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This Compact Hairdryer Is a Lifesaver When I’m Traveling

And even when I’m not.

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Ghd Flight Wanderlust Hairdryer ($99)

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I spent my last two vacations walking around with dripping wet pool hair. (Think less Kim K. when she was doing that whole intentional Wet Hair thing and more just, like, a mess.) I’ve never really thought or cared enough to bring my own hairdryer when traveling, seeing as hotels do provide them, albeit crappy ones. But because I plan to be oceanside and/or poolside at least few more times this summer, it made sense to finally invest in something I could bring with me everywhere that would actually work.

As luck would have it, my search for a decent — no, really good — portable hairdryer started and ended with the Ghd Flight Wanderlust Hairdryer ($99), and I like it so much that it’s become my one and only, whether I’m thousands of miles away or right in my own bathroom.

The Flight Wanderlust checks all the boxes: It weighs less than a pound, has powerful pressure and temperature settings and a removable nozzle (which is great for my big-ass fro), and folds in at the handle for super easy packing. I’m not going anywhere overseas this summer, but this little guy has universal voltage for when I finally do.

I know this isn’t the first compact collapsable hairdryer to exist, but trust that it is the first one I’ve tried that doesn’t suck. And I don’t feel like I’m making any sacrifices by making space for it in my (always-bursting-at-the-seams) carry-on.

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