9 of the best travel straighteners to pack in 2018

Taryn Davies
Published: April 17, 2018

You’re heading on holiday or to travel the world, and we know that a good pair of straighteners is something you’re definitely going to want to pack – but which ones should you spend your money on?

Here’s our pick of the best travel hair straighteners, with suggestions for the best cordless straighteners and the best straighteners that are smaller in design and perfect for squeezing into your case.

You want to ensure that you get a pair of travel straighteners that have a curved design, this means that you can curl your hair easily with the straighteners too, which means you won’t have to carry tongs or wand with you as well.

Here’s our pick of the best travel hair straighteners.

Best Cordless straighteners

Glamoriser Cordless Freestyler review TheFuss.co.ukGlamoriser cordless

While the Glamoriser Cordless Freestyler may be small and compact, it certainly packs a punch in the performance department. The professional straightener with Black Diamond Oil infused plates ensures your hair is left silky smooth with a beautiful shine.

Four blue lights indicate how much power you have left, so you won’t be caught out whilst using this tool. The fact that you don’t need any batteries for the Glamoriser tool is a huge plus, you just charge it up for a few hours and you'll get 40 minutes to use the tool. It also heats up and cools down really quickly, so you can store it away efficiently without worrying about it burning through your bag – it does come with the heat proof pouch for storage too. The Glamoriser Cordless Freestyler is sure to become your ultimate hair saviour tool when you’re on the go and travelling.

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Carmen By Samantha Cordless Hair StraightenerCarmen by Samantha Cordless Straightener

Carmen have recently launched a brand new Corless straightener which is definitely the sleekest design we've seen in these tools before. The straightener has been given a compact lipstick design, whereby the lid pops off to reveal the plates which are housed in a rounded design, meaning this tool is great for curling your hair as well as straightening.

The battery is rechargeable on this Carmen straightener and from a full charge you'll get 35 minutes of use. The tool is designed with a Keratin-coated plate so your hair is left looking smooth and frizz-free with a gorgeous healthy shine. Plus, there's a choice of three heat settings too.

It's definitely the look of this tool that will drawer you in, with a sleek cylinder design that slips easy into the handbag you're using or case you're carrying.

Diva Professional Styling Freestyler Pro

Now you can style on the move without restrictions thanks to Diva’s cordless compact straightener, the Freestyler Pro. This little beauty is small enough to fit into your handbag but big enough for fantastic results, with enough charge to give you up to 40 minutes of use.

The Freestyler Pro’s ceramic plates are infused with a mix of macadamia oil, argan oil and keratin to create the most beautifully defined, glossy, frizz-free locks. There’s a stay cool housing that’s finished in a gorgeous deep aubergine colour with rounded edges so it can be used for curling as well as straightening. When you’ve finished just pop on your Freestyler’s travel lock and wrap it in the supplied pouch before popping it in your bag.

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Carmen Cherish Cordless and rechargeable mini straightener

The ultra-portable, handbag-sized design of the Carmen Cherish Cordless Mini Straightener make it ideal for people who are always on-the-go and travelling too. They’re lightweight and don’t take up much room at all. The compact design allows you to pack this easily into suitcases, holdalls, backpacks and handbags with ease.

The Cherish Mini Hair Straightener is a multipurpose tool, so you can curl and straighten your locks with this one small tool. The straightener is rechargeable too, and takes 2.5 hours for a full charge, of which you will get 25 minutes of full use from the tool.

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Best travel straighteners

ghd Gold V Mini styler TheFuss.co.uk

ghd mini styler

The ghd gold V mini styler is another great option for a travel straightener because the smaller plates won’t take up much room, and it’s lighter in weight too. Ideal if you’re worried about baggage charges at the airport.

The mini styler might be small in size, but it still has the excellent quality associated with ghd hair tools, with golden contoured plates that glide through the hair, leaving it looking glossy.

The great thing about the mini styler is that they have a rounded barrel, so you can create curls and waves with them too. Plus, the casing they’re housed in is designed to stay cooler for longer, so although they’re thin you’re not going to burn your fingers.

The ghd mini styler also has universal voltage, so they’re ideal to use all the world over.

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Cloud Nine Micro Iron

Being only six inches in length, the Cloud Nine Micro Iron is a great travel straightener, as well as being small enough to use for fringes. The straightener has all the same great design qualities of the Cloud Nine original iron, so your hair benefits from them, as well as the small design taking up minimal space in your case or hand luggage.

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Babyliss Pro Nano StraightenerBabyliss Pro pink nano mini hair straightener

The Babyliss Nano straightener is a great travel straightener, mainly due to the low-cost price. It makes a great choice to have packed in your suitcase for when you need it. Even though the small design might mean you won’t use it at home.

The straightener is just 16cm long and weighs just 0.22kg, so it won’t make the biggest dent in your baggage allowance.

The Babyliss Nano has ceramic plates that glide through your locks, there’s little snagging and you get a smooth finish, quickly. The multi-voltage ensures you can travel with confidence and the bright pink design is eye-catching enough to ensure you won’t lose these small and compact straighteners.

Plus it comes with a handy toiletries pouch that you can use to store the straighteners, or some products in your handluggage if you'd prefer, the see-through bag is just what's needed.

Diva Professional mini pro styler

The Diva Professional Mini Pro Styler is small and lightweight, making it perfect to pack into your suitcase when you travel. It boasts ceramic plates so hair is left looking smooth and shiny, as well as even heat distribution over the plates and it won't snag as you work them through your hair either. They're housed in a curved edge design, which makes them ideal for curling and adding waves to your hair too. A must-have to creat multiple looks when you travel.

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Elie Mini Travel Hair Straightener

The Mini Travel Straightener is another good option for your travels, especially thanks to the fact it has dual voltage so you can use it anywhere in the world. The straightener is small and compact, plus it comes with a handy heat resistant case so you can pack them away straight after use without the worry of burning other things in your case.

The straighteners heat up quickly, and are ceramic plated allowing them to flow smoothly through your hair without heat spots that can cause damage to your locks. They weigh just 250g and are only 20cm in length, so they really won't take up much space in your case.

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