These compact hair tools are just as good as your at-home dryers.
Dealing with my hair has always been an issue for me. It doesn’t matter how many hair products I put it in it, if I don’t blow dry it immediately after washing, my mane becomes a frizzy, puffy mess. While this is a manageable problem at home, when traveling it can be a bit of a nightmare.
While almost all hotel rooms have hair dryers available now, most of the time these mediocre hair tools typically only have one setting that is either so weak it barely dries your hair or is so hot it can completely fry it. So my only choices were to either try to deal with the disastrous effects of the dreaded hotel dryer or lug around my at-home hair dryer, which takes up a considerable amount of space and weight in my luggage.
Determined to finally get a handle on my hair while traveling and save space in my suitcase, I set out to find the best travel hair dryers on the market. There are plenty of portable options that have features like foldable handles and retractable cords to make them super easy to pack. But finding one that is not only compact and lightweight but just as powerful as your at-home dryer can be hard to find. International travelers also have the added challenge of finding a high-performing dryer that has dual-voltage.
This is a necessary function for world travelers because other countries use different types of electricity, so if you were to plug in a hair dryer made for use in the United States in Europe, it not only wouldn’t work but might also blow a fuse. Thankfully, dual-voltage hair tools are designed to work in different countries when used with a travel adapter.
To help you find the best option for your next trip, I’ve tested out multiple travel-friendly hair dryers to find out which ones actually work the best. From super lightweight options to foldable compact hair tools and high-tech, dual-voltage dryers, these travel hair dryers will keep your hair looking picture perfect everywhere you go.