No matter where your adventures take you, you always want to make sure you look your best. But everything from sandboarding in Dubai, to swimming in your hotel’s pool, to hiking in Cinque Terre can put your hair on the fritz. We know it’s not always practical to bring your full glam kit overseas with you, but thankfully there’s a solution…travel hair straighteners. These mini life-savers can easily follow you wherever your travels take you. So what are the best travel flat irons? That really depends on the type of hair you have and the styles you want to achieve. Check out our guide below Top 10 best travel hair straighteners in UK 2021 to find the hair straighteners that’s going to work best for you.
Top 10 best travel hair straighteners in UK 2021
1.GHD Gold Styler Professional Hair Straighteners
The GHD Gold Styler Professional may be small in size but the performance is huge and is exciting to say the least.
This luxury tool performs professionally. Although a mini ghd straightener, it is one of our favourite cordless straighteners we have found along the way.
The ceramic plates on the mini styler are only 0.5inch wide yet the GHD IV Styler the plates are 1-inch-wide, so you can see that these are half the width which makes them that much smaller.
The Not So Good
A bit Slower on the more thicker difficult hair types due to its slimer plates.
This product is great for shorter hair types.The design of the GHD Mini styler is outstanding as the smaller contoured plates give you more control and styling power more than ever before.
Travel – Lightweight and slim to take on your travels
Styling Hair for all Occasions – 30 seconds heat up time
Curling – Creating Curls no matter where you are
Mini – All Hair Types
2.Cloud Nine The Original Iron Hair Straightener
For those of you who would rather not part with £95 for a pair of straighteners (and who can blame you?) but still want good looking hair we love the Cloud Nine The Original Iron Hair Straightener which retails at around £41.61. Unlike the GHD’s it gives you a range of temperature settings so you can tailor it to your hair type and the temperature control is a one-touch mechanism so you can switch your setting easily.
Additionally it has an LED temperature display so you know what the temperature is at all times. Great for short hair, creating waves, curls or sleek and straight styles but equally for travelling or when you’re on the go but does it work? The answer is they are excellent for fine hair or medium thickness hair but not for very thick hair (they are just too small) however they are probably the smallest set of straighteners available so if you want teeny – these are for you.
Protective heat guard
Variable temperature settings up to 220 Deg C
3.Remington Shine Therapy Advanced Ceramic Hair Straighteners
These Remington Shine Therapy Advanced Ceramic Hair Straighteners may be a little chunkier than the other cordless options but they are well worth it for the extra heat and shiny results. They heat up to 230 degrees Celsius (446 degrees Fahrenheit) in 30 seconds and cleverly switch themselves off so there’s no chance you will accidentally pack them while they’re still on. The higher temperature means they are ideal for thicker hair and will definitely tame the humidity fizz.
4.Cordless Hair Straightener, KEYNICE Updated Straightener Battery Operated
【portable hair straighteners for outdoor】built in 2600mah rechargeable battery, this cordless hair straightener can be used 40 minutes continuously. convenient cordless mini hair straightener easy to carry, no need to plug in when using. 7.8 inches long and lightweight, easy to carry or use when camping, after gym or on the go.
【smart temperature lock & type-c charge design】in order to avoid temperature or power button pressing by randomly in use, you can press both of two switches for 3s at the same time. if you want to unlock the buttons, just operate again as above. with type-c charging port, don’t worry about reverse plugging and lead to damage to the charging port.
【heats up quickly & 3 adjustable temperature 】this rechargeable hair straightener can be heated to 165℃~ 205℃ (329℉~ 401℉) in 60s. moreover, it equips with memory function, after booting, it will turn to the temperature that you choose the last time.
【less hair damage & auto shut-off】ceramic coating hair straightener with 3d floating heating panel never pull your hair and reduce heat damage. for safety, the hair straighteners will shut off automatically after 40 minutes of power-on.
5.BaByliss Nano Pro 200 Straightener
If you’re looking for an easy-to-carry, 2-in-1 travel flat iron, the BaByliss Nano Pro 200 Straightener includes a curling iron and a flat iron in one! The 374°F temperature heats up in just a few seconds. The 1-inch tourmaline plate will give your locks a glossy, healthy look. It includes a sleek leopard print insulated carrying case.
We’d definitely agree that the best dual voltage flat iron is one that can multi-task, so this one gets two thumbs up!
6.KNMY Cordless Hair Straightener
This KNMY Cordless Hair Straightenern is perfect for your travels whenever you need to keep stray strands and curls at bay. The KNMY Cordless Hair Straightener has a 1/2-inch tourmaline ceramic plate that protects the hair from heat damage. With a maximum temperature of 356F (180C), this pint-sized tool performs considerably well. It heats up pretty quickly, and cools down just as fast. However, if you have thick and unruly hair, this may not be hot enough for you.
With a length of just 7.1 inches, it’s very portable and can be stashed in your purse or in your luggage. It also has a unique 3D floating plate design that helps keep it in contact with hair at all times.
It’s a dual-voltage device that can run on either 110-120V or 220-240V.
Lightweight and travel-sized
Heats up and cools down very quickly
3D Floating plate for better contact and straighter
Made of plastic
Not ideal for thick hair (temperature may not be high enough)
7.BaByliss 2860BAU Pro 200 Nano Mini Straightener
If not for anything else, get this mini straightener just for its hot pink colour.
But the BaByliss Pro 200 Nano is more than just the style. It has smooth ceramic plates that quickly heat up to 200 degrees for a fast and effortless styling.
Measuring 16cm in length, it is smaller than the Elie mini straightener. So if you are looking for an ultra-compact travel straightener that you can carry around in your purse, try this one.
It’s also multi-voltage meaning you can use it just about anywhere without compatibility issues.
What we like about it:
Extra small, making it great for travelling.
Ceramic plate technology for fast and even heating.
8.Revamp Progloss Digital Ceramic Hair Straighteners
With fully ceramic plates and 32 temperature settings reaching as low as 80C, these straighteners are ideal for those with fine hair. Our testers liked how easily the plates gripped hair, with most agreeing theirs was left frizz-free and poker-straight. The body is rubberised to help it withstand knocks and the modern touch-control panel is easier to use than the above Progloss Digital model. This one also has a straight edge for creating more defined styles.
Type of plates: Ceramic
Number of heat settings: 32 – from 80 to 235C
Ionic technology: No
Additional accessories: Heat resistant mat
9.KIPOZI Mini Hair Straighteners
Little, lightweight and small enough to fit in your handbag… But don’t be fooled, because what they lack in size they make up for in results.
These purse-friendly flat irons are ideal for straightening short hair and also have curved edges so can create a little curl if desired.
They heat up to a healthy 200C and use ceramic technology so hair is smoothed without damage and frizz.
Also, they come with a super-stylish velvet travel pouch. What’s not to love?
10.Philips MoistureProtect Hair Straightene
These straighteners are technologically as well as aesthetically impressive, heating up in just 15 seconds and using sensors to protect the moisture balance of your hair. Those with damaged or fragile tresses will also appreciate the use of floating plates, which put less pressure on your hair to prevent breakage. We found the technology helped style our hair quicker than average, and the three manual temperature modes give you options that are often lacking in straighteners.
How to choose best travel hair straighteners for you
Straighteners are uncomplicated — their main purpose is to change the appearance of your natural hair. Straighten, smooth or in some cases curl as much as you want to, but be sure to consider the following before you commit to your next travel hair straightener or flat iron:
Most countries have different requirements when it comes to voltage, and most modern-day hair appliances come with a dual voltage. This means that your straighteners and flat irons will work just as well when you are away as they do at home.
Do double check that this is the case if you are planning on taking your regular appliance with you, though. If the voltage is too low your flat iron won’t work; too high and it could be dangerous.
While most travel-sized items are generally smaller versions of full-sized items, the physical dimensions of your straighteners or flat iron may not be an issue. If you are packing your hair styling appliances in your checked baggage, your regular size straighteners or flat irons should be just fine. They are not particularly heavy or bulky, and as long as they operate on a dual voltage, you should be able to use them anywhere in the world.
However, if you’re traveling with minimal luggage or are short on space, there are many travel-sized smaller hair straighteners on the market.
Flat irons and straighteners work by heating the hair follicles to change their shape. In this case, the desired effect is soft, shiny, salon straight hair. The optimum temperature that doesn’t burn or damage the follicles is around 350°F, so if you want gorgeous, healthy hair, never choose a flat iron that can’t handle these temperatures.
Plates these days are far more gentle on the hair than the old fashioned metal ones used to be. Check before you buy that the plates are made from ceramic materials to ensure smoother results without damaging your hair.
When using a flat iron on your travels, remember these few tips:
Always use a heat-proof mat – you would be surprised how easily surfaces can burn when subjected to the high temperatures of flat irons!
Always use a travel pouch – this will protect your flat iron from damage and scratches while traveling and help your product last longer.
Remember travel adapters, just in case – while most do have worldwide or dual voltage, that’s not going to help you when the plug doesn’t fit in the power outlet! Remember the different adapters that are used across Europe, Asia, and the USA.
Always turn it off when not in use – most products these days do have an automatic shut off after half an hour of non-use, but it’s not worth taking the risk. Always turn your flat iron off when you’re not using it.
Please don’t leave it in the wall and forget it! As a last tip, when you are ready to exit the hotel, remember your flat iron! Please don’t leave it in the wall and forget it.