Baby-Sized Dryer By Babyliss. But Does It Hold Up?
I hate hair dryers in hotel rooms. I’m not sure if it’s the thought of not knowing whose hair they’ve been near, or it’s the fact they’re designed to be somewhat functional but not entirely perfect for what you need. Instead, I always travel with an inexpensive dryer that does the trick when I’m on the road. I simply refuse to spend a lot because I have lost one or two (or ten) in the past.
The Babylisspro TT Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer is small enough that it doesn’t take up valuable space in your suitcase (you know what I’m talking about girls). However, it still has the perks that often come with the powerful dryers you use at home or you see at the salon.
Titanium and Tourmaline
I was apparently under the mistaken impression that tourmaline and ceramic always go together. I did not realize you can put tourmaline on titanium to enjoy the smoothing effect on the higher heat material. I’m not sure if it would make a huge difference, but it’s good to know there are more options with regards to materials.
Better Than Small
Not only is this dryer more compact than a lot of other models out there (it’s as small as a dollar bill!), it also folds up to make it even smaller. I don’t like to carry a lot with me when I travel because I’m small, and suitcases are hard enough for me to lug around. Anything that keeps my travel burden down is my friend.
Like a lot of hair dryers now, the TT is dual voltage so it can come overseas with me. That’s pretty important because I do like to travel, and I don’t really want to spend money on a dryer just so it will work abroad.
Not Always Powerful Enough
If you’re on vacation and have extra time to spend on your hair, the lack of power on this blow dryer shouldn’t be a big deal. However, if you have long and thick hair, you won’t be able to squeak by with it as your primary device. It just doesn’t have the oomph you would need.
On the other hand, if you have fine or short hair this can actually be a good thing. The softer touch and tourmaline technology both help add volume to your hair without damaging your hair, and you might even be able to use this baby(liss) as your main dryer.
Not On Board For The Quirks
If you’ve read any of the other Babyliss reviews I’ve included on my site, you’ll know I’m not really a fan. This hair dryer is great for travel and fine hair, but it doesn’t always pack the punch you might be looking for. However, remember its only 1000 watts. Anything higher than that and it would probably weigh a lot more.
That being said, for anyone who wants a blow dryer that won’t let you down when you’re on vacation or a weekend road trip, I think this one is worth looking at. After all, it only costs a mere $25.
If you need an occasional-use travel dryer or have fine and short hair, this one might well be the model you’ve been looking for.