July 13, 2022 5 min read 0 Comments
As the world continues to open up, so does our desire to travel! Hair is an important part of our overall look, especially when travelling. With photos and videos constantly being taken, there is no guilt in admitting you want to look good! After all, I know I can’t be the only one that decides not to post a photo due to my hair. (Right?!)
There is so much to consider when travelling. From voltages to adaptors, to what hair tools you can fly with, and the most important, how to pack efficiently while ensuring nothing gets damaged. The good news is, you are able to take most hair tools in your checked luggage or carry on. The bad news is, depending on the countries you’re travelling to, the voltage can be different, resulting in needing an adaptor. Let’s do a deep dive on understanding what to consider when travelling with hair tools.
Typically, if your hair tools have dual voltage it’s safe to use in a wide variety of countries, however, you may still need an adaptor. Below is a chart of a few countries and the voltages they have. Please note that this is a generic overview, and we highly recommend you to do further research to find the exact voltage for the city and country you are visiting.
Some Caribbean cities
Some Asian countries
Some Asian countries
If you are concerned about damaging your hair tools, it may be a good idea to have two sets you can use. One set can be for your daily use in your home city, and one set can be specifically for travelling. Alternatively, you could also purchase hair tools from the country you’re visiting to take away the hassle of using adapters and converters.
If you are travelling to a country that has different voltages you may need to use an adapter or converter. Many say you can use these two contraptions interchangeably, but they serve different purposes.
Adapters are small plugs that allow you to plug your device into the electrical outlet, if they have a different shape. This way, the electricity flows through the adapter, allowing you to use your tools.
Converts are used to change the electrical voltage to a different one.
To sum it up, adapters make your device fit into the plug outlet, while the converter changes the electrical power that goes into it.
PS - majority of our hair tools have dual voltage and are safe to use world wide. You may need an adaptor for certain countries. And the good news is we sell adapters for the UK & Australia! We got you covered, beautiful! So, say hello to all the good hair days for your trip!
Hair tools NOT allowed in checked luggage:
Hair products that can be taken away:
Hair tools come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be compact and some can be big and bulky. Before you begin packing your hair tools, ask yourself the following questions:
Depending on where you’re staying during your trip, you could check with them if they have a blow dryer. Most hotels and Airbnb’s do offer blow dryers for you to use during your stay. Keep in mind, they can be different than the one you are currently using which could impact your hair drying time, and overall finish.
Now that you’ve done an audit of your hair styling needs and wants, you will have a better idea of what you can take. Hair tools can be fragile, and could be easily damaged if it’s compacted in a tight space with heavy objects near it. We recommend packing your hair tools in your carry on, or wrapped in a towel within your checked luggage. Alternatively, you could use dust bags to store your hair tools for easy storage and organization! Not sure where to buy them? Lucky for you, we sell beautiful pink silky dust bags. Be sure to check them out here.
Pro tip - take a silicone heat resistance mat with you to protect the counter space. The last thing you need on vacation is the stress of your hot hair tools damaging the counters/surfaces.
And there you have it friends! How to travel with hair tools 101, the basics of what and why voltages matter, adaptors and converts, what hair tools you can fly with, and how to pack efficiently for your trip. When planning a trip anywhere, hair is still an important element of our getting ready routines. And, I’m sure I’m not the only one that loves to capture memories through photos and videos. Having styled polished hair can make a big difference in your overall mood and outfit, so, think carefully about what hair tools you can’t live without and pack accordingly!
Happy travels my friends, be safe and have SO much fun!
Team Aashi Beauty