Hey there travel enthusiasts and welcome to my post where we will check out my three best travel hair dryers to keep the locks dry on the road this year. Now, whilst practically every hotel room does have a hair dryer installed, if you are backpacking or traveling around a lot, they may not always be accessible.

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Additionally, a good travel hair dryer can provide a lot more hair care options than the one size fits all hotel options as well. So for those of you looking for a good hair dryer for your travel needs, I have had a bit of a look around and come up with three decent options below.

Let’s check them out…

My three Recommended Travel Hair Dryers

I will review these in more detail below. Still, if you want to get moving without all the carry-on, my recommended products are listed here for your convenience: 

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What is a Travel Hair Dryer?

In short, a travel hair dryer is the same as a normal sized hair dryer you use in the home or hair salon expect specifically designed for use on the road. They are a lot smaller than their household cousins and designed to be not only easy to use and store, but will usually fold down a little for ease of packing as well – which is helpful if you are trying to pack light.

And for those travelling internationally, many offer dual voltage options and plug adaptors as well.

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What Should You Be Looking For?

The following factors should be considered as you look around for a good hair dryer for travel.

  1. Size
  2. Speed and efficiency
  3. Temperature
  4. Wattage
  5. Additions


If you travel with only a carry-on, this feature is the most crucial consideration because a travel hair dryer is only helpful if it can be quickly packed. Some dryers have shorter-than-average nozzles, while others fold in half to take up less space. 

Take a moment before you buy to consider how you travel and the size of the luggage you usually travel with. Travel dryers come in various weight and size options, but I recommend keeping them under 1.5 lbs. 

Speed and efficiency

This is another essential consideration for a travel hair dryer. Look for ceramic qualities that result in frizz-free, lustrous hair. Many hairstylists promote cutting-edge products like the ion-charged T3, which dries hair quickly and leaves it lustrous.

Look for hair dryers with at least two-speed levels, which usually indicates a high airflow capability.

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Steam is produced by a hair dryer that heats up too quickly. This can scorch your hair, sometimes permanently discoloring it, and the high heat can melt away the glossy toner from coloring, leaving it orange and sometimes impossible to repair.

A travel hair dryer should then have two heat settings and a cool shot button.


As above, this feature is especially crucial for international travel as power circuits differ from country to country – For example, Australian power sockets run at 240v whereas in the U.S., it is 120v.

So be sure any hair dryer you purchase is not only dual voltage, but also compatible with the voltage levels at your destination.

Click here to see voltage options for wherever it is that you may be travelling to.


Other potential additions include:

  1. Heat and power controls: Choose a hair dryer with different power and temperature settings to style your hair the way you want. 
  2. Nozzle attachment: Your blow dryer may have a nozzle attachment that compresses the airflow, causing it to blow on the region you want to smooth.
  3. Diffuser: If you have frizzy or curly hair, you may need to use a diffuser with your blow dryer. This item will help to distribute the airflow of the blow dryer.
  4. Foldable handle: Another advantage of acquiring a portable dryer is the ability to collapse or fold it for more straightforward transport.


Are travel hairdryers any good?

Absolutely! Even though there are usually hairdryer options in hotels, travel hairdryers generally give you more options and are compact for use elsewhere too. Look for options with multiple speed and heat settings and dual voltage options are also helpful as well.

My three recommendations broken down

So based on the information above and my own experience, I recommend the following options:

1. Conair Travel Hair Dryer

Although my first product recommendation comes with the cheapest price tag, it does the job of drying your hair effectively when on the road. Thanks to its modern design, the travel hair dryer can consume less space within your travel bag as well. See its specifications below:

  • Brand: Conair
  • Type: Standard
  • Wattage: 1600 watts
  • Weight: 1.12 ounces
  • Dimensions: 3 x 4.25 x 7.63 inches

Other inclusions:

  • Foldable handle
  • Two heat speeds
  • Dual voltage (120 and 240v)
  • 5-foot cord length

Why have I chosen it?

The hair dryer’s innovative technology aids in drying hair uniformly and without damage. The dryer’s two heat and speed settings suit all hair types and the folding ergonomic design of the travel-friendly hair dryer makes it easy to transport wherever you go.

It contains a 1600 W motor and a dual voltage system for speedy performance and comes with a 5-foot chord, making it easy to use wherever you are.

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2. LURA Mini Portable Travel Hair Dryer

This next option caters to any type of hair and comes with a hair diffuser and concentrator nozzle. The product comes with a durable travel bag for easy storage. See its specifications below:

  • Brand: LURA
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Wattage: 1200 watts
  • Weight: 1.21 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8.86 x 5.35 x 3.35 inches

Other inclusions:

  • EU plug adapter
  • Hair diffuser
  • Concentrator nozzle
  • Storage bag
  • ALCI safety plug

Why have I chosen it?

The foldable hair dryer is small in size but mighty in performance and despite having only 1200 Watts of electricity, it has a wind speed of 10 m/s (33FPS), thanks to a high-quality DC motor and an 8-blade turbofan.

You can quickly switch this device to the proper voltage thanks to its dual voltage function (125/250V) and small wrench located on the hook, allowing you to use it in any nation, even if you do not have a voltage converter.

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3. T3 Afar Lightweight Travel-Size Hair Dryer

With five heat and speed settings, this mobile hair dryer provides an entirely adjustable blow-drying experience for various hairstyles. See its specifications below:

  • Brand: T3
  • Type: Ionic
  • Wattage: Not indicated
  • Weight: 1.27 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 3 x 8.25 inches

Other inclusions it has:

  • Folding handle
  • Luxury travel pouch
  • 3 Heat, 2 Speed options
  • 9-f00t cord

Why have I chosen this?

The dryer’s distinctive IonAir Technology and increased, ion-infused airstream swiftly dries hair without causing damage while smoothing the cuticle for a frizz-free, lustrous blowout. It’s also 25% lighter and 30% smaller than the standard model.

Fold the handle and place it in the travel tote for convenient storage and as it is dual voltage, you may leave your adaptor at home as well.

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There you have it; my three best travel blow dryer options for travel this year. I would be pleased to know how this article helped you, and as usual,  let me know of your experiences with them.

Also, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, concerns, or corrections or would like me to check anything else out for you.

Until next time.

Have fun


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