Can You Bring a Hair Dryer On a Plane? TSA Rules

You can’t keep your hair under control if you are traveling without your hair dryer, and taking a new hair dryer with you on a plane is not that complicated but it is easy to get confused with all the different rules and policies.

But generally when it comes to taking hair dryers on planes, the answer is yes, you can bring a hair dryer in both your carry-on and checked bags. You don’t need to remove your har dryer from you bag at the security checkpoint.

In this post I will answer all your questions about bringing a hair dryer on the plane, and I will explore some of the best packing practices when traveling with your expensive one.

Let’s dive right in

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Can You Take a Hair Dryer On a Plane?

Can You Have a Hair Dryer In Your Carry-on? TSA hair dryer

The TSA are the guys that control what you can and can’t bring through the airports security checkpoints within the US.

In the screenshot below they did mention that hair dryers are okay to bring through the TSA security checkpoint and in checked baggage.

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TSA hair dryer

Hairdryers are not considered dangerous items, they are small tools that you can bring on your carry-on bag without any limits.

A hair dryer can only be dangerous when plugged to the power, it may be combusted or ignited if it is a poor quality product, rather than that, a hair dryer is just a bunch of small wires and electronics inside a plastic or ceramic container.

If you can’t find the answer in the TSA website you can also tag the TSA customer service on X (formerly Twitter ) followed with your question just as Chris did and they will get back to you as soon as they read the message.

The TSA answer about taking a hair dryer in carry-on

Screenshot from Twitter

You can also exchange a Tweet with your airline, in case the TSA didn’t clearly answer your question or they recommend to contact your airline for additional information.

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Screenshot from Twitter

Can You Bring Dyson Hair Dryer On Plane?

There are so many different brands and types of hair dryers in the market.

And it doesn’t matter if you have a Dyson Air Wrap or Revlon Hair dryer, you can bring any type you like when you fly.

Just remember to follow the TSA restrictions. Also, make sure the hair dryer fits within your airline size and weight limits.

As long as you do these things, you won’t have any problems bringing any brand of hair dryers with you on your trip.

Related: What Is The Best Travel Hair Dryer? A Buyer’s Guide

Can You Bring a Hair Straightener On a Plane Carry-on?

According to the TSA you are allowed to bring in either carry on or checked baggage any kind of Hair Straightener or known as Flat Iron with cords.

Just as the Hair dryer you can bring any quantity, model or brand without any restrictions, as long as you adhere to the airline’s size and weight regulation, However if your carry-on bag doesn’t fit all your hairstyle items you can transport them as checked baggage.

Can I Take a Hair Dryer And Curling Iron On The Plane?

According to TSA a curling Iron (with cord) is allowed in either carry on and checked baggage.

Butane curling Irons (cordless) are allowed in carry-on baggage but with extra safety precautions.

The TSA stated that a safety cover must be placed securely fitted over the heating element so the device is protected from any accidental activation.

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Screenshot from Twitter

Can I Bring My Hair Dryer Abroad?

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Can I Take My Hair Dryer To Europe?

In this post about “will my hair dryer or straightener work in Europe” Ceptics explained what voltage a hair dryer you should take if you are planning to visit Europe.

If your Hair Dryer Voltage is more or between 120V or 125V, then chances are high that the hair dryer will not work with an adapter plug, so you will need to use a voltage converter.

A dual voltage hair dryer will work better when traveling and it will function well in the US and Europe.


Related: Best International Travel Adapter That works Everywhere

Can I Use My US Hairdryer In Mexico?

Mexico operates on a 127V supply voltage, and if your hair dryer voltage can run on 127V you will just need the right power plug; however some hair dryers are designed to work in multiple countries.

If you are not sure what voltage is your Hairdryer just check the label, any manufacturer will display all the info about the voltage and how to use it in the product label.

Should I Always Pack a Hair Dryer When Traveling?

Traveling with a hair dryer depends on your personal preferences and your hair care routine.

But before start packing here is two other factors that you may need to consider:

Destination and accommodations:

It is important to know the amenities at your travel destination. for example some hotels especially higher-end hotels, offer hair dryers in their rooms. so you might not need to bring your own.

But if you are traveling on budget, some hotels may not provide hairdryers in their rooms, so it is a brilliant idea to bring a compact hairdryer with you.

Your luggage space:

Not all hair dryers are bulky but some of them can be.

And If you’re trying to pack light or have limited space in your luggage, you might opt to skip bringing a hair dryer.

However, a small hairdryer won’t consume much space within your carry-on bag or personal item.

Final Thoughts: Can You Bring a Hair Dryer On The Plane?

In conclusion the answer to the common question whether you can bring a har dryer on a plane is yes, you can bring a hair dryers in both carry-on and checked baggage.

You won’t face any issues with the TSA clerks if you are traveling within the United States.

Just ensure that your hair dryer is well functioned and well protected.

If you are traveling internationally, you will need to know what is the type of the plug 🔌 and the outlet ports your destination country have.

And if you want to take other styling tools with you like a curling Iron, they have almost the same rules, as long as they do not operate with lithium batteries.

I hope this helps

Happy travels.

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