Finding the Best Travel Hair Dryer

No need for the messy look when you travel, when you can bring a hair dryer with you.

While sometimes we all need to just let our more complicated routines go, now and again you also need to look good when you travel. And since not every hotel has a complimentary hair-dryer, bringing one with you can keep your style in place.

Packing a Punch

Compact Hair Dryer
Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer.Amazon

Since space is at a premium, a folding handle and a lightweight design will make it easier to pack. If the handle folds, check the hinge to ensure it can take repeated opening and closing; it should lock in and feel sturdy, even with a light weight. And don't forget the cord; make sure it's easy to coil and tie away, so you don't have to fish it out of your wardrobe.

Time to Accessorize

Paubea Hair Dryer
Paubea Portable Folding Hair Dryer.Amazon

A good dry starts with the nozzle. Some dryers will come with a fixed nozzle while others will have detachable accessories. If you regularly use a dryer at home, look for a matching nozzle on your travel version, whether it's a detachable version or a permanent fixture. That way you can stick to your routine on the go.

Go at Your Own Speed

Revlon 1875W
Revlon 1875W Compact and Lightweight Hair Dryer.Amazon

Check the speed and heat as well. What "high" and "low" are can vary from dryer to dryer, and one person's intense drying heat is another's gentle cooling breeze, so look for the dryer that best fits what you like.