i bought a braun style and go, its tongs, a hot brush, and can be used to straighten sections as well with the steamer. its cool. and it only cost me £9.99. pretty handy to fit in my luggage. although it may not be practical for someone with really wavy or frizzy hair. i'm unlucky as i have the other problem, poker straight hair that i cant do anything with. in another way though i'm lucky as my hair dries really quickly naturally so i'm not taking a hairdryer...maybe i could fit an iron in my backpack too now?
hey fin they sound brill-where did you get them from then-esspecially at that price!
After a few weeks you will wonder why you brought them with you when u never use them and your rucksack ways a ton!
dont worry about them girls!
yeh, my manager keeps saying that i will regret taking half the stuff i am taking away!! ha! ha! well thats us women!
philymop - have you tried washing your hair at night and then letting it dry overnight. I have really thick relatively long hair and i wash mine at night so it's dry in the morning. I totally understand the not wanting to walk around in cold weather with wet hair. when mine was longer I would wake up and it would still be damp and then I would blow dry it a little to straighten it out. Or I just put it in a pony tail or braid and go on my way.
I believe it is possible to buy small travel size curling irons and blow dryers (maybe even straighteners these days) Some are even battery powered but that would get heavier.
Make sure you have a conversion plug for the power points, so you can actually use your own electrical items abroad.