Can You Bring Hair Products In Checked Luggage?

So can you bring hair products in checked luggage?

We haven’t motioned traveling with hair products for a little while.

However, we’ve already wrote a detailed guide about traveling with hairsprays and hairdryers in carry-on and checked baggage. But still a plethora of new hair products are coming and will be launched almost every month, and so many questions comes from passengers if they can take their hair product kits inside carry-on or checked baggage.

Here is a quick answer: hair products in liquid, gel, past, and cream forms will need o follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule when transported in carry-on, 3.4 oz or less for each container packed in a quart sized bag, larger amounts of hair products need to be transported in your checked bag.

Keep reading to know more about traveling with different types of hair products on planes and how to perfectly protect them in a smooth and stress free way.

Let’s dive right in.

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The TSA Rules

Hair products are essential as traveling headphones and batteries, since you want to add a shine, and gorgeous look, or stops it from looking a little dry; therefore, you just need to bring them along. here is a summary of what TSA rules saying about taking hair products inside your checked baggage.

If you are traveling with hair products that are liquids or sprays, you don’t have to worry about the TSA rules when bringing them inside your checked baggage.

Hair care and styling products are allowed in checked luggage and you can always pack more than 100 ml (3.4 oz) inside your checked bag and you don’t have to place them in a sealed travel bag,

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Here is a table for different hair products and tools that can be packed according to TSA rules in checked and carry on baggage.

Hair Products and toolsCarry on baggageChecked baggage
Full-size shampoo Yes (Less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hair gel Yes (Less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)Yes
Hair OilsYes (Less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Yes
Hair TexturizerYes (Less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) Y,es
Laser Hair Remover Yes Yes
Hair Straightener (Flat Iron) Yes Yes
Hair Clippers Yes Yes
Hair Dryers Yes Yes

How Much Hair Products Are Allowed In Checked Baggage?

Can I bring full-size shampoo in checked luggage? You can pack a full size shampoo and conditioner set in checked baggage.

You can take more than 2kg of each Product in checked baggage (0.500 kg for one container).

all what you need to worry about is your airline checked baggage size and weight.and to make sure that your products are protected well to avoid any messy spillage.

The total aggregate quantity per person cannot exceed 2 kg (70 ounces) or 2 L (68 fluid ounces). The capacity of each container must not exceed 0.5 kg (18 ounces) or 500 ml (17 fluid ounces).

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Best Way To Pack Your Hair Product In Checked Baggage

We’re all aware that once we check in our luggage, our luggage is in the airlines and luggage handlers custody until we get to our destination , and that may occur in some mishandling and even damage.

and we all hate to get our belongings spoiled and damaged.

That’s why when you bring you hair products in checked luggage, you will need to follow these packing tips and you don’t need to worry about your products to be spoiled anymore and will minimize the effects of the handling and transportation process.

Select your Hair care products

Before start packing your products, if you have a small suitcase it is better to pick put some products and put them in your carry on bag, small sized one that are under 3.4 oz will just work fine.

Separate your product, liquid and powders and gels before placing them in your organizer, if you are planning to take some hair tools you can separate them also form the rest of product.

Double check your Containers

However the TSA are the airport security do not require liquids to be in a plastic bag when checked in, i always make sure that my product do not leak.

I use a plastic bag that is solid and put all liquid products on it., sometime wrap it with tape especially in long flights.

Powders or hair pastes, i just secured them in a soft cloth or a small blanket since they will not leak, but i don’t put them with liquids in the same bag, unless my organizer has extra compartments.

When traveling with liquids in bottles, cover the cap with tape, it is a game changer.


Use a Hard case suitcase

If you can, hard shell suitcases are not just known with their durability, but they will also keep your belongs, from damage, theft and get wet.

even if it happen one of your hair product spills the space inside a hard shell case is not lined with fabric and there will be no long-term damage for your case or you items.

Invest in a good makeup organizer

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Keeping all your favorite hair care products in one place can be a hassle.

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair oils and serums
  • Hair wax / Pomade
  • Hair mousse
  • Curl Enhancing Cream
  • Hairspray
  • Sea Salt Spray
  • Heat protection spray
  • Dry Shampoo etc… 

You may not be traveling with all this kind of products, but you need a great cosmetic bag to keep similar items together , or else you’ll be grabbing your Hairspray when you were reaching for your Conditioner.

in addition, compartment are easy to reach and are game changer for small size products.

Taking Hair Products In Carry On Baggage

it may happen and you want to take items that you regularly use on your carry-on bag, such as shampoo or conditioner but there is some rules and they are differ based on the type of product , so you will need first to sort your items.

Liquids are will have to adhere to the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule, means that each container must be 3.4 oz (100 ml) or less.

Can You Bring Hair Products In Checked Luggage? Summary

You can bring Hair products in either carry and checked baggage, however in carry on baggage you will be required to adhere to the TSA 3-1-1 liquids rule, while inc checked baggage the amount of hair product you can bring are limitless.

hopefully this answered all your questions about traveling with hair products in checked baggage.

Happy travels 🙂

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