Which travel adapter do you need for using a hair dryer in Macau?

Macanese power outlet

Can I use my blow dryer in Macau?

First check your hair dryer can handle the voltage in Macau:

If not then:

  • Use a power converter [11] (or voltage transformer) - this enables you to use your existing hair dryer and other applicances with a 220 volt Macanese power outlet, however this is substantially bulkier and more expensive than a dedicated travel hair dryer. A voltage transformer changes the voltage but not the physical shape of the plug on your hair dryer to fit in the wall outlet used in Macau, therefore please check that the power converter [11] comes with the right power adapter for Macau otherwise you will still need to bring a seperate power adapter. Be aware that your domestic hair dryer might not be suited for travelling and you could risk damage in your luggage.

Warning: If your hair dryer won't handle 220 volts you run the potential risk of a blown fuse, damage to your hair dryer or even an electrical fire hazard. Prior to using your hair dryer in Macau please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Using a hair dryer in Macau

Will my American hair dryer work in Macau?

The instructions on this page assume that you are a reader from the US travelling to Macau and will provide advice on using your US hair dryer with a Macanese power outlet.

Will my hair dryer work in Macau?

This depends on if your hair dryer can handle the 220 volt power outlets used in Macau. If you're using either a dual voltage hair dryer or your hair dryer is designed to operate using 220 volts and you have the appropriate plug adapter then you should be able to use the hair dryer in Macau. If not then then you will need to consider buying either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or a heavier and more expensive power converter [11], read our guide on can you use a voltage converter to use a domestic hair dryer in Macau for help deciding which option is more suitable.

Best travel hair dryers for Macau

Choosing the best travel blow dryer

A hair dryer cool shot button

Choosing the best travel blow dryer

When choosing the best hair dryer for Macau look for a robust but lightweight dual-voltage model that will work with a 220 volt Macanese power outlet power outlet, includes a folding handle, ALCI safety plug and a long cable. For drying thick hair look for a model which includes a diffuser that uses a faster 1600+ watt motor.

What to look for when purchasing a hair dryer?

  1. If you have curlier or thicker hair then you could need a travel hair dryer with a stronger motor - a high wattage ceramic model that has a diffuser will dry hair much faster, thereby preventing damage.
  2. The safest travel hair dryers will include an 'ALCI' safety plug which reduces the risk of overloading the motor that could start electrical fires; you can recognise these models by the the two test and reset switches.
  3. Depending on your hotel room in Macau there could be a wall mirror positioned away from the nearest outlet which could make it cumbersome to style hair, so find the longest power cord possible or pack either an extension cable or portable mirror.
  4. It might be cheaper and more convenient purchasing a new dryer which includes both a concentrator and diffuser from the manufacturer instead of scouring stores to look for expensive third party attachments to fit the unique barrel size securely.
  5. You shouldn't risk getting the cheapest travel dryer on the market, as well as safety issues there is also a greater risk that the dryer could break during travelling abroad due to a poor construction.
  6. Ideal travel hair dryers will give control of both speed and temperature with low and high options; a slower speed with a lower temperature will reduce damage to your hair and a hotter faster speed can dry thicker wet hair quickly.
  7. A travel hair dryer needs to be dual voltage in order to operate with a 220 volt Macanese power outlet.
  8. A cool shot feature on a modern hair dryer can rapidly cool down hair after drying which will hold the style but this option might be lacking in more compact models.
  9. Try looking for lightweight travel dryers which are durable enough to survive being transported in baggage, dryers with folding handles mean more room for packing other items.
What is a good dual voltage travel hair dryer?

Berta Folding Hair Dryer with attached concentrator

What is a good dual voltage travel hair dryer?

  • The Conair Compact Styler [13] uses a powerful twin speed 1875 watt motor, has a removable filter and includes a cool shot setting that can be used to quickly cool hair down to give a long lasting hold.
  • The Berta Folding Hair Dryer [12] also has cool shot, uses a tourmaline ceramic air outlet resulting in quicker and safer drying, two heat settings, a longer 1.8m power cable and comes with a concentrator attachment.

Both models fold, include an ALCI safety plug to prevent power overloads and has dual voltage making both ideal for travel to Macau in carry on luggage when used with a power adapter for a Macanese power outlet.

What is a good hair dryer for thick hair?

Thick hair can take longer to dry and can be difficult to dry without your hair going frizzy. The best option for this type of hair is an ionic hair dryer and for curly thick hair use a diffuser as both are suitable to manage and dry hair smoothly without frizz. Either the X5 Superlite Ceramic Ionic [14] or a Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer [2] are suitable because of their powerful motors, ionic outlets and bundled diffusers, avoid buying a blow dryer with a motor that is less powerful than 1600 watts as it will struggle to dry thicker hair.

What is a good dual voltage ionic hair dryer with diffuser attachment for Macau?

Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer with bundled diffuser

What is a good dual voltage ionic hair dryer with diffuser attachment for Macau?

  • A X5 Superlite Ceramic Ionic [14] is a 1600 watt travel hair dryer with a 1.65 metre power cable, it is supplied with a tourmaline diffuser but it is missing a cool shot feature.
  • The Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer [2] includes a lengthy 1.82m electric power cord for more flexibility when drying with an ALCI power plug and a removable filter to clean easily. With a strong 1875 watt motor it also has a cool shot feature making it more suited for drying thick hair.

Each ionic hair dryer includes a diffuser and concentrator with strong enough motors to make them the best travel hair dryers suitable for thick hair. They are both lightweight and fold up to pack into a carry-on bag and will only require a cheap power adapter for Macau to fit into a Macanese power outlet.

What is the best mini dual voltage travel hair dryer for Macau?

BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium

What is the best mini dual voltage travel hair dryer for Macau?

  • A Conair MiniPRO [16] is the best value mini ionic hairdryer available to buy, the 1200 watt ceramic dryer is suitable for quickly drying fine or thin hair whilst on the go.
  • A BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium [15] is both lightweight and small enough to transport in a purse due to a 10.5 ounce body and folding handle that includes options found on larger dryers such as a tourmaline outlet which emits infrared heat to protect against heat damage resulting in a shinier finish.

Both are dual voltage mini hair dryers and when used along with a suitable plug adapter for a Macanese power outlet they will work in Macau and fold conveniently enough to be carried for drying on the go. They include a concentrator, have 1.5m power cables and a two speed motor.

Best travel hair dryers for 2018

Which is the best travel blow dryer to buy for Macau?

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 Macau 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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Macau power outlets and plug sockets

What mains voltage is used in Macau?

Power outlets in Macau are 220 volts.

What is the electrical frequency used in Macau?

The frequency in a Macanese power outlet is 50Hz.

Which plug adapter will you need for using a hair dryer in Macau?

There are four types of power outlets used in Macau, these are type G, D, F and M with the primary power outlets being type G:

  • Plug Type D - This plug outlet (also known as a type D power outlet) can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  • Plug Type F - You can recognise this plug outlet by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  • Plug Type G - The power outlet, technically called a type G power outlet, looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  • Plug Type M - This plug outlet (also known as a type M power outlet) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.

A Type G power adapter [8] will allow you to use a 220 volt hair dryer in Macau - read the step-by-step guide below for full details of how to use a hair dryer in Macau. Be aware that unless you that have a dual voltage hair dryer you might also need to use a voltage converter.

Which plug adapter will you need for using a hair dryer in Macau?

Dual voltage hair dryers

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

  1. Normal dual voltage hair dryers have a switch which selects between two voltages although some hair dryers are capable of automatically detecting the voltage from a Macanese power outlet.
  2. The dial or switch typically requires a coin or screwdriver to change the hair dryer to the right voltage between the 110v-120v range or a 220v-240v range.
  3. Also it is worth jotting down the 2 switch positions as the painted numbers are prone to rubbing off on certain models of travel dryer.
How can I tell if my hair dryer is dual voltage?

Single voltage hair dryer

How can I tell if my hair dryer is dual voltage?

The method to tell if your hair dryer can accept a dual voltage power outlet is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the handle, base or the plug. This location will depend on the make and model of your hair dryer and should also state on the box or in the instruction manual. Some dual voltage models will change automatically, however other hair dryers will feature a button which allows you to operate between different regions.

  • Single voltage might say a specific number - such as 110V. If this number matches the 220 volts used in Macau then you should be able to use your hair dryer with a Macanese 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 220 volts used in a Macanese power outlet falls within the range shown on your hair dryer then you can use it in Macau.
  • Dual voltage will typically say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V. Your hair dryer will be capable of being used in Macau or any other country if these numbers are shown.

How should you use a dual voltage hair dryer in Macau?

  1. Check that you are using a dual voltage hair dryer or it works with a 220 volt power socket.
  2. If your dryer supports dual voltage then ensure it is switched to work in the 220-240V range. The switch is normally found on the handle or base of the blow dryer and requires a screwdriver or coin to switch.
  3. Plug the hair dryer into the power adapter for Macau and then plug in the power adapter into the Macanese power outlet.
  4. It is common on most travel hair dryer models operating within the 220-240 volt range to only work safely on their lowest setting, however this temperature and speed should be sufficient for drying hair. Always check the manufacturers instructions to see if this rule is relevant for your model of hair dryer to stop the risk of overheating.
  5. Your hair dryer is now ready to be used with a Macanese power outlet.

Travelling to Macau with a hair dryer

Can you carry on a blow dryer to Macau?

Folding travel hair dryer with cord wrapped for carry on

Can you carry on a blow dryer to Macau?

According to the TSA guidelines for hair dryers [19] there are no restrictions when bringing a mains powered blow dryer in your hand luggage through airport security in the United States. The TSA recommends that you should check that the airline that is taking you to Macau will allow a blow dryer onboard and that it will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane.

Packing the blow dryer in a dedicated heat resistant protective travel hair dryer case [20] leaves it easily accessible for airport security checks, it can be packed away quickly and will avoid a tangle of wires in your carry on luggage (the TSA advices wrapping wires tightly around electronic items such as blow dryers). If you do intend to pack fragile or expensive blow dryers in your hand held luggage then it is recommended to bring hard carry on luggage [21] as this provides the most protection against knocks and drops during your journey.

Is there a hair dryer in your hotel room in Macau?

Hotel hair dryer

Is there a hair dryer in your hotel room in Macau?

It depends on the individual hotel and the class of the room. Hair dryers in hotels are typically found in the bathroom, these could be of a slower air hose variety, or might be found in a bedroom drawer, cupboard or wardrobe. In budget hotels, hostels and motels a communal hair dryer could be offered at the reception but might involve waiting in turn for other guests. If in doubt about the hotel hairdryer availability you can either call ahead to the hotel in Macau or look on the hotel web site to find out what is available to guests. Hair dryers found in hotels are usable but typically rudimentary models with no diffuser, notorious for low heat and slower air speeds. For those worried about hygiene might want to remove the grime from previous guests on a communal hair dryer as the hotel room service might not have removed it when cleaning the room.

For travellers who don't want to take a chance that a suitable and germ-free hair dryer is readily available should put their mind at rest by bringing their own Dual voltage travel hair dryer [22].

Is it better to bring a travel hair dryer or domestic blow dryer to Macau?

It is preferable to bring a dual voltage travel hair dryer as opposed to bringing your existing domestic hair dryer to Macau as it is safer to assume that it will work with the 220 volt power outlets used with a Macanese power outlet (as long as you bring the correct power adapter for Macau). Some types of travel hair dryer will typically feature a collapsing handle and will be lighter, this will help reduce the size and weight in travellers luggage compared to packing a domestic blow dryer.

It is also worth bearing in mind that bringing your expensive domestic blow dryer might place it at risk due to potential loss or damage in transit by an airline baggage handler in Macau. The inconvenience and costs involved in replacing or repairing an expensive quality hair dryer in Macau might overshadow the costs of purchasing a cheap dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] with a suitable travel hair dryer case [20] .

Power converters for Macau

Will a voltage converter work with my hair dryer in Macau?

A suitable voltage transformer [11] (or power converter) allows a hair dryer using a different voltage to operate using a 220 volt power outlet used in Macau. A power converter is suitable for travellers wishing to use their existing domestic hair dryer, however it can be more expensive to buy a power converter than it is to purchase a dedicated dual voltage travel hair dryer [2]. Also, a travel hair dryer can be substantially smaller than a power converter making a travel hair dryer more suited for packing.

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

Voltage converter

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

An expensive and heavy power converter [11] will transform a 220 volt Macanese power outlet to work with a non-220 volt hair dryer, but a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your hair dryer to slot into a power outlet found in Macau.

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to use a hair dryer in Macau with a 3 pronged Type D power adapter.

  1. Check that the hair dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or is compatible with a 220 volt power outlet but if it doesn't then don't continue because you could damage your hair dryer, blow a fuse or create an electrical fire hazard. Before using a dual voltage travel hair dryer make sure the switch is set to accept 220 volts, consult the owners manual to find out where this switch is.
  2. If the plug shape on your hair dryer isn't the same type of outlet used in Macau you'll need to bring a Type D plug adapter [4]. This Type D plug adapter helps adapt plugs from other countries for an electrical outlet used in Macau by changing the shape of the plug, however it doesn't change the frequency or voltage of your hair dryer to work with a 220 volt supply.
  3. Begin the process by plugging the Type D plug adapter into the Macanese power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 round holes in a triangle shape.
  4. Plug in the hair dryer into the Type D plug adapter.
  5. Switch on the Macanese power outlet. The hair dryer is ready to be turned on.
How to use a hair dryer in Macau using a type D power adapter

How to use a hair dryer in Macau using a type F power adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to use a hair dryer in Macau using a two pronged Type F power adapter.

  1. Please ensure that your blow dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or can work with a 220 volt power supply but if it doesn't then do not attempt these instructions as you may create an electrical fire hazard, damage your hair dryer or blow a fuse. Dual voltage hair dryers typically have a switch to toggle between voltages, before using the hair dryer ensure you have set it to the 220 volt setting to use in Macau, refer to the manufacturers instructions for more information on how to do this.
  2. You'll need to buy a Type F plug adapter [6] if the shape of plug on your hair dryer isn't the same type of plug outlet which is used in Macau. The Type F plug adapter helps fit different plugs on appliances from other countries for use in a power outlet in Macau simply by changing the shape of the plug, but the adapter doesn't change the frequency or voltage of your hair dryer to work with a 220 volt outlet.
  3. Begin the process by plugging the Type F plug adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  4. Plug in the hair dryer into the Type F plug adapter.
  5. Switch on the Macanese power outlet. The hair dryer is ready for use in Macau.
How to use a hair dryer in Macau using a type F power adapter

How to use a hair dryer in Macau using a type G power adapter

How to power your hair dryer in Macau with a Type G travel charger.

  1. Please check that your blow dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or works with a 220 volt power supply - if not then do not proceed as you may create an electrical fire hazard, damage your hair dryer or blow a fuse. Some dual voltage blow dryers will usually have a switch to toggle between voltages, before using the hair dryer ensure you have set it to the 220 volt setting; please refer to the manufacturers instructions for more information on where the switch is found.
  2. You'll need to bring a Type G plug adapter [8] if the shape of the power outlet which is used in Macau won't accomodate the plug on your hair dryer. This plug adapter is designed to convert different plugs on appliances from other countries for use in a power outlet found in Macau simply by changing the shape of the plug, however it doesn't change the voltage of the hair dryer to work with a 220 volt outlet.
  3. Insert the Type G plug adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  4. Then plug in your hair dryer into the Type G plug adapter.
  5. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  6. The hair dryer can now be turned on.
How to use a hair dryer in Macau using a type G power adapter

How to use a hair dryer in Macau using a type M power adapter

Learn how to use a hair dryer in Macau using a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. Ensure that the blow dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or works with a 220 volt power supply but if it doesn't then don't continue because you might blow a fuse, damage your hair dryer or create an electrical fire hazard. Dual voltage hair dryers sometimes have a switch to toggle between voltages, before operating the hair dryer ensure you have set it to the 220 volt setting to use in Macau - consult the user guide for more details on how to do this.
  2. You'll need to bring a Type M plug adapter [10] if the type of plug used on your hair dryer isn't the same shape as the plug outlet which is used in Macau. The Type M plug adapter will adapt plugs from other countries into a power outlet in Macau simply by changing the shape of the plug, but the adapter doesn't change the frequency or voltage of your hair dryer to work with a 220 volt supply.
  3. Start by plugging the Type M plug adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the three round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  4. Plug in the hair dryer into the Type M plug adapter.
  5. Switch on the Macanese power outlet. The hair dryer can now be turned on.
How to use a hair dryer in Macau using a type M power adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau - Wikipedia entry about Macau
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type D power outlets without converting voltage, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$25).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  8. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type M power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (under £5 GBP / under C$20).
  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 (£100-£110 GBP / around C$60).
  12. 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, priced at under $40 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  13. 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$50).
  14. 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).
  15. BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer - 10.5 ounce dual voltage travel blow dryer small enough to carry in a purse including concentrator, 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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £25 GBP / under 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. https://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/cib_results.aspx?search=hair%20dryer - TSA guidelines for hair dryers
  20. Hard case for travel hair dryer - Hard case designed for storing and protecting a hair dryer safely during travel in luggage, priced at between $40 to $45 USD (under £20 GBP / under C$90).
  21. Hard carry on luggage - Example of hard cases, suitcases and luggage suitable for airline carry on, estimated cost between $60 to $70 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$60).
  22. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel, estimated cost between $70 to $80 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$60).