Dry shampoo is getting more popular in the recent years among travelers, but what are the rules when taking dry shampoo on planes?.
Here is a quick answer: dry shampoo is allowed in both carry-on and checked bags, but when transported in carry-on it must be in a container of 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less, larger quantities must be packed in checked baggage.
Keep reading to know more about traveling with dry shampoo on planes in domestic and international flights.
You can refer to this post if you want to know more about traveling with regular shampoo like Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue and Pantene etc …
Let’s dive right in.
Can You Bring Dry Shampoo on a Plane?
Can You Bring Dry Shampoo Through The TSA Security Checkpoint?
It is always wise to pack smart and follow the TSA rules and regulations to avoid any delays or inconvenience at the airport.
whet her you are traveling with Amika dry shampoo or any other brand the TSA stated that dry shampoo is good to go through the security checkpoint in limited quantities.
Dry shampoo is considered an aerosol, so only containers of 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less are allowed in carry-on bags, and properly packed inside a quart size bag.
Here is a screenshot from the TSA website:
Remember that you can bring as many bottles as you can fit inside a quart size bag, but you can only bring one quart sized bag of toiletries.
Meaning there are no limits to the amount of dry shampoo you can bring in carry-on.
You will be required to remove your toiletries from your bag or personal item at the security checkpoint for additional screening.
|Shampoo||Carry-on bags||Checked bags|
|Dry shampoo||3.4 oz / 100 ml or less for each container||18 oz / 500 ml or less for each container|
|Regular shampoo like Head & Shoulders etc ..||3.4 oz / 100 ml or less for each container (Read more)||18 oz / 500 ml or less for each container|
|Baby powder shampoo||Allowed||Allowed|
|Dry powder shampoo||Allowed||Allowed|
|Dry shampoo wipes||Allowed||Allowed|
|DIY dry powder shampoo||Allowed||Allowed|
|Dog dry shampoo||Allowed||Allowed|
Katy wanted to bring 4.5 oz / 133 ml can of dry shampoo on the plane.
Just like I mentioned above the AskTSA customer service replied that dry shampoo must be 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less and inside a quart sized bag when packed in carry-on, larger container should go in checked baggage.
Looks like Katy exceed the limits with only 0.5 oz / 0.33 ml which is for me a small quantity.
Can You Bring Dry Shampoo In Checked Baggage?
Dry shampoo is good to go in checked baggage, however there are also some limits when taking toiletries and liquids in checked baggage.
Your dry shampoo needs to not exceed 17 fl.oz / 500 ml (18 oz / 500 grams ) for a single container, and 68 fl oz / 2 liters ( 7O oz / 2kg) in total.
The good news is most of the dry shampoo bottles do not exceed these limits.
These types of aerosols are flammable so you know what will happen if there is a large quantity in the hold when something goes wrong.
Can You Bring Dry Shampoo On International Flights?
The TSA regulations apply only on flights within and from the United States, but the same rules are applied on almost any airline outside the US.
The majority of the airlines restrict the amount of liquids and aerosols in carry-on baggage to containers of 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less.
Some airlines may have different rules on other International routes, so It is a good idea to check the specific airline you are traveling with before you book your flight to ensure you’re following their guidelines.
Tips For Traveling With Dry Shampoo
Here are some tips for traveling with dry shampoo:
- Take travel sized containers: you can find a travel size of almost any product including dry shampoo on Amazon or any convenience store.
- Use a protective case when transported in a checked bag: If you’re packing any aerosols or dry shampoo in checked baggage, consider using a protective case to prevent damage or leaks.
- Consider alternative products: If you don’t need to worry about the TSA rules, you can opt for some alternative products, like dry shampoo sheets or a powder dry shampoo, note that powders more than 350 ml are likely to be subject for additional screening.
- Pack dry shampoo in your carry-on bag: To ensure your dry shampoo and other toiletries make it to your destination, pack it in your carry-on luggage. This way, if your checked luggage is delayed or lost, you’ll still have your essential items with you.
Tip: Check out this Travelpro Platinum Elite 21” Carry-On Spinner, a sleek and versatile carry-on that is designed to fit within the limits of most airlines, to save you from the hassle of the airports and the pesky airline fees.
Final Thoughts On Taking Dry Shampoo On a Plane.
Generally, you can bring dry shampoo on a plane in carry-on and checked bags.
Note that dry shampoo can come in aerosol and powder forms, and the aerosols need to be 3.4 oz / 100 ML or less in carry-on baggage 18 ounces / 500 ml or less in checked bags.
So consider using a powder shampoo instead if you don’t want to bother yourself with the TSA liquid rules.
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