Why you need a travel hair dryer

Because why shouldn't our hair look its best when on holiday? 

It’s nearly holiday season – hooray! And with white sandy beaches and balmy evenings on your mind, we’re sure you’re already starting to plan out your outfits and hairstyles. Worried about how you’ll fit all of your fave styling tools into your suitcase during your trip? A travel hair dryer is the perfect solution.

A travel dryer will make sure that you look your best during those hot summer nights (bye-bye, frizz!), allowing you to style your mane with ease. Still need more convincing? Here are 4 reasons why you need to pack this styling tool when you’re exploring the world…

1. Size matters

When you’re living out of a suitcase, the size (and weight) of the things you put in your luggage matters. But rather than having to make too many sacrifices, why not simply downsize?

Compact in design, lightweight and super powerful, a travel dryer (like the TONI&GUY Ultimate Compact AC Dryer) is perfect for freeing up some much-needed space in your suitcase, allowing you to embark on your travels safe in the knowledge that your hair will always look its best. Usually foldable with detachable nozzles, they can fit in even the tightest spaces, saving you room for all those duty-free purchases!

Editor’s tip: Thinking of investing in a travel hair dryer? If so, don’t forget to prep your strands with a good heat protectant, like the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray.

This helps to protect your hair from 7 types of styling damage, including heat damage from blow drying, which is something a lot of us tend to forget about.

2. It’s just as powerful

Most travel hair dryers have the same features as a standard one; meaning that you don’t have to compromise on quality or functionality. So, you can expect to enjoy the same styling results as the ones you get at home.

3. Hotel hair dryers are hardly ideal

Although many hotels have their own hair dryers for guests to use, they’re hardly ideal…

They’re bolted to the bathroom wall, meaning that you have to style your hair in a wet and steamy room just after showering. There’s also no guarantee that your hotel hair dryer will work or even match up to the quality you are used too. So, why not save yourself the mane drama and bring your own?

travel hair dryer: close up shot of a woman with blown out hair, wearing a boho-inspired holiday dress and posing in a studio
Whether you want to rock the bounciest blow out or wear your hair down, a travel hair dryer is all you need. Credit: Hariono Halim

4. You’ll be able to recreate your fave looks abroad

What’s the best thing about a travel hair dryer? The fact it’ll allow you to recreate your favourite looks abroad. You can rock a bouncy blow out during the day and go sleek at night, depending on how you feel.

You’ll have holiday tresses worthy of the #hairgoals hashtag — and honestly, did your holiday really happen if it’s not on Instagram?