Want to have a good hair day wherever you travel but don’t want to carry a bulky hair dryer? Travel hair dryers come in two kinds of designs; lightweight and compact, or they have a folding handle. So whether you want something that just gives you a quick blast when you’ve washed your hair or a salon blow-out effect. Here are 8 of the best travel hair dryers for every budget:
Our cheapest product but packed with features. Dual voltage so you can swap depending on the country you are in and it also works with adaptors. A powerful 1200 watts so it dries quickly and there are two heat and speed settings. Folds down neatly to fit into a carry case. Great for just bunging into a bag and off you go. Our best affordable option.
This is another dual voltage travel hair dryer that comes with a folding handle but this one blasts you with a mighty 2000 watts which is the same as your hair dryers at home. We like tourmaline-ceramic technology, which is great for really hot and dry countries as it reduces frizz and locks in moisture.
You get a 1600 watt A/C motor with this travel hair dryer which is midrange but it’s the ion technology we are impressed with. The ions smooth down the cuticle on the hair which prevents frizz and damage. Hair is shiny and sleek and more manageable. Loads of heat and speed settings and a heat-balancing system for professional results every time.
This is one of the lightest travel hair dryers on the market, weighing in at just 325g. The handle folds in making it compact and it comes with dual voltage. Testers think it is quite loud and there is no cool setting but you do get two-speed settings. A good budget option if you are looking for a lightweight and affordable hair dryer.
It’s about time ghd came up with a travel version of their products. You get all their technology but in a smaller product. Foldable handle, 2 variable heat settings, technology to lock in moisture and reduce frizz, an ergonomic design which means you can use it in either hand. There’s a long cable, a removable nozzle and all packed in a handy case.
This travel hair dryer uses ionic technology to lock in moisture and reduce frizz. It comes with a two-stage blowing system that uses hot air to dry the hair and then cold air to set your hair. There is a space-saving foldable handle and it can be adapted to mains voltage.
Some people just want to blast their hair dry when they come out of the shower, others want a salon-style finish. You can achieve an amazing salon blow-dry with the T3. Don’t be fooled by how lightweight the product is, the wattage varies between 1000 and 1200 but it is the Infra-red, SoftAire and tourmaline technology that gives a healthier dry that is impressive. Shine is enhanced, frizz is reduced. Dual voltage and weighs under 400g. Different colour options available.
There are two different temperature and speed settings on this very efficient travel hair dryer. A great price for ionic technology. We really like the cool shot setting which allows you to set your hairstyle once you have dried it. Nice foldable handle too.