Which plug adapter do I need to use a hair dryer in Senegal?

Senegalese power outlet

Will my blowdryer work in Senegal?

First check that your hair dryer can handle the voltage in Senegal:

If not then:

  • Use a power converter [11] (or voltage transformer) - you can then use your existing hair dryer and other applicances with a 230 volt Senegalese power outlet, however this is substantially bulkier, heavier and more expensive than a dedicated travel hair dryer. A voltage transformer changes the voltage but won't change the shape of the plug on your hair dryer to fit in the power outlet used in Senegal, therefore check that your power converter [11] comes with an appropriate power adapter for Senegal otherwise you will also need to purchase a seperate power adapter. Be aware that your own existing hair dryer might not be suitable for travelling and you risk damage in your luggage.

Warning: If your hair dryer won't handle 230 volts you run a risk of damage to your hair dryer, an electrical fire hazard or blowing a fuse. Prior to using your hair dryer in Senegal read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Using a hair dryer in Senegal

Will my hair dryer work in Senegal?

That will depend on if your hair dryer can operate using the 230 volt power outlets in Senegal. If you're using either a dual voltage hair dryer or your hair dryer can operate using 230 volts and you have the correct plug adapter then you can use your hair dryer in Senegal. If not then then you will need to consider buying either a power converter [11] or a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2]. Read our section on will a power converter work with your domestic hair dryer in Senegal for help deciding which option is more suitable.

Will my American hair dryer work in Senegal?

The guides on this page assume that you are a reader from America visiting Senegal and will provide guidance for using your US hair dryer with a Senegalese power outlet.

Best travel hair dryers for Senegal

Choosing the best blow dryer for Senegal

Bundled diffuser and concentrator attachments

Choosing the best blow dryer for Senegal

When looking for the best hair dryer choose a robust but lightweight dual voltage model which will work with a 230 volt Senegalese power outlet power outlet with a long power cable, a folding handle and ALCI safety plug. For drying thick hair look for a stronger 1600+ watt motor and included diffuser.

9 tips for buying a new travel hair dryer

  1. The best travel hair dryers for styling will allow you to change the speed and temperature with 2 options, a hotter faster speed can dry thicker wet hair faster whilst slower speeds with lower temperatures prevent damage to hair.
  2. Instead of looking for expensive 3rd party attachments to fit the dryer barrel size perfectly it could be cheaper and more convenient to buy a new hair dryer which is supplied with both a diffuser and a concentrator.
  3. Try to look for a lightweight travel hair dryer which is durable enough to survive being transported in baggage, models with a handle which folds mean more space.
  4. Hotel rooms in Senegal might have a fixed mirror positioned away from a outlet which makes it difficult to use the travel dryer, so search for the lengthiest power cord available or use either a hand mirror or a power extension cable.
  5. Thicker hair might require a travel blow dryer with a more powerful motor - a higher wattage ceramic model which includes a diffuser will dry hair much faster, thereby avoiding damage.
  6. A cool shot button on a modern hair dryer will rapidly cool hair down after drying which will hold in the style but this feature might be lacking in smaller or cheaper dryers.
  7. Safe travel hair dryers will include an 'ALCI' safety plug which minimises the danger of overloading the motor leading to starting electrical fires - you can idenfity these with reset and test buttons.
  8. To operate in Senegal the hair dryer needs to be dual voltage.
  9. Buying the cheapest dryer is risky, as well as concerns with safety there is also a greater chance that the dryer could fail during travelling abroad due to a flimsy construction.

Which is a good blow dryer for thick hair?

Thicker hair can take much longer to dry and can be difficult to do so without the hair going frizzy, so the best option is an ionic dryer and for curly thick hair we suggest a diffuser as both are able to manage and dry hair smoothly. Either an Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer [2] or the X5 Superlite Ceramic Ionic [12] will be suitable as they both have powerful motors, ionic outlets and included diffusers, avoid buying a hair dryer with a motor which is less powerful than 1600 watts as this won't be strong enough.

Which is a good compact dual voltage travel hair dryer with cool shot?

Berta Folding Hair Dryer

Which is a good compact dual voltage travel hair dryer with cool shot?

  • A Conair Compact Styler [14] uses a powerful 2 speed 1875 watt motor, removable filter and features cool shot that can will quickly cool hair down.
  • The Berta Folding Hair Dryer [13] also has a cool shot button, uses a ceramic tourmaline air outlet for negative ions resulting in quicker and safer styling, two heat options, a longer 1.8m electric power cord and includes a concentrator.

Both models fold, have an ALCI plug to prevent overloading and has dual voltage making them ideal for visiting Senegal in carry on luggage when used along with a power adapter for a Senegalese power outlet.

Which is the best mini folding dual voltage travel hair dryer?

BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium

Which is the best mini folding dual voltage travel hair dryer?

  • The Conair MiniPRO [16] is the cheapest mini ionic blowdryer available on the market, the ceramic 1200 watt dryer is suitable for quickly drying fine and thin hair on the go.
  • The BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium [15] is lightweight enough to transport in a handbag because of the 10.5oz body and folding handle and has options reserved for larger blow dryers including a removable filter and a tourmaline outlet which can emit infrared heat to protect against heat damage during styling resulting in a glossy finish.

Both of these mini hair dryers support dual voltage and when used in combination with the right plug adapter for a Senegalese power outlet they should work in Senegal and fold conveniently making them small enough to be carried around all day for drying on the go. They have a 2 speed motor, have a 1.5 metre power cord and include a concentrator.

Which is a good dual voltage hair dryer with diffuser for Senegal?

Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer with folding handle

Which is a good dual voltage hair dryer with diffuser for Senegal?

  • The X5 Superlite Ceramic Ionic [12] has a 1600 watt motor with a 1.65 metre power cord, it includes a tourmaline diffuser however doesn't have a cool shot button.
  • A Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer [2] includes a long 1.82m electric power cable for more freedom when drying with an ALCI safety plug and a removable filter to clean. It utilises a powerful 1875 watt motor including cool shot making it more suited for styling thick hair.

Both ionic hair dryers include a diffuser and concentrator attachment with powerful enough motors to make them the best travel hair dryers for thick hair. They will only require a suitable cheap plug adapter for Senegal to fit into a Senegalese power outlet, each hair dryer is lightweight and folds up to pack in a carry-on bag.

Best travel hair dryers for 2018

What is the best travel hair dryer to buy in 2018?

Conair
MiniPRO
Budget mini ionic hair dryer with 1200 watt 2 speed motor and bundled concentrator attachment
BaByliss
PRO
https://www.amazon.com/BaBylissPRO-Tourmaline-Titanium-3000-Dryer/dp/B002JSL6QI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1540821598&sr=8-4&keywords=BaBylissPRO+Tourmaline+Titanium+Travel+Dryer&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=7e3e42027c245d1c9b4f157a63b1dae4
Conair
Compact
https://www.amazon.com/Conair-Compact-Folding-Handle-Voltage/dp/B00006IV22/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1506767106&sr=1-1&keywords=Conair+1875+Watt+Compact+Folding+Handle+Styler+/+Hair+Dryer+with+Dual+Voltage&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b7a9525a9878573b5912d116cbadea28
Berta
Folding
https://www.amazon.com/BERTA-Folding-Tourmaline-Ceramic-Negative/dp/B01LWIYQSS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1541763353&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Berta+1875W+Folding+Hair+Dryer+Dual+Voltage+Blow+dryer+Negative+Ions+Travel+Dryer+with+2+Heat+2+Speed+Setting&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=0dfc2cca99e0645561cc13c13422c2a0
X5
Superlite
https://www.amazon.com/X5-Superlite-Voltage-Ceramic-Ionic-Travel/dp/B001FSK70Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&keywords=X5+Superlite+1600W+Dual+Voltage+Ceramic-Ionic+Travel+Dryer&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=63c08ef699ac6c441e4c0862ebe99524
Hot Tools
1044
https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Tools-Professional-Ht1044-Folding/dp/B003A1DWRO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1506767312&sr=1-1&keywords=Hot+Tools+Professional+Ht1044+Ionic+1875+Watt+Travel+Dryer+with+Folding+Handle+and+Dual+Votage&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=e4d6cd8511a014951b16d43f9ec3a809
Class Mini Compact Compact with diffuser
Works in Senegal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Works in US Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual voltage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Watts 1200 1000 1875 1875 1600 1875
Folds Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ceramic Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ionic Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tourmaline Yes Yes Yes
Infrared Yes
Speed settings 2 2 2 2 2 2
Heat settings 1 1 1 2 1 1
Cool shot Yes Yes Yes
Removable filter Yes Yes
Concentrator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Diffuser Yes Yes
ALCI safety plug Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cord length 1.52m 1.52m 1.52m 1.8m 1.65m 1.82m
Color
Estimated price around $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$45) under $80 USD (under £15 GBP / around C$60) under $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$50) under $40 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$30) under $70 USD (under £15 GBP / around C$90) under $40 USD (under £15 GBP / around C$45)
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Senegal power outlets and plug sockets

What electrical frequency is used with a Senegalese power outlet?

The frequency from a Senegalese power outlet is 50 Hz.

What is the mains voltage in Senegal?

The normal residential voltage used in Senegal is 230 volts.

Which power adapter will you need to bring when using a hair dryer in Senegal?

There are four different types of power outlets used in Senegal, these are type D, C, E and K with the primary power outlets being type D:

  • Plug Type C - The power socket can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug socket pins slide into.
  • Plug Type D - This wall outlet (called a type D power outlet) looks like three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  • Plug Type E - The sunken circular power outlet (called a type E power outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and a metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  • Plug Type K - You can identify this wall outlet by 3 holes in an upside-down triangle shape for the live, neutral and earth pins.

A recommended power adapter to bring for using a 230 volt hair dryer in Senegal is a Type D power adapter [6]; read the step by step guide below for full details of how to use a plug adapter for Senegal. Please note that unless you that have a dual voltage hair dryer you might also need to bring a power converter.

Which power adapter will you need to bring when using a hair dryer in Senegal?

Dual voltage hair dryers

How can you use a dual voltage blow dryer in Senegal?

  1. First check that you are using a dual voltage hair dryer or it will operate with a 230 volt power socket.
  2. If the dryer is dual voltage then make sure it is set to the 220-240 volt range. This is normally found on the base or handle of the hair dryer and requires a coin or screwdriver to switch.
  3. Plug your hair dryer into the correct power adapter for Senegal, then plug in the power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet.
  4. It's common on a majority of travel hair dryers operating within the 220-240V range to only work safely on a low setting - but this temperature should be adequate for drying hair. We recommend checking the manufacturers guidelines to see if this is relevant for your model of dual voltage hair dryer to prevent the risk of overheating.
  5. The hair dryer can now be used with a Senegalese power outlet.

How do you switch the voltage on a travel hair dryer?

  1. Most dual voltage hair dryers have either a dial or switch which selects between 2 voltages however some dryers are capable of automatically detecting the voltage used in Senegal.
  2. The switch or dial will normally require either a small coin or screwdriver to set the hair dryer to the correct voltage between a 220v-240v range or a 110v-120v range.
  3. Also, it's worth jotting down both switch positions as the painted numbers are prone to fading on certain models of travel hair dryer.
How can you tell if your hair dryer is dual voltage?

Single voltage hair dryer

How can you tell if your hair dryer is dual voltage?

An easy way how to tell if your hair dryer can support a dual voltage outlet is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the base, handle or plug of your hair dryer. This location might depend on the make and model of your hair dryer, it should also be written in the instruction manual or on the box. Some dual voltage models might change automatically, however other hair dryer models will have a switch which allows you to operate between different regions.

  • Single voltage could say a specific number - such as 110V. If this number matches the 230 volts used in Senegal then you should be able to use your hair dryer with a Senegalese power outlet.
  • Single voltage could also have a small voltage range with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V. If the 230 volts used in a Senegalese power outlet falls within the range shown on your hair dryer then you can use it in Senegal.
  • Dual voltage will say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V. Your hair dryer will be capable of being used in Senegal or any other country if these numbers are shown.

Travelling to Senegal with a hair dryer

Are there hair dryers in hotel rooms in Senegal?

Hotel hair dryer

Are there hair dryers in hotel rooms in Senegal?

It will all depend on the individual hotel or bed and breakfast and the class of the accommodation. Hotel room hair dryers are typically found in the bathroom, these could be a slower air hose variety, or might be located in a bedroom cupboard, wardrobe or drawer.

In cheaper hotels, hostels and motels a shared hair dryer could be available at the reception, however that might involve waiting in turn for other guests. If in doubt as to hotel hairdryer availability you should either look on the booking web site or telephone the hotel in Senegal to find out what is available for guests. Hotel hair dryers are usable but are typically basic models with no diffuser, notorious for low heat and slow air speeds. Those worried about hygiene should remove grime from other guests on a communal hair dryer as room service might not have removed this when cleaning the room.

For guests who aren't sure that a suitable and hygienic hair dryer is readily available should put their mind at rest by bringing their own Dual voltage travel hair dryer [19] or call ahead to their hotel in Senegal to check beforehand.

Is it safe to bring my domestic blow dryer to Senegal?

It is preferable to bring a dual voltage travel hair dryer rather than bringing an existing domestic blow dryer to Senegal as it is safer to assume that it will work with the 230 volt power outlets used with a Senegalese power outlet (provided that you bring the correct plug adapter for Senegal). Some models of travel hair dryer will typically feature a folding handle and will be much lighter, this helps in reducing the size and weight in luggage compared to packing a domestic blow dryer. Note that bringing an expensive domestic blow dryer could place it at risk because of potential loss or damage in transit by airline baggage handlers in Senegal. The cost and inconvenience involved in repairing an expensive quality domestic hair dryer in Senegal might be more than purchasing a cheap dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] and a suitable travel hair dryer case [20] before setting off .

Is a hair dryer allowed onboard a flight in Senegal?

Folding travel hair dryer with cord wrapped for carry on

Is a hair dryer allowed onboard a flight in Senegal?

According to the TSA guidelines for hair dryers [21] there is no restriction on bringing a mains powered hair dryer in your hand luggage through airport security in the US. The TSA suggests that you should verify that the airline who is flying you to Senegal will allow a blow dryer onboard and that it will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the aircraft.

Packing your blow dryer in a dedicated heat resistant protective travel hair dryer case [20] leaves it easily accessible when going through airport security, it can be packed away quickly avoiding a tangle of cords in your carry on luggage (the TSA advices wrapping cords tightly around electronic items such as hair dryers). If you intend to pack fragile or expensive hair dryers in your hand held luggage then it is recommended to bring hard carry on luggage [22] as this offers the most protection against knocks and drops during transit.

Power converters for Senegal

What is the difference between a power adapter and a power converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power adapter and a power converter?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your hair dryer to fit into a power outlet found in Senegal, however an expensive and bulkier power converter [11] transforms a 230 volt Senegalese power outlet to work with a non-230 volt hair dryer.

Will a voltage converter work with a hair dryer in Senegal?

The correct power converter [11] (or voltage transformer) allows your hair dryer using a different voltage to operate with the 230 volt power outlet used in Senegal. Travellers wishing to use their own domestic hair dryer can use a power converter, however it could be more costly to buy a power converter than it is to buy a dedicated dual voltage travel hair dryer [2]. Also worth noting, a travel hair dryer can be significantly smaller than a power converter making a travel hair dryer more suited for packing.

How to use a hair dryer in Senegal using a type C power adapter

Instructions showing how to power a hair dryer in Senegal by using a 2 pinned Type C travel adapter.

  1. Make sure that your hair dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or works with a 230 volt power outlet but if not then don't proceed because you may damage your hair dryer, blow a fuse or create an electrical fire hazard. Before using a travel hair dryer which can toggle between different voltages ensure the switch is set to the 230 volt setting for use in Senegal, please consult the owners manual to find out how to do this.
  2. If the shape of the power outlet used in Senegal won't take the plug on your hair dryer you will need to bring a Type C plug adapter [4]. This power adapter will convert plugs on appliances from other countries for use with an electrical outlet in Senegal by changing the shape of the plug, but it doesn't change the frequency or voltage of your hair dryer to work with a 230 volt outlet.
  3. Start by inserting the Type C plug adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  4. Then plug in the hair dryer into the Type C plug adapter.
  5. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  6. You can now turn on the blow dryer in Senegal.
How to use a hair dryer in Senegal using a type C power adapter

How to use a hair dryer in Senegal using a type D power adapter

Instructions on how to use your hair dryer in Senegal with a Type D power charger.

  1. Please make sure that the blow dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or is compatible with a 230 volt power supply - but if it doesn't then do not attempt these instructions because you may damage your hair dryer, blow a fuse or create an electrical fire hazard. Before using a dual voltage travel hair dryer ensure the switch is set to the 230 volt setting for use in Senegal; refer to the instructions for more details on how to do this.
  2. If the plug shape on your hair dryer isn't the same type of outlet which is used in Senegal you'll need to use a Type D plug adapter [6]. The Type D plug adapter is designed to adapt different plugs from other countries into an electrical outlet found in Senegal by changing the shape of the plug, but it doesn't change the frequency or voltage of the hair dryer to work with a 230 volt supply.
  3. Begin by inserting the Type D plug adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. This power supply (called a Type D power outlet [5]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  4. Then plug in the hair dryer into the Type D plug adapter.
  5. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet. You can now turn on the blow dryer in Senegal.
How to use a hair dryer in Senegal using a type D power adapter

How to use a hair dryer in Senegal using a type E power adapter

Simple instructions showing how to power a hair dryer in Senegal by using a 2 pinned Type E travel charger.

  1. Check that your hair dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or works with a 230 volt power supply - but if it doesn't then do not continue as you could create an electrical fire hazard, damage your hair dryer or blow a fuse. Some blow dryers will typically have a switch to toggle between voltages, before using the hair dryer make sure you have set it to accept 230 volts, please refer to the user guide for more details on where this switch is located.
  2. You will need to bring a Type E plug adapter [8] if the type of plug on your hair dryer isn't the same shape as the plug outlet used in Senegal. This power adapter will help fit different plugs from other countries for a power outlet used in Senegal simply by changing the shape of the plug, however the adapter doesn't change the voltage of your hair dryer to work with a 230 volt outlet.
  3. Begin by inserting the Type E plug adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  4. Then plug in the hair dryer into the Type E plug adapter.
  5. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet. You can now switch on your hair dryer for use in Senegal.
How to use a hair dryer in Senegal using a type E power adapter

How to use a hair dryer in Senegal using a type K power adapter

Simple instructions showing how to power a hair dryer in Senegal by using a 2 pinned Type K travel charger.

  1. Check that your hair dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or can work with a 230 volt power outlet but if not then don't attempt these instructions because you might create an electrical fire hazard, blow a fuse or damage your hair dryer. Before using a travel hair dryer which can toggle between different voltages ensure you have set it to accept 230 volts - please consult the owners manual to find out how to do this.
  2. You'll need to use a Type K plug adapter [10] if the shape of plug used on your hair dryer isn't the same type of plug outlet used in Senegal. This power adapter will convert plugs on appliances from other countries for use with an electrical outlet found in Senegal simply by changing the shape of the plug, however the adapter doesn't change the voltage of your hair dryer to work with a 230 volt outlet.
  3. Begin by inserting the Type K plug adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 3 holes in an inverted triangle configuration and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  4. Then plug in the hair dryer into the Type K plug adapter.
  5. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet. You can now switch on your hair dryer for use in Senegal.
How to use a hair dryer in Senegal using a type K power adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Wikipedia entry about Senegal
  2. https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Tools-Professional-Ht1044-Folding/dp/B003A1DWRO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1506767312&sr=1-1&keywords=Hot+Tools+Professional+Ht1044+Ionic+1875+Watt+Travel+Dryer+with+Folding+Handle+and+Dual+Votage&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=e4d6cd8511a014951b16d43f9ec3a809 - dual voltage travel hair dryer
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  6. Type D plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type D power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£1-£2 GBP / under C$15).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type K power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).
  11. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts, between $90 to $100 USD (under £110 GBP / under C$70).
  12. X5 Superlite 1600W Dual Voltage Ceramic Ionic Travel Dryer - 1600 watt travel blow dryer with a 1.65 metre power cable, tourmaline diffuser and concentrator, between $60 to $70 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$100).
  13. Berta 1875W Folding Hair Dryer Dual Voltage Blow dryer Negative Ions Travel Dryer - Ceramic tourmaline hair dryer with cool shot, two heat settings, 1.8m power cord and bundled concentrator, costing between $35 to $40 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$30).
  14. Conair 1875 Watt Compact Folding Handle Hair Dryer with Dual Voltage - Budget 1875 watt 2 speed travel hair dryer, ALCI safety plug, removable filter and cool shot, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$50).
  15. BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer - 10.5 ounce dual voltage travel blow dryer small enough to carry in a purse including concentrator, estimated cost between $70 to $80 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$60).
  16. Conair MiniPRO Folding Handle Tourmaline Ceramic Styler - Budget mini ionic hair dryer with 1200 watt 2 speed motor and bundled concentrator attachment, costs around $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$40-C$45).
  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  18. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/list_bylocation.htm - IEC World Plugs by location
  19. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel, under $80 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$60-C$70).
  20. Hard case for travel hair dryer - Hard case designed for storing and protecting a hair dryer safely during travel in luggage, around $40 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$80-C$90).
  21. https://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/cib_results.aspx?search=hair%20dryer - TSA guidelines for hair dryers
  22. Hard carry on luggage - Example of hard cases, suitcases and luggage suitable for airline carry on, costing between $60 to $70 USD (under £30 GBP / under C$70).