Finding the Perfect Cordless Hair Straightener
Flat Iron Style on the Run
If you travel a lot, for business or on vacations (you lucky thing!) you’ll know the challenges of trying to look your best while living out of a suitcase. For starters, if I tried to take my whole make-up case, I probably wouldn’t have room for any clothes.
But hair straighteners are one of the trickiest things about beauty on the run. Lazing on tranquil beaches, ocean swimming and tropical humidity can play havoc with your hair and you want to look your very best for cocktails in the evening.
Could a Cordless Flat Iron be the Solution?
The problem is, many of the flat iron models sold for the U.S have 120 voltage and can’t be used in other countries. You can find straighteners with dual or universal voltage and use an adaptor plug to fit foreign outlets but that’s only going to take up more precious luggage space!
The other thing I hate is the thought of damaging or losing my precious professional flat irons while in transit. So, today I am beginning my search for the perfect cordless flat iron. Come on a little journey with me while I check out cordless hair straightener reviews, specs and prices in my search for the very best cordless flat iron.
Let’s take a look at 5 models I’ve found on Amazon.com:
Conair YOU Pro Cordless ThermaCell 3/4 Inch Straightener
This Conair cordless flat iron is powered by a butane cartridge so you don’t even have to worry about charging it up before you head off on a trip. It features ceramic plates, temperatures up to 419 degrees and a 3 year warranty. If you look out for a sale you can pick one up on Amazon.com for under $30.
The Cordless flat iron reviews for this model are quite mixed and it currently only has a 3 out of 5 star rating – much lower than the rave reviews that a lot of the corded Conair models get.
Babyliss- 2581bu Professional Cordless Gas Hair Straightener
This butane flat iron cordless model from the leading professional brand has a few pretty neat features and a great price. Like the conair, it’s powered by a gas cartridge so you can literally take it anywhere. It has ceramic coated plates and reaches temperatures of up to 215 degrees so it may not be hot enough to be all that effective on stubborn hair types. If you look out for a sale you can pick these up for under $40.
There aren’t yet many reviews for the babyliss cordless hair straightener but the people who have tried it seem to find it easy to use and good enough for travelling touch ups. Some even report taking it on camping trips with them! Its current consumer rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Barbar 1800 Cordless Ceramic Flat Iron
This rechargeable cordless hair straightener is great if your plug is a long way from your mirror but is not a solution for travel issues further than that – the flat iron heats up on the stand and gives you around 5 minutes of straightening time – that’s not really what I’m looking for.
The cordless hair straightener reviews for this product have been quite mixed and its current customer rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.
The Beachwaver Co. Jet-Setter Styling Iron
The Jetsetter cordless flat iron is powered by a rechargeable battery which plugs into an ordinary outlet. The manufacturer provides very little information about whether it’s dual voltage or not so I’m not sure if it’s suitable for overseas use.
This rechargeable cordless hair straightener has received a few too many one star reviews for my liking and its current average rating is just 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Hairmosa Touch Ups Cordless Flat Iron kit
This cordless hair straightener and curling iron set is also rechargeable but it has dual voltage and an AC adaptor so you can use it in different parts of the world, so it’s much more suitable as a travel iron.
The Hairmosa cordless travel flat iron has received a few more positive reviews than some of its competitors and has a current consumer rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars.
My Verdict: Not so Many Options when You Shop Cordless
In my little search for the best cordless travel straighteners, I’ve noticed that there really aren’t that many to choose from and that most of the professional brands aren’t sticking their necks out trying to produce a cordless model. Theres are no Bio Ionic, Karmin, Croc or Chi cordless flat iron. The only well known professional hair straighteners brand venturing out on this new journey is Babyliss. Conair, despite being thought of as a ‘budget’ brand, seems to have quite a few models and a confident hold on the market and are getting positive reviews.
I’m thinking I’ll give this gas-powered portable flat iron cordless a try next time I go on vacation. At time of writing you could pick one up for just under $30 so that’s not much to lose. Why not check the current price?
What it really comes down to is expectations. You can’t really expect that a mini travel flat iron cordless will perform as well as corded salon professional ones. I think that quite a few of the negative reviews these straighteners have received probably come down to unrealistic expectations. But, if you’re not sure that cordless technology is quite up to scratch yet, you could try shopping around for straighteners with dual or universal voltage. My flat irons at a glance table might help you to do this.
I don’t think I’ve completed my search for the perfect travel flat irons but this might be a step in the right direction.
Bon Voyage (I wish!).