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Yes most of the hotels do have hair dryers so I wouldn’t bother taking one..I didn’t take my straightner, I didn’t really miss it..I had barely enough room as it was! and you don’t want to be puting a hot/warm straightner into your suitcase!
Thanks for that! My hair tends to have a life of it own so I might still end up taking straighteners… only if there’s space though lol.
I took mine, but I hardly ever used it. A lot of the girls had GHD’s, which were better than mine, and they offered to straighten my hair for me. It turned out I didnt need to take mine
ive bought a cheap small hair straightner to take away. its small enough to fit into a hand bag.
If you are travelling to the States make sure your straightner can work there. They have completely different shaped power outlets that are only 140V (Compared to NZ which is 240V) so most straightners won’t work if you have brought them in Aus. or NZ. I picked up a cheap one over the internet!
With regards to the voltage, aust/NZ are 240V, but some plugs are “travel” plugs. They will have a allowance of 100V-240V usually and will be written in white or embosed on the plug. This way you don’t need a converter to avoid blowing up the straightner. So if your straightner doesn’t have this plug, than maybe buying a cheap one that does, as a converter can be quite expensive and bulky (I think?) <!--graemlin::p-->
Make sure you are absolutely sure it will work in the US!
I arrived here last week, and my GHD sadly doesn’t work! Now I have a fringe sticking out in all directions. I think I might try find a cheap one somewhere, probably the best thing to do.
How much do straighteners go for in America??
i was checking out the wallmart website a few weeks ago and they can vary a fair bit, starting from est $30 and up. and they were decent brands.
Most places will have a hairdryer available. If you plan on buying one while over there best to go to tjmaxx, ross, or even wallmart, costco or target, they should have cheap ones. If you bring one from Oz, it takes longer for straighteners to heat up and theres less force coming thru the dryer as they only use 120v where we use 240, i also found i barely used it coz we didnt have much time to get ready anyway.
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