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Canadian Hair Straighteners
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though expensive GHD straighteners will work all around the world.
hey. i just finished up a european contrasts tour(awesome time!) i brought my hair straightener that i bought at walmart. it was only twenty dollars(its name is durabrand) and i just used a convertor to use it. other people didnt use a wattage convertor and ended up blowing theres the first time they plugged it in. if you are worried about bringing an expensive one you can always go to walmart and look for that one. it works better than a lot of the ones my friends have bought at hair salons. otherwise, just get a convertor and save yourself the trouble of buying one in europe and then having no use for it when you get home.
Is it okay to use a convertor on a straightener that seems to be universal? I think mine has the label 100v-200andwhatever vs (I’ve smudged it off through the years that I’ve used it, so I can’t be sure) and I was going to use a convertor just to be safe. Now I’m concerned that that will somehow damage it too. Fortunately for me, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m probably going to decimate my straightener no matter what precautions I try to take.
I’m from South Africa. I’ve also been worrying about my hairstraightner!I have a GHD and I’ve bought plugs from the travel shop. I really don’t want my GHD to blow up!! Do you think it will be ok?
The GHD MK4 straighteners don’t need a voltage converter, they are universal and just require a power-point adapter to convert the shape of your plug to fit the shape of the country you are visiting plug.
I’m from Canada and I’ve used straighteners overseas before… just make sure you have a current converter and it should be fine… apparently any device with a heating component in it has a tendency to steam a little.
I remember when i was young i had a crappy conair one that you filled with water and it didn’t bust when i took it overseas (i was there 1.5 months).
I have a Red Lion now and if the conair one could survive i’m sure the Red Lion (a way better product if you know straighteners) can hack it.
Sum it up – take a converter… you’ll be fine… don’t spend money on ones overseas they’re expensive and wouldn’t you rather buy something else?
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