We live for these moments. The moments we get to travel, see the world, visit friends and family. And, in these moments, we want to look our best. However, looking our best requires a hair dryer – a hair dryer that’s not going to take up half our suitcase. Therefore, we have found the best travel hair dryer. No, scratch that…we found five of the best travel hair dryers on the market.
So, what were we looking for in a travel hair dryer?
First of all, we needed something compact and lightweight. We didn’t want to take up precious space dedicated to our clothes, cosmetics, toiletries and jewelry. And, a large hair dryer has no business invading this space.
Next, in order to make the case for the best travel hair dryer, the hair dryer had to have at least a dual voltage for those trips to faraway places. We even managed to find a hair dryer that has an actual switch, making it that easy to accommodate different power sources.
One aspect you should note with dual voltage travel hair dryers is, not all are created equal. For instance, with the heat settings, you may only get one heat setting when switching to a higher voltage. Therefore, in our reviews below, we pointed out which dryers function fully with dual voltage and which ones don’t.
And finally, only the tried, tested and true hair dryers made our list. We don’t need to be in the predicament where it may overheat – or worse, completely conk out.
Best Travel Hair Dryer
Best Ionic Travel Hair Dryer
Le Angelique Mini Hair Dryer
We must confess, we judged this hair dryer by it’s cover. But, we were delighted to discover that it not only looks great, it functions perfectly.
Furthermore, the Le Angelique Mini Hair Dryer crossed off our checklist. Compact, check. Lightweight, check. Ionic, check. Universal voltage, check. Diffuser attachment, a major plus.
At 1200 Watts, this is one powerful little blowdryer – and little is not to be taken lightly. The hair dryer stands at only 8″ tall, 7″ wide and 2.7 inches deep and weighing in at 12.8 ounces.
However, the Angelique Mini Hair Dryer does not have a folding handle. Although, given the baby-doll size, you’ll hardly notice the difference.
And, since this hair dryer is ionic, you’re going to have healthier, shiny hair. Not only that, it will dry your hair faster. And because it allows for such a quick dry, it’s easy to over-dry. As long as you’re aware, over-drying is easily preventable.
Because this hair dryer is universal voltage, you two will have some tales to tell. You can take this anywhere in the world and as long as you manually switch the voltage, you’re in business. And, you will be able to use both heat settings when adjusting the voltage. Just make sure you get the right adapter beforehand.
One aspect we found disheartening with the Le Angelique is it does not have a cool shot button. It does, however, have two heat settings.
Finally, and a big added bonus, this hairdryer comes with two attachments. One for diffusing and one attachment for a direct blowout.
Best Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer
Brookstone Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer
This travel hair dryer is one of the more powerful dryers on our list. Not only that, it’s the only one that offers an actual dual voltage switch, making it easy to adapt while other countries.
The dimensions of the Brookstone Dual Voltage Travel Hair Dryer are 7″ in length, 3″ in width and 3.5″ in height when folded. It weighs 14.9 ounces and has a 69″ attached cord.
Furthermore, this hairdryer is ionic and boasts a 1875 Watt Motor. Making this one of the quickest blowouts you can achieve when traveling.
As far as the heat settings go, the Brookstone Traveling Hair Dryer has a low and high setting, as well as a cool shot button.
To top it all off, it comes with a direct blowout attachment, perfect for straightening and styling with a brush.
This particular travel hair dryer scores high on our list for best travel hair dryer. Mainly because of the dual voltage switch and the fact that all heat settings work when switching to a higher voltage.
Best Tourmaline Travel Hair Dryer
BaByliss Pro Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer
What a fantastic little dryer this one is. The BaByliss Pro Travel Dryer is arguably the best tourmaline travel hair dryer on the market.
This one pounder is 8.9″ tall, 5.5″ wide and 3.1″ deep with a 1,000 Watt motor. It also has a fold down handle, making this particular hair dryer the perfect traveling companion.
For shiny, beautiful and healthy hair, you can thank the tourmaline for that. In addition, this hair dryer will dry your hair 40% faster than any normal dryer on the market.
Furthermore, it has two heat settings, warm and hot. However, for those of you looking for a break from the heat, it does not have a cool shot button.
Finally, with the dual voltage setting, it will work overseas exactly how it works at home – fully functional. Meaning, both heat settings will be traveling with you.
Best Ceramic Travel Hair Dryer
Wazor Traveling Hair Dryer
Although, still comparably small, this handsome travel hair dryer is the biggest one on our list. The Wazor Traveling Hair Dryer stands at 10″ tall, 7.5″ wide and 2.2″ deep and weighs in at 14.1 ounces. However, once you fold it in half, you’ll barely notice the size.
And sometimes bigger is better. In this case, the Wazor has a mega 1875 Watt motor, making this one of the most powerful hair dryers on our best travel hair dryer list.
Did we say powerful? Yes we did. Because this hair dryer is ionic, not only will your hair dry fast, it will dry super fast – thanks to the large motor.
Furthermore, with the combination of ceramic and tourmaline, your hair will be shinier and frizz-free. And, as an added bonus, there’s a direct blowout attachment and a cool shot button to lock in style.
Finally, this travel hair dryer comes with dual voltage. However, when switching to a higher voltage, you will only have the ability to use the high heat setting.
Best Mini Hair Dryer
MHD Professional Mini Travel Hair Dryer
Our final pick for best travel hair dryer is absolutely adorable. Not only is it adorable, it’s the smallest. Which, makes it even more adorable.
The 14.1 ounce MHD Professional Mini Travel Hair Dryer is 8.7″ tall, 5.3″ wide and a mere 2.8 inches deep.
And, since there’s nothing adorable about loud, this travel hair dryer comes equipped with a low noise signature. Making it adorable and quiet.
However, don’t mistake quiet for anything less than powerful. Because the MHD Travel Hair Dryer has a 1,000 Watt motor.
Not only that, it’s ceramic and tourmaline charged which will give you a quick blowout, while leaving your hair looking shiny and healthy. And if that’s not enough, it comes with a direct blowout attachment, perfect for when you need to take the extra time to style your hair.
This travel hair dryer also has two heat settings and a cool shot button. And, like all of our other top picks, it is dual voltage. However, it will only allow the high heat setting when switching over to a higher voltage.