If you want to keep your hair looking sharp as you travel, you might be wondering if you can bring hair clippers on a plane on your next flight.
According to TSA regulations, you are allowed to bring hair clippers in both your carry on and checked bags.
Table of Contents
- 1 Can You Bring Hair Clippers on a Plane?
- 2 How to Pack Hair Clippers When Flying
- 3 Can You Bring Hair Cutting Scissors on a Plane?
- 4 Can You Bring a Beard Trimmer on a Plane?
- 5 Can You Bring a Razor on a Plane?
- 6 Can You Bring Hair Products on a Plane?
Can You Bring Hair Clippers on a Plane?
Domestic vs. International Flights
As mentioned, you can bring hair clippers on a plane in both your carry on and checked bags, but does it make a difference if you’re flying domestically or internationally?
The TSA may handle the security of air travel in the USA, but they do not have any jurisdiction in other countries.
Fortunately, regardless if you’re flying domestically within the USA or internationally to or from Canada, Mexico, the UK, Europe, or any other country, hair clippers will be fine to pack in both your carry on and checked bags.
When it comes to bringing hair clippers on a plane, all airlines follow TSA regulations.
What this means is that regardless if you’re flying with Delta, United, JetBlue, Southwest, or any other regional or major air carrier, you will be fine to bring your hair clippers on a plane in either your carry on or checked bags.
How to Pack Hair Clippers When Flying
To avoid damage to your hair clippers, especially if you plan to bring them in your checked bag, we recommend that you place the hair clippers in a carrying case.
Placing the hair clippers in between soft layers of clothing would also be a good idea for added protection.
Can You Bring Hair Cutting Scissors on a Plane?
The TSA state that you can bring scissors on a plane in your carry on bags, just as long as they are less than 4 inches from the pivot point (i.e. the blade is less than 4 inches).
They are no restrictions when packing scissors in your checked bags, though the TSA state that “any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors”.
Considering that hair cutting scissors and shears generally have blades that are longer than 4 inches, they should be packed in your checked bags.
Can You Bring a Beard Trimmer on a Plane?
According to the TSA, you can pack beard trimmers (as well as any other type of electric razor) in both your carry on and checked bags.
Can You Bring a Razor on a Plane?
The TSA state that you can bring an electric razor, disposable razor, and spare razor blades in both your carry on and checked bags.
Safety razors are only allowed in your carry on bags with the blade removed.
The blade should be removed and stored in your checked luggage.
Straight razors are not permitted in your carry on bags and should be packed in your checked bags only.
Related: Can You Bring a Razor on a Plane?
Can You Bring Hair Products on a Plane?
What this means is that if you want to pack the item in your carry-on bag, the container must not exceed 3.4oz/100 ml.
If packing the item in your checked bag, there is no weight or size restrictions.
Hair Dryers, Straighteners and Curling Irons
You can bring a hair dryer on a plane in both your checked and carry on bags.
The TSA state that corded hair straighteners are allowed in both your carry on and checked bags as long they don’t contain batteries or gas/fuel cartridges.
As with hair straighteners, cordless curling irons that contain lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries, or are gas or butane fueled, are only allowed in carry-on bags.
Corded curling irons can be packed in either your carry on or checked bags.
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