Let’s take a look at both travel hair dryers and cordless hair dryers available in the UK in further detail. A lot of people assume that these dryers are the same thing, but that is not the case. Cordless hair dryers do not need to be plugged in. While some travel hair dryers are cordless, some of them come with cords. They are simply small and lightweight dryers so that they can be packed in your suitcase with ease.
What should you consider when looking for a travel hairdryer?
You do not need to go for a hairdryer that is specifically labelled a ‘travel’ dryer. You simply need to look for a high-quality lightweight or compact hair dryer. In fact, it is often better that you do so, as a lot of travel dryers are missing the state-of-the-art mechanisms and powerful motors that are required for the perfect blow dry. Either way, here are some of the things you should be looking out for…
- Power: You need to find a blow dryer that has enough power to ensure you are not left with limp hair. 1200 wattage will typically be sufficient. However, if you have coarse, thick hair, you may need a dryer with 2000 wattage.
- Weight: Of course, portability is of paramount importance. You don’t want your hair dryer to take up all of your suitcase kg allowance.
So, small yet powerful is the key! Take a look at our review of the GHD Flight hair dryer.
Are cordless dryers a good choice?
When looking for a dryer to take on holiday with you, a cordless dryer is likely to pop up as a possibility. Is this a good choice? Most experts would say ‘no’ and there are a number of reasons why. This includes the fact that you will need to remember to charge your hair dryer before you use it. Not only this, but most cordless dryers are lacking in power.