One for the girls - hairdryers!


#1

Okay, so i’m packing for the Spirit of Europe on 12 May, and i’m wondering… do I pack my hairdryer or not?[br][br]Anyone got any thoughts on if this is necessary or not?[br][br]Thanks,[br]Holly[br]Spirit of Europe, 12 May 09


#2

Hi Holly, [br]I’m going on European Wonder 11th June. Hair dryers are a definite luxury, not necessity - I reckon it depends if you can go without or not. I have hair that can tie back so I’m not gonna bother taking mine. I defo want to take as little as possible, for sure there are gonna be others on your trip that will have packed one. So I suppose you either be one of the ones thats lending it out or you borrow ;-)[br]Enjoy your trip!![br][br]Emz[br]European Wonder[br]11Jun-24Jun 09


#3

definitely bring ur hairdryer! They are seldom provided in hostels and when they r they r rubbish ones which overheat really easily. I brought mine and it deff came in handy n didnt take up too much space. Enjoy ur trip!:slight_smile:


#4

I’m not going to take mine, I’m taking a small straightener instead! I figure I can let it either air dry and then straighten it, or wash it before I go to bed and then straighten it in the morning!


#5

I have thought about this issue as well, as I am travelling for the first time with a backpack instead of a suitcase and I am stressing a bit about what I am going to be able to fit. I have decided to take a hairdryer as I am not keen to start off early mornings with wet hair. I just bought a small travel hairdryer. Found a vidal sassoon one that was 1900 watts and was only $25. If worst comes to worst at the end of the trip if I don’t have room to take it home, it is cheap enough to leave it behind. Enjoy your trip![br][br]Raina[br]Discover Europe July 9th[br]Followed by a week in London


#6

I have decided to take a hair straightner with me. Basically it comes down to personal preference. Yes, you will need to carry it around with you, but if it makes you happy then do it!


#7

Thanks for all the feedback girls![br][br]I think I will take mine, as I hate going around with wet hair! I also don’t use a straightener, so I think I’ll be okay[br][br]Holly[br]Spirit Of Europe, 12 May 09[br][br]Holly[br]European Getaway 27JUN09


#8

i decided on a straightener over a hair dryer, cause there are other people on my trip that have the dryer and we will share.[br]but the only reason i can think that a dryer would be better, is maybe to dry shoes or small stuff in a hurry if they get are wet.[br]something to consider.[br][br]- beer is the answer, but i forgot the question- [br]summer fun & sailing[br]May 15th 09


#9

I am not leaving home without my GHD straightener lol! 8-)[br][br][br]European Wonder 6th August -19th August 2009[br][br]Then Barcelona, Ibiza and Tomantina baby!!![br]:-*:o:-[8-);D[^][v]xx([8]:o)::):-/B):stuck_out_tongue:


#10

[quote]the only reason i can think that a dryer would be better, is maybe to dry shoes or small stuff in a hurry if they get are wet[/quote][br][br]Stupid me didn’t consider it for that use as well :-[. thanks for the tip![br][br]In my opinion i still think it’ll take up to much space and weight for the amount of times i will use it.[br][br]Nicole[br]Grand European 28th July 2009[br]+ Britain & Ireland 5th September 2009[br]+ Greek Islands


#11

I took a travel hairdryer, my GHD and even a travel iron…lol. The iron was very handy in helping get out those creases from hand washing clothes.


#12

Hi Emz[br]I’m taking my hair dryer and you can use mine :)[br]2 weeks left[br]Cool!


#13

haha Sara … you are a STAR !!![br][br]Emz[br]European Wonder[br]11Jun-24Jun 09