8 Travel Hair Dryers That Deserve a Spot in Your Suitcase
Regardless of the fact that most hotel hair dryers are ineffective (read: standing underneath a weak motor for 30 minutes only to be left with damp hair), most women forgo their go-to dryer when it’s time to pack. We get it—fitting a large, bulky machine into an already stuffed suitcase isn’t ideal. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to find the smallest, most powerful hair dryers out there that are suitable for traveling with this winter.
We’ve found eight travel hair dryers that are small in size but major in performance. From hair dryers with fold-up handles to ones with petite bodies, we’re showing you our favorites ahead—including a new release from Harry Josh and an under-$30 option from Sephora.
Drybar Baby Buttercup Blow Dryer ($135)
Drybar’s Baby Buttercup has just about everything you would want or need in a travel hair dryer. Although it’s on the pricier side of the spectrum, the one-pound, foldable dryer uses ionic technology to help combat frizz and reduce drying time. This dryer also has two heat settings.
Sephora Collection Mini Blast Travel Ionic Blow Dryer ($26)
If you’re not a regular traveler, there’s no reason to break the bank on a compact dryer. Enter Sephora’s Mini Blast blow-dryer, an under-$30 option that packs a seriously impressive punch. Two settings, a diffuser nozzle, and a DC motor leave hair smooth and shiny.
Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Dryer ($349)
An update on the brand’s cult-favorite hair dryer, the Ultra Light Pro is quieter, lighter, and faster. Weighing in at less than a pound, the shockingly silent motor reaches a speed of 94 miles per hour. For anyone who travels regularly, this Harry Josh dryer is well worth the investment.
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