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Old 04-02-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
 
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Does anyone know a good travel blow dryer, hopefully dual voltage, with a diffuser?

I have a Babyliss diffuser which is supposed to fit all dryers, but out of the dozens of hotel dryers I've tried while traveling, I think it fit one. Besides, its HUGE and takes up a ton of room in my suitcase.

There are a lot of travel blow dryers out there, but none seem to have a diffuser attachment. Discrimination again! lol

Thanks for any help!
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #2
 
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runnerchicki recently posted about a travel dryer she found. I've purchased it and love it! It has a permanent cool setting that's fantastic. Here's the link:
I got a new hair dryer and I'm BA-NA-NAS for it!

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thanks, I really appreciate the info! It's not dual voltage, but hey, we can't have everything. I'll just have to find an adapter that won't blow my hotel up (I'm off to France in May).

Many thanks for your help!
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:02 AM   #4
 
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i got one too, and it does seem to have a dual voltage thing on it love mine
here on this pic, you can see the dual voltage thingy..
http://www.conair.com/instruction_bo...ler_157RDR.pdf
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oh, oh! it gets better! Thank you so much!
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:08 AM   #6
 
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thanks, I really appreciate the info! It's not dual voltage, but hey, we can't have everything. I'll just have to find an adapter that won't blow my hotel up (I'm off to France in May).

Many thanks for your help!
Mine does have dual voltage. I got it from Walmart (in Canada), so if you do decide to go with this dryer, check the dryer for the dual voltage button.
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I have this http://www.conair-store.com/product_...&HDR=HAIR#back
It has a 2 heat setting( high and low) plus a cool setting and it folds up for traveling. I found it at my local walmart after another poster had posted about it a few months back. I like that it actually has a cool setting and not just a little button to push that gives you a blast of cold air! Also the diffusers finger nubbies are not a hard plastic, they are kind of flexible so they don't hurt your scalp.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:37 PM   #8
 
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I recently bought -- and really like -- the X5 Superlite Tourmaline + Ionic travel hair dryer. It's dual voltage, has 1600 watts, and comes with a diffuser. The company offers a 4-year warranty too boot. And it's VERY lightweight (only 13 oz).

I discovered it on Folica - it's currently listed as their recommended "best travel hair dryer."

It dries my hair really fast and the diffuser attachment is perfect.

http://www.folica.com/X5_Superlite_To_d3199.html
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Thank you, MelanieSusan! That looks awesome. I'm trying to find a place that will ship to Canada. Folica charges $50.00 for international orders.

Thanks so much, though.
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thanks, I really appreciate the info! It's not dual voltage, but hey, we can't have everything. I'll just have to find an adapter that won't blow my hotel up (I'm off to France in May).
It's been my personal experience that even if you use a voltage converter, any appliance that heats up will fry. I've seen melted irons, hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons. I've used this hair dryer 3 times a week for about 2 1/2 years and it's still going strong!

I also use a mitt diffuser - it's great for traveling! Just be sure to get a hair dryer with a straight barrel or it will slip off.

Have a great time in France!!!
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:59 AM   #11
 
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Thanks, Kasden. Actually, even when I bought what I thought was a converter for my flat iron, they never even heated up. So, since I have been (luckily) doing a ton of traveling I think its time to invest in a decent travel dryer. I'm on the hunt for both the Conair and the X5 - the X5 is in the lead, though, based on weight. I think drugstore.com will ship to Canada at a reasonable rate.

Thank you, everyone, for your help!
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runnerchicki recently posted about a travel dryer she found. I've purchased it and love it! It has a permanent cool setting that's fantastic. Here's the link:
I got a new hair dryer and I'm BA-NA-NAS for it!

HTH

I actually own three of these now (sheepish grin). I love it that much. One upstairs, one downstairs, and one for a backup! LOVE IT!! The permanent cool setting is wonderful.
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