10 Best Travel Hair Dryers 2020: Better Than Weak Hotel Ones

If you travel a lot you will probably have run into dilemmas like I have in the past, when you expect a hair dryer at your hotel or apartment, only to realise there isn’t one…or the one that is there, is so lame it leaves you with a mop of damp, frizzy hair for the evening.

If a beautiful blow dry is your preferred look when you’re on your travels, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the 10 best travel hair dryers.

GHD Flight® Wanderlust Travel Hairdryer

This award-winning hairdryer is now available with limited edition purple accents and a protective bag.

5/5 “Nice and light but very powerful. Very pleased with the performance as you would expect from ghd”. (Janet Newman- Amazon customer review)


  • Powerful with 2 speed and temperature settings for a quick, frizz free blow dry
  • Small and lightweight
  • Branded protective bag and foldable hair dryer to tuck neatly into luggage
  • Easy grip


  • Slightly on the pricey side

BaByliss Travel Pro Hair Dryer

A good all rounder, this travel hair dryer is reasonably priced and also very good. Includes a cool shot for setting styles and is dual voltage.

4/5 “It took me ages to find a suitable travelling hairdryer and I needed one for my recent holiday. This was a bit weightier than most travel hairdryers but I went with this one as unlike many of the others, it had different heat settings and a cool shot which was important to me. I was very impressed with it and I might even use it as my standard hair-dryer as I find my usual one too heavy.” (Mrs Godden-Amazon customer review)


  • Powerful
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Currently on offer! Under £30


  • Has slightly overworked, hot smell common with travel dryers

Ego Trip Special Edition Gift Set

I had to include this special edition travel set in our top 10, which includes dual voltage hair dryer, mini straighteners and a diffuser! Great if you want to change your look while your away and go for sleek and smooth to wavy.

4/5 “So easy to handle this is the second one of these I’ve bought. It performs at least as well as the full size. The only thing I don’t like is the heavy extremely curly cable. Small inconvenience only. Brilliant results and very shiny hair after using!” (Jaytee- Amazon customer review)


  • Mini straighteners for a sleek finish in set
  • Mini Diffuser for gorgeous volume and root lift
  • Lightweight compact hair dryer
  • Far Infrared Heat – Penetrates hair from the inside out to prevent hair from losing essential natural moisture


  • 3 products will take up more space in luggage
  • Heavy extremely curly cable

Remington Folding Travel Hairdryer With Diffuser

The Remington Folding Travel Hairdryer With Diffuser is economical and perfect if you don’t want to spend a lot on a travel hair dryer. Also have a diffuser for adding volume.

4/5 “Brought this as I have curly hair and was looking for diffuser attachment- it was not much difference in price to buy the hairdryer – love it and good for travel too.” (Wendy- Amazon customer review)


  • Small, compact hair dryer
  • Good diffuser
  • Lightweight
  • Folding handle for easy storage
  • Cheap


  • Not as powerful as others
  • Hot smell common with travel dryers

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer (Iron/Fuchsia) With Platinum Metallic Black Travel Case Limited Edition

Now this really is a splurge item at over £400! But look at it! Its one-of-a-kind design had the strongest airflow and dried hair fastest It comes complete with travel case and looks amazing.

5/5 “This dryer is amazing! Dries my thick, long hair in MINUTES, leaving it shiny and beautiful.
I highly recommend this product.” (Liz- Amazon customer review)


  • Smoothing nozzle and accessories included
  • Designer travel case
  • Strongest airflow- drys hair in minutes
  • 3 precise speed settings & 4 precise heat settings


  • Expensive

Wazor Mini Travel Hair Dryer

Mini 900 watts DC motor, small hair dryer, lightweight body, ultra low noise design, perfect choice for travelling, for short hair, for girls.

5/5 “Not too heavy. Appears to be more gentle on my hair then a conventional hairdryer.” (Angela- Amazon customer review)


  • Cheap
  • Good reviews
  • Low noise hair dryer


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Tresemme Travel 2000 Dryer

The TRESemme Travel Dryer 2000 gives fast styling results while being compact enough for easy storage when travelling and dual voltage making it suitable for worldwide use.

5/5 “I bought this for my wife as she works away a lot and for our holidays – excellent lightweight but powerful. We have used it all over the world.” (Owen- Amazon customer review)


  • Includes a mini paddle brush for styling
  • Two heat/speed settings
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Under £20


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Trevor Sorbie Keratin + Argan Compact Power Dryer

The Trevor Sorbie Keratin + Argan travel hair dryer is the biggest out of the ones listed. It’s easy to grip and has the look of a conventional dryer.

4/5 “Great hairdryer and really pleased with it, the Ionic build of this does indeed work in that it leaves hair very smooth. However its really only a travel hairdryer as it has dual voltage. It is still quite big and a little heavy” (Jed- Amazon Customer review)


  • Good performance
  • Cool shot
  • Easy to hold


  • Bit bulky

T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer

The T3 Featherweight Compact is one of the most compact out of them all. Its folding handle makes it even easier to pack, and it comes with a travel tote to keep everything together.

5/5 “Very lightweight, and does dry my hair in double-quick time without causing any frizz.” (Ali-Amazon customer review)


  • Patented infusion process emits negative ions & infrared heat for faster, healthier drying
  • Currently on offer
  • Compact and lightweight travel hair dryer
  • Fast drying


  • Pricey

Braun Satin Hair 1 Style and Go Hair Dryer

The foldable Braun Satin Hair 1 Style&Go dryer is the smallest and lightweight so great if you have limited luggage space.

5/5 “Great little hair dryer. Very light, in fact this is the second one I’ve bought, one for holidays and one for every day use as my normal dryer was very heavy.” (Anon-Amazon customer review)


  • Incredibly compact
  • Good price
  • One of the smallest travel hair dryers


  • Bit plastic feeling

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