So You’re going to Europe. I’m so jealous of you. Also, now you need to find the lightest, best travel hair dryer that won't blow up when you plug it into 220v.
We already discussed some great mini travel dryer options in best travel hair dryers.
However, besides 220v, what are other features do you need for your trip to Europe?
What is the best wattage rating you need for your hair type?
So if you are planning on taking a dual voltage hair dryer from the States or Canada. You are still going to need a plug adapter.
The following chart will help you decide which one you need so you don’t have to take them all.
Wattage (watts) is a measurement of energy usage or output.
1 truth that I can’t stress enough
The more watts your dryer is rated for, the higher the motor speed which produces, stronger wind and higher heat.
The Wattage rating is, in reality, the hairdryers maximum capacity. In other words, a hairdryer is only using its full potential when used at max air and heat settings. The UL rating label on the dryer will tell you the dryer capacity.
I have seen so many complaints about the dryer people bought because the wind was too forceful and tangled their hair or that it doesn't get hot to dry their thick hair fast.
That illustrates why more control settings are better for you.
Summary: Lower wattage rating is best for fine hair because you don't want too much heat output on your hair. Those of us who have both fine and thin hair, even a 1000-watt travel blow dryer will do the trick.
However, thick, coarse, and long hair needs more output. If you have family members sharing the dryer with different hair types, go for something middle of the road.
You’ve already been to Europe. So you made a pact with yourself to return every year, or you’ve decided to move there. More likely, you are a business entrepreneur with tons of frequent flyer miles.
Here are some no need to worry about a thing, hairdryers for Europe. Who knows, maybe you’ll even need to get a US adapter, they are so great!
Note: If you’ll notice most hairdryers made for Europe have a decibel rating. Europeans are concerned about noise pollution, so appliances are required to meet a specific acceptable dB range