When you’re gearing up for international travel, you should invest in a dual voltage curling iron. What is a dual voltage curling iron? Most simply, this type of curling iron can work with multiple voltage types, ranging from 110-120V to 220-240V.
Do I Need Dual Voltage?
When you travel to different countries, the standard voltage will vary (you can check this list), so a dual voltage curling iron will help ensure that it will work in whatever country you are styling in, so you don’t have to worry about it. I’m not super techy or savvy about electricity in countries, so I only travel with dual-voltage hair tools to just avoid the hassle altogether.
That said, a dual-voltage appliance only ensures that it is the appropriate voltage, but if you are traveling internationally, you may also need to consider purchasing a power adapter, especially if you are headed to Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, and some parts of Africa.
Top Dual Voltage Curling Irons
Conair 1″ Travel Smart Ceramic Curling Iron
This 1-inch ceramic curling iron features a ceramic-coated barrel, with an even-heating design that prevents potential hair damage. The uniform heat recovery aspect can automatically restore the barrel temperature, and the heat shield allows easy and safe storage. This dual voltage curling iron heats up in just 30 seconds and comes with 30 unique heat settings, so it works for any type of hair. You can use it to create beautiful curls that last all day, or to tame frizzy hair and increase your overall shine.
Best for: Short hairstyles
Revlon 1 1/2″ Curling Iron
This Revlon curling iron is designed for women who want loose curls and natural-looking waves. The 1 1/2-inch barrel will add bounce and volume to flat hair, without curling it too tightly. A triple ceramic layer coats the barrel to prevent frizz and potential damage. With a high heat of 400 degrees Fahrenheit and 30 separate heat settings, you can use this curling iron for a multitude of hair textures and purposes. Thick-haired women should use higher heating settings, while finer hair should operate at a lower level. There’s an auto shut-off feature for your safety, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to power it down, which I have been known to do from time to time.
Best for: Those seeking loose curls
Hair Curling Brush
This unique product is a combination of a hairbrush and a curling iron. It’s designed to fold to 5.2 inches, so you can carry it in your purse while you travel. The 360-degree rotatable cord helps avoid wire twining. The curling iron will heat in just one minute, while the anti-hot design keeps the hairbrush comb teeth from overheating. The silicon tips protect you from potentially burning your fingers, while the anion produced helps to remove static electricity from your hair. Brush, smooth, and curl your hair at the same time with this dual-voltage curling iron.
Best for: Those who prefer brush curlers
xtava Hair Curling Wand
The barrel design of this curling iron by xtava has a unique oval shape, making it my personal favorite among these dual voltage curling irons. The waves created by xtava’s iron look the most natural of any curling iron I’ve used, which is extremely important to me, as I don’t like to look like I’ve been curling my hair all day.
You can use the larger barrel to create natural-looking waves and increased layers of volume, while the smaller barrel is great for ringlets and defined curls. You’ll get three ceramic-coated barrels in sizes of 0.5 to 1 inches, .75 to 1.25 inches, and 1 to 1.5 inches. No matter what hair texture you have, one of the 22 temperature settings will suit you. There’s even an LCD display that shows your exact temperature. In addition, you’ll receive a heat-resistant travel case and a 2-year warranty.
Best for: Those who prefer wand irons
Bed Head Styling Wand
Unlike many traditional curling irons, this styling wand comes with a beaded barrel, making it super unique among our list of dual voltage curling irons. The different barrel widths produce a variety of curls, giving you a more natural-looking and textured style that looks great for a day at the beach or for enjoying an outdoor adventure for its more relaxed look.
Each iron includes a 6-foot swivel cord with tangle-resistant properties, along with a heat protection glove to keep you from potential burns. The maximum heat is 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and the ionizing components smooth frizz and add shine. This extra-large design is best for people who want waves, but won’t give you those perfect spiral curls if that is also a style you like. For those looking for more defined curls, the Regular Bubble wand will suit you best.
Best for: Tossled wave seekers
AmoVee 2 in 1
This is a great curling iron for women who like to change up their hairstyles, as it combines with a flat iron. You only need to press one button to shift from straightening to curling settings. The ceramic-coated barrel heats evenly, preventing potential hair damage. Meanwhile, the flat iron uses tourmaline for zero pulling or sticking. The iron emits negative ions while working, which eliminates frizz and increases shine. You can use the swivel cord for portable convenience, while the fast heating saves your time and energy. There’s also an included 18-month warranty for additional peace of mind.
Best for: People who straighten as well as curl
Conair MiniYou Curling Iron
Conair is constantly at the forefront of innovative salon technology. Now you don’t have to go to the salon to achieve salon-quality results! Instead, you can use this 1-inch curling iron to take care of your hair. The ceramic-coated technology affords even heat distribution and tames frizz, so you’re left with silky curls. The smooth barrel is designed to glide easily across your hair, and the miniature size is perfect to keep in your purse or travel bag.
Best for: Very light travelers
Conair Cordless Mini Iron
For people who want tighter, more defined curls, Conair has you covered. This .75-inch iron will create beautiful, natural-looking curls and ringlets. It also eliminates cord-tangling hassles by not using a cord at all! The battery-operated curling iron functions with a ThermaCELL butane cartridge. If you end up needing a refill, one can be purchased through Conair. The maximum heat caps at 419 degrees Fahrenheit for a fabulous overall performance.
Best for: Those who don’t want to bother with outlets
Herstyle Baby Curls Mini
With a tapered barrel ranging from .75 inches at the base to .50 inches at the tip, this curling iron is perfectly suited for classic curls. Since the iron is tapered, the curls will look natural and last longer than one day. Like many of the other irons, the ceramic design will disperse heat evenly. The iron also releases negative ions to smooth frizz, reduce static, and prevent splitting and damage. No matter what length, texture, or desired style, this curling iron will deliver perfect curls. The portable, lightweight design is an added bonus for people traveling. Keep it in your travel bag or purse to give yourself gorgeous curls anywhere!
Best for: Tiny curl lovers
Bed Head Spiral Curling Wand
Bed Head offers another unique barrel design with is 1-inch spiral barrel. The tourmaline and ceramic technology help to reduce frizz and add shine to your hair. You can use this curling iron if you want springy curls with a lot of volume. Also included is a heat protection glove and a 6-foot, tangle-resistant swivel cord. At its highest temperature setting, the curling iron clocks in at about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to check out the video Bed Head offers on Amazon to see the finished look and be sure this is the unique look you’re after.
Best for: Spiral curl fans
Bed Head Tapered Curling Wand
The final item on our list is another fabulous Bed Head product. This curling wand comes with a tapered construction, with the thinnest part on the bottom. Wrap your hair around the bottom to create tight, silky curls. The top is ideal for adding layers of volume and waves to your hair. You can reduce your frizz and increase shine with the tourmaline and ceramic technology. The iron comes with a bonus heat protection glove and a 6-foot, tangle-resistant cord.
Best for: Volume seekers
Share your experience with any of these dual voltage curling irons that made our list by commenting below or email us with any suggestions you have! Travel on, girlfriend, and never settle for a bad hair day again.