It’s a question that has undoubtedly crossed your mind: How do you pack a hair dryer for travel? It can be tricky to figure out how to protect it best while also ensuring that it is easy to use while on the road. In this blog post, we will give you some tips and advice on how to pack your hair dryer for travel.
We’ll cover what precautions to take, what considerations to make, and how to pack it if it’s not meant for travel. Let’s get started!
My Experience with Hair Dryers and Travel
In my 15 years of experience in the hair care and styling industry, I encountered many times in which I had to pack hair styling tools, including hair dryers. I didn’t use them on myself, more for clients (I’m pretty content with hotel hair dryers or a mini hair dryer to use in hotel rooms).
I needed to secure the tools, especially the hair dryer, as it has a motor and could be damaged by getting jostled on the luggage and a flight.
So I can say I’ve learned the best way to pack a hair dryer for travel and cant wait to share it with you below.
Travel Hair Dryers: Do You Need Them?
It depends on how often do you travel and what places you frequent. Are you an avid traveler who regularly stays in hotels? You can skip bringing a travel hair dryer if you can confirm that there’s one in your hotel room, with no extra cost.
The same goes if you’re headed to a place where it’s summer, and you can do away with wet hair, where you can just air dry it. Some hair types, like fine hair, dry quickly, so there’s no need for a blow dryer.
However, if you prefer to have a travel hair dryer on hand while you go around the world, it’s best to stick to a handy one that you can stash in your carry-on tote bag or your luggage, along with your other hair styling tools.
How To Pack a Hair Dryer for Travel
The first step is to find the right hair dryer. A good travel hair dryer should have dual voltage compatibility because different countries have different outlet voltages.
Choosing a lightweight and compact hair dryer is also essential, so it doesn’t take up too much space in your luggage. And finally, make sure that it comes with a foldable handle to be used anywhere easily.
Packing your Hair Dryer in Your Carry-On
You can pack your hair dryer in your carry-on bag or checked baggage. If you’re carrying it in your carry-on, make sure that it’s easily accessible to take it out and blow dry when you need to.
Do’s and Don’ts
- Wrap the cord around the handle or secure it with a rubber band.
- Place it inside a plastic bag to protect it from spills and scratches.
- Take care not to bump it with other stuff.
- Store it unwrapped with hair straighteners and curling irons.
- Place other hair products in the carry-on. They might spill damage your dryer and cost you more money.
- Store it inside the bag while it is still hot.
Packing your Hair Dryer in a Suitcase
Want to make your hairdryer fit inside your checked luggage? It won’t be accessible unless you go straight to your room and unpack. Here are our dos and don’ts when stashing your blow dryer in your luggage during your flights.
Do’s and Don’ts
- Place it at the bottom of the suitcase. Quick note: Place it inside a packing cube or a travel case to ensure it stays safe during the trip.
- Putting soft items around and on top of the blow dryer helps, too.
- Leave it unattended in the bathroom.
- No more space in the suitcase? Don’t try to force it in. Get a separate bag for it and save it from possible damage.
Tips on Packing your Hair Dryer
- Check with TSA regulations before packing your hair dryer in your checked luggage or travel bag. TSA rules allow blow dryers, curling irons, and other tools in your belongings as of recent, but it’s good to make sure the rules haven’t changed.
- Are you traveling internationally? Be sure to bring along any adapters or converters that you might need to use your hair dryer in other countries. Check first if your blow dryer has dual voltage.
If You’re Not Bringing a Hair Dryer on Your Next Flight
- Ensure to check the hair dryer provided for travelers in your accommodation before using it.
- Bring styling products that don’t need a blow-dry to set and match your hair type.
Now that you know how to pack a hair dryer for travel, you can rest assured that your beloved hair styling tool will make it to your destination safely and soundly.
You might want to consider checking out our best travel hair dryer review to help you decide which to bring as you plan your next escapade. Happy travels!
Leah WilliamsLeah Williams is the founder of Lucky Curl and has been in the hair care and styling industry for the last 15 years. Since then, she has developed incredible expertise and a deep understanding of how to treat and style the most difficult hair types and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the readers of Lucky Curl.
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