I need to have petite sized travel tools such as jewelry organizers and hot rollers when I travel. I can't be lugging my full sized products around the world with me. I've reviewed my top 10 favorite mini travel curling irons below!
Travel Curling Iron - Pricing Table
Travel Curling Iron
Length & Barrel Width
11"L x 3/4"W
6.4"L x 5/8"W
10 5/8"L x 1.0"W
3.5"L x 1.0"W
9.75"L x 1.0"W
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT TRAVEL CURLING IRON
Weight is a major consideration when traveling, I found out how much each iron weight for you.
I found out the maximum temperature that each curling iron can reach to help you in your purchasing decision.
Is it a thermacell iron cordless iron or a iron that is corded and dual voltage? I found out all the details.
Length and Barrel Width
I fill you in on the length of each curling iron and also it's barrel width so you can plan for your travel.
THE BEST TRAVEL CURLING IRON
11"L x 3/4"W
My #1 pick for the best travel curling iron is the Conair - MiniPRO Cordless. You can't get much more portable than cordless and this mini curling iron measures 11 inches in length. This baby from beauty appliance giant Conair features ThermaCELL technology in its butane cartridge which is refillable.
The MiniPRO reaches all the way up to 419 degrees and it uses ceramic technology which protects hair from heat damage, and gets rid of static and frizz. I love to carry this curling iron in my checked luggage, please note that the TSA and FAA only allow one butane cartridge device in checked or carry on luggage, so you can't bring a back up refill. You won't need a refill anyways this iron can last for years before you need to refill the cartridge.
The barrel diameter is 3/4 inches and its very lightweight. Its super great for touch ups on the airplane at your seat (so you don't hog the airplane restroom) and even while glamping! This curling iron really delivers! It's my #1 travel curling iron pick.
6.4"L x 5/8"W
Conair makes it on the list again for my second favorite pick. This is an even more mini curling iron, measuring in at only 6.4 inches. I also love that it comes with a easy travel case. The ThermaCELL technology is super cool, you can actually hear it fire up when you turn it on and it heats up so quickly.
This iron reaches professional styling temperatures and the barrel measures 5/8 inch. Not only does this iron heat up quickly, it cools quickly too. This nifty little tool is perfect for back packing and adventuring across far flung locales without easy access to electricity. I love that the Thermacell doesn't run on batteries. How did I know about this curling iron earlier in life? Why would I ever want to use a corded curling iron again?
If you have super thick hair this might not be the right iron for you, who knows you might perfect hot rollers over irons anyways! I have pretty fine hair so curling with it is a breeze. This is a great curling iron to bring on your trip, it should last you the entire way without needing to replace the battery. Have fun on your travels!
6th Sense Styling Technology - 2-in1 straightener and curling iron
10 5/8"L x 1.0"W
6th Sense Styling Technology's 2-in-1 hair straightener and curling iron comes in the cutest tiger print, insulated travel bag. It reaches 374 degrees in high heat and features nano titanium and tourmaline technology which leaves you with shiny, healthy hair.
It has a 1 inch barrel and measures 10 5/8 inches. You don't have to worry about its weight since it comes in at just 0.61 lbs. This corded curling iron is dual voltage so you can travel anywhere in the world with it as long as you have the proper adaptor. It heats quickly and is ready to go in a few seconds.
Even though it cools relatively quickly, if you're in a rush, you'll love the heat resistant bag to toss it into before it fully cools. It can handle 110-240 volts and it curls the hair really well. Also, let's not forget that its a 2-in-1 so it saves you the extra space that you would've needed to bring two styling instruments with you on the trip! This is a great value for the price.
3.5"L x 1.0"W
Conair is on the list again but it's not the last time you'll see them on the list. Honestly I had to remove a couple of Conair products from this list because I wanted to highlight some other brands for you to choose from. This next iron from Conair is corded and its the 1 inch Travel Smart.
This is a polycarbonate iron with a ceramic coated barrel that doesn't have damaging hot spots because it heats evenly. This iron heats up in 30 seconds and has a total of 30 heat settings. It also features a heat shield for the on the go storage. This tiny guy only measures 3.5 inches in length.
I like that this iron is dual voltage which is optimal for travel and it can even be used without an adaptor. There is a nifty swivel cord that eliminates annoying travel cord tangles and the on/off red light is easy to read. This is a great portable curling iron that will be a great styling buddy on your journeys
9.75"L x 1.0"W
Berta's Mini Hair Curler comes in the cutest pastel blue or purple. This curling iron measures 9.75 inches in length, can handle 120Volts and reaches a max temperature of 350 degree Fahrenheit. The power cord is attaches to a 360 degree tangle free swivel and is 1.8m long. It's one inch in width and gives you sleek curls without catching on your hair.
This is also a trusted brand and product that comes with a one year replacement and two year warranty. Also featured on this iron is tourmaline ceramic technology, creating those awesome negative ions that keep hair frizz-free, shiny and healthy.
It works great without damaging fine hair and it takes abut 3 minutes to heat up. When traveling, you will need the right adaptor to use this iron safely. Love that theres no burn smell when curling hair with this iron and the negative ion technology really holds up the hair in hot and humid travel destinations. Forgetful me especially loves that is has a 60 minute automatic shut off timer.
6.8"L x 1.0"W
Oumers mini curling iron is dual voltage, with a range of 110-220 Volts - you'll need a travel adaptor. Its comes in purple, pink and baby blue. It features a tangle free swivel cord and the diameter is approximately 1 inch and its 6.8 inches long. The brand Oumer specializes in good customer service and high quality products.
This iron grabs that well without it slipping off and the curls are long lasting. The barrel itself is 3 inches in length. This little bargain curling iron works as great as more expensive irons. It heats up quickly and it works great even on thick hair. This iron is actually preferable to those with thick hair rather than thinner hair.
I'm also a sucker for the super cute colors that Oumer's travel curling iron is available in, it makes a great stocking stuffer type gift or would be a super cute bridesmaid goodie. Some travel irons have a way too thin width to the barrel but this iron is just right. This is a great travel curling iron for thicker hair!
6.8"L x 1.0"W
Honglida is so confident about their travel curling iton that it comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, no questions asked. It's a 3-in-1 styling tool with a curling iron, straightener and brush. It folds into just 3.15 x 6.50 inches and comes with a travel case.
The barrel is 1 inch in diameter and the total iron length is 10.6 inches. The heated barrel length is 3.74 inches. This is a great ionic styler which gives your hair a smooth and sleek finish. It's perfect for travel as it features a dual voltage that takes 100-240 Volts worldwide. It comes wit a 1.8m cord with the 360 degree swivel feature.
The temperature reaches about 200 degrees in 3-4 minutes. If you need an converter/adaptor, you can also purchase it from the seller. The seller also provides great customer service, if you are looking for the ultimate 3-in-1 travel styler, this is it!
7.2"L x 1.0"W
The PRITECH TB-749 portable curling iron is great for use at home or in your travels. It keeps a steady and constant temperature and creates big bouncy curls. It features a tourmaline cermic for static and frizz free curls and measures in at 7.2 inches in length and 1-1.2 inches in diameter.
This little iron heats up super hot and gives you nice big curls. Pritech is a personal appliances brand with products deisnged to Beautify Your Life. They also feature hair dryers, hair curlers and more. This curling iron works better in dry conditions as opposed to more humid climates.
Its recommended that after you are finished curling your hair, hit it with a cold shot from your hair dryer to set your hair and make it shiny. Start curling from the top of your head and make your way down.
2 3/4"L x 1.0"W
I just had to add Conair onto this review one last time because they just make such solid products, well designed for travel. It features a nice and fat 1 inch barrel and features polycarbonate and ceramic techonology. This makes sure the heat distribution is even and your hair is styled quickly and gently
This Travel Smart iron has a worldwide, dual voltage and heats up instantly in 30 seconds. It also comes with a cute little travel pouch. The barrel itself is two and a quarter inches long. I also love that it has a little resting stub safety piece at the bottom to keep your surfaces safe.
You can do a quick style of your hair in about 10 minutes! The travel pouch is a compact 3.5 x 8 inches and it weighs in at 5.6 ounces. If you have smaller hands that iron will be great for you ergonomically.
6.9"L x 1.0"W
Last but not least we have inkint's mini travel iron which comes in a cute purple or pink. It has a ceramic coating and is dual voltage for worldwide usage. This iron is great for shorter, thiner hair and will create large curls and waves.
The clip doesn't hold too much hair, so if you have super thick hair, it could take a really long time to finish your entire head. This iron fits perfectly in the suitcase and the clamp, though doesn't hold a lot of hair, does hold the hair that it holds tightly. The curls are also long lasting, even in more humid climates.
This iron gets really hot, make sure to unplug it after use since it doesnt have an automatic shut off feature. It features a PTC heater and heats up in about 3-5 minutes. The max temperature is 356 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the perfect travel iron for short, thinner hair!
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