Can You Bring Hair Straighteners On A Plane In Your Carry On Luggage?

This article describes the TSA limitations for common hair styling tools.

If you’re wondering if you can fly a straightener, curling iron, or  curling iron into your carry-on or  checked baggage, we’ll help.

 TSA Rule for Straighteners and Styling Tools

As is often the case with these subjects, it was logical to start with the TSA website.

But your website wasn’t as clear as I wanted. Here are some screenshots:

The answer seemed simple. Yes, US airlines accept flat irons, curling irons, or  straighteners for either carry-on or checked baggage.

But just below that, there was a menacing italic warning. “The final decision is left to the TSA officers to determine if the item can pass the checkpoint.”

Cordless hair with an alarm bell ringing in the head and using butane gas I remembered the iron. Canister. Can I put it in my cabin or  checked baggage?

First, I checked if butane was allowed on the flight and found that it was banned.

I searched a little more  and  found this:

For more information on the rules for hair styling equipment:

Straighteners, curling irons and curling irons can be used in both carry-on baggage and check bags. However,  curling irons containing hydrocarbon gases such as butane can only  be carried in carry-on baggage. Gas  curling irons cannot be used for checked baggage.

Also, these gas  tools are limited to one item per passenger. The item’s safety cover must be firmly mounted on top of the heating element. You are not allowed to bring additional butane gas cartridges into your checked baggage or carry-on baggage.

So you can easily bring your electric  iron, but you can’t pack your cordless gas iron so easily.

Only one cordless curling iron and canister with butane gas can be carried in carry-on baggage, but no spare canister will be added.

Keep in mind that putting an expensive straightener, curling iron, or curling iron in your checked baggage risks losing your bag  and  expensive styling tools. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

It is always safer to carry valuables in your carry-on baggage. Unfortunately, the muffins didn’t know it before flying Delta.

He doesn’t want to choose Delta Air Lines. No matter who you fly with, your checked baggage is always at risk. I hope Lovita has been refunded by American Airlines.

I also checked  Amazon and found that there are quite a few rechargeable  curling irons.

It contains a lithium-ion battery and cannot be carried as checked baggage. You can put it in your baggage as long as the battery is below the limit. There is one more thing to keep in mind when packing.

 If you’re not sure, check with your airline.

Whatever the TSA says, each airline has its own security rules and regulations. Security allows you to carry straighteners and  straighteners on board, but keep in mind that airlines may have stricter rules. They may have other items on their own ban list.

Both United Airlines and Southwest Airlines recommend that passengers check their  TSA list before boarding. You may be hiding a forbidden item somewhere in your bag. Therefore, carefully examine all compartments  to ensure that anything that may be currently banned infiltrates your trip  and does not cause confusion or annoyance at  security checkpoints.

Personally, every airline packs an electric  hair styling device with a cord and never thinks about it again. But if I bring any kind of gas cylinder on the plane, I will reaffirm my airline policy.

TSA Another thing that helps keep the myriad changes to banned items up to date is the convenient banned item notification email. Sign up for free and receive email alerts from  TSA when changes are made. Subsequent notifications will be sent to your email address if  this list changes.

 Note the international power supply voltage

Well, you pack your electric straightener …

But consider the power supply at your destination.

Your electric iron probably won’t work abroad. If you  insist on taking them while traveling, be sure to bring both a socket adapter and a larger transformer pack (higher voltage electricity from other countries to avoid frying hair irons) Can be downshifted).

Purchasing a plug adapter is not enough. The European 220-240 volt power supply fries most US made hair styling tools.

You can buy a travel straightener designed for overseas travel. These are often small for convenient packaging, are dual voltage compatible, and accept input voltages from 110V to 220V.

Some countries require a  socket adapter  suitable for the wattage of the device.

Travel-sized straighteners make packing easier, as carry-on baggage restrictions appear to be getting smaller and smaller. That is something to consider. But when it comes to the degree of straightening, it’s up to you to  compete with GHD.


Now you don’t have to worry about hair problems when traveling by plane. TSA has made you merciful, making traveling with electric straighteners really easy  and reasonably possible to bring those gas versions with you. Corded curling irons, straighteners and straighteners can be carried in either carry-on baggage or checked baggage.

For the time being, petrol engines can only be carried in carry-on baggage. Spare butane gas cartridges cannot be placed in carry-on baggage or checked baggage. fine. Please refer to my advice and “declare” the electronic device with security. That way, you don’t have to worry about the inconvenience and delay of unpacking your baggage one by one.

If you  decide to bring a straightener on your next trip, be sure to pack it at the time of departure. I don’t want to be “crazy” like this moody Twitter user:

If you have any other questions about this post, please contact me in the comments section.

See also the article about putting a hair dryer  in your baggage.

Spoiler Note … You can also carry this in your carry-on baggage!


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