There are quite a few best travel hair dryers for convenient drying and styling on the go. If you travel frequently or are planning a vacation, you should take along one of these suitcase-sized dryers. They are far improved over both the portable and even the full sized dryers of years past because many now feature tourmaline, a natural crystal not only used to make jewelry but to add negative ions to the air coming out of your new hair dryer. Negative ions break water down into smaller particles faster, which means hair dries more quickly. They also smooth the cuticle, which is key to taming frizz. Yet, if you have curly hair or fine hair, these types of hair dryers might not be sufficiently powerful.

You will find travel size dryers from many different manufacturers. GHD is a top brand to take a loot at and can be found at Amazon. The GHD Travel Hair Dryer is now available with an introductory set of GHD hair products. This set contains everything you need for beautiful hair no matter where you are headed. The dryer with the trial size products is for a limited time. However, you can obtain the dryer itself year round. This particular dryer is foldable with a handle that bends for ultra packability. It comes with a diffuser and can be plugged into any outlet between 110 and 230V. The only downside to this dryer is its high price tag — the dryer with trial sized products sells for $135.

If you prefer a more affordable brand, check out the Vidal Sassoon Ionic Travel Dryer. This dryer can be yours for under $20 depending on where you shop. It also has the ionic technology for faster drying and smoother strands. It is light and compact for easy packing, has dual voltage so it can be used anywhere and has a switch that turns the ions on and off. There are two heat and two-speed settings as well as a ‘cold shot’ button for a blast of cool air to finish your style. Vidal Sassoon is a leader in affordable hair care products industry, so you can rest assured that this dryer is made with quality in mind. To enhance results, apply a protective product like Vidal Sassoon Heat Defender Spray before you blow dry.

Another one of the leading travel hair dryers enough to take with you anywhere is the Conair 1875 Watt Folding Hair Dryer with Dual Voltage. This dryer features a convenient folding handle, a cool shot button, two heat settings and two speeds. It also has a removable air filter for more convenience. Whether you’re going across town or across the world this dryer will get the job done. It’s perfect for the locker room, gym or your suitcase.

Of course, the hair dryers profiled in this article are a mere sampling of what consumers can choose from. There are a variety of other travel hair dryers you may come across when shopping in stores or online.