This post is about drinking shaving cream on an airplane.
The rules will explain if you can bring shaving cream with you when you fly.
It also explains size restrictions, packing methods, and gives you some tips and tricks to keep in mind.
TSA rules for shaving cream
The Transportation Security Administration is responsible for what you can and cannot fly.
They check what’s in your suitcase with security, so it’s best to pack it properly!
Here is a screenshot of their website about shaving cream:
So there’s an answer, but I promise, there’s a little more than that. Keep reading the rest of this article to keep it up to date and know exactly what’s best to pack.
Can you carry shaving cream in my carry-on baggage?
TSA considers shaving creams, shaving foams, shaving oils, shaving butters and shaving gels to be liquids.
As you know, traveling with liquids is limited.
All items that may be pumped, squeezed, spread, painted, sprayed or spilled must comply with TSA’s carry-on baggage regulations.
This means that the container cannot hold more than 100 ml (3.4 ounces). Then you need to pack the shaving cream in a quart-sized liquid bag.
Drugstores sell shaving cream in canisters that fall below this limit, but it’s not difficult to find.
Here’s a jet set nom raising his thumb from TSA for his 2 ounce Gillette shaving cream:
It is often difficult to put all the toiletries in one authorized toiletry bag.
And aerosol shaving cream is quite bulky.
Two ounces of shaving cream, such as the one below, can withstand 20 shavings and occupy a lot of space in a tiny little plastic toiletry bag.
If you’re just taking a break, you may not need a 3.4 ounce can.
It’s not bulky, so a better option might be a shaving gel. This is 3.3 ounces and will last forever. If space on the makeup pouch is limited, look for a smaller one.
Consider such a shaving oil as a compact option.
Can I carry my shaving cream in my checked baggage?
Yes, you can put shaving cream in your checked baggage.
Aerosol cans are often banned from checked baggage, but shaving cream is permitted as it is classified as toiletries.
However, this is a size limit. Shaving cream cannot be brought into canisters larger than 18 ounces. Regular shaving cream comes in 7 ounces of cans, so don’t worry!
Here, Connor gets the green light and puts Nivea’s shaving cream in his checked baggage.
Why you can’t take shaving cream on an airplane
As mentioned above, when using liquid shaving cream, shaving oil minimizes the space in the toiletry bag.
There is another option you might not have thought of …
Shaving soap sticks are stiff and do not meet the TSA rules for liquids, so there is no need to pack them in a makeup pouch.
For long-term travelers, solid shaving soaps and travel soap dishes are ideal.
One bar of shaving soap lasts 6 months.
You can throw it into your bag anywhere and you don’t have to worry about TSA restrictions.
And you can also use old-fashioned shaving brushes!
Shaving cream can be taken by plane, but it is considered a liquid by the TSA and should be carried in a container less than 3.4 ounces.
Shaving cream can be placed in checked baggage and must be in a container less than 18 ounces.