Need diffuser for travel... what's yours?

I have a large finger type diffuser that fits my hairdryer and works great. But lately I've had to travel a lot and hate lugging my hairdryer and diffuser in my luggage.

Anybody use one of those foam diffusers that fit all hair dryers? The hotel always has a hair dryer so it sure would be convenient if I could just pack a portable, one size fits all diffuser.

Have to hit the road again Monday so I need to find something this weekend!

TIA

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Last edited by roseannadana; 08-02-2009 at 08:25 AM.
I have one of the ceramic diffusers from Sally's, but how well it fits hotel hair dryers depends on the size of the nozzle on the hotel dryer. A lot of the hotel dryers I've seen are these compact things with a nozzle that's about 4" long, at the most, and that's just too short to hold one of the universal nozzles.

They fit on the nozzle easily, but if the nozzle is too short, you can't get it to stay on - it'll just pop right off.
I've used the sock dryer before and they work pretty good. I've seen them at ULTA. You could always get one and expeiment at home first so you have no suprises while you're away.
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I've used the sock dryer before and they work pretty good. I've seen them at ULTA. You could always get one and expeiment at home first so you have no suprises while you're away.
Originally Posted by pjsmommy12
I checked Ulta today and they didn't have any sock diffusers. Will check out Sally's tomorrow!

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I use the sock diffuser because I travel a lot, but I always take my hair dryer. If the hair dryer doesn't have a straight barrel, the sock will slip off.

Sally's does carry them, but for some strange reason they don't keep them with the other diffusers. They keep them behind the counter. Ask the sales girl (who may not know they're there)...so ask her to keep looking - they've got 'em!!! I think they cost around $5.
I use the sock diffuser because I travel a lot, but I always take my hair dryer. If the hair dryer doesn't have a straight barrel, the sock will slip off.

Sally's does carry them, but for some strange reason they don't keep them with the other diffusers. They keep them behind the counter. Ask the sales girl (who may not know they're there)...so ask her to keep looking - they've got 'em!!! I think they cost around $5.
Originally Posted by kasden
Maybe I should rethink this then because I believe most hotels I've stayed at have those itty bitty dryers with a super short barrel.

ETA: Went to Sallys and found the sock diffuser for 3.99. I'm going to risk it and take it with me next week. If it doesn't fit the hotel hair dryer, I'll just be a wet head all next week in Seattle.

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Last edited by roseannadana; 08-02-2009 at 11:32 AM.
Bumping so I can update any other travelers! I did take the sock diffuser but at the last minute, I tossed my regular hair dryer and bowl diffuser in my suitcase. I am glad I did!

Here's what was in the room and of course the sock wouldn't go on at all!

Mini barrel

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I love the hotsock. I use it all the time, and it would be fab for travelling.
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