The best travel blow dryers all have two things in common and that is they are lightweight and small. Finding the best travel blow dryers isn’t that hard either when you know where to look and spend a little bit of time reading reviews. Amazon is an excellent place to start, since they have plenty of reviews and good prices to boot. ‘We will come back to that further down, but for right now let’s look at types of travel blow dryers you will find in your search.
There are three basic types of travel hair dryers/blow dryers and they are Ionic, Tourmaline and Ceramic and each one of them claim to not damage hair. Further, they advertise that they leave hair soft, shiny and healthier than other hair dryers. Let’s get real, we all must know by now that blow drying the hair does damage; this is why we should apply thermal protectants or some other type of styling aid on the hair before we blow dry it.
Heat is heat, whether it’s Ionic, Tourmaline or Ceramic and heat can damage hair, anyone that has used a curling iron can attest to this. Don’t panic this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use a hair dryer, but it does mean you need to do what is necessary to protect your hair. You can do this by applying thermal protectants, as mentioned above, not holding dryer too close to hair when drying or styling and not using the dryer on the hottest setting.
One of the best things you can do for hair is to not blow dry a couple of days a week to give it a break from the heat. Why not use some good old fashion hair rollers for a change? Also, allow hair to air dry when possible, and my favorite, don’t wash hair as often.
In addition, do not assume that a travel hair dryer isn’t as damaging to hair as a bigger more powerful one, because you would be wrong. Do I need to repeat heat is heat?
Now, it’s time to get back to the best travel blow dryers and which ones have the best reviews. The Andis RC-2 Ionic 1875W with Folding Handle is in the lead with a whopping 236 reviews and 4 star rating, cost is $25. The only one that is close to this is the Andis 33805 Micro Turbo 1600W with 97 reviews and 4 star rating, priced at $15. Coming in third, is the Babyliss Tourmaline Mini Folding Travel 1000W Dryer with 47 reviews and 4+star rating for $25.
A couple more that are worthy of mention are the Conair 124AR Vagabond Mini Turbo 1600W with 41 reviews and 4 stars and the Infiniti Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Styler 1875W also made by Conair, which has 63 reviews and 4 stars, priced at $28. The Infiniti includes more features, thus, a little higher price.
This list of the best travel blow dryers and reviews should keep you busy for a while. If none of these tickle your fancy you can be sure that there will be more than one on Amazon that will.
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