual voltage. And while you probably don't have this on your hair dryer at home, you'll also notice that a travel hair dryer is a LOT lighter and smaller - even foldable. So you don't lose valuable packing space in your luggage.
So whether you're travelling for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, a travel hair dryer can absolutely be a necessity. Check out the guide below of the top three products on the market.
The basics need to be considered first. Think about whether you plan to use the hair dryer abroad or just in the US. Also consider whether you need any attachments with the dryer and whether it's going to protect your hair with built in frizz treatment. All travel hair dryers must fold and be light, otherwise what's the point!
That's the basics covered. But this is a hair dryer we're talking about. It needs to give you a great look, have fantastic drying power and a heat setting to suit your individual hair. It isn't just about convenience, it needs to work!
Obviously, if you're travelling in the US, you can be sure that a domestic travel hair dryer will work anywhere. But when travelling abroad, as well as having to consider the power voltage, you may also need a proper travel adapter. Did you know that different countries have different types of electrical sockets? Without a plug adapter your lovely travel hair dryer will be useless anywhere outside of US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and some parts of South America.
Please check the video below for some more useful tips on hair care during travel.
Each of the top three products is great to use, folds away and is lightweight. I'd recommend each of them and really you can't go wrong with whatever you go for.
?I was amazed that a travel hair dryer would have tourmaline technology. This is why this hair dryer includes the word "pro" in its name. Tourmaline is a semi-precious material that generates only negative ions when heated. This shouldn't be confused with ionic hair dryers which are made with tourmaline. A tourmaline hair dryer contains tourmaline crystals, crushed to a fine powder and transferred to all major parts of the hair dryer. This then maximises negative ion output and closes the cuticle layer. So what does this mean? Smooth hair that blow dries up to 40% quicker than a non-tourmaline dryer. And despite this dryer being of lower voltage at 1000w, you could tell it's a tourmaline dryer. An excellent finish. Really pleased with it. Plus it is small, compact, foldable and has adaptable voltage. Perfect!
Pretty much everything. It is difficult to find a fault. Size, weight, ease of styling, lack of frizz, dual voltage, really quiet yet powerful. A great product to take away with you on your travels.
I guess it would be useful, depending on your hair type, to have different heat settings. I pretty much always style my hair on the maximum heat setting. Especially as this is a tourmaline technology product, you know your hair will be looked after at this setting. But if you do want a product with lower heat options, you may want to take a look at some of the Conair.
A powerful dryer (1875 for a travel hair dryer is great!), which is foldable, has two power and heat settings, dual voltage and emits negative ions. A great little hair dryer. Gave brilliant results and was easy to use. A word about ionic hair dryers. Our second and third choice are both ionic. And while this may not be the "pro" standard of tourmaline, it is pretty great. Negative ions interact with wet hair by breaking up the water molecules. This lets smaller droplets of water penetrate the outer layer of the hair shaft. It therefore reduces the hair's surface tension, and leaves you with shiny, frizz free locks. Great!
You know that you can use this dryer anywhere in the world (as long as you have the right adapter!) and get a great style. For people who use a lower heat or air flow setting this product is perfect. Because of the 1875 watts you probably need this!
I would like to see a concentration nozzle. May be personal preference, but I do find it easier to style hair with this.
For a North America only travel hair dryer this is brilliant. Frizz-free, multiple style settings and a concentration nozzle tick all the boxes. A great product.
It's just not the right product for you, if you plan to travel outside of our voltage zone! A trip to Europe is no good with this dryer. That is absolutely the only thing I can fault it on. A great buy.
Any travel hair dryer that has Tourmaline Titanium technology is a bit of a game changer for me. It takes travel hair dryers into the "pro" zone. I got a great look so easily and loved that it came with a concentration nozzle. But I'd say the same of any hair dryer. The Babylisspro also ticked the "travel" boxes. Foldable, dual voltage, removable filter cover with stand. Brilliant product when you're on your travels. Absolutely recommend this for your next travel hair dryer.