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travel diffuser--do they exist???

Dear All--I have been looking all over the web for a travel sized hair dryer that fits or comes with a diffuser to fit in my back pack during my trek around Japan. I figure that such a tool will come in handy for all my travels. Travel dyers are everywhere but (finger) diffusers are non-existent! (It seems as though one or two products of the sort might exist in Europe, but not here). Any leads???
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I've never seen one, either, and I would certainly like to! The only thing I know that works on a travel dryer is a hot sock.
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  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    I wish they'd make one too! I have one of those travel hot sock things and I didn't like it at all. It blew my hair all over too much.
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  • AnnikaAnnika Posts: 123Registered Users
    I've been wondering this too!!

    Has anyone tried something like this? Seems better than the hot sock to me!

    I found a couple.. this on craigslist and this on ebay.. neither looks too good though.

    How about those universal diffusers that "fits all dryers" like this from Amazon?
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  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    Hmm... that bag diffuser looks interesting!

    I wanna take my dryer and finger diffuser on my trip next month but I won't have room in my carry-on and I'm afraid of it getting broken in my regular bag. :(
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I've never had much luck with universal diffusers. They say they fit "most" dryers, but none of my dryers ever seem to fit in that category. :x
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  • AnnikaAnnika Posts: 123Registered Users
    Bingo!
    Although I don't know how big it is, and it might be a slight inconvenience that you'd have to order 2000 at a time. :roll:
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    Love Jessicurl and KCCC might be my HG.

  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Annika wrote:
    Bingo!
    Although I don't know how big it is, and it might be a slight inconvenience that you'd have to order 2000 at a time. :roll:

    :lol: :lol:
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  • AnnikaAnnika Posts: 123Registered Users
    2c-3a/m/ii (FIA), CG since June 1st, 2007!
    Love Jessicurl and KCCC might be my HG.

  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote:
    Annika wrote:
    Bingo!
    Although I don't know how big it is, and it might be a slight inconvenience that you'd have to order 2000 at a time. :roll:

    :lol: :lol:

    I am sure you can line up 2000 of us curlies to go in with you. :)
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  • AnnikaAnnika Posts: 123Registered Users
    I'm afraid I may have mislead you... that Remington only seems to be available in Europe, for example through this site: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eleven.se%2Fen%2Fstandard-travel-g74.html" class="Popup . If you're desperate I might be able to help (I live in Europe after all) by ordering it and then sending it across the Atlantic, just let me know!
    (I don't think I can do that for 2000 curlies though.. :shock: '9
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  • sixelasixela Posts: 18Registered Users
    daniupendo

    Finding a travel diffuser has been the BANE of my existance for a LONG TIME. As I explained to the beauty shop I frequent, it seems that its the Holy Grail of hair dryers...why? Who the heck knows...I think it has to do with where the motor/heat source is and how close yer head/diffuser can get to it....I say this because when you look at portable hair dryers, the heat source is so much closer to the nossle end...hmm..

    Reguardless, in my search I have found -and purchased- a couple models (i currently own 3, count em, 3!) travel hair dryers, neither which is as good as my standard, but all of which are better than the hotsock for me (might as well call the hotsock the frizz guaranter)...

    The best (so far) is the Conair Ionshine 1875. It's lightweight and the bowl diffuser is kind lame, but, I can wad my hair up into it without it moving too much (or burning). About 23 bucks at Harmons beauty.

    Also bought the Conair Ceramic 1875 which folds up, but is heavier in wieght and I think I smelled my hair burning (really big holes in the diffuser). Even before that incident, I thought it smelled funny. About 25 bucks at Target.

    When in Barcelona this spring, I found a rinky dinky appliance store that sold a multitude of portable hair dryers with diffusers. I bought a Wahl mini for 8 Euros. It was not unlike the hair dryers attached to walls that you get at a hotel, only it had a diffuser, as it was superlight. It worked whillst in Barcelona, but i'd have to adapt it here and probably won't, as I did smell burnign hair once.

    I just got back from Japan and, happily, my chosen dryer (conair ionic) worked fine (their outlets work with our stuff as long as they are only 2 pronged.
    Super crazy uber thick, ringlets below, flat on top middle eastern hair
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    I'd love to find a travel dryer with a diffuser. My dryer takes up so much space in my bag!! The ebay link looked interesting...will have to investigate further. :D
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  • CurlyAgainCurlyAgain Posts: 26Registered Users
    I have the Remington dryer that a picture of has been posted of above. It's great! I've had it for a couple of years and have used it everywhere, all over the world (Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Carribean), with no problems. It comes with multiple adaptor plugs so you can use it anywhere, has a dual voltage switch, and is very light. Mine also came with a good travel bag (although this wasn't advertised), which means that it packs well and is protected during travel.

    I had to search it out on the internet and have never seen it again, so am pleased that it's still available, as I always worry that if my suitcase goes missing, I won't be able to replace it!
    Hairtype: 3a at sides/front, 2c at back.
  • LorenzoStompLorenzoStomp Posts: 21Registered Users
    I use this folding dryer with this diffuser. The diffuser is full-sized and so a bit bulky and you do have to use a little effort to get it on the nozzle, but I use this combo every weekend at my boyfriend's house and it works fine.
  • ECCurlyECCurly Posts: 285Registered Users
  • Laney1Laney1 Posts: 308Registered Users
    I just ordered it! :thumbright:


    I'll let you know how it is once I get it....
    3B, with some 3C
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    The remington kit looks awesome!! I'm tempted to order one myself just for daily use because my dryer is so big! Let us know how you like it Laney1
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • Koukla72Koukla72 Posts: 1,680Registered Users
    Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys. :(
  • Laney1Laney1 Posts: 308Registered Users
    Ok. I received my Remington Hot Shots travel beauty kit (link is up above a few posts earlier). It's exactly what I was looking for.

    It has a small folding blow-dryer and a small little diffuser with fingers. If you're used to a large diffuser, it will seem quite little, but that's want I wanted for travel. It also comes with a couple of other things(a brush & nozzle). Anyway, the dryer has "low" and "high" as well as a "cool" button.

    I tried it this morning, and I'll probably use the "low" setting most of the time because even with the diffuser on it the "high" setting blows pretty strong. It's pretty warm also, even on low, but the cool button helps with that. I tend to use my dryers really warm anyway to get my hair dry faster, so for me it works.

    I love the cute little pink case it comes in and for $22 for the whole kit, I think it was well worth it. It will be my vacation/travel dryer for sure. :bom:
    3B, with some 3C
  • CurlyzooCurlyzoo Posts: 148Registered Users
    Laney, can you tell me the approximate dimensions of the pink bag/remington travel kit? It looks like what I am looking for but I am wondering about the size... Thanks!
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  • Laney1Laney1 Posts: 308Registered Users
    This is a guess on the size, (I'm not home to measure right now), but I think it's about 10 inches high and about 7 or 8 inches across. I'm looking at an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper and it's seems just a little smaller that that. :bom:
    3B, with some 3C
  • CurlyzooCurlyzoo Posts: 148Registered Users
    Thanks! I went ahead and ordered the Remington Hot Shot Beauty on the Go kit, too! I just hope it gets here before we have to leave---flying out Sun. Aug 26th!
    3a bsl highlted hair ; mod CG since 6/4/07
    current favs: JC's HCC and GLS, B2B Pom Co (old form.), Alagio Crzy Crl Balm