Best Travel Hairdryers 2018

Model
Features
BaByliss Travel 2000W



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  • 2000 Watts
  • 2 Adjustable heat settings
  • 2 adjustable speed settings
  • Folding handle
  • Lightweight
Red Hot Benross Compact


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  • 1200 Watts
  • 2 heat and speed settings
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Folding handle
Remington D1500


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  • 2000 Watts
  • Concentrator
  • Diffuser
  • 2 adjustable heat and speed settings
  • Folding handle
High Quality BaByliss 2000W



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  • 2000 Watts
  • 2 speed and heat settings
  • Adjustable voltage
  • Concentrator nozzle for expert styling
  • Folding handle
BaByliss Nano Travel Dryer


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  • 1200 Watts
  • Concentrator nozzle.
  • Adjustable voltage
  • 2 adjustable heat and speed settings
  • Removable rear grille for easy cleaning

We all like to keep ourselves looking good – men and women – and its also healthy to keep a sensible grooming routine. When it comes to hair, there is plenty to do to keep it tended and in good shape. It’s not enough to simply brush regularly; washing is necessary several times a week – depending on the type of hair you have – with a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type, and then there’s what you do when it comes to drying your wet hair.

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The problem with long hair, in particular, is that it can take some serious drying. Some people like to leave their hair to dry naturally – it may be the healthiest way, too – but this is not always convenient. That’s where the good old hairdryer comes into the picture! We’ve used hairdryers on a domestic level for a long time; they are convenient, easy to use and cheap. They also serve a dual purpose, in that they can be used to dry hair in a healthy manner, and can also help in terms of making it quicker!

How many times have you been late for work in the morning, with wet hair, yet the hair dryer saves the day? It happens to us all, and it’s why a hair dryer is one of the most-used of all household implements. The type you use will be a personal choice: some are very powerful and offer a variety of settings, others are simple and do the job with no fuss, and then there’s the one you take with you on holiday or for business trips: the travel hairdryer, which is what we are going to be looking at in this review.

Best Travel Hairdryers (Our Top Picks)

1: BaByliss Travel 2000W


When we began looking for the best travel hairdryers, we discovered that there were a couple of brands that are more prevalent than others. One, which has a very wide range of models, is BaByliss, so it makes sense to start with a model from their extensive collection. This one is the Travel 2000W; it’s a neat, black design – so is unisex – and comes with full instructions and a dual-voltage setting so it can be used across the world.

This model is a 2000watt version; that’s enough power for a travel hairdryer, and perhaps even for one for home use, and it is easy to use and comes with two heat and speed settings for added versatility. It also has a folding handle, and is very compact with a weight of just 750g. The BaByliss brand is one that brings with it a certain level of quality, and it comes with a contractor nozzle too, so at the price we have no hesitation in recommending this one.

Key Features
  • Folding handle
  • 2000W
  • Contractor nozzle
  • Compact

2: Red Hot Benross Compact


You might not think that the colour of a travel hairdryer is of much importance, but in fact it can make a big difference: a man doesn’t really want a pink hairdryer, after all. This one is finished in a nice red and black colour scheme, so is perfect for men or women. It is a neat design with some nice features, is easy to handle and has a nicely shaped handle, and is made to a good quality.

This one is just 1200watts; that’s enough for a decent travel hairdryer but it might struggle to get anywhere if you wanted it for regular use. If you have easy to care for hair, however, you may find it suitable. It has a folding handle, is very compact and has two heat and power settings, and at the price would make a good buy as an occasional use item, or could even be a suitable gift.

Key Features
  • Folding handle
  • 1200W
  • Red and black
  • Two heat settings

3: Remington D1500


Another brand with a strong reputation, Remington is perhaps better known for its range of men’s grooming products, and this hairdryer is finished in black so is presumably aimed at both men and women. It’s a very neat and compact design, as such an item should be, and one that comes with all the attributes of a portable item – the folding handle, for example, is a welcome touch, and it weighs very little so will not be noticed in your luggage.

This model is a 2000W version, which is more than enough for a travel hairdryer, and you can choose from two heat and power settings for initial drying and then – if you wish – for styling. It’s nicely designed and has a handle that is neat to hold, and comes with a lengthy power cable. In short, it’s a very nice model, and as a brand name we like it at a very sensible price.

Key Features
  • Remington
  • Folding handle
  • 2000W
  • Two power settings

4: High Quality BaByliss 2000W


Our second model from the BaByliss range – you will read a lot about this brand as they really do seem to have cornered the market in hair care products and more – is another very neat and usable travel hairdryer. This one is the Travel 2000W; it’s a neat, black design – so is unisex – and comes with full instructions and a dual-voltage setting so it can be used across the world. It is finished in black, so is suitable for men and women, and looks quite stylish too.

This model is a 2000watt version; that’s enough power for a travel hairdryer, and perhaps even for one for home use, and it is easy to use and comes with two heat and speed settings for added versatility. It also has a folding handle, and is very compact with a weight of just 750g. The BaByliss brand is one that brings with it a certain level of quality, and it comes with a contractor nozzle too, so at the price we have no hesitation in recommending this one.

Key Features
  • Folding handle
  • 2000W
  • Contractor nozzle

5: BaByliss Nano Travel Dryer


You might think that there are only so many travel hairdryers you can include in one product range; BaByliss clearly thinks there can never be too many! This one, the Nano, is a very compact model indeed – it measures just 220x175x70mm and weighs a touch more than 300g – but does not come with a folding handle, although being so small to start with it may not need one as it fits snugly in any luggage.

The model reviewed is finished in a rather startling shade of pink – aimed primarily at girls, then – but there are other colours available. It’s only 1200W, but that should be enough for travel use. You do get a contractor nozzle with this one, which is always a useful accessory to have, and it is a multi-voltage model so can be used across the world. A very small, usable and affordable hairdryer from a top brand – well worth a second look.

Key Features
  • Very light
  • Brand name
  • 1200W

6: 1200W Compact Folding Hairdryer


There are certain trends we are beginning to see with travel hairdryers: they are small, neat and light, and they tend to have a power output of between 1200 and 2000W. This one fits all those criteria, and is finished in a very nice, unisex red and black colour scheme for added appeal. It is a neat design with some nice features, is easy to handle and has a nicely shaped handle, and is made to a good quality.

This one is just 1200watts; that’s enough for a decent travel hairdryer but it might struggle to get anywhere if you wanted it for regular use. If you have easy to care for hair, however, you may find it suitable. It has a folding handle, is very compact and has two heat and power settings, and at the price would make a good buy as an occasional use item, or could even be a suitable gift.

Key Features
  • Folding handle
  • 1200W
  • Red and black
  • Two heat settings

7: Carmen C80011


Carmen is another brand with a strong reputation in beauty products, especially those aimed at women, and this hairdryer – which is surprisingly compact and neat in design – is no exception where quality is concerned. It’s a stylish little device finished in black, so is a unisex design, and comes with all the usual features you expect from a travel dryer, with a perhaps a little more besides given the quality of the brand.

This one is a 1200W model, and as such is perfect for travel and perhaps for student use. It may also be a good one to keep at work for those unexpected moments when you need to look your best! It has a foldable handle, is dual voltage for travel purposes, and comes with two heat settings so you can dry and style. It also has a contractor nozzle so you get targeted drying, and this one comes with its own travel pouch so you can keep it safe and sound when not in use. It’s a nice one and at a sensible price.

Key Features
  • Known brand
  • 1200W
  • Folding handle
  • Travel pouch

8: Unibos Compact


As we have seen, there is little difference between the various hairdryers in this class, bar the power output. This model conforms in just about every way to the norm, but that is not a bad thing: if a concept works, there’s little point in trying anything different, after all. From Unibos – not a major brand but one with some impressive items on its lists – this one is finished in neat unisex red and black, so will appeal across the board to travellers of both sexes.

This model comes with the usual folding handle, a great feature that will help you keep your luggage as light as possible, and also has a lengthy cable. It is dual-voltage, so you can use it anywhere you may be, and it is a 1200W model – not the more powerful one, then, but still adequate for the purpose. It comes with two heat settings, for drying and styling if you wish, and has a nice anti-slip handle that makes it very simple to use. It’s a decent price, though there are some that do the same thing yet are cheaper.

Key Features
  • Folding handle
  • Long cable
  • Twin power settings
  • Dual voltage

9: Remington D2400


This is the second model we feature from Remington, and it is a nice little hairdryer with some neat design touches. This one is surprisingly small and light, comes with the folding handle, and is very nice to hold thanks to clever design. It’s finished in black so will appeal across the board, and it has a lengthy cable that makes it more than versatile. It’s also dual-voltage, so can be used anywhere.

This model is a 1400W version, which is perfectly adequate for a travel hairdryer, and you can choose from two heat and power settings for initial drying and then – if you wish – for styling. It’s nicely designed and has a handle that is neat to hold, and comes with a lengthy power cable. In short, it’s a very nice model, and as a brand name we like it at a very sensible price.

Key Features
  • Remington
  • Folding handle
  • 1400W
  • Two power settings

10: Remington D3010


Our final choice of the best travel hairdryer is also a Remington model. We feel it important to highlight the main players in the market as they tend to give a better indication of what things are all about. Remington and BaByliss are the brands that seem to dominate proceedings, so they have a few entries each on this list. This model, the D3010, is a top-end travel hairdryer in that it offers 2000W, and as such would be usable in the home, too.

It’s finished in black – although you can have it in a very fetching purple if that is your thing – and is very compact. It weighs not much more than 500g, comes with the required folding handle, and is equipped with two heat settings. The handle is nicely designed to be comfortable to hold, it’s effective and will sit nicely in your luggage without taking up space, and is dual voltage. All in all, an ideal travel hairdryer from a top brand at a surprisingly affordable price.

Key Features
  • 2000W
  • Black finish
  • Folding handle
  • Compact and light

That’s our list of 10 best travel hairdryers, including some from the leading brands. So which is for you? Before we go on to give our verdict, let’s have a recap of some of the important features you need to look for when buying one of these.

Important Features

A travel hairdryer is a very specific item, and as our reviews prove, will conform to a number of requirements. The following is a brief list of features that you need to consider when choosing the one that will do the job for you.

Size – by its very nature, the travel hairdryer needs to be compact. This allows it to be taken on board in your luggage without taking up too much space, and also to be easy to use when at your destination. Some of the above come with folding handles, others are designed to be extremely small without the need for one, and the choice is yours!

Power – the power of the above 10 hairdryers is variously 1200W, 1400W or 2000W; the more power, the more versatile your hairdryer, and the more capable it will be of doing the job. 1200W is perfectly adequate for a dedicated travel dryer, but 2000W will be more usable for many people.

Settings – while your home hairdryer may have several settings for heat and power, you will likely find that a travel hairdryer has only a couple – perhaps three at most. This is not a problem, however, as simplicity is the key to a travel hairdryer, after all.

Voltage – a travel hairdryer needs to be able to operate in different countries using different voltages; all of the above have this feature, so you have no worries there.

Accessories – some of the above come with nozzles for targeted drying, others come with a handy travel pouch, and some feature more accessories. Check the descriptions before you settle on your chosen model.

That’s our suggestion as to the considerations you need to make before you choose the best travel hairdryer. We have not included cost as the range of prices covering the above ten choices is covered by less than £10, hence it is not an issue. So, which one is for you, and why? Let’s see if we can wrap things up.

Why a Travel Hairdryer?

So, you travel a lot; perhaps you are a businessman or woman who needs to be in various places on a regular basis? Or, maybe you are a commuter who might need to freshen up before an important meeting? Travel hairdryers are ideal for both of these – and they also make a great choice for poor students on a limited budget – as they have certain qualities your standard hairdryer may not.

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For example, a travel hairdryer is designed to be compact; this is so it will not take up too much space in your luggage – especially important now there are restrictions on what you can take on plane and the size of your luggage – and that it can be carried around from place to place. Furthermore, while your hotel may provide a hairdryer, you cannot rely on them to do so – or for it to be any good – so having your own one to hand may be the best idea.

Travel hairdryers may be more basic than the usual home counterpart – you might have fewer heat settings, or power settings, for example – but they are designed with simplicity in mind. Some also have design features such as a folding handle, in order that they can be packed into a more compact corner of your baggage where they will barely be noticed.

We took a close look at ten of the best travel hairdryers on the market right now, so that you can make a decision as to which one is for you, so let’s have a look at them.

Let’s Wrap It Up!

We picked our 10 best travel hairdryers in order to give you a good cross-section of what the market offers, but in truth there is little difference between each of them, besides the various different power outputs. You might think that makes our decision easier – far from it!

We have chosen to offer you two verdicts here – one for a low-powered model, and another for a high power hairdryer. Let’s start with the latter.

If you want a 2000watt travel hairdryer – and there are many reasons why you might – there are a couple that stand out on this list, but we can’t get away from the fact the Remington D3010, the final example on our list, is the one we would choose. It’s a quality item from a name brand, it offers all the features you could wish for, and it is sensibly priced.

If you don’t need such high power, you have the pick of several 1200W models, and one 1400W example. Our recommendation is to stay with the name brands, and as per that we recommend you check out the BaByliss Nano, number 5 on the list. It is surprisingly compact, very capable and very cheap, yet comes from a market leading brand and is a very nice device indeed.

That’s our verdict, and you may have your own preference, so we hope we have helped you find the best travel hairdryer that will make your life easier on the move.